Meet Our Board of Directors

2018 Board of Directors

President Ed Valitutto
1st VP OPEN
2nd VP OPEN
Treasurer Jim Blandine
Secretary Donna Harris
Sergeant at Arms Vince Sibona
Newsletter Ed Valitutto
Weigh Master & Awards Chair Russell Denton
Guest Speakers Chair Jim Blandine
Library Bill Dabney
Website Ed Valitutto
Publicity Rep Dave Spendiff
Sponsor Rep Jim Blandine
Vessel Safety Jeff Orsoe
JCAA Rep Phil Simon
Communications Donna Harris
Recruiting Dave Spendiff
Membership Data Base Ed Valitutto
Legislative/Regulation Chair Dave Spendiff
Boat US Insurance Jeff Orsoe
Past President Dave Spendiff
Board Member Joe Filice

Note: All Past Presidents are non-voting VHFC Board members for life.

Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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