President’s Message June 2016

It is great to be back up and running with the blog eventhough I missed publishing last month. Just could not get my act together. From the site it sure looks like we have been busy with great outings, speakers, and even a swap meet. Hope you have been able to get out fishing as conditions have been good. Now to  some club business.

Our Fish-a-long Director (Lane Hoffman) has been in this role for a number of years. He has notified the board that this will be his last year so we need to find someone to take his place. We have fish-a-longs each month except for August and December. The Director selects the location of the outing, promotes it to the members, coordinates food, carpooling, etc.,  and hosts the event. The person does not have to be at every event as other members are available to help. Please, give this position some thought and let any board member know of your interest. The club could really use your help.

We had a swap meet at the last meeting and a number of members left with some useful items. We plan to do it again in a couple of years.

The June speaker is Jason Borger who had spoken to us a few years ago on the filming of the movie “A River Runs Through It”. Jason did the fly casting in that movie. He will  do a presentation on Dry Fly Fishing. He is an interesting and entertaining speaker so be sure and make this one.

In reviewing the blog I saw that the Rocky Ridge Ranch fish-a-long was well attended and enjoyed some good times. Well, we are scheduled to return to the lakes for the June fish-a-long except we will be targeting warm water fish. The outing will be on Mullen Lake and is free to all attending. Lane is planning a fish tacos for lunch. It should be a great time on Saturday 6/25/16.

We are again assisting the Royal Treatment Fly Shop on their annual Kids Day on Saturday  July 9,2016.  We have been on hand to serve lunch, assist in casting instruction, and fly tying. We will need some volunteers to help for the event. A separate notice will be coming so you can respond if you can help out.

Remember our sponsors by visiting their shops when you are in their area. Stop in and purchase something, book a trip, or just say hello and thank them for their support.

Gil Henderson

 

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