Fishy Fullum, who has been with the club several times, is our guest speaker at our March 7 membership meeting, to be held at the UNT Health Science Center, our usual venue, starting at 7 p.m.. He’ll speak about appropriate flies and successful fly-fishing techniques. The highlights include:
- Several bass flies
- Flies for trout and sand bass
- Rod handling
- Sakasa Kebari (a popular tenkara fly) and spiders
- Making a custom trout net
For those of you who don’t know Fishy, here’s a quick rundown from the man himself.
“I have been tying flies since receiving a fly tying kit on Christmas 1951. I have always loved my time at the vise, especially when designing a new creation. I have taught classes since the mid-sixties.
This past summer was the 27th year I have taught my fly tying, casting and fishing class for kids ages 11 to 14. Hundreds of my articles on the art of tying flies have been published.
After 24 years I recently retired from my Creative Tying column published in Fly Tyer magazine. I wanted fewer deadlines and more time at the vise, applying paint on canvas in my art studio and sharing time on the water with my best girl.”