Greetings fellow Fly Fishers.
We are well in to the dog days of summer, when the fly fisher goes to the mountains for cooler water and temperatures. At the time of this writing, a group our members were heading for South Fork, Colo., to chase rainbows, brookies, cutthroat and browns. In August we are heading down to the Texas coast to fish for reds and specks in East Matagorda Bay out of Sargent, Texas. Although it may be hot there, the ocean breeze and being on the water will keep you from getting heat exhaustion. We can still take more folks if you are interested. Please see the article in the newsletter.
Coming up this fall (speaking of cooler weather) are some great programs and outings as well. Here is what is going on:
• At the August club meeting we will be having our Fly Tying Clinic. This is a great time to either get introduced to fly tying or to consult with the experts and see fly tying demonstrations. See the article for more details.
• In September, we will have a Casting Clinic that should benefit beginners to experts. There might also be some fun games and corny prizes. Also in September, we will travel to the Lower Illinois River, which is the tail waters to Tenkiller Ferry Lake, just outside of Gore, Okla. This river is much like the Lower Mountain Fork, but has the added advantage of stripers, bass and walleye along with the hardy population of rainbows.
• In October there are two opportunities for great fly fishing experiences. Oktoberfisch 2019 will be held in Junction, Texas, Oct. 18 – 20. This is held on the banks of the Llano River. On that same weekend, the club will be going to Caddo Lake in East Texas for some great bass fishing. Click the Oktoberfisch link above or see the Caddo article for more info.
• In club business, the nominating committee presents a slate of nominees at the September meeting to fill upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors. The general membership can then nominate others and a general ballot will be put forth at the October meeting. The nominations will be closed at that time.
The Annual Club Meeting will be held in November at which time we will elect the new club officers and directors. The nomination committee is composed of Russell Husted, Rick Haness, Les Jackson, Bill Hodges and myself. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. You can email me at email@example.com. As has been my experience, this is a great way to get involved, make good friends and experience all aspects of the club.
Fort Worth Fly Fishers