Club Meetings

Club Meets 1st Thursday of each month starting in October at Sandman Motor Inn except for June, July, August, September cause we are all gone fishin’ ..


NOTE: Next meeting will be
November 6, 2014 at 7 pm, Sandman Motor Inn, Castlegar, BC

Club News – Oct 2014

Hello All : More on our club news.

Only one new change to our club executive this year. Many thanks to Jason Hart for stepping up and giving time to us as our new club Treasurer. As the club moves on to more years of surviving and exciting times it has to be run by people with the right motives. Jason has been with the club for many years and has all the credentials needed to continue with the same great standards that Len Henschell gave to us. I think Len was the treasurer for close to twenty years and I want to thank him for a fantastic job he did all those years.

I have attached a copy of the clubs new ‘Calendar of Events‘ for all you members to print out, if you have your printers working. A couple items to watch for:

First is a casting clinic on Nov. 9th for any of you wanting to hone up on spey or switch rod casting. Bring your waders and boots to get in the water to try out the rods.

Second change note worthy of mentioning is the club outing at Whiteswan lake is changed to Premier lake. A bit closer than Whiteswan and usually better weather has made us make this change for the upcoming year. The fish are a bit bigger in Premier also, not that were big fish addicts, but it helps.

Upcoming events: fly tying will start in Castlegar on Nov. 4 at my house , 7 pm. Bring your own tools, vice, bobbins, scissors, threads is all needed. Club will supply materials and hooks and some knowledge of how to. See you there.

Last on mind is our first club draw of the year. Were doing a 10′ 3″ – 4 pc.- 4 wt fly rod from Mystic. I have tried out a rod just like this for the last four months and have fallen in love with all aspects of it. Casts like a dream with the dry line, roll casts incredible, throws a indicator very easy and lands very nice big Columbia River rainbows. A great chrony rod for lake fishing. Its the first rod I pull out to fish with for me this year. If i could I would recommend you all get one for yourselves. There will only be 100 tickets sold at $5.00 per ticket, all can pick one up at the shop or at the up coming meetings and/or fly tying sessions.

Next meeting is November 6, 7 pm , Sandman Inn. See you there. tight lines, Rod Z.

Club News – Sept. 2014

Hello all, Hope your all having a great summer. We have some great news with one of our most famous members, yes Don L. is back in Nelson and onto his recovery. Its been a good year an a half or more when his accident took him away. Welcome back Don L., I know with a bit more time and you will be snorrrring in the tent at Whiteswan or White Lakes.

OK, back to business at hand, This weekend we are having our Slocan Drift/float. Sept. 7th. I need to know how many are going and who is going?? I might not be able to make it and need someone to head the group, ie like Al Kassian, or any others that have been on the drift before. We usually go from Vallican old bridge site to Slocan Park Bridge. A good 4 to 6 hour fishing drift. Please call me or email me back if going. If planning on going we meet at the Co-op at slocan park, @ 8:30 am and then do the vehicle shuttles or shuffling of equipment between the Slocan Park Bridge area and the Vallican old bridge site.

Other news, river has been fishing well all summer, Summit lake fished well on weekend. Mike B and Howard S. reported good fishing. A group has gone up to Nine Bay and will report back next week. All the East Kootenay rivers are fishing great, those Cutthroat just can’t resist a big dry I’m told. the Kettle and Granby did fish well and will be cooling down soon and should be back into the great fall fishing as usual.

Our first meeting of the year is coming up on Oct. 2/ 2014, is booked at the Sandman in Castlegar. if any changes we will inform all by email . Do come out and support. We need feedback on which lakes to go on our outings and anything you might want changed for the upcoming years events. Give me an email if you can before the meeting so we can add it to our agenda. OK, and last we all want to give Gary and Pat G.a big hello from all of us. Gary is back in Peru doing a three year work stint. OK , that’s all for now.
Tight lines and bent rods. RZ.