Author: mrbear

Club News – Jan 2018

Hello Again : A couple things to mention from our last meeting. First is we have changed the Balfor Beach Inn fly tying date. It is now on the 20th of January. Yes next Saturday. Anytime after Noon is a good time to show up there and enjoy a day of tying. It was voted to host the F4 Fly Fusion , fly fishing movies, this year. It will be held at the downtown theatre, on April 13th . Advertising and tickets will be coming out, Andrew Van Vliet is in charge of the function. thanks Andrew. Committees are...

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Club News – Dec 2017 -2

Hello All: Great to see lots of people out to our meeting last Thursday. Our Speaker, Michael Zimmer talked to us on Salmon introduction to the Columbia, the three or five steps needed to get it going. Also talked on the stranding of fish on the Columbia, how it works and when are the people called upon to monitor or fix the issues of fish being stranded. Pictures and numbers were very interesting. Thanks to Brian B for taking great pictures and getting out the information. Were getting more information on hosting the fly fishing show from fly fusion,...

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Club News – Dec 2017

Hello All. A couple messages to report. First is our meeting tomorrow night, Thursday, 7th, Sandman Inn. 7:00 pm. Speaker is Michael Zimmer a biologist from Grand Forks and ONA. He has talked to us before and is a wealth of knowledge on the Columbia River . See you there. Other news, Our Christmas social was a great get together, food was fantastic and a big thank you to the Ballahura’s for hosting it again this year. And thanks to Mike and Brenda for doing the turkey, As well thanks to Gary and Pat for doing up the ham for this wonderful meal. A great time was had by all. Up coming is our participation in the Salvation Army Kettle drive. It is on the 8th of Dec. at the Trail mall. Fran P and Len H. are organizing this, 12 noon till 8 pm is the timing, if wanting to help give Fran a call. 367-9320. We do have two draws happening, one for fly rod and one for fly reel. tickets will be at the meeting or at Fly Shop. Last is the Fly Tying going on for the past five weeks has gone real well and we will do one more next Tuesday. Great interest and great patterns being tied. Great to see all the participation. And if any of you have a couple flies to...

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Club News – Nov 2017

Hello to you all. November is upon us and its meeting time again and fly tying time again and fly casting time. The most important part of this message is the Meeting tomorrow, 7 pm, Sandman Inn, here in Castlegar. Our speaker is Fraser Bonner, an archaeologist and fishing historian. This will be a very interesting speaker for sure. Other things to note is our fly tying is starting next Tuesday here in Ootishenia, 7 pm. And the fly casting spey and switch rods is on Nov. 12, a sunday, 10 am at the Genelle boat launch. Bring your waders and warm clothing and equipment. Catch you all at the meeting. Till next time, tight lines and bent rods....

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Club News – Oct 2017

Hello All:  Hope you all have had a great summer fishing and ready for another fall / winter of meetings and club functions. We are meeting this Thursday, 7:00 pm, Sandman Inn  Castlegar.  Sandman has again stepped up and graciously offered there room for our meetings this year.   This is our AGM  so do show up and cast a vote on what you would like to see the direction the club should go. We have a full schedule pre-proposed for your approval, dates and times for functions.  This all needs to be addressed and of course the voting of the new executive is needing. I would like to take this time to pass on our condolences to Fran Pargeter , he lost his wife Barb only a month or so ago and we just want him to know were all sad to hear of this.  Barb  and Fran have been club members for a good 25 years and have been faithful supporters of the club and our outings.  Do come out and be a voice. We will try fill all the meetings with speakers and if any of you have people in mind and available, please give me a call to organize.  Till Thursday, tight lines and bent rods.   Rod...

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