Sun Lakes Fly Fishing Club news

George Abernathy

I recently made some changes to our meeting location and meeting times. On Tuesday January 3, club members got together at the Stone & Barrel Restaurant in Oakwood. We will be meeting there on the first and third Tuesday of every month for breakfast and/or coffee in the bar area. The feedback I’ve received from several members regarding this change has been excellent. It’s enabling members to befriend others and also discuss a wide variety of topics on fly fishing with many members. The only exception to this meeting time and place will occur when I’ve invited guest speakers.

On Tuesday, February 7 our meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the main ballroom at Oakwood. I’ve lined up two exceptional speakers for this evening. The first speaker is Jim Walker who is with Trout Unlimited and the president of the Zane Grey Chapter. TU’s mission is to conserve and protect North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. From the beginning, TU was guided by the principle “that if we take care of the fish, the fishing will take care of itself”. The second speaker is Chris Taylor who is the Owner of the Fisheads San Juan River Lodge. In addition to offering lodging, food service and fly fishing equipment, they also offer guided fly fishing trips on the San Juan River. In addition to Chris being acknowledged as one of the best guides on the river, Fisheads is also Orvis’s Endorsed Guide Service of the Year. Prior to the meeting please feel comfortable in stopping by the Stone & Barrel and grabbing a drink and bringing it with you.

Normally I have to edit the amount of words I write for the SLFFC articles in Splash. With most lakes iced over and limited stream fishing available this time of the year I don’t have any recent fishing trips to share. It’s a good time of the year to clean our fishing gear, replenish flies and start dreaming about the days ahead. Last year members were on the water 20-25 times and the trips will start again before we know it.

“Somebody just back of you while you fish is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.” Ernest Hemingway

Fish On! Fish On!