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President’s Beat

Messages from the President of Rocky Mountain Flycasters.

January 31, 2011

Lee Evans

The new expanded Fly Tying Expo is happening February 16 and I believe it is the best ever. We have enlisted a number of tiers who willingly give their time and expertise to help increase your knowledge of fly tying. They also will give the flies they tie at the Expo to some lucky winner of the bucket raffle on their table. We really appreciate their generosity.

Note the earlier starting time, 5:30 pm. This will increase our time to catch more tiers in action.

New this year is a silent auction for goods and services donated by the fly shops and some of our members. Since the Expo is our major fund raising activity for the year, I really hope you’ll bring your checkbook and freely bid on some of the quality merchandise we will have available. Maybe you’ll find something for a gift or for yourself, or maybe just to deck out your man-cave or woman-cave. I hope some of the White Elephant ruthlessness shows up and that we can get into some friendly bidding wars. Remember, even if you bid more than suggested retail, it is truly for a good cause. You’ll go home with some fantastic merchandise, and our Rocky Mountain Flycasters Trout Unlimited chapter will earn needed revenue for the year. Just don’t bid too high on the Elkhorn light-weight reel as I need it for my new 3 weight rod…

Also for the first time will be an area for new or beginner tiers, so bring your kids or grandkids. I definitely will be in that area since I want to learn to tie. I hope every beginner will get to tie at least one fly, and be introduced to the items needed to get started. There will be a special raffle just for beginner tiers.

Food from Texas Roadhouse will also be part of the admission fee, and the entire evening looks to be way cool! I told the board I wanted 200 paid admissions. Can you help me with that? Bring a friend or two, advertise the Expo at your work place or coffee shop. The chapter appreciates any help you can give us.

In other news, the Youth Camp application is now on the website. Please encourage any youth in your life, ages 14 -18, to apply. It will be a great 6 days for them, and we will have more advocates of clean rivers and watersheds in our area. (Volunteers are always needed, so contact Dennis Cook if you can help. You will enjoy your time with these kids; I guarantee it!)

Thank you in advance for your generosity at the Expo. Here’s hoping one of your raffle tickets gets drawn. It will truly be a fun evening.

See you there,
Lee Evans

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.
~Author unknown

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Aug. 25, 2010 - Lee Evans
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Sep. 12, 2006 - Greg Evans
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Last updated on 22 May, 2015