The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable; a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
Bent N Ballistics Outdoors has featured a DFF member in an episode highlighting fishing as therapy.
Ron Forbes brought home both trophies for DFF by catching fish from the start of fishing to the close of the contest. Ron generously shared his techniques throughout the day but even with the sharing of strategies, no one was able to come close although many fish were caught throughout the day. Well done Ron!
Saturday, May 18
Heavy snow is expected.... This outing has been cancelled.
May 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30
Two for the price of one!
The first fly we’ll tie, the Grey Goose Midge, is a proven lake and stream pattern and one that a tier can build on with a number of variations. The challenge in tying this fly is the size, the largest a 16, the smallest (that I tie) a 20. After mastering the basic technique. Tiers can add beads, change the dubbing to thread or flashabou, use single and double wire ribbing, add a tail shuck or some emerger fibers at the head. The second fly is the Pheasant Tail Variant dry fly. This fly is the final fly in the FFI Bronze series of flies. The class will be taught at the Nature Center, Oak Grove Park, on May , with a start time of 6:30. Materials will be available to tie both patterns. Tying fees are waived for this session. Open tying is encouraged as well as the patterns shown.
May 24th, Legion Park in Lodi on the corner of Vine and Hutchins. Open Casting Practice at the Park. We will have hoops, tape measures and good company available. Please use yarn for casting practice and eye protection is always required for everyone attending- whether you are casting or not!
May 25th our President celebrates his birthday! Happy birthday Jerry!
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