The President's Line...
I don’t think it’s possible for our club to experience a busier month than we had in April. The list of activities that took place is a display of the diversity of STFF. Here’s what happened in April:
Trout in the Classroom release activities at Anderson River Park. STFF’s monthly meeting with a fantastic presentation by Hogan Brown. The Fly Tying Expo at Turtle Bay Museum for 2 full days. Project healing Water’s two pattern Tournament fundraiser on the lower Sacramento River. The start of site grading for the new clubhouse in Clover Creek Park. The Fly Shop annual opening day BQQ prepared by STFF members. Installation of underground electrical conduit by STFF members for the new clubhouse. Installation of the water main and fire hydrant to service the new clubhouse.
While we will be taking a little breather in May, the construction activity of the new clubhouse will be going full bore. Our objective is to be ready for the installation of the concreate pad by the first week in June. In any event, this will be my last “President’s Line” for our website. Effective May 31st, my term as President of STFF will be ending and Phil Ryan will be the new President and will be leading our organization. Because of the time involved in overseeing our new clubhouse project,serving as President and coordinating the construction was just too much to properly handle. So, with the approval of the Board of Directors I will be assuming the position of Vice President (in charge of clubhouse construction).
I really enjoyed the period I served as STFF’s President and I know Phil Ryan will continue to have the same level of support that received during my term. Thank you for making the last few years a memorable experience.
Dont miss this months meeting featureing guest speaker Nate Bailey, owner of On The Fly Guide Service which is one of the premier Fly Fishing Guide Services for the Rogue River and waters in the Klamath Basin, including the Williamson River, Wood River, and Sprague River.
Also, don’t forget that STFF’s members meet for breakfast on the 2nd and 4th Thursday (April 9th and 23rd) each month at Country Kitchen starting with coffee at 8AM. The fly fishing “chatter” is a lot of fun, so why not join us.
On Wed. May 20 at 6PM members of the STFF Casting Forum will be on the lawn at the Turtle Bay complex to help any STFF members with their casting. This is aimed at those with some casting experience who have already taken beginners casting, or those who have been at it for a number of years. This session will be designed to help both the student and the instructors improve their skills. We can work on any individual problem you might have or help you improve your present set of already decent skills. If we get enough response, we will continue these sessions once a month through September when the light fades. You do not need to register, just show up with a rod, line and stout tapered leader of 2 X to 4 X. Bring a hat and eye protection.There is no cost for this event.
Dick Recchia, President