February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus.  The meeting will start with a coffee/social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short business meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Our program for this meeting will be presented by Jerry Regan, talking about and tying flies for the Au Sable river system.  Jerry is a fly historian and commercial fly tier from the Grayling area.  He has tied and instructed at many tying expos and has contributed to a number of publications.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Jerry.  Please join us.

Don’t forget our club tying nights on January 13 and January 27 in the lower level of Piazzano’s restaurant from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Bring our tying tools and materials or just stop by to watch and learn as members tie some of their favorite flies.  It’s also a great time to talk fly fishing with people who love the fly fish and talk.

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January Meeting

Our January meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in room 273 in Giltner Hall on the MSU campus.  The meeting will start with a coffee/social time from 6:30p.m, to 7:00 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and our monthly program.  This month’s program is about fly fishing in Iceland presented by member Phil Stevens.  Phil has given presentations to us in the past and is always interesting as well as informative.  Guests are always welcome at our meetings.  Please join us.

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Fly Tying Nights and Spring Used Fly Tying Gear Sale

We have reserved the following Sunday evenings for our winter fly tying nights at Piazzano’s restaurant:  January 13, January 27, February 10 and February 24.  Piazanno’s is located at 1825 N. Grand River Ave. in Lansing.  We tie from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. and food and beverages are available for purchase.  These are informal tying nights but instruction on tying techniques and certain flies is often shared.  Bring your tools and materials to tie with us or just stop in to watch and socialize.  Thanks to Piazzano’s for providing and great venue for our tying.

The 6th annual Fly Fishing, Kayak, Canoe Used Gear Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Okemos High School.  The Red Cedar Fly Fishers will again have a table and lots of gear, flies and tying materials for sale at rock bottom prices.  Put this date on your calendar and plan to attend.

If you have any questions about our tying nights or the used gear sale, please contact us at:
presrcff@yahoo.com.

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December Meeting

We are having our annual holiday and new gear review meeting at the Blue Gill Grill in Haslett on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  Social and dinner time will start at 6:00 p.m. followed by a new gear and gadgets review presented by Nomad Anglers of East Lansing and Grand Rapids.  The Blue Gill Grill has been host to our December meeting for the last six years and offer their full menu of beverages and food for us to choose from and we have always enjoyed their hospitality.  This is a good time to learn more about the Red Cedar Fly Fishers and the new gear on the market.  Please join us for a fun and informative evening.

The annual Spring Canoe, Kayak and Fly Fishing spring garage sale is moving from Flint to the Okemos high school.  Check back here for more information as it becomes available.  Also stay tuned for information on club tying nights.

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November Meeting

Our November meeting will be on Tuesday, November 13.  We will meet in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus.  Member Bob Ceru will be making a presentation on fishing the Sleeping Bear Dunes area.  Bob has been fishing the area for a few years and has many interesting facts and stories to tell about his experiences.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and federating, followed by a brief business meeting then Bob’s presentation.  All are welcome.

We are planning our annual holiday meeting for Tuesday, December 11.  We are also beginning to arrange our Sunday tying nights which will start in December.  Check back here to get the details of both events.  Also, check out Nomad Anglers web site ( nomad anglers.com ) under classes (at the bottom of their page) to see a list of tying classes and special guests in East Lansing and Grand Rapids.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Red Cedar Fly Fishers, contact us at presrcff@yahoo.com.

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October Meeting

Our October meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9 in room 273 Giltner Hall.  Our program will be “Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Quebec” presented by member  Dr. Steven Arnoczky.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and social time followed by a short business meeting at 7:00.  Dr. Arnoczky will begin after the business meeting.  Please join us for a very interesting and informative program.

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September meeting & Annual Au Sable clean up

The first meeting of this season will be on Tuesday, September 11 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus.  Coffee and social time starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and a program about fishing lakes by member Harry B.  We also welcome new president John R.  Members remember dues have increased to $15 this year to help us keep up with rising costs.  All are welcome to attend our meeting and discover what the Red Cedar Fly Fishers are about.

Also, the annual Au Sable river clean up will be held on Saturday, September 8.  Meet at Gates Lodge at 10:00 a.m. with a great lunch provided after the clean up.

 

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April Meeting and Veterans’ Tying Class

Our April meeting will be on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus.  Coffee and social time starts at 6:30 p.m. with a short business meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.  Our monthly presentation will follow the business meeting.  This month our presenter will be our scholarship winner, Samantha Stanton, who will speak about her research project involving the invasion of the New Zealand mud snail.  Guests are always welcome to attend a meeting to hear our presentation and meet our members.

We have also arranged a fly tying class for veterans at the Camp Liberty facility near Brooklyn, Michigan on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  We will be tying from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  If the weather permits, we will also do some casting with the vets on their pond.  These classes have been extremely rewarding for both the veterans and our members who have volunteered to help.

Thanks to Mark J. and Steve A. for manning our table at the Birch Run Fly Fishing, Kayaking and Outdoor garage sale last month.  Thanks to them and the members who donated equipment to be sold, the garage sale was very profitable for our club.

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March Meeting

The next meeting of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers will be on Tuesday, March 13 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. We will have coffee and social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting and our featured presentation at 7:00 p.m. Our presenter this meeting will be member Dr. Steve Arnoczky whose presentation will be “Fishing the private trout clubs of northwestern Ohio”. Please join us for this interesting program.

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4th Annual Fly Fishing, Kayak and Canoe Garage Sale

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