We had another good tying class with veterans at Camp Liberty. Four Red Cedar members ran the class on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Terry and Rick demonstrated a wooly bugger, foam spider and a soft hackle. This time we took rods and reels and offered some casting instruction to the vets who were interested. Thanks again to the vets who attended and to the Camp Liberty staff who, as usual, were gracious hosts and provided another great lunch spread. We hope the vets who have been to our classes continue to tie on their own.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. Our guest will be Rich Knoles who will present “Malaysia on the Fly: Introduction to Billfish”. The meeting will start with federating at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. Don’t forget to put the Outdoor Garage Sale on your calendar on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The sale will be at the Birch Run Expo Center and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Five members of the Red Cedar Fly Fishers ran a beginning fly tying class for veterans at Camp Liberty on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 8 veterans from around the country were in Michigan to attend a welding class sponsored by the UAW and Ford. The vets learned to tie wooly buggers and foam spiders and were each given a Wapsi tying kit, courtesy of Cam Liberty. The class went extremely well and the group of vets turned out to be very good tiers. Thanks to Camp Liberty for arranging the class and special thanks to the vets for all they have done for us. The Red Cedar will be running another class at Camp Liberty on April 22.
Dennis Klein, owner of Mystic Fly Rods located in Portland, Michigan was our speaker at our last meeting. Dennis answered all of our questions about fly rods and educated us about the way fly rods and made and what is important when choosing a fly rod. Thank you Dennis for taking time to attend our meeting.
If you are looking for fly fishing, canoeing or kayaking equipment, check out the 3rd annual garage sale and swap meet on Saturday, April 15th, 2017. Stop by the Red Cedar Fly Fishers table for information about our club or just to talk fly fishing or fly tying.
We have scheduled a club tying night for Sunday, February 12 at Piazzano’s restaurant from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will be tying in the basement banquet room. Everyone is invited to bring tools and materials to tie or just show up for socializing or to learn a new fly, material or technique.
Due to our regular meeting night falling on Valentine’s Day, we have changed the date to Tuesday, February 21, 2017. We will meet at our regular time of 6:30 p.m. in room 273 of Giltner Hall. Our speaker will be Dr. Bryan Burroughs, the executive director of Michigan Trout Unlimited. He will be updating us on the Grayling fish farm, dam removals and helping to stop the spread of invasive species through decontamination of equipment. Dr. Burroughs will also lead a question and answer session.
We have scheduled a tying night/class for Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will meet in our new regular meeting space in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. Members of the Red Cedars will be available to help beginning tiers learn to tie a fly or two that will be demonstrated by one of our master tiers. Some materials and tools will be available. Members of the MSUflygals are invited to join us.
Our speaker for the meeting this month (last years scholarship recipient) received a job offer out of state and had to cancel her presentation. Hopefully, she will be able to return soon to fill us in on her summer research and her new job. We have scheduled a replacement (but undoubtedly as interesting) presentation about our GLC president’s trip to Alaska. The meeting is in room 273 in Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. Federating starts at 6:30 p.m.and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Don’t forget the West Michigan Fly Fishing show this Saturday, January 14, 2017. Lot’s of interesting information, instruction, vendors, auction and raffle to get involved in. More details available on our Facebook page Redcedar Flyfishers.
We have reserved space at Ellison Brewery & Spirits for a fly tying night on Sunday, January 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ellison is located at 4903 Dawn Ave. East Lansing. Dawn Ave. is a short street that only runs south off Grand River Ave, just east of Nomad Anglers fly shop. Ellison is a little hard to find but is at the south end of Dawn which runs right next to the old Paul Revere’s Bar for those of you have been around for a bit.
Please join us to tie, observe, ask questions or just enjoy Ellison’s variety of craft beer.