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.
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.
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.
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.
We have another club tying night scheduled for Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Piazzano’s restaurant. We will meet in the downstairs banquet area and tie (and socialize) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Good food and beverages are available for purchase during the evening. Please join us whether you tie or not. There is always good conversation and information about fly fishing as well as tying.
The next club fly tying night will be on Sunday, January 28. We will meet at Piazzanos restaurant in Lansing (1825 N. Grand River) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the lower level. Beverages and food can be order as we tie. Bring or tying equipment or just stop in for a drink and tying information. Everyone from experienced tiers to non-tiers is welcome.
The Red Cedar Fly Fishers were well represented at the Great Lakes Council’s West Michigan Fly Show on the weekend of January 13 and 14. Many Red Cedars helped set up the show, staff various Council booths, sell fund raising raffle tickets as well as run the club booth. Thanks to all the Red Cedar Fly Fishers who attended and helped out.
Our January meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. The meeting will start with coffee and a social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation by Andrew Carlson, our scholarship winner from last year. Andrew will report on his research project from last summer. Please join us and don’t forget the West Michigan Fly Show on January 13 & 14, 2018 in the East Kentwood High School in Grand Rapids. The Fly Show is sponsored by the Great Lakes Council of the Fly Fishers International.
Our first club tying night is scheduled for Sunday, December 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 273 of Giltner Hall on the MSU campus. This is an informal session for members, guests and visitors to meet and tie flies. Please join us to tie or just watch and questions other tiers.