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Federation of Fly Fishers — Southern Council                                                                    Volume 28 Number 2                                                        Issu
                                                                                                                                                                            2009 Conclave Issue


                                               2009 Conclave Featured Fly Fishers
                                    Bob Clouser                                          Capt. Conway Bowman                                               Stacy Lynn
                                    Bob’s love of the outdoors, especially fish-          Conway Bowman’s name is synonymous                                The sport of Fly Fishing has been
                                    ing, led him into the fishing business. He            with “extreme” fly fishing. For Conway,                             central in Stacy’s life since 1995. Stacy has
                                    continues to guide, teach and share his              home base is San Diego, where he guides                           worked in Central Texas’ best fly shops
                                    enjoyment with others.                               for Bluewater species on the fly – most                            since that time and is an avid saltwater
                                                                                         notably killer Mako sharks. His exploits                          and freshwater angler. She is a Federation
                                    Seminars, Schools and Trips
                                                                                         have been chronicled in various books                             of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor
                                    Bob now teaches fly tying, fly casting and             and magazines, including Field & Stream,                          and a graduate of Joan Wulff ’s Fly Fishing
 Bob Clouser                        fishing. His casting demonstrations, using            Men’s Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and                           Instructor’s School. She has been an
                                    visual aids and casting weighted flies and            Wild on the Fly. But Conway’s fly fishing                           active member of the Guadalupe River
                                    lines are very popular. Bob holds freshwa-           prowess doesn’t stop there. As former                             Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Alamo Fly
                                    ter and saltwater fly fishing/casting schools          host of ESPN’s “In Search of Fly Water,”                          Fishers, Austin Fly Fishers, Rockport Fly
                                    at various locations around the country.             Bowman has traveled the world in search                           Fishers and Texas Women Fly Fishers. She
                                    He also hosts trips to great fresh and               of Atlantic salmon, wild trout, bonefish,                          is a Lead Instructor for Texas’ Casting for
                                    saltwater fishing locations.                          and tarpon. Conway has also hosted                                Recovery program – a weekend fly fishing
                                                                                         ESPN’s cornerstone adventure series on                            retreat for women surviving breast cancer.
                                    Presentations
                                                                                         sharks “Primal Predator” and is now the                           She has been a feature speaker and dem-
                                    Clouser’s lectures, tying demonstrations             host of “Dollar Wise Fly” on the Versus                           onstrator at numerous events including
                                    and presentations are given nationwide.              network. Conway has appeared as a guest                           The Fly Fishing Show, The Shallow Water
                                    He is sought after for his presentations on          host on “Cablea’s Adventure Quest” , Versus’                      Show, Fly Fish Texas, Flat Out Fishing!,
                                    “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass” - Catch-           “Escape to the Wild”, Shaw Grigsby “One                           TPWD Expo and several FFF Con-
                                    ing smallmouth from top to bottom using              More Cast” and ESPN2 “Going Coastal”.                             claves. Stacy is the Operations Manager
 Captain Conway Bowman              flies and “Fly Fishing Adventures”, about             He currently holds the IGFA world record                          at Sportsman’s Finest, a specialty
                                    various species that can be caught on fly             for redfish caught on the fly. Bowman is                            fly fishing and hunting store in Austin,
                                    rod and flies. Bob’s Fly Casting Demonstra-           now principal owner of the “Ragged Edge                           Texas. Her favorite Fly Fishing endeavor
                                    tion, Casting Weighted Flies and Lines is            Fly Fishing School.”                                              to date is sight casting in saltwater, most
                                    highly sought after. Bob is frequently called                                                                          specifically to Redfish, and her instruction
                                                                                         URL: www.bowmanbluewater.com
                                    upon for participating in charity events.                                                                              specialty is helping fly casters prepare for
                                                                                                                                                           the challenging and exciting Saltwater Fly
                                    Videos and publications
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                                    which can be found in retail shops across                                                                              Austin, TX 78738
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                                    presented on national television. Bob is                                                                               URL: www.sportsmansfinest.com
                                                                                                                     2009
                                                                                                                                                           Email: stacy@sportsmansfinest.com
Stacy Lynn                                           Continued on page 18, see Clouser
                                                                                                                                                           Cell: 512-750-8661
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2009 Southern Council Conclave Schedule
                                             test Saturday? Here’s an opportunity to           reading” for at least one member in each        Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-
Thursday, October 1, 2009                    work some of those kinks out of your cast         club, simply to help facilitate the imple-      members.) Location: ASU Campus
                                             as well as your confidence before taking           mentation of stream team initiatives and
8 am - 4 pm                                                                                                                                    7. Tying Classic Wet Flies —
                                             the test. Equipment: Rod, reel, line, year fly     to elevate your club’s fly tying programs
Registration                                 and eye protection.                               to a new level. This class is only offered      Carolyn Dunn, CCI
                                             Class Limit: 12 Fee: $50 Location:                once this year with a class size limit of 10,   If you ever had a desire to tie classic wet
Location: Ramada Inn                                                                           so don’t miss this unique opportunity. You
                                             East Soccer Field at Cooper Park.                                                                 style flies then this one is for you. Caro-
15. Euro Style Nymph Fishing —                                                                 can log on to the Southern Council Web          lyn Dunn, of Whiting’s tying pro staff, will
Davy Wotton (Revised Time)                                                                     site for the enrollment form at the link        introduce you to the classic wet fly by
                                             9 am - 4 pm                                       below. Oh yeah, almost forgot. Bring your       walking you through the basics. When you
Not for the beginner. This is an advanced                                                      tying gear. You’re not just learnin’ about
class. If you don’t know who Davy Wot-       3. Continuing Ed for CCIs —                                                                       leave this class you will be familiar with the
                                                                                               bugs, you’re makin’ ‘em! Look forward to        anatomy of feathers as they apply to mar-
ton is, you better get your Google search    Jay Clark, CCI, MCCI                              seeing you there!
engine fired up. If anybody could add                                                                                                           ried wings and the construction of classic
                                             Jay Clark, a Master Casting Instructor, will      Equipment: Tying gear                           wet flies including some with married
to your nymphing game, this is the fella.
                                             be doing an all day class as a continuing                                                         wings. This is a class for folks who have
We will cover Czech and Polish styles---                                                       Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 Location:
                                             education for CCIs.                                                                               intermediate or better skills and want to
Rolled nymph; French /Spanish long leader                                                      Ramada Inn.
techniques.                                  Equipment: Bring your own casting rig                                                             bring their tying to a more advanced level.
                                                                                                                                               It is hands on, so you will need your vise,
Equipment: Your own flyfishing                 Class Limit: 15 Fee: $35                          10 am -11:30 am                                 basic tools, a light and glasses if you are
equipment and flies. It’s an on-the-water     Location: East Soccer Field at                                                                    not some eagle eyed youngster, and ce-
workshop                                     Cooper Park                                       5. How to Cast Weighted Flies                   ment. You better bring a couple bobbins, it
                                                                                               and Other Casting Wisdom —                      could get tricky but it’s sure to be fun!
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $60 ($85 Non-                                                             Bob Clouser
members.) Location: Ramada Inn               9 am - 5 pm                                                                                       Materials Fee: $25 to be paid at start
(River location to be determined)                                                              Bob will share his approach to casting          of class to the instructor.
                                             4. Aquatic Entomology —                           heavy flies and some of the knowledge
                                             Art Mazzier, CCI, MCCI                            he has gleaned from his many years of           Equipment: Vise, basic tools, a light, 2
9 am - 11 am                                                                                   experience and from hanging out with            bobbins and cement.
                                             Wanna’ catch more fish???
1. Practical Saltwater Fly                                                                     guys like Lefty Kreh. Bob’s ability to share    Class Limit: 6 Fee: $5 ($10 Non-
Casting Seminar —                            Here’s your opportunity to shorten the            information and techniques like he’s been       members) Location: C-2
Capt. Conway Bowman                          learning curve! Nationally recognized             your fishing buddy for the last 25 years
                                             expert, Art “Doc” Mazzier, great friend           will have you casting better in no time. Just   8. “Ready-Set-Go” Saltwater
In this class, Capt. Bowman will focus on                                                      think, no more chuck and duck!                  Skills Class — Stacy Lynn, CCI
                                             to the FFF and the Southern Council, has
accuracy, quickness, and fly placement,
                                             graciously agreed to amend his sched-             Class Limit: 10 Fee: $45 ($65 Non-              For a fly fisher preparing to fish or be
when sight casting to redfish, tarpon,
                                             ule in order to bring to you his in depth         members.) Location: Casting Pool                guided on the saltwater flats. Flyfishing in
bonefish and Mako sharks. If you want to
                                             class on the bugs that big fish will leave                                                         saltwater usually requires making quick
make the most of your first (or your next)
                                             cover for. Art’s knowledge of entomology                                                          decisions and being efficient in presenting
saltwater adventure, you will definitely                                                        12 noon - 4 pm
                                             is nearly inexhaustible. He will lead you                                                         the fly. This class helps prepare the angler
want to take advantage of this experience.
                                             through a discovery and learning process          6. Practical Saltwater Fly                      for flyfishing in this demanding environ-
Equipment: Bring your favorite 5wt+          that will elevate your understanding of the                                                       ment. Creative exercises are utilized to
                                                                                               Casting Seminar —
rod. You’ll need it!                         insects you have been encountering while                                                          simulate the on-the-water experience.
                                                                                               Capt. Conway Bowman
                                             fly fishing. But, Art is not just “a bug guy”.                                                      Skills development will include: the double
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-           He also happens to be an FFF Master               In this class, Capt. Bowman will focus on
members.) Location: Casting Pool                                                                                                               haul; improving distance and accuracy; fly
                                             Casting Instructor, certified since 1997           accuracy, quickness, and fly placement,          presentation; target practice; the ready
                                             and a recognized expert fly tier, not to           when sight casting to redfish, tarpon,           position; casting to tailing and cruising fish;
9 am - 12 noon                               mention his considerable fishing/catching          bonefish and mako sharks. If you want to         line management; and wind casting, plus
                                             abilities. Your attendance at this session will   make the most of your first (or your next)       more. Participants need basic casting, line
2. Get Ready Class for Aspiring              insure you a well rounded and in depth            saltwater adventure, you will definitely         management, and loop formation skills,
CCIs — Allen Crise, CCI, MCCI                understanding and should be considered            want to take advantage of this experience.      and should be prepared to be outside for
and Matthew Whilhelm, CCI                    by all serious fishers, fly tiers and conser-                                                       the entire class.
                                                                                               Equipment: Bring your favorite 5wt+
                                             vationists. This class should be “required
Nervous about how you will do on CCI                                                           rod. You’ll need it!
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Equipment: 8wt outfits recommended,           Ken will familiarize you with the funda-          Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-            Location: Ramada Inn (Locations TBA
6wt outfits provided.                         mentals of operating a drift boat from            members) Location: Casting Pool
                                             preparing to go, to actually launching,                                                         Friday, October 2, 2009
Class Limit: 8 Fee: $5 ($10 Non-
                                             rowing and positioning your boat. He also         2 pm - 3 pm
members) Location: Casting Pool              covers the safety aspects of being on the                                                       8 am - 4 pm
                                             water. If you are thinking you would like         14. Leaders for Fly Fishing —
                                             to see if drift boat fishing is for you, this is   Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman,                   Registration
1pm - 3 pm
                                             a great place to start! Participants will be      CCI, MCCI and Craig “Professor”               Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Hall
9. Personal Fly Tying Instruction            able to row and fish from the boat. Foot-          Phillips
— Bob Clouser.                               wear will get wet, so dress accordingly.
                                                                                               We demonstrate a method of construct-         9 am - 4 pm
Don’t just sit back and watch a Power        Equipment: Waders                                 ing your own twisted (furled) leaders
Point presentation on how to tie a fly.                                                         from ordinary monofilament fishing line.        Fly Tying Demonstrations and
Bring your tying vise and learn every        Class Limit: 10, 2 per boat Fee: $50              This isn’t just a demonstration; you’ll be    Commercial Exhibits
aspect of tying the Clouser Minnow from      ($75 Non-members) Pre-registration re-            provided cordage and string to tie the
                                             quired; Location: Wildcat Shoals Access                                                         Location: Fairground’s Exhibition Hall
the originator.                                                                                knots right along with us.
                                             (White River).
Equipment: Fly tying gear                                                                      Class Limit: Open Fee: $5 ($10 Non-           9 am - 10 am
                                             12. Trip-leading for Special                      member) Location: C-4
Class Limit: 12 Fee: $50 members             Needs Groups — Ken Morrow                                                                       17. Why is he catching fish and I
($75 Non-members) Location:                                                                                                                  am not? — Lori Sloas
Ramada Inn                                   Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Project Heal-
                                             ing Waters, Casting for Recovery, etc.                                                          This program addresses common mis-
10. Understanding Macro In-                  Does your club sponsor or participate in          3 pm - 4 pm                                   takes that anglers make on the stream.
vertebrates, Water Quality and               programs like these? If so, then you need
Setting up a Stream Team! —                                                                    16. The Sunfish —                              Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                             to attend this seminar taught by Wapiti           Robert Prytula
Mark Van Patten                              Adventures Pro Guide, adaptive fly fishing                                                        Location: C-4
Every serious fly angler should attend this   instructor, and Texas all-waters paddlecraft      In his program, “The Sunfish, Robert pro-      18. Spey Casting Demonstration
workshop. Have you every wondered            fishing guide Ken Morrow. In this class            vides an overview of the mighty bream         — Lee Davison, CCI, MCCI & THCI
what a prince nymph or a gold ribbed         Ken will cover topics such as special diets,      and sunfish species. Topics include species
                                             emergency medical preparations and                information, habitat, fly patterns, tactics/   A not-to-be missed demonstration by a
hares ear nymph is supposed to imitate?
                                             considerations, how to deal with mobil-           tips and resources. A how-to-guide for any    master if Spey casting. You’ll go away with
They mimic actual aquatic insects. These
                                             ity impairments, medication handling and          dedicated bream or beginning fly fisher.        some tips and techniques that you can
insects are called macro invertebrates and
                                             storage, cold/heat/rest/hydration, children                                                     then practice on your own to master this
three of the most popular are Stoneflies,                                                       Class Limit: Open Fee: $5 ($10 Non-
                                             and the elderly, basic water safety and                                                         method of casting.
Mayflies and Caddis Flies. These tasty                                                          members) Location: Seminar Room
morsels are not only fish food but their      boating for special needs groups, and                                                           Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
presence in a stream indicates good water    more.                                                                                           Location: Casting Pool
quality? This workshop will include some                                                       5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
                                             Class Limit: 20 Fee: $20 Members                                                                19. Boy Scout Fly Fishing
classroom time to familiarize you with       ($25 Non-members) Location: C-3                   Social Hour - Cash Bar Open
macro invertebrate community and some                                                                                                        Merit Badge Program —
hands on sampling to capture, identity and                                                     Location: Ramada Inn                          Al Crise, CCI, MCCI
evaluate the water quality of a stream.      1 pm - 4 pm                                                                                     Al will help you to “always be prepared”
Once you have had this experience you        13. Beginning Spey Casting —                      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                             to successfully teach a merit badge class
will find yourself rolling rocks in every     Lee Davison, CCI, MCCI & THCI                                                                   to your local scouts. Al will provide you
stream you fish, allowing you to make a                                                         Conclave Welcoming Party                      with the knowledge and some tools
quick assessment of the water quality. Not   As a sought after Master two hand casting                                                       that will make it easy and productive to
                                                                                               Fee: Goodwill donation Location: Ramada
to mention improving the possibilities for   instructor Lee Davison will introduce you                                                       participate in encouraging the youngsters
                                                                                               Inn
success with a fly rod on unfamiliar water.   to the addicting sport of Spey casting.                                                         to become happy fly fishers and even
                                             The basics will be covered and you will                                                         better stewards of our waters. Something
Class Limit: 15 Fee: $5 ($10 Non-            have the opportunity to cast and develop          7:00 pm
members) Pre-registration required.                                                                                                          you can take back home to the rest of the
                                             the skills necessary to start you on the                                                        club!
Location: Building C-4 (1-2 pm) and                                                            Committee Meetings – Commu-
                                             path to becoming an accomplished Spey
Dodd Creek (2-3 pm - next to the                                                               nication, Conservation, Development,          Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                             caster. Many of the techniques will allow
Fairgrounds.)                                                                                  Education, Membership and Outreach.           Location: C-2
                                             you to have a basic understanding of how
                                                                                               Contact each Vice President or Program
11. Drift Boat Basics —                      they apply to single-hand rods as well.
                                                                                               Chair with your comments, recommen-
Ken Richards                                 Lee is sure to improve your casting ability,
                                                                                               dations or questions regarding past and
1pm - 5pm (Revised 09.03.09)                 regardless!
                                                                                               future plans.
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9 am - 10:15 am                                 Equipment: 6wt outfits provided.                 10:30 am - 11:30 am                             11:45 am - 12:45 pm
21. How to Cast Weighted Flies                  Class Limit: 8 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-               27. Texoma on the Fly —                         30. Leaders for Fly Fishing —
and Other Casting Wisdom —                      members) Location: ASU Campus                   Steve Hollensed, CCI, MCCI                      Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman,
Bob Clouser                                                                                                                                     CCI, MCCI and Craig “Professor”
                                                                                                In this program, Steve Hollensed, Texas
                                                                                                                                                Phillips
Bob will share his approach to casting          10 am - 11 am                                   Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD)
heavy flies and some of the knowledge                                                            licensed guide and FFF—CCI, shares his          We demonstrate a method of construct-
                                                24. Just Add Salt — Capt. Paul
he has gleaned from his many years of                                                           knowledge gained from years of searching        ing your own twisted (furled) leaders
                                                “Sodie” Sodaman, CCI, MCCI
experience and from hanging out with                                                            out stripers and bass on Texoma with the        from ordinary monofilament fishing line.
                                                and Craig “Professor” Phillips
guys like Lefty Kreh. Bob’s ability to share                                                    fly rod. He will also discuss in detail his      This isn’t just a demonstration; you’ll be
information and techniques like he’s been       This program covers the basics of saltwa-       favorite pattern - the summer blitzes that      provided cordage and string to tie the
your fishing buddy for the last 25 years         ter fly fishing for the beginner or novice,       run for miles. Topics covered include strat-    knots right along with us.
will have you casting better in no time. Just   focused on the Florida Keys. It covers the      egies, methods, and tackle that will make
                                                                                                                                                Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE Loca-
think, no more chuck and duck!                  equipment you need to hit the salt flats,        you more successful in your next pursuit
                                                                                                                                                tion: Building C-4
                                                from rods and reels to wading boots and         of stripers on the fly.
Class Limit: 20 Fee: $35 ($50 Non-              clothing. We discuss the fish you’ll pursue;
members.) Location: Casting Pool                                                                Class Limit: OPEN Fee: FREE
                                                the “Big Three” of bonefish, permit, and                                                         12 noon - 12:50 pm
                                                                                                Location: C-2
22. Fishing Dry Flies on the                    tarpon, as well as overlooked species like
                                                                                                                                                31. Ultralight Spey Casting
White and Norfork Rivers —                      sharks, barracuda, jacks, and anything else
                                                                                                                                                Demonstration — Lee Davison,
John Berry                                      that will bite. Tides and their influence        10:30 am - 12 noon
                                                                                                                                                CCI, MCCI & THCI
                                                on the flats we fish is a vitally important
Every fly pattern you would need to fly                                                           28. Fly tying with Bob Clouser
                                                piece of knowledge for saltwater anglers,                                                       Again the master of Spey casting dem-
fish the legendary White and Norfork             and we discuss tidal flow and which fishes        How about an instructional session with         onstrates techniques that you can use to
Rivers. This is an in-depth presentation        best. If you plan to head to Florida, Belize,   the man who’s name is synonymous with           make the transition from a single-handed
of dry flies and casting techniques to aid       the Bahamas, or any other tropical fly fish-      the most productive fly ever tied? Bob           rod to the two-handed Spey rod.
in your fly fishing experience on these           ing destination, this seminar will be a great   will show you a variety of ways to tie the
waters. This is a must for serious fly fishers    primer for you. Much of the information                                                         Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                                                                                Clouser minnow using a variety of materi-
considering fishing these fabulous habitats.     is applicable to the Gulf Coast redfish and                                                      Location: Casting Pool
                                                                                                als, including some new stuff you probably
No equipment required.                          speckled trout fishery as well. Approxi-         haven’t even heard of yet! He will also fo-
                                                mately 40 minutes                               cus on techniques that will improve your        12 noon - 1 pm
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $35 ($45 Non-                                                              tying game all around. Better get on board
members.) Location: Building C-1                Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE                                                                     32. Fly Fishing for West Coast
                                                                                                early, this is going to fill up quick.
                                                Location: C-4                                                                                   Bones — Capt. Conway Bowman
                                                                                                Class Limit: 10 Fee: $35 ($45 Non-
9 am - 11 am                                                                                    members.) Location: C-3                         Conway is going to take you along on one
                                                10:00 am - 12 noon                                                                              of his favorite fishing adventures. Carpin’!
20. Hands on Tying — Davy                                                                                                                       Take a minute and listen to a tale of big
Wotton.                                         25. Advanced Casting Class —
                                                                                                11 am - 12 noon                                 fish found in large numbers right in your
                                                Jay Clark, CCI, MCCI
Wet fly and soft hackles. Wet fly and soft                                                        29. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The                   own back yard. Take the advice that will
hackles..                                       This class is for advanced casters only.                                                        be offered in this class and you will be on
                                                                                                Accelerated Course —
                                                Come get those final kinks ironed out.                                                           your way to bagging yourself a west coast
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $40 ($60 Non-                                                              Capt. Conway Bowman
                                                                                                                                                bone or golden ghost. Call ‘em what you
members.) Location: Seminar Room                Equipment: Bring your own casting rig.
                                                                                                Designed to quickly teach intermediate          want. I call ‘em FUN!
                                                Class Limit: 10 Fee: $25 ($35 Non-              and advanced fly anglers the tools of
                                                                                                fly-fishing for bass, this class will teach you   Class Limit: TBD Fee: $35 ($45 Non-
9 am - 12 noon                                  members) Location: ASU Campus
                                                                                                what you need to know to hook that tro-         members.) Location: Seminar Room
23. Basic Fly Casting Class —                   26. Fishing Casts — Chuck                       phy largemouth! What you’ll learn: Casting
Stacy Lynn, CCI                                 Easterling, CCI, MCCI, & BOG                    in structure, flies, knots, where bass live,     12 noon - 2 pm
For Beginners: focus is on the fundamen-        This workshop will cover how to build a         what bass eat, reading the water, moon
                                                                                                                                                33. Beginning Fly Tying —
tals of fly casting and basic line manage-       strong foundation to your casting and will      phase relationship, and water temperature
                                                                                                                                                Teresa “TBird” Van Winkle
ment, including energy development,             include “analyzing your bio-mechanics”,         relationship
accuracy, and efficiency. Students will move     “your loops”, and “how to establish a                                                           This workshop will cover the basics of
                                                                                                Class Limit: 8 Fee: $35 ($45 Non-
through a series of exercises meant to          solid plan to improve through structured                                                        thread application, with a simple fly such
                                                                                                members.) Location: Seminar Room
build and progress their skills. Participants   practice.”                                                                                      as the San Juan worm. Moving on to the
should be prepared to be outside for the                                                                                                        typing of a thread bodied bead head
                                                Class Limit: 8 Fee: $25 ($40 Non-                                                               Zebra midge and further advanced midge
entire class.                                   members.) Location: Casting Pool
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patterns. We then move on to how to             MCCI and Craig “Professor”                      nymph is supposed to imitate? They mimic         1 pm - Finish
lead an underbody, and forming a dubbed         Phillips                                        actual aquatic insects. These insects are        41. Jerry Clark Casting Games —
body over that to produce a sowbug/scud.        Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE Loca-               called macro invertebrates and three of          Ozark Fly Fishers
If time permits, we will add a Zugbug.          tion: Building C-4                              the most popular are Stoneflies, Mayflies
                                                                                                                                                 Try your skills at the casting pools. Who
Equipment: Participants will need to                                                            and Caddis Flies. These tasty morsels are
                                                36. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom                                                                    knows…you might win a trophy in both
bring their vices, tools, lamps AND exten-                                                      not only fish food but their presence in a
                                                — Bob Clouser                                                                                    distance and accuracy casting.
sion cords. Kits for tying the flies will be                                                     stream indicates good water quality? This
available for the students. IF you do not       Bob Clouser is a consummate Small-              workshop will include some classroom             Equipment: Will be provided.
fly tying equipment, let us know because         mouth bass fisherman and has been for            time to familiarize you with the macro
there are some educational units available.                                                                                                      Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                                years. He has authored several books to         invertebrate community and some hands-
                                                                                                                                                 Location: Casting Pool
Experience Level: Beginner to Inter-            include “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth”. This      on sampling to capture, identify and evalu-
mediate.                                        will be an opportunity to learn about the       ate the water quality of a stream. Once
                                                history of the species, their habitat and       you have had this experience you will find        1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Class Limit: 8 Fee: $30 ($50 Non-
                                                everything else that you need to become         yourself rolling rocks in every stream you
members) Pre-registration required.                                                                                                              42. Fly Tying with Terry and
Location: C-3                                   a productive “smallie” junkie and a better      fish, allowing you to make a quick assess-        Roxanne Wilson
                                                steward of this great resource.                 ment of the water quality. Not to mention
                                                                                                improving the possibilities for success with     Terry and Roxanne are the gurus of warm
12 noon - 4 pm                                  Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-                                                               water wisdom. They have written books
                                                                                                a fly rod on unfamiliar water.
                                                members.) Location: Seminar Room                                                                 and lectured on warm water techniques
34. Adaptive Casting Workshop
— Dr. Gary Eaton, CCI, MCCI                                                                     Equipment: Bring your waders be-                 and have numerous “killer” warm water
and Ken Morrow                                                                                  cause we will be getting wet.                    flies to their credit. Come and let them
                                                1pm - 3 pm
                                                                                                Class Limit: 15 Fee: FREE                        show you how to be the best warm
This class was designed by Dr. Eaton, Brian     37. Beginning Fly Casting —                                                                      water fisher you can be!
Ellis, MCCI, and Ken Morrow in 2008 to          Chuck Easterling, CCI, MCCI,                    Location: TBA
assist certified and un-certified casting         & BOG and Art Mazzier, CCI,                                                                      Equipment: Tying Gear
coaches working with persons with dis-          MCCI                                            1pm - 4pm                                        Class Limit: 12 Fee: $25 ($45 Non-
abilities. Dr. Eaton is a recognized expert
                                                This workshop will cover how to build a                                                          members.) Location: C-2
in the field of pain management and reha-                                                        40. Diagnosing Your Cast Class
bilitation medicine and a master certified       strong foundation to your casting and will
                                                                                                — Stacy Lynn, CCI
casting instructor. Mr. Ellis is well known     include “analyzing your bio-mechanics,”
                                                “your loops” and “how to establish a            Something is just not right with your            2 pm - 3 pm
as a master certified casting instructor
                                                solid plan to improve through structured        cast: a funny shaped loop; can’t get the
and long-time Vice-President (Com-                                                                                                               43. The Skinflints Guide to the
munication) of the Southern Council.            practice.”                                      fly to land where you want; not enough            Florida Keys — Capt. Paul “So-
Ken Morrow was the founding Southern                                                            line speed to cast the distance you want;        die” Sodaman, CCI, MCCI and
Region Coordinator of Project Healing           Equipment: Favorite fly fishing outfit             your double haul is more like a double           Craig “Professor” Phillips
Waters who now teaches adaptive fly              Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-              dribble; whatever! In this class, participants
                                                                                                                                                 This program will provide you with ways
fishing professionally. Course content cov-      members.) Location: ASU Campus                  will learn to examine, analyze, diagnose,
                                                                                                                                                 to fish the vaunted Florida Flats without
ers both the philosophy and techniques of                                                       and correct many of life’s little fly casting
helping fly casters with disabilities to adapt                                                                                                    a guide and without breaking the vaca-
                                                38. Intermediate Casting Class                  issues. Each participant will be evaluated
the fundamentals of fly casting to their                                                                                                          tion budget. We’ll show you where to
                                                — Jay Clark, CCI, MCCI                          individually and take part in group analysis
own physical, psychological, and emotional                                                                                                       camp, eat and wade fish to get the most
                                                This class is for intermediate casters only.    and diagnostic exercises. Proper (and
realities, safely, and painlessly in a non-                                                                                                      out of your fishing dollar while you chase
                                                Come step up to the next level.                 improper) casting fundamentals and tech-
intimidating environment.                                                                                                                        bonefish, tarpon, barracuda, sharks, and
                                                                                                niques will be reviewed. Participants need
                                                Class Limit: 10 Fee: $25 Members                                                                 maybe even permit. Bring your Key’s map,
Equipment: Rod/reel w/line, leader, and                                                         some casting experience. Participants
yarn fly. Drinking water, sunscreen, hat and     ($35 Non-members) Location: ASU                                                                  because we’re going to tell you EXACTLY
                                                                                                should be prepared to be outside for the
safety/sun glasses.                             Campus Lawn                                                                                      where to park your rental car to access
                                                                                                entire class.
                                                                                                                                                 fishable flats. Approximately 40 minutes
Class Limit: 12 Fee: Free Location:             39. Understanding Macro In-                     Equipment: 6wt outfits provided.
Casting Pool                                    vertebrates, Water Quality and                                                                   Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                                Setting up a Stream Team —                      Class Limit: 8 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-                Location: C-4
1 pm - 2 pm                                     Mark Van Patten                                 member) Location: Casting Pool
                                                Every serious fly angler should attend this
35. Belize on the Cheap — Capt.
                                                workshop. Have you ever wondered what
Paul “Sodie” Sodaman, CCI,
                                                a prince nymph or a gold ribbed hares ear
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44. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge                locations to pursue a fish of a lifetime. Get   Photography Contest Display                     Equipment: Your favorite fly rod and
for Mako Sharks —                              a preview at www.bowmanbluewater.com           Location: Fairground’s Exhibition Hall          reel, leader, safety glasses
Capt. Conway Bowman
                                               Class Limit: TBD Fee: $35 ($45                                                                 Class Limit: 10 Fee: FREE
Makos are the fastest, highest-jumping
                                               Non-members.) Location: Seminar                9 am - 10 am                                    Location: Casting Pool
sharks in the world. They gather off the
                                               Room
coast of San Diego during the summer,                                                         49. Ways to Rig Your Rig —
and attack flies fished in a chum line. Join                                                    Davy Wotton                                     9 am - 4 pm
Conway as he takes you on a journey to         3:30 pm - 4:30 pm                              Rigging techniques from simple to ad-           52. Wayne E and Catherine
catch these top-notch predators. He will       48. “The International Game                    vanced. First come basis. No fee                Moore Youth Conclave
discuss equipment, techniques, locations,      Fish Association and World
                                                                                              Class Limit: First Come Basis                   Open to children under the age of 16.
and explains how to do so for less than        Records — Capt. Paul “Sodie”
                                                                                              Fee: FREE Location: Seminar Room                If your child is under the age of 8, we
you would imagine.                             Sodaman, MCCI and Craig                                                                        require that you accompany him to this
                                               “Professor” Phillips.                          50. More and Larger Bluegills —
Class Limit: TBD Fee: $35 ($45                                                                                                                activity. Lunch is provided. Each child must
Non-members.) Location: Seminar                This program will briefly describe the          Terry and Roxanne Wilson                        bring a hat, sun screen, and sunglasses.
Room                                           work of the International Game Fish As-        Designed to reveal the secrets discussed
                                               sociation, the IGFA and their sport fishing                                                     Requirement: registration and permis-
                                                                                              in detail in our best-selling book, Bluegill
                                               record program. You’ll learn what records                                                      sion slip signed by a parent or guardian
                                                                                              Fly Fishing & Flies, using illustrations and
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm                              are kept and how to rig your gear to be                                                        prior to the outing. Permission slips avail-
                                                                                              beautiful photography to demonstrate
45. How to Cast Weighted Flies                 complaint if you catch a record-class fish.                                                     able at the registration desk.
                                                                                              specific jumbo bluegill locations, which
and Other Casting Wisdom with                  We’ll also cover legal fishing methods and      flies to use, and effective presentations        Special instruction: Meet at the reg-
Bob Clouser — Bob Clouser                      the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of seeking record        that consistently take bluegills over 8 inch-   istration desk prior to going to Dry Run
Bob will share his approach to casting         fish.                                           es. Learn the criteria for selecting ponds      Creek. Car-pooling is advised. For liability
heavy flies and some of the knowledge           Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE                    and lakes capable of producing big fish,         reasons, parents — please make arrange-
he has gleaned from his many years of          Location: C-4                                  how to select flies for surface, mid-depth,      ments for your child to get to or be taken
experience and from hanging out with                                                          and bottom fishing, how to take advan-           to Dry Run Creek. We do not assume
guys like Lefty Kreh. Bob’s ability to share                                                  tage of the vertical drop, and a philosophy     responsibility.
information and techniques like he’s been      5:30 pm - 8:00 pm                              for selecting fly color under varying sets of
                                                                                                                                              Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE (Pre-
your fishing buddy for the last 25 years,       Social Hour - Cash Bar Open                    conditions.
                                                                                                                                              registration required) Location: Starts
will have you casting better in no time.
                                               Location: Ramada Inn                           Class Limit: 10 Fee: FREE                       at Fairgrounds and ends at Dry Run
Just think, no more chuck and duck!
                                                                                              Location: C-4                                   Creek. (See page 10 for schedule.)
Class Limit: 20 Fee: $35 ($50 Non-
                                               6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
members) Location: C-3
                                               Live Auction with                              9 am - 12 noon                                  2 pm - 3 pm
                                               Johnny Chamness                                51. “Ladies, Come Dip Your                      53. The Skinflints Guide to the
3 pm - 4 pm                                                                                                                                   Florida Keys — Capt. Paul “So-
                                               Location: Ramada Inn                           Toes in the CCI River.” —
46. Understanding Fly Tying                                                                   Diane Blair, CCI                                die” Sodaman, CCI, MCCI and
Materials — Davy Wotton                                                                       This is the class you gals have been waiting    Craig “Professor” Phillips
From feather, fur to synthetics. First-come    Saturday, October 3, 2009                      for. For ladies only. Taught be ladies, at-     This program will provide you with ways
basis.                                                                                        tended by ladies. No testosterone allowed.      to fish the vaunted Florida Flats without
                                               8 am - 4 pm                                                                                    a guide and without breaking the vaca-
                                                                                              It is your chance to see what it takes to
Class Limit: OPEN Fee: FREE                                                                                                                   tion budget. We’ll shown you where to
                                               Registration                                   become an FFF certified casting instructor.
Location: C-2                                                                                                                                 camp, eat and wade fish to get the most
                                               Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Hall         This is not the usual get ready class. This
47. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge                                                               is a primer to give you a feel for what is      out of your fishing dollar while you chase
for Redfish, Tarpon and Bonefish                                                                involved only. Low key, no pressure. One        bonefish, tarpon, barracuda, sharks, and
— Capt. Conway Bowman                          9 am - 4 pm                                    of the very best things about this class is     maybe even permit. Bring your Key’s map
                                               Fly Tying Demonstrations and                   that regardless of your commitment to           because we’re going to tell you EXACTLY
A warm water adventure of your dreams
                                               Commercial Exhibits                            being a certified casting instructor, Diane      where to park your rental car to access
starts here as Conway explains the ins
                                                                                              will make sure you leave a better caster        fishable flats.
and outs of fishing for these awesome           Location: Fairground’s Exhibition Hall
species. He will share his extensive knowl-                                                   than when you arrived. Win, Win!                Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
edge regarding the tactics, equipment and
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Location: C-2                                  coast of San Diego during the summer,           Do you have an old bamboo rod you              tage Trout Challenge, the FFF CutCatch
                                               and attack flies fished in a chum line. Join      bought at a garage sale and have no idea       and Wyoming CutSlam on how to do it.
                                               Conway as he takes you on a journey to          what it is or what it is worth. How about
9:30 am - 11 am                                                                                                                               Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                               catch these top-notch predators. He will        a doodad you got out of your granddads
54. Spey Casting with Single                                                                                                                  Location: Building C-3
                                               discuss equipment, techniques, locations,       fly box that looks like nothing you’ve ever
Hand and Switch Rods — Lee                     and explains how to do so for less than         seen before. Well, this is your opportunity    63. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The
Davison, CCI, MCCI & THCI                      you would imagine.                              to stump the experts. Our good friend          Accelerated Course —
This class highlights the benefits of adapt-                                                    Harry Boyd has assembled a crack staff         Capt. Conway Bowman
                                               Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
ing Spey casting techniques to conven-                                                         of experts in order to enlighten you if at     Designed to quickly teach intermediate
                                               Location: Seminar Room
tional flyfishing situations to enhance your                                                     all possible. Bring your oddities in and see   and advanced fly anglers the tools of
casting toolbox. The class will also address                                                   if the fellas can clear up your mystery. It    fly-fishing for bass, this class will teach you
modern “switch rods” and hybrid rods and       10:00 am - 11:15 am                             should prove to be fun!                        what you need to know to hook that tro-
why they have a niche in flyfishing. This                                                                                                       phy largemouth! What you’ll learn: Casting
                                               58. How to Cast Weighted Flies                  Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
session should open up a new horizon           and Other Casting Wisdom —                                                                     in structure, flies, knots, where bass live,
                                                                                               Location: On Stage
for “freestyle casting” that will make you a   Bob Clouser                                                                                    what bass eat, reading the water, moon
more effective fly fisher.                                                                                                                      phase relationship, and water temperature
                                               Bob will share his approach to casting
                                                                                               10:30 am - 12:30 pm                            relationship.
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-             heavy flies and some of the knowledge
member) Location: Casting Pool                 he has gleaned from his many years of           61. Beginning Fly Tying —                      Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE
                                               experience and from hanging out with            Teresa “TBird” Van Winkle                      Location: Seminar Room
                                               guys like Lefty Kreh. Bob’s ability to share    This workshop will cover the basics of
10 am - 11 am
                                               information and techniques like he’s been       thread application, with a simple fly such
55. Leaders for Fly Fishing —                  your fishing buddy for the last 25 years,        as the San Juan Worm. Moving on to the         11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman,                    will have you casting better in no time. Just   tying of a thread bodied bead head Zebra       64. Rotary Tying Techniques —
CCI, MCCI and Craig “Professor”                think, no more chuck and duck!                  midge and further advanced midge pat-          Mike Clark
Phillips
                                                                                               terns. We then move on to how to lead          Own one of those cool rotary vices? Are
We demonstrate a method of construct-          Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-
                                                                                               a underbody, and forming a dubbed body         you getting what you paid for? Most of
ing your own twisted (furled) leaders          members.) Location: Casting Pool
                                                                                               over that to produce a sowbug/scud if          us use our rotary vices to palmer chenille
from ordinary monofilament fishing line.                                                         time permits we will add a Zugbug.             or a bit of hackle. Maybe even to spin on
This isn’t just a demonstration; you’ll be     10:15 am - 11:15 am
                                                                                               Equipment: Participants will need to           some dubbing. There’s a lot more to it.
provided cordage and string to tie the
                                               59. Fishing Dry Flies on the                    bring their vices, tools, lamps, extension     Let Mike lead you through some of the
knots right along with us.                     White and Norfork Rivers —                      cords.                                         techniques that will add a whole new
Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE                    John Berry                                                                                     dimension to your tying and increase your
Location: C-2                                  Every fly pattern you would need to fly           Materials Fee: Kits for tying the files         speed in which you handle some routine
                                               fish the legendary White and Norfork Riv-        will be available for students.                tasks. This is a good program for those
56. Frugal Fly Fishing: Chile On               ers. This is an in-depth presentation of dry                                                   considering the purchase of a rotary vice
Your Own — Norm Crisp                                                                          Experience Level: Beginner to Inter-
                                               flies and casting techniques to aid in your      mediate.                                       and not sure of its advantages.
Would you like to fly fish Chile without         fly fishing experience on these waters. A
spending your children’s inheritance? It                                                       Class Limit: 8 Fee: $30 ($50 Non-              Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-
                                               “must” for serious fly fishers who may                                                           members.) Location: C-3
can be done. Norm Crisp will give you          be considering fishing on these fabulous         members) Location: C-4
practical tips, based on his several years     habitats.
of experience, on how to fly fish Chile on                                                       11 am - 12 noon                                11:30 am - 1:30 pm
your own for less than $100 a day.             Equipment: No equipment necessary.
                                                                                               62. A Fly Fishing Scavenger                    65. Outreach Luncheon
Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE                    Class Limit: 10 Fee: $35 ($45 Non-
                                                                                               Hunt: Catching Our Native Spe-                 Come and join in the fun at the luncheon
Location: C-3                                  members.) Location: Building C-1                cies From Their Native Range —                 this year. Johnny Chamness will be our
                                                                                               Norm Crisp                                     auctioneer and the food is always fantastic.
57. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge
for Mako Sharks —                              10:30 am - 12 noon                              Would you like to add species from their       If you’re late getting there from a program
Capt. Conway Bowman                                                                            native range to your life list? Norm Crisp     at the fairgrounds or need to leave early,
                                               60. Antique Fly Fishing Road
                                               Show — Harry Boyd, CCI, and                     will share his experience and knowledge        no worries! We have some of the best
Makos are the fastest, highest-jumping
                                               Company                                         gained by completing the California Heri-      auction/raffle deals at the Conclave. Don’t
sharks in the world. They gather off the
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miss out! If you’ve already had lunch and     Class Limit: 10 Fee: $30 ($50 Non-              early, this is going to fill up quick.
                                                                                                                                              Sunday, October 4, 2009
want to come — that’s okay too! Come          members.) Location: Seminar Room
                                                                                              Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-
join in on the fun.                                                                                                                          8 am - 9 am
                                              69. Adaptive Fly Tying                          members.) Location: C-3
Class Limit: 50 Fee: $16 (Luncheon            Workshop — Ken Morrow                                                                          General Membership Meeting
ticket must be purchased NOW through          If you teach fly tying through your club         3 pm - 4 pm                                    Council members are welcome and en-
pre-registration. Auction attendance is       or fly shop it is just a matter of time until
                                                                                              71. “Backyard Flats Training”                  couraged to attend. The by-laws changes
free.) Location: Van Metre Senior             you encounter a student with a handicap
                                                                                              — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman,                  will be presented and voted upon. The
Citizen Center, Cooper Park                   who wants to learn to tie flies. Veterans        CCI, MCCI and Craig                            proposed change affecting the Council
                                              hospitals, nursing homes, military hospitals,   “Professor” Phillips                           officers will occur at this meeting.
12 noon - 1 pm                                YMCA’s, and church recreation centers
                                                                                              This program provides you with an intro-       Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Hall
                                              are all excellent facilities for FFF outreach
66. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom                                                                 duction to the techniques needed to be
                                              programs and fly shop market expansion
— Bob Clouser                                                                                 successful on your first saltwater trip, or
                                              programs. And they are also places where                                                       9 am - Finish
Bob Clouser is a consummate Small-                                                            to brush up if you’re just out of practice.
                                              you are likely to encounter people with
mouth bass fisherman and has been for                                                          It focuses on real world practice through      Board of Directors’ Meeting
                                              disabilities. Often times, these disabilities
years. He has authored several books to                                                       shallow water fly fishing for Carp. Carp         Council officers a are required to attend.
                                              aren’t casually obvious. Cognitive, psy-
include “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth”. This                                                    will help you learn or enhance your flats       All club presidents and/or their repre-
                                              chological, developmental, and emotional
will be an opportunity to learn about the                                                     fishing skills before you head south for        sentatives are encouraged to attend. All
                                              impairments are rarely visible. And many
history of the species, their habitat and                                                     bonefish, permit, redfish, or tarpon. Ap-        members are welcome.
                                              physical disabilities aren’t readily apparent
everything else that you need to become                                                       proximately 40 minutes
                                              either. But sit down at a tying vise with                                                      Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibition Hall
a productive “smallie” junkie and a better    someone with a disability and it won’t          Class Limit: OPEN Fee: FREE
steward of this great resource.               take long for the subject to come up…           Location: C-4
Class Limit: 10 Fee: $50 ($75 Non-            one way or another. So what do you do?
                                              In this interactive workshop Ken Morrow,        72. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge
members.) Location: Seminar Room
                                                                                              for Redfish, Tarpon and
                                              professional adaptive fly tying instruc-
                                              tor and Peak Pro Staff fly tier, will share      Bonefish —
                                                                                              Capt. Conway Bowman
                                                                                                                                                Oh, No.
1 pm - 2 pm
67. Fly Fishing Ponds —
                                              with you some of the things that he has
                                              learned over his years both as a disabled       A warm water adventure of your dreams             What am I
Terry and Roxanne Wilson                      tier himself, and as a teacher to literally
                                              scores of disabled and injured students.
                                                                                              starts here as Conway explains the ins
                                                                                              and outs of fishing for these awesome              to do?
Think pond fishing is easy? Not all ponds
                                                                                              species. He will share his extensive knowl-       No worry! Keep up to date
are created and fly-fishing success on          Equipment: Pen or pencil, notepad.              edge regarding the tactics, equipment and
ponds is dependent upon understanding         Participants are encouraged to bring their                                                        on the 2009 Southern Council
                                                                                              locations to pursue a fish of a lifetime. Get
what makes a good fishing pond and how         own vises and tying supplies, but it is not     a preview at http://www.bowmanbluewa-             Conclave revisions, additions
to take advantage of circumstances, what-     mandatory.                                                                                        or deletions.Visit the Southern
                                                                                              ter.com
ever they may be. Illustrations and photos                                                                                                      Council’s Web site regularly
enrich the viewer’s knowledge of where,       Class Limit: 20 Fee: FREE                       Class Limit: TBD Fee: $35 ($45
when and how to target bass, bluegill, and    Location: C-2                                   Non-members.) Location: Seminar                   for new information posted as
other species in public or private ponds                                                      Room                                              soon as it becomes available.
and lakes. Fly selections and presentations   1:30 pm - 3:00 pm                                                                                 URL: www.southerncouncilfff.org.
for bass and bluegill are discussed.
                                              70. Fly Tying with Bob Clouser                  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Class Limit: Open Fee: FREE                   How about an instructional session with         Social Hour - Cash Bar Open
Location: Building C-4                                                                                                                          UPDATE your email
                                              the man who’s name is synonymous with           Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibit Hall
                                              the most productive fly ever tied? Bob
                                                                                                                                                address with our man-
1 pm - 3 pm                                   will show you a variety of ways to tie the                                                        aging directors when you
                                              Clouser minnow using a variety of materi-       6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                 change it. This will be one of
68. Hands on Tying —
Davy Wotton
                                              als, including some new stuff you probably      2009 Southern Council Awards                      the most useful things you
                                              haven’t even heard of yet! He will also fo-     Banquet                                           can do to help us keep in
Wet fly and soft hackles. Traditional to       cus on techniques that will improve your
modern nymphs.                                                                                Location: Fairgrounds’ Exhibit Hall               touch with you.
                                              tying game all around. Better get on board
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Wayne E & Catherine Moore Youth Conclave                                                       Less than a “Hunnert”                                fish. If the cows are up, the fishing is on. My
                                                                                                                                                    disappointment could not be concealed as I
by Louis Semrau                                10:45    Fly tying: Advanced & Beginning                                                             first observed the old bull lying down alone at
                                                                                               by Mike Wilhelm                                      one end of the pasture, but delight came to
   2009 Youth Conclave Chair                            Classes
                                                                                               The title to this piece could be my net income       me as every cow in the field was standing on
October 2 & 3, 2009                            12:30    Lunch                                                                                       the other end. Adding to my amusement of
                                                                                               this year, the times I’ve cursed for missing a
This year there will be an expanded                                                            fish, the number of aches and pains I normally        the day was the bull still lying in the same spot
                                               1:15     Fishing on Dry Run Creek
schedule with activities to better respond                                                     have each day, the number of flies my fly box          several hours later as I departed. Just goes to
to participants’ skills and experience. For    4:00     (or earlier) Pick-up of all            will hold, how many trout I caught on the river      show you can’t depend on a bull for accurate
participants with little fly tying experience            participants                           today or all of the above. All of the above is       information in the field or the stock market.
there will be a two hour introduction to                                                       a pretty good bet but I’m not sure about that        Pertinent data also includes there were some
                                               Safety:
tying on Friday evening in the Ramada Inn                                                      cursing one (does heck count?). In all honesty,      slow periods. When the action slowed for a
                                               For the safety of each participant he/she       I’m not sure about the trout one either. Some-
during the social hour and Live Auction.                                                                                                            few minutes, I made a change. Each time I
                                               will need the following:                        where around noontime counting just didn’t           changed a fly, tippet, weight, indicator depth
For those attending the Friday evening
session there will be advanced tying                                                           seem important anymore but I’m reasonably            or location a fish was caught on the next
                                               Glasses of some type to protect the eyes
                                                                                               sure it was less than a “hunnert”. In any event,     cast; sometimes, two in a row. If it weren’t so
during the Saturday scheduled activities.      during casting.
                                                                                               it was a lot. However, that part isn’t even          much trouble, I’d have changed flies or tippet
Participants unable to attend the Friday
                                               Shoes or boots to wade in the water             important.                                           after every cast. In any event, when the action
session will receive this experience while
                                               (very cold) and mud on Dry Run Creek.           What is important is the Corps of Engineers          slows, consider making a change. It worked
other participants are provided more                                                                                                                for me.
                                               These need not be traditional wading            (God bless ‘em) shut off Bull Shoals dam last
advanced instruction. Those with partici-
                                               shoes. Simply avoid super slick soles           night for 6 hours after running only one unit        In my humble opinion, the most important
pation at previous Conclaves or “home                                                          for the previous 12 hours. So what does
                                               with no traction.                                                                                    part has to be the nineteen-inch and twenty-
town” chapters will be permitted in the                                                        that mean? It means the first decent wading           inch rainbows caught from the same run on
advanced Saturday session. Preregistra-        Since there will be no hooks used during        water to fly fish on the White River for over          back to back casts. These were beautifully
tion is an absolute requirement and there      casting instruction, and fishing on Dry Run      6 months. There were fish to be caught or, at         colored fish, one male and one female. The
will be a token fee to cover additional        Creek does not include traditional casting,     least, casting to do. The fact it was 26 degrees     excitement had me shaking, this time not from
expenses.                                      there is no need to wear the traditional        and the wind was blowing at a 10 mph clip            the cold. The cold had long been forgotten. I
                                               “wide rim hat” to protect the head.             mattered not. Low water is finally here! Hal-         was shaking because not only did I hook these
All Saturday events will take place at the                                                     lelujah! With teeth chattering and the body          two fabulous fish but I, actually, landed and
Norfork National Fish Hatchery (NNFH).         As with most of north east Arkansas,            shivering, every morsel of warm clothing I           properly released them. It was just like one
Parents are responsible for transporta-        there is poison ivy around the hatchery         could muster was assembled. It wasn’t enough         would read about in a magazine.
tion to and from the NNFH. For children        and Dry Run Creek. There will be instruc-       but who cares? There’s low water! Wade fish-          Here is something important to consider. All
under eleven years of age a parent (or         tion during the day concerning the danger       ing is actually possible!                            good things must come to an end. Rising
responsible adult) will need to provide        and identification of poison ivy, but please     The other important part is I was the only one       water came on me about 2 pm. With the ris-
support and supervision while fishing on        alert your child(ren) about this before         fishing. Where was everyone? I know its Sun-          ing water came a flurry of fish catching action.
Dry Run Creek. Lunch will be provided by       hand. Adults in charge of the activities will   day but that never made a difference before.         With the fast rising, swift current, a Sparkle
the Southern Council.                          attempt to monitor activities and keep          Was I the only one to get the message or did         Wooly came to my mind from previous similar
                                               participants safe, but the abundance of         I get the wrong message? Nope, the water             circumstances. Six trout in a row came to the
Schedule:                                                                                      was low and I was the only one there to fish          Wooly from a run I had just fished for twenty
                                               poison ivy and kids’ activity may result in
Friday, October 2, 2009                                                                        it. Ha! Life is good! Perhaps, everyone else is      minutes without a take. Go figure! At 3 pm, I
                                               exposure to the plant or someone/some-
                                                                                               in church. In consideration of that possibility, I   was hungry and exhausted. A meal and a bed
6:30-8:30 Beginning fly tying (Ramada Inn)      thing that has already been exposed.            thanked the Lord for providing me the biggest        were very important to me at the time.
Saturday, October 3, 2009                      Preregistration                                 “praise center” ever constructed in which to         There is one more important thing. All of you
                                                                                               worship this morning. The heating system             get up off your rear ends and head to the riv-
 8:00-4:00 NNFH - Museum and Informa-          Use the pre-registration form in this issue     needs a little work but the rest of it is the        ers for this great fishing. You can’t predict the
tion Center run by The Friends of the          to register EACH Youth Conclave partici-        most beautifully designed architecture I’ve ever     stock market but you can count on the trout.
Norfork National Fish Hatchery                 pant. If you have questions, please contact     seen. This is not a surprise since God made it       Who knows how long gasoline will be a buck
                                               Louis Semrau, Youth Conclave Chair,             Himself. It only took six days to complete, you      and a half a gallon? Fill up the car, tie a few
Please arrive by: 8:00 - Guided tour of the                                                    know? Amazing, isn’t it?
                                               at semrau@suddenlink.net or                                                                          Copper Midges and Y2K’s, bring an extra set of
Hatching Center (NNFH)
                                               (870) 935-5994.                                 Another important part of this piece is the          long johns and get on the water. Next time, I
9:00      Entomology - what flies imitate                                                       cows in the field on the way to the river.            expect to have company when I fish. When I
          in the water                                                                         As most of you do, I’m sure, I use the cows          catch less than a “hunnert”, I need witnesses.
                                                                                               position (standing or lying down) as a gauge         See you on the river soon.
10:30     Snack break                                                                          for the kind of day I’m going to have fishing.
                                                                                               Theoretically, if the cows are down, so are the
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                                                                    Senior Family (65 or more) (By September 15)                             $10            $15
Award Banquet (must be registered to attend) — Adult (over age 10) Saturday Evening                                                          $23            $23
Award Banquet — Children - Ages 4 - 10 (3 & Under — FREE)                                                                                    $10            $10
Saturday Outreach Luncheon (must be registered to attend)                                                                                    $16            $16
2009 Conclave Pin                                                                                                                             $5             $5
FFF Southern Council Shirt                                                                                                                   $38            $38
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Workshop Registrations: (See schedule for workshop content, time, class size and requirements. Several have material fees.)   Quantity   Member   Non-Member           Subtotal
  01. Practical Saltwater Fly Casting Seminar — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                                         $50       $75
  02. Get Ready Class for Aspiring CCIs — Allen Crise and Matthew Whilhelm                                                                  $50         —
  03. Continuing Ed for CCIs — Jay Clark                                                                                                    $35         —
  04. Aquatic Entomology — Art Mazzier                                                                                                      $50         —
  05. How to Cast Weighted Flies and Other Casting Wisdom — Bob Clouser                                                                     $45       $65
  06. Practical Saltwater Fly Casting Seminar — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                                         $50       $75
  07. Tying Classic Wet Flies — Carolyn Dunn ($25 materials fee separate)                                                                    $5       $10
  08. “Ready-Set-Go” Saltwater Skills Class — Stacy Lynn                                                                                     $5       $10
  09. Personal Fly Tying Instruction — Bob Clouser                                                                                          $50       $75
  10. Understanding Macroinvertebrates, Water Quality & Stream Team! — Mark Van Patten                                                       $5       $10
  11. Drift Boat Basics — Ken Richards                                                                                                      $50       $75
  12. Trip-leading for Special Needs Groups — Ken Morrow                                                                                    $20       $25
  13. Beginning Spey Casting — Lee Davison                                                                                                  $50       $75
  14. Leaders for Fly Fishing — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips                                                    $5       $10
  15. Euro Style Nymph Fishing — Davy Wotton                                                                                                $60       $85
  16. The Sunfish — Robert Prytula                                                                                                            $5       $10
  20. Hands on Tying — Davy Wotton                                                                                                          $40       $60
  21. How to Cast Weighted Flies and Other Casting Wisdom — Bob Clouser                                                                     $35       $50
  22. Fishing Dry Flies on the White and Norfork Rivers — John Berry                                                                        $35       $45
  23. Basic Fly Casting Class — Stacy Lynn                                                                                                  $50       $75
  25. Advanced Casting Class — Jay Clark                                                                                                    $25       $35
  26. Fishing Casts — Chuck Easterling                                                                                                      $25       $40
  28. Fly tying with Bob Clouser                                                                                                            $35       $45
  29. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The Accelerated Course — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                                    $35       $45
  32. Fly Fishing for West Coast Bones — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                                                $35       $45
  33. Beginning Fly Tying — Teresa “TBird” Van Winkle                                                                                       $30       $50
  36. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom — Bob Clouser                                                                                               $50       $75
  37. Beginning Fly Casting — Chuck Easterling and Art Mazzier                                                                              $50       $75
  38. Intermediate Casting Class — Jay Clark                                                                                                $25       $35
  40. Diagnosing Your Cast Class — Stacy Lynn                                                                                               $50       $75
  42. Fly Tying with Terry and Roxanne Wilson                                                                                               $25       $45

                                                                                                                              Subtotal This Page (Page 12)
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                                                                                                          Quantity     Member Non-Member             Subtotal
 44. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for Mako Sharks — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                      $35         $45
 45. How to Cast Weighted Flies and Other Casting Wisdom with Bob Clouser                                                   $35         $50
 47. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for Redfish, Tarpon and Bonefish — Capt. Bowman                                              $35         $45
 54. Spey Casting with Single Hand and Switch Rods — Lee Davison                                                            $50         $75
 57. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for Mako Sharks — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                      $35         $45
 58. How to Cast Weighted Flies and Other Casting Wisdom — Bob Clouser                                                      $50         $75
 59. Fishing Dry Flies on the White and Norfork Rivers — John Berry                                                         $35         $45
 61. Beginning Fly Tying — Teresa “TBird” Van Winkle                                                                        $30         $50
 63. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The Accelerated Course — Capt. Conway Bowman                                                     $35         $45
 64. Rotary Tying Techniques — Mike Clark                                                                                   $50         $75
 65. Outreach Luncheon                                                                                                      $16           —
 66. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom — Bob Clouser                                                                                $50         $75
 68. Hands on Tying — Davy Wotton                                                                                           $40         $60
 70. Fly Tying with Bob Clouser                                                                                             $50         $75
 72. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for Redfish, Tarpon and Bonefish — Capt. Bowman                                              $35         $45
                                                                                                                             Subtotal Page 13
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                                   ***WANT TO SAVE SOME MONEY?!!***
                                      Purchase your raffle tickets and banquet tickets NOW during preregistration.
                          RAFFLE TICKET PRICES                                                      SATURDAY EVENING AWARD BANQUET
     Raffle tickets bought prior to September 15, 2009 will sell as follows:            Banquet tickets bought prior to September 15, 2009 will sell as follows:
                       1 /$1 6/$5 12/ $10 25 /$20                                           Adults (11 and over) $23             Children (3 - 10) $10
                      Raffle tickets bought at Conclave:                                                 Banquet tickets bought at Conclave:
                        1/$2 5/$8 10/$15 25/$35                                             Adults (11 and over) $30             Children (3 - 10) $12
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 REGISTER FOR FREE CLASSES (Some have size limitations, so don’t delay!)                                                            QUANTITY

 17. Why is he catching fish and I am not? — Lori Sloas
 18. Spey Casting Demonstration — Lee Davison,
 19. Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program — Al Crise
 24.Just Add Salt — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 27. Texoma on the Fly — Steve Hollensed
 30. Leaders for Fly Fishing — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 31. Ultralight Spey Casting Demonstration — Lee Davison
 34. Adaptive Casting Workshop — Dr. Gary Eaton and Ken Morrow
 35. Belize on the Cheap — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 39. Understanding Macro Invertebrates, Water Quality and Setting up a Stream Team — Mark Van Patten
 41. Jerry Clark Casting Games — Ozark Fly Fishers
 43. The Skinflints Guide to the Florida Keys — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 46. Understanding Fly Tying Materials — Davy Wotton
 48. “The International Game Fish Association and World Records — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman & Craig “Professor” Phillips
 49. Ways to Rig Your Rig — Davy Wotton (First-come basis)
 50. More and Larger Bluegills — Terry and Roxanne Wilson
 51. “Ladies, Come Dip Your Toes in the CCI River.” — Diane Blair
 52. Wayne E and Catherine Moore Youth Conclave
 53. The Skinflints Guide to the Florida Keys — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 55. Leaders for Fly Fishing — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 56. Frugal Fly Fishing: Chile On Your Own — Norm Crisp
 60. Antique Fly Fishing Road Show — Harry Boyd and Company
 62. A Fly Fishing Scavenger Hunt: Catching Our Native Species From Their Native Range — Norm Crisp
 67. Fly Fishing Ponds — Terry and Roxanne Wilson
 69. Adaptive Fly Tying Workshop — Ken Morrow
 71. “Backyard Flats Training” — Capt. Paul “Sodie” Sodaman and Craig “Professor” Phillips
 Casting Instruction with an FFF Certified Casting Instructor (1 Hour - Free w/Registration) [ ] Friday [ ] Saturday Specify Time:
 Fly Tying Instruction with an Expert Fly Tyer (1 Hour - Free w/Registration)              [ ] Friday [ ] Saturday Specify Time:
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FFFSOC Conclave Photo Contest
We are excited to announce this year’s            any trout, bass, tarpon, etc., food and
2009 FFF Southern Council Conclave                their imitations, as in flies.
Photo Contest. All fish must be caught
                                             4.   Fly Anglers in Their Element— People
on a fly and capable of being released.
                                                  of all ages enjoying fly fishing. That
The contest is open only to Federation
                                                  includes: casting, rowing, landing fish,
members.
                                                  etc. Mood shots and action shots are
CATEGORIES                                        welcome.
1.   Freshwater Fish of North America—       5. The Fly Fishing Experience. — Scenic
     Any fish caught on a fly.                    and/or nature shots without people
                                                of fly fishing venues.
2.   Saltwater Fish of North America—
     Any fish caught on a fly.                 6. Professional Images — As a frequently
                                                 published professional, you can enter
3.   Naturals and Their Imitations—Close-
                                                 what you think is your best shot of
     up photography of insects, baitfish or
                                                 the year.
                                                                                            SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS                              RIBBONS AND PRIZES
                                                                                             Photo prints are required. Photos taken             All first, second and third places will re-
                                                                                            in 2008 and 2009 only will be judged.                ceive ribbon. The FFF-SOC will submit the
                                                                                            No smaller than 8x10 and no larger than              first-place photos to the Long Casts to be
                                                                                            11x14. No slides.                                    published.
                                                                                            Film and digital photos can be used, but             Second and third-place photos will be
                                                                                            altered photos are not allowed. Photos               listed by name and category only.
                                                                                            must be mounted or matted but not
                                                                                                                                                 TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO
                                                                                            framed.
                                                                                                                                                 Mail your photo to the Managing Direc-
                                                                                            Each entry must be permanently labeled
                                                                                                                                                 tors or deliver in person to the registra-
                                                                                            on the back with the following:
                                                                                                                                                 tion desk at the Conclave. Hand-delivered
                                                                                            1.   Category                                        entries must be received at the registra-
                                                                                            2.   Name of photographer                            tion desk by 10 a.m. Friday October 2,
                                                                                            3.   Address and phone number                        2009. Mailed photos must be received by
                                                                                            4.   Title of photo and location where shot.         Friday, September 25, 2009 at
                                                                                            5.   Date photo was taken.                                     FFF-SOC Photo Contest
                                                                                                                                                           c/o Riverside Retreat
                                                                                            Contestants must include a self-addressed
                                                                                                                                                           205 River Valley Trail
                                                                                            mailer with sufficient postage for the
                                                                                                                                                           Norfork AR 72658
                                                                                            return of their photo(s). Those without
                                                                                            mailers will become the property of
                                                                                            the FFF-SOC. Contestants attending the
                                                                                            show may drop off their entries in person.
                                                                                            Utmost care is taken to return photos
                                                                                            in perfect condition, but the FFF-SOC
                                                                                            is not responsible for damage or loss in
                                                                                            shipment. Photos will be returned within
                                                                                            6 weeks of the close of Conclave. Those
                                                                                            who do not win a ribbon may pick up
                                                                                            their photos at the close of Conclave.
                                                                                                  Editor’s Note: Can you imagine a big rainbow or brown trout standing proudly next to these saying
                                                                                                           “You oughta have seen the one that got away!”? Photo taken at Bennett Spring State Park.
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Council Challenges                            the web could either have a member that
                                              does have web access print the newslet-
                                                                                             already bought our 20 rods and reels,
                                                                                             and are not long for this planet. If we are
                                                                                                                                               President Ames brought up that one of the
                                                                                                                                               changes of new Bylaws was the addition of
by Fred DuPre’                                ter for them or go to their local library      serious about increasing our member-              positions on the Executive Board of Directors.
                                              to read or print. We would send one            ship, especially with younger members,            Including the positions that had been allowed
Well, this is the first time for me to write                                                                                                    to go unfilled in the past, the number of open
an article for the Long Casts. I am both      newsletter printed each year which would       we need to do something different than
                                              have the conclave information and sign up      we have done year after year. Moving to           positions that needed to be filled was five.
nervous and excited. I am nervous when                                                                                                         He pointed out that in 2009 a large majority
thinking about filling Dennis’ position as     forms. These changes would reduce our          a larger city would attract more locals to
                                                                                                                                               of Board positions were filled with individu-
vice president and excited about the          highest expense item by 75% or a $1,000        the conclave and would allow some of              als who did not have any Board experience.
opportunity to serve you and the best         per issue. We still need to keep up with       us the ability to fly to the event instead         To prevent this in the future he would like to
council in the Federation of Fly Fishers.     each members current email address at          of driving 9 hours. Cities like Memphis, St       discuss the possibilities of placing the Board
Dennis did a great job for many years         the club level as well at the SOC level.       Louis, Dallas/Fort Worth are large enough         members on a rotational election process.
and I tried to shadow him during last         These email addresses are critical for the     to generate 2,000 to 3,000 attendees
                                                                                                                                               A proposal was made by President Ames that
years conclave and was amazed at all          clubs and SOC to communicate to the            each day from the local population.
                                                                                                                                               Board of Directors membership be filled on
the conclave activities he was involved in.   membership.                                                                                      a rotation basis. Specifically that every year
                                                                                             3. Have multiple mini-conclaves across our
Most of us either have taken his service      2. Eliminate some scholarships or conser-      region. Maybe have one in Dallas, one in          1/3 of the Board members would be elected
for granted or he did so much in the          vation funding initiatives.                    Memphis, one in St Louis and one in Kan-          thereby allowing the Board to always maintain
background that we did not know about.                                                       sas City. The local clubs would take turns        a majority of members with experience. VP
Thanks Dennis!!!                              Revenue generation thoughts:                                                                     Malpass seconded the proposal. An explana-
                                                                                             hosting these events and a portion of the
                                                                                                                                               tion was given that to begin these rotational
One of the challenges that I am excited       1. We have discussed in the past about the     money would go to the SOC and a por-              elections 5 positions would need to be avail-
about is helping the council with it’s        need to bring young new members into           tion would go to the local hosting club.          able for election in October 2009, 5 positions
current financial woes. Before I retired, I    our organization and fly fishing. When we                                                          for election in October 2010 and 5 positions
                                                                                             4. Have online raffles throughout the year.
enjoyed figuring out how to financially bail    do this it guarantees us a sustaining mem-                                                       in October 2011. Once the rotational election
                                                                                             Have the SOC solicit large donations, such
out organizations or companies. Hope-         ber over a longer period of time than                                                            process had begun each position would revert
                                                                                             as kayaks, from local vendors and online
                                              most of us have left on this planet. It also                                                     to a 2-year term. This required some of the
fully, with your help, we can figure out to                                                   raffle these items throughout the year.
                                              potentially involves parents of the new                                                          current members to only serve one year
become financially viable again.                                                                                                                (Category A), some to serve 2 years (Cate-
                                              young members in our organization and          5. Seek out large corporate donors to
* Did you know that our proposed              the sport. So how do we do this? Some of       fund our conservation activities. It is           gory B) and some to serve 3 years (Category
budget for 2009 exceeds our projected         the ideas are: 1) Significantly increase each   vogue now for corporations to publicize           C). Volunteers were requested to fill these 3
revenue and we will have to dip into our                                                                                                       categories. President Ames asked VP Malpass
                                              clubs involvement in their local scout-        their “green initiatives” to the public. I
                                                                                                                                               to record the positioning of volunteers or
savings to meet our expenses? This is         ing programs. Not just the Boy Scouts          am willing to buy the green paint if they         required officers within the specific categories.
NOT good! We have to figure out either         but the Girl Scouts also. Invite scouts to     contribute.                                       The following are VP Malpass’ notes.
how to make more revenue, cut costs or        our outings and club activities. 2) Hold
both. I have started a discussion thread on                                                  I know some of these ideas might seem             As for Category “A” - There was only one
                                              local fly fishing expos in your community
the Forums. All you have to do is to enter                                                   radical to you or maybe they are not bad.         person who volunteered for the action...Vice
                                              throughout the year. Make sure that you
the SOC Web site at forums.southern-                                                                                                           President of Education {Al Crise}
                                              have a booth or a presence at every state      Please let me know your thoughts.
councilfff.org and click on Administration,   and county fair, sports show, art and crafts                                                      As For Category “B” - That has some “Static”
and then click on Executive Committee         show or any community event. 3) Have           Executive Board                                   individuals who in reality can not be changed:
and then click on Cost Reduction Idea         club members speak at local social clubs                                                         The President {Michael Ames} / The Execu-
to enter your thoughts and ideas. I would     such as the Lions, Moose, Optimist, etc.
                                                                                             Meeting Minutes                                   tive Vice President/Secretary {Fred DuPre} /
like to have your thoughts and suggestions.   Have the club member show short video          The following are the Executive Board of          The Past President {Sheryl Knight} and The
Either post them on the Forums or email                                                      Directors meeting minutes on June 22, 2009,       Outreach Chair {Kay Jackson}
                                              of fly fishing and talk about your local club
me at flytyerfred@gmail.com or just call       and it’s activities.                           held by conference call.                           As For Category “C” - There were three
me at 817-975-4205.                                                                          The call was initiated at 7:00 pm and role call   individual who volunteered for the extension
                                              2. Move the SOC conclave to a large                                                              of the positions: Vice President of Develop-
Thoughts for cost cutting:                    city in order to attract new members to        was taken at 7:05 pm. The following members
                                                                                             were present: Michael Ames, Larry Murphy,         ment {Howard Malpass} , Treasurer {Michael
1. Discontinue printing and mailing the       our organization and to increase rev-                                                            Kyle} and Vice President of Communications
                                                                                             Sheryl Knight, Michael Kyle, Paul Goodwin,
Long Casts quarterly newsletter to your       enue during the conclave. I know this is       Fred Dupre’, Allen Crise and Howard Malpass.      {Larry Murphy}
home and have each member retrieve the        heresy! What, move our conclave from
                                                                                             President Ames greeted everyone and               Discussion followed of the possibilities that
newsletter from our Web site where they       the absolute best fishing spot on the                                                             unfilled positions could be added to the differ-
                                              planet? Well, most of us that come to          thanked them for their participation in the
can either read from the site or print and                                                   conference call.                                  ent categories to bring about the desired 1/3
read. Members that do not have access to      the conclave have been coming for years,                                                         rotation. Additional discussion was held con-
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cerning gathering of nominees for the vacant
Board positions & the level of the member
                                                sent to the new directors.                      Not Done Yet!                                 ink, and create waste as we discard our
                                                                                                                                              newsletter, we aren’t performing our mis-
rotation. Such as 2 Officers & 3 members,           Chris and Carol Jackson                      by Chris Jackson                              sion statement. Do we believe in what
etc. Paul Sodaman is to be the Chair for the       Council Managing Director                    Managing Director
                                                                                                                                              we say, or do we just say it? Paper comes
Nominating Committee for the 5 unfilled             c/o Riverside Retreat                        Recently I was sitting at my computer
                                                                                                                                              from trees and I’m not what you’d call a
BOD members.                                       205 River Valley Trail                       reading the newsletter of one of the fly-
                                                                                                                                              “tree hugger,” but I like trees. I like it when
                                                   Norfork AR 72568                             fishing clubs to which I belong. I remem-
After the discussion a vote was held on the                                                                                                   they lean out over a stream and keep it’s
                                                   Home: 870.499.3056                           bered how back when the newsletter
proposal. The vote passed 8 -0.                                                                                                               waters cool. I like it when those little tree
                                                   mngdir@southerncouncilfff.org                was in a printed version I set it beside
VP Kyle brought up his desire to have an ad-                                                                                                  inhabiting terrestrials slip and fall into the
                                                There is room for approximately 35 tyers        my easy chair to have an enjoyable read       stream below…it makes for good fishing.
ditional conference call scheduled within the
                                                at each session I know that many tyers          after dinner. It was always fun catching up
next couple of months to discuss fund raising                                                                                                 I know that change isn’t easy, if it was I’d
aspects of the Council.                         would like to tie all four sessions, but that   with what was going on in the club and
                                                                                                checking out a new pattern that some-         actually be able to break all my bad cast-
                                                limits on how many tyers I can have. I
Pres. Ames made a motion to adjourn. It was                                                     one was providing a recipe for, or reading    ing habits! I understand that this change
                                                personally would like to end up with over
seconded by VP Malpass. The meeting was                                                         about someone’s fishing adventure. To be       will be difficult because we have all gotten
                                                140 tyers so that each tyer would only
concluded at 7:27 pm.                                                                           honest, I miss that copy that I held in my    used to looking forward to sitting in our
                                                have to tie one time and could take the
                                                other three sessions to watch and talk to       hands & read while my feet were propped       chairs and reading Long Casts. I also see
                                                                                                                                              the sound financial and environmental
Conclave Tyers                                  other tyers, enjoy the programs, and go         up ….but times change. This club was
                                                                                                spending a huge portion of its budget on      reasons behind the decision to change
                                                out fishing. So to try and reach a happy
                                                medium I try to limit you to tying at 2         printing costs, and a electronic media ver-   Long Casts to being available via elec-
by Dennis ‘Bear’ Reed,
                                                sessions. That will allow for 70 tyers. If      sion had nearly zero costs…so today the       tronic media. As much as I enjoy having
2009 Conclave Fly Tying Chair
                                                there are open spots and you would like         club’s hard copy is gone.                     that piece of paper in my hands I realize
By now all fly tyers should have received        to take one of the open spots, just let me                                                    it very difficult to justify it anymore. In


                                                                                                      “The reasonable man
their invitation to tie at the 2009 South-      know.                                                                                         addition, there are many benefits of an
ern Council Conclave. If you have been                                                                                                        electronic format. Everything will be in
a tyer at the Southern Council Conclave         If you have any questions, just contact me              adapts himself to the                 color! Those bland black ink photos will
in the last couple of years and did not         through email, snail mail or give me a call.                                                  now show those beautiful colors down
receive an invitation please let me know
                                                                                                        world; the unreasonable               the side of that fish. The information will
                                                   Dennis ‘Wild Bear’ Reed
as soon as possible.                               SOC Fly Tying Chair
                                                                                                        man persists in trying                be more timely because it didn’t have a
How do I choose tyers? If you have tyed            Box 271                                              to adapt the world to                 print deadline a month before it reached
                                                                                                                                              your house.
at the Conclave before, you should be              State University, AR 72467-0271                      himself. Therefore, all
on a list that I have of over 200 fly tyers         socflytyingchair@yahoo.com                                                                  Larry Murphy, our VP of Communications
                                                                                                        progress depends on the
                                                                                                                               ”
from around the world. There is one                (H) (870) 935-1837                                                                         has many years of experience in graphic
problem with my list. Lots of times I have         (C)(870) 930-7481                                    unreasonable man.                     design and is a wizard at this stuff. He is
tyers who change their email address and                                                                                                      still working on different ideas and means
forget to let me know. If that happens or
                                                                                                                    — George Bernard Shaw     of implementation, but over the next 6
if you do not have email, then I snail mail     Items For Sale                                  The Southern Council has also reached         months we will keep you posted as we
out the invitation. If I don’t have a mail      Dennis Slane has a #4 Abel reel and a           that crossroads. In 2008 printing & mailing   work to change the way you will receive
address or a telephone number then Both         1290 Graphite 3 (Sage 9 ft for 12 wt.) for      costs were just under $6,000. That is a       Long Casts in 2010. We understand that
of us are sort of up the creek.                 sale. The reel is loaded with backing and       considerable amount of money that is not      there will be obstacles to overcome, but
                                                line and has never seen water in its life. It   used to further our mission to “Conserve,     our goal is to please everyone. So please
I start sending out invitations in late
                                                also has the extended reel seat foot. The       Restore & Educate through Flyfishing.” If      send us your suggestions that will help us
March to early April. Normally I try to
cut off when to accept invitations at the       rod has been fished one time by Charlie          we, as a group, continue to use the paper,    be successful!
end of June. That way I can make sure           Reading and still looks new. He wants
that you are included in the Conclave’s         $600. for the pair- rod and reel.
program.                                        Contact Dennis Slane at 417-883-5057, if
                                                                                                Have
Previously you were asked to send your          interested.                                     you
biography to the Managing Director of                                                           visited
the Southern Council to Pat Smith. Since
Pat has retired, your biography should be                                                       lately?
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Thanks to FFFSOC
Conclave? What is a conclave and why should I go.                                                                                                                                        clubs for their fly
I attended my first fly fishing conclave at                      FLY CASTING. I mean real fly casting                           friendships. I learned about fly tying, places                donations!
the end of the last century, that was ‘97                     not just putting a fly 50-60 ft but sending                    to fish, the important part ‘how to get                       A call went out earlier this year for
or ‘98. It was held at the Ramada Inn in                      it way out. Then they had a pond with                         them to take a fly’. I have only missed one                   donations of flies to be sent to the FFF
Mountain Home AR. That was a two week                         targets. I must have been better than I                       conclave that was to due to ‘Work’ so I                      National Conclave. The fly tyers who
trip in a motorhome. I parked in the park-                    thought as I was awarded a book, I still                      quit. I taught the Youth Class for several                   gave extra effort filled this need and their
ing lot for most of the time, Bull Shoals                     have, for my try at hitting the rings. If you                 years. Now I can attend the Conclave to                      help is deeply appreciated. The following
State Park on the White River was base                        walked out there some one would be                            see my friends and pass on some of what                      Southern Council clubs responded:
camp for the rest of the time.                                casting. Morning, noon or midnight there                      I have learned. We have grown and now                            Green County FF           3 dozen
                                                              was casting. Not just casting, Casting with                   we hold it at the Fairgrounds where we                           North Louisiana FF 3 ½ dozen
I knew a little about fly fishing growing
                                                              some of the best in the country. The who                      have more room for casting classes, tyers,                       North AR FF               7 dozen
up in Michigan then Florida Keys. I was
                                                              is who of fly casting. Classes, clinic, and                    demos, lectures and FUN. If you have a                           MAKO FF                   1 dozen
in TROUT country. What I knew about
                                                              just helpful tips on casting. I was intro-                    question just ask me, I will find someone                         Mid-South FF              7 dozen
them was mighty little. What a place I had
                                                              duced to the Certified Casting Instructor                      to help if I can not.
found. The people here were more than
                                                              program and took off on a journey of a
just helpful. They were more than willing
                                                              lifetime. THIS was my world. When asked
to show, teach, and take me to find a
trout. Flies were being tied inside, vendors
                                                              where I learned to cast I tell them ‘behind
                                                              the Ramada Inn in Mountain Home AR’.
                                                                                                                            Ol Al
                                                                                                                                                                                         Your Donations
showing the latest in equipment.
                                                              I was overwhelmed with fellowship and
                                                                                                                            Allen Crise;
                                                                                                                            FFF Master Casting Instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                         Make the Conclave
WHAT I enjoyed the most was behind
the Ramada. There I was introduced to
                                                              I have over the years built some lifetime                                                                                  a Successful Venue
                                                                                                                                                                                         Every year at this time the Southern
Editor’s Note: Al Crise, VP of Education, is stepping aside to allow the election of a new VP of Education to occur at the General Meeting along with some other planned changes
in leadership. It is with gratitude that his fellow officers and the Board of Directors express their sincerest thanks to Al for his dedicated tenure and service. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                         Council solicits as many fly fishing, fly tying
regarding these leadership changes and the election of officers to occur, visit the Southern Council Web site http://www.southerncouncilfff.org.                                          and non-related items that can be used
                                                                                                                                                                                         for the purposes of fund raising. Do you
                                                                                                                                                                                         have some fly fishing accoutrements that
Clouser (Continued from page 1)                                                                                                                                                          you would like to send to the Southern
also a prolific and highly regarded author                     grammite, E-Z Popper, Floating Minnow                         Federation of Fly Fishers, the Dr. Henshall                  Council? Or do you have a special skill
of flyfishing and fly tying articles. His                        and many others. Bob’s Clouser Min-                           Award presented by the Federation of Fly                     in making a particularly nice piece of
articles have been published in national                      now is claimed to be the most effective                       Fishers, and National Angler of the Year                     equipment or tool that would be the
and regional magazines as well as in                          underwater fly ever developed; rated as                        2000 by Fly Rod and Reel magazine. He is                     envy of any fly fisher? If so, the managing
fresh and saltwater publications. He has                      #1 by Field and Stream magazine. He has                       a strong supporter of recreational fishing                    directors would be glad to accept your
completed two books — Clouser’s Flies                         designed a fly line (The Clouser Taper)                        as well as conservation. He was awarded                      contribution. Each year it takes lots and
of which contains 16 of his world wide                        manufactured by Rio Products that makes                       the 1995 Conservation Award of The Year                      lots of donated items — tying materials,
recognized fly patterns. His other book                        casting heavy wind resistant fly patterns a                    presented by the Susquehanna Small-                          rods, reels, accessories, homemade and
Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and                      dream to cast. He is on the advisory staff                    mouth Alliance, and in1997 the Charles K.                    manufactured items, as well as trips, meals,
Streams, rated by Fly Fisherman magazine                      for Temple Fork Outfitters. He is also                         Fox Rising Trout Conservation Award pre-                     special instruction lessons or any thing
as (Best on the Subject) it contains tech-                    on the staff of Rainy’s Flies Inc. and                        sented by the Cumberland Valley Chapter                      that a fly fisher would find value own-
niques and flies for catching smallmouth                       Renzetti Inc.                                                 of Trout Unlimited.                                          ing — to help the Southern Council raise
bass. Bob enjoys doing freelance outdoor                                                                                                                                                 part of the funds we need annually.
                                                              Awards                                                        Bob his wife Joan, operate Clouser’s Fly
photography.
                                                                                                                            Shop and a Clouserflyfishing.com Web                           Take some time to examine your skills
                                                              Bob has been presented numerous
Fly Patterns and Industry                                                                                                   site / mail order business at 101 Ulrich St.                 and/or possessions and consider what may
                                                              awards for his strong conservation work,
Affiliations                                                                                                                 Middletown, Pa. 17057. Their products can                    become treasured by another fly fisher.
                                                              especially work done to enhance small-
                                                                                                                            be ordered from Bob’s Web site,                              Open your heart and make a
Clouser is the innovator of many fine fly                       mouth bass fishing in Pennsylvania. Most
                                                                                                                            clouserflyfishing.com, where                                   contribution today! Take a moment and
patterns, all of which gained worldwide                       notable among his awards are his induc-
                                                                                                                            information on his schools and trips is                      remember looking over the raffle tables for
popularity. His flies include The Clouser                      tion into the national Fresh Water Fishing
                                                                                                                            also available.                                              items to bid upon and/or win in the many
Minnow, The Half and Half, Clouser                            Hall of Fame as Legendary Angler, the
                                                                                                                                                                                         raffle ticket drawings each year. It takes
Crayfish, Swimming Nymph, Crippled                             Warm Water Committee Achievement
Minnow, Mad Tom, The Darter, Hell-                            Award, a national award presented by The                                                                                   donations so it all can happen in 2009.
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Regional                                      • The Tulsa Fly Fishers – On 13th
                                              June there will be a cleanup day on the
                                                                                           mately 800 hours just in casting and tying
                                                                                           demos for the general public. {I truly hope
                                                                                                                                          3.   Upcoming events for the
                                                                                                                                               2009 Conclave
Development                                   Lower Illinois River. TFF will provide       Bass Pro appreciates their never ending
                                                                                                                                          4.   The use and approval for the indi-
News                                          gloves, bags and lunch. Anyone interested
                                              contact Dick Turnbull, r.turnbull@cox.net
                                                                                           efforts} This coupled with other activities
                                                                                           involving training keep them on top of the
                                                                                                                                               vidual Charter Clubs for the 501(c)
by Wm. Howard Malpass
                                                                                                                                               (3) program which helps the compa-
                                              or Greg Dodds at gregory@checkurfly.          education numbers within the Council!
                                                                                                                                               nies and individuals who donate to
I am very happy to report since the past      com.
                                                                                           • The Lone Star Fly Fishers have so many            your clubs.
issue of Long Casts – Spring 2009 edition,    • Green Country Fly Fishers- The Kids        outings and events planned it would take
we in the Development Division of the                                                                                                     All this and more keeps the Regional
                                              Carp Tournament at Hulah June 20th. If       the rest of the page to cover them for
Southern Council have been quite busy!                                                                                                    Directors {and me} active and hopping.
                                              you are interested please contact Riley      you. If possible, go to the www.lsff.com
                                                                                                                                          We wish to explore any other ideas you
The individual clubs with in the various      Osborn at osborn_riley@sbcglobal.net.        and check em’ out!
                                                                                                                                          may have. Please call on me or any of the
regions of the Southern Council have          The Mountain Home Region                     • The East Texas Fly Fishers are plagued       other Regional Directors to discuss your
been coming alive with the turning of the     with Director Teresa “T-Bird”                with the same issues….SO MANY                  questions. Remember…that is the reason
leaves back to green, the smell of the new    VanWinkle reports –                          THINGS ON TAP, they really have a buffet       for our Board…communications with
grass calling and the beauty that abounds                                                  of events to choose from! When at the          everyone…it is the key to understanding!
within the streams, rivers and lakes of our   • The Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association is
                                                                                           last meeting there were approximately
many areas.                                   Missouri’s First Stream Team and will help                                                  Thanks to all who provide input and
                                                                                           25 + in attendance and this was a slow
                                              host the 20th anniversary celebration of                                                    specific questions to keep us on our toes,
Our Regional Directors have been                                                           meeting. The presentation at each meeting
                                              the Stream Team program on 13th & 14th                                                      keep them coming.
reporting that many of the clubs are in-                                                   is quite varied and full of information and
                                              of June in Waynesville on the banks of the
creasing in their size due to many reasons.                                                recognition of its members.                    Respectfully yours,
                                              Roubidoux Creek. As a Stream Team we
Here are just a few!                                                                                                                      Wm. Howard Malpass
                                              have the Roubidoux club and the ongoing      AS A SIDE NOTE
The Missouri River Valley                     participation of the US Navy’s SeaBee
                                                                                           I have had the pleasure of visiting three of
                                              Detachment stationed on Fort Leonard                                                        THERE ARE FOUR MAIN THINGS IN
Region with Director Mark                                                                  the clubs over the past six weeks and the
                                              Wood.                                                                                       LIFE….YOU CAN NEVER TAKE BACK
Borserine reports –                                                                        openness and friendship extended have
                                              The Dallas / Fort Worth Texas                been overwhelming. The questions have          1.The Stone - After YOU have Thrown it!
• The Traveling Fly Fisher- The past few
months Mark has traveled to many meet-        Region with Director Gregory                 ranged from : Where is my membership           2.The Occasion - After the Loss!
ings, fishing locations and other forms of     Weiler reports –                             card / What is with the Bass Tournament
                                                                                                                                          3.The Word – After it is Said!
communications talking on the Council                                                      / What is in line for the next Conclave /
                                              • There is a lot of activity between the
and its desire to be open and listen to                                                    Update information on the Five Rivers          4.The Time – After it is Gone!
                                              many clubs in his region with Gregory
the comments and questions the club                                                        Fishing Raffle / What does the F.F.F. do
                                              visiting the various clubs and taking part                                                  THERE ARE ALSO FOUR SMALLER
members have. Mark provides answers to                                                     for our clubs / The Casting for Recovery       THINGS IN LIFE….YOU CAN NEVER TAKE
                                              in the meetings, fielding questions and
the various questions were possible and                                                    Program / The Healing Waters Project...        BACK
                                              providing answers to such. The personal
if he runs across one he does not know                                                     and many others.
                                              one-on-one connection is what is needed                                                     1.The Fly – after it is Cast!
the answer to, he makes sure it is passed     to keep the lines of information open        The bottom line is that the clubs are very
on to the individuals who can provide an                                                                                                  2.The Time to Fish – After the Day has gone!
                                              between the individual club members          active and we want to keep the lines of
honest, complete and open answer to           and the council. The size of these clubs     communications open from the individual        3.The Chance to Praise – After the Child is
their issue.                                  provides only the openness of your mind      club member to the council officers. There      Grown !
The Oklahoma Region with Di-                  and a full tank of gas to explore.           is no reason for a member to have a            4.And the Time to Teach a Child - After YOU
rector Greg Dodds reports –                                                                question and not be able to receive a di-      have let him leave!
                                              The Ark-La-Tex Region with
                                                                                           rect answer as well as help on a problem
• The Okie Fly Fishers- They held the         Director John Scarborough                                                                   Many things in life are often wanted to “do
                                                                                           where ever possible.
2009 Smallmouth Rendezvous in Tahl-           reports –                                                                                   over” again….but if we only had the chance,
equah May 1st & 2nd, it was great. It                                                      A few of the things we are still working       but as everyone knows….”Life does not come
                                              • The North Louisiana Fly Fishers held
seems to get bigger every year. They also                                                  on are as follows:                             with practice time”…
                                              several Tying Demonstrations at the Bass
had the distinction of having one of their    Pro Store in Bossier City, LA and worked     1.   The Five Rivers Fly Fishing Raffle from    With this in mind, we need to live everyday
members Zach Bearden earn a spot on           with hundreds of people who come in               the National Office                        as if it were our last.To do the best for
the Youth Fly Fishing Team USA. Great job     the fly fishing area. Over the cou9rse of                                                     our families, our friends and the world as
Zach!!                                                                                     2.   The questions and answers for the
                                              a normal year this club provides approxi-                                                   a whole.
                                                                                                proposed Fly Fishing Bass Tournament
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Youth World Fly Fishing Championship                                                          The Wind Blows in Texas….
2009 — One of Our Own!                                                                        by Mark B. Borserine                                    spotted my fault immediately! She saw
                                                                                              Heart of America Fly Fishers                            immediately that I rotate my wrist (hand)
                                                                                                                                                      out on my longer back casts – Taylor,
                                                                                              Chuck Schaefer and I drove to Glen
                                                                                                                                                      although only 15 saw it immediately! It’s
                                                                                              Rose, Texas over this last weekend for a
                                                                                                                                                      so valuable to have someone else watch
                                                                                              Fly Casting Clinic/Workshop hosted by
                                                                                                                                                      your casting! Al caught me sliding the
                                                                                              Allen Crise, Master Casting Instructor and
                                                                                                                                                      rod up the line on the back cast instead
                                                                                              Director of Education for the Southern
                                                                                                                                                      of making a real haul; just a case of lazy
                                                                                              Council. Glen Rose is about an hour
                                                                                                                                                      hands. The hauling fault is easily corrected
                                                                                              Southwest of Dallas. Al calls his opera-
                                                                                                                                                      but I’m struggling with the rotating wrist;
                                                                                              tion the Hawk Ridge Flycasting School;
by Gregory Dodds                                                                                                                                      something in my body mechanics makes it
                                                                                              Al’s “spread” is indeed on top of a ridge
Regional Director of Development                                                                                                                      really hard for me not to do it, so I’m go-
                                                                                              and there are hawks in abundance. The
The Oklahoma Region                                                                                                                                   ing to have to look into changing my style
                                                                                              weather was cold for Texas and the wind
                                                                                                                                                      on long casts, which is a very challeng-
                                                                                              blew across Hawk Ridge from the North-
8th FIPS-MOUCHE                                                                                                                                       ing thing to do – fortunately I have until
                                                                                              west with a vengeance! The opportunity
CZECH REPUBLIC                                                                                                                                        August to work on it.
                                                                                              for casting in the wind was certainly
CHOTEBOR - VYSOCINA 21. - 27. 7. 2009                                                         there – I can tell you Chuck and I are now              Sunday was dedicated to preparation
ZACH BEARDEN is truly an up and                                                               “ready for the Salt!”.                                  for the CCI Test and both of us got a
                                                                                                                                                      lot out of it: tricks of how to make the
coming young Fly Fisherman! He has been                                                       Chuck and I are both studying for the
                                                                                                                                                      casts, especially roll casting on grass, which
selected as a member of the 2009 Youth                                                        CCI (Instructor Certification). Chuck
                                                                                                                                                      certainly takes special techniques. Then,
World Fly Fishing Championships and will     information from the competition and             will be taking the test for his first time at
                                                                                                                                                      finally the hardest part of the test, the ver-
                                             the interaction with others who loved the        Sowbug, March 15th and I will be tak-
be traveling to the Czech Republic to join                                                                                                            bal tasks where you become the instruc-
                                                                                              ing the test for my third attempt at the
with other members from Canada, France,      sport as much as Zach.                                                                                   tor. Most candidates study and practice
                                                                                              National Conclave in Loveland at the end
Britain and Ireland!                                                                                                                                  hard for the casting portion but spend
                                             Zach also ties flies and ties at local Fly        of August. Saturday was strictly casting
                                                                                                                                                      very little time on the verbal tasks, which
                                             Fishing shows as well as Art Shows. He           and general fishing knowledge; attendees
Zach started fishing when he was 4 with                                                                                                                is where the majority fail. The experience
                                                                                              were divided up into beginner, intermedi-
his Mother and older brother. He then        is truly excited to have this opportunity                                                                was invaluable for both Chuck and I.
                                                                                              ate and advanced. Chuck and I were in
fished bass tournaments with his father       to fish with some of the best fly fishing           the advanced group. My “lesson learned”                 If you can find the time to attend one of
when he was about 9 years of age. Then       anglers in the world.                            was that instruction is invaluable even for             Al’s Clinics at Hawk Ridge, there are usu-
when he was 10 he decided he liked the                                                        those that consider themselves pretty                   ally four a year, it is an invaluable experi-
                                             He is an active member of the Gore band.
idea of fishing with a Fly Rod. He had                                                         good. I have been plagued for years                     ence! Contact: Allen Crise, FFF Master
                                             He plays the Euphonium and will be the           with my leader hooking to the right on                  Casting Instructor, Hawk Ridge Flycasting
some of the best local teachers to assist    section leader for the Brass of the band         my longer casts; a 15-year old instructor               School, Glen Rose TX, 254-897-2045 h,
him as he learned to fish for trout. His      his Jr. Year in High School.                     candidate from the Red River Fly Fishers                254-396-1574 c
mentor is Mr. Kelly Gattenby. He has spent
many a day on the Lower Illinois River       As in ALL volunteer activities, the mem-
with Kelly catching Striper and Trout.       bers sometimes need to ask for help. If
                                             you can help with defraying the cost of
As he turned 14 he traveled to Livingston,   transportation and housing for this once
Montana to the FFF National Conclave         in a life time activity, please contact Zach
with the Native Women Fly Fishers. He        and his mother. He can be reached at:
competed in the casting competition and      Zach Bearden (z.bearden@live.com)
won first place in the Men’s Division.
In 2008 he was chosen to fish in Frisco,      Let’s assist this young man in any way we
Colorado with the America Cup Youth          can to achieve this wonderful opportunity        Taylor, Red River Fly Fishers, instructs students in refining their casting skills at Hawk Ridge Flycasting
Team. He learned a great wealth of           he has been presented with.                      School. (Photo by Marc Borserine, Heart of America Fly Fishers)
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CAN YOU HELP WITH CONCLAVE?
by Terry Beeson                                                                                    part of the problem?                              thing else you do before bedtime.
2009 Conclave Facilities Chair                                                                     I attended a time management seminar              After you have done this for a week, take
                                                  The fishing may be good, but a couple
                                                                                                   where the speaker talked about the idea           a long look at it on Sunday afternoon.
Conclave. Wow. Seems like only yes-               hours of your time will mean so much in
                                                                                                   of “I don’t have time.” Many of us use that       Take a pen and mark out those items on
terday we were all together casting rods,         making Conclave a much better event.
                                                                                                   excuse when it comes to casting practice.         your list/log that are “must do” items, such
tying flies, learning techniques, eating great
                                                  If you wish to volunteer some time to            But do we have the time or not?                   as driving to work, doctor’s appointments,
food, and having a good time all around.
                                                  either setup, teardown, or any facilities                                                          etc. Be sure that these things are unavoid-
Now, it is only a few months away again.                                                           When we think about it, there are 24
                                                  related help during Conclave, please give                                                          able and not just “important” to you.
                                                                                                   hours in each day. We may need to prac-
If I learned anything last year at Conclave       me a call at 417-569-2559 or email me at
                                                                                                   tice a half hour or an hour each day to           Now take a look at what is left. These are
it is the fact that it takes a lot of people to   tbeeson@hotmail.com.
                                                                                                   become a better caster. So when we say            the things that you are putting a priority
put on such an event. There were around
                                                  I DON’T HAVE TIME                                we don’t have time, we are wrong. We              over casting practice. Maybe it is tying
700 participants in 2008 and a vast major-
                                                                                                   only need a fraction of the time in our day       flies. Could it be taking the kids to ball
ity of them did something to help out.            Many years ago, a fellow I worked with
                                                                                                   to practice. So what are we saying when           practice? What about watching your
Even if it was a minor detail, it seems we        made a statement in a meeting that
                                                                                                   we rally the cry “I don’t have time?” All         favorite TV show?
always pull together when it matters.             has stuck with me since. We had been
                                                                                                   we are saying is simply that there were
                                                  working on solving some problems in our                                                            Determine if any of these give you free
Not meaning to sound like a broken                                                                 other things more important to us than
                                                  process and we needed some people                                                                  time that goes unused. For instance, if you
record, I do hope that you will consider                                                           practicing.
                                                  to help with gathering information and                                                             take your kids to ball practice and stay
volunteering your help in the setup and
                                                  performing tasks. Harry, who was one of          Yes, most of us have very busy lives and          while they run drills, what are you doing?
tear down of the conclave facilities at
                                                  the managers, made the statement that            feel like we are unable to fit in some             Could you be getting a few casts in while
the fairgrounds this year. It takes a lot
                                                  “if you’re not a part of the solution, you’re    practice with a fly rod. If you have kids, it      waiting?
of work to load, unload, and place tables
                                                  part of the problem.”                            is even more difficult to put a half hour
and chairs, plus run electricity, make sure                                                                                                          Look at items on the list that are left. Are
                                                                                                   into your schedule. But you have to make
there is water and coffee, and all the            I see this in many of the things we talk                                                           these things more important to you that
                                                                                                   up your mind that you must practice
other things that go with the setup. Then,        about in fly fishing. How many of you                                                                improving your cast? Is finding out who
                                                                                                   to improve and you must find the time
on Sunday morning, the task of taking             wish you could cast better or set the                                                              gets voted off American Idol this week
                                                                                                   somewhere to get that practice in. With
down all those and putting them back              hook faster? I would bet the farm that                                                             more important that getting your tailing
                                                                                                   that in mind, here are a few tips to help
into storage for next year is evenly time         not a one of us would say no. We all                                                               loops to disappear?
                                                                                                   you find that time.
consuming.                                        want to be better fishermen. At the same
                                                                                                                                                     There are nuggets of time out there in all
                                                  time, we all know that to become better          Find out where your time is going now.
But, the more people involved with these                                                                                                             our lives that go unutilized. It just takes
                                                  at anything takes time and practice.             Make a log of everything you do during
events, the easier and faster it will go. I                                                                                                          a bit if work to find those nuggets and
                                                                                                   the week. Start out on a Monday with
openly challenge each club in the SOC             So what are you doing to better your fly                                                            put them together for something that will
                                                                                                   the cup of coffee, watching the weather,
to have at least a handful of members             fishing skills? Do you practice as much as                                                          improve our fishing.
                                                                                                   getting ready for work, etc. Then the drive
present and willing to do their part on           needed? Do you make a conscientious
                                                                                                   to work, lunch, drive home, take the kids         Good luck to you on finding that time and
Thursday morning and Sunday morning.              effort to hone your skills while on the
                                                                                                   to practice, watch the news, and every-           putting it to good use.
                                                  water? Are you part of the solution or




                                                  2009 Norfork Youth Fishing Event
                                                  by Theresa TBird Van Winkle,
                                                  Mountain Home Regional Director of Development
                                                  Davy Wotton, Theresa ‘TBird’ Van Winkle and others trained youth during the event. Here’s two
                                                  of the top fishing youth from two separate classes and it went off without a hitch once again.
                                                  Attendance was shy about 50 kids, but it was a success in all. Great weather, and the Corps of
                                                  Engineers shut the water off until after the event was moved from the river into the campground.
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From the other side of the vise...
My day at Wapsi,                                      that the “pickers” do not have on the shelves.         dubbing that I blended on my day at Wapsi.              depth behind the scenes experience that I was
                                                      Next she goes to her stock room to see if she                                                                  so fortunate to experience, you will as a fly tyer
Just Dubbing it in!                                   has any of the needed materials already on
                                                                                                             About half way through the day after filing
                                                                                                                                                                     definitely see what it is like first hand from the
                                                                                                             the Kaufman blends of 12 packs, I realized that
by Teresa “TBird” VanWinkle                           hand; and, if so, what at stage of production                                                                  other side of the vise.
                                                                                                             each one of these little spaces was individu-
                                                      are in.
                             Although spring has                                                             ally packed and not filled by a machine. Tiffany,        For more on WAPSI and its history, go to
                             not yet sprung on        Today, we needed to make two colors, natural           Eric and I stood along a table and placed the           www.wapsi.com.
                             Thursday, February       craw dub for the 12 packs of the Dave                  appropriate color in the correct spaces. Once
                                                                                                                                                                     For more on Davy you can visit his Web site
                             19, 2009 in Flippin,     Whitlock SLF and minnow gill.                          packed the items are off to the picking room so
                                                                                                                                                                     www.davywotton.com. What some of you may
                             Arkansas I had an                                                               that they may be shipped to their destinations
                                                      At this point, I learned that many blended col-                                                                not know is that Davy invented the product SLF
                             extra spring in my                                                              for you to buy.
                                                      ors go into producing just one of the colors of                                                                which stands for Synthetic Living Fiber.
                             step on this par-
                                                      dubbing. I also had no idea that a gram                Wapsi is, to date, the largest provider of fly ty-
                             ticular morning; my                                                                                                                     Davy’s company began in Pontypool Gwent,
                                                      was such an important value of weight. I               ing materials in the world, yes, right here in little
                             destination, Wapsi                                                                                                                      Wales in the United Kingdom. From Wales,
                                                      quickly learned.                                       ol’ Arkansas.
                             Fly Company in                                                                                                                          Davy’s company changed single handed the
                             Mountain Home.           Once all of the individual colors are measured         Tiffany told me today the company produces              way that fly tyers would forever be able to
                                                      by the appropriate grams they are thrown to-           627 colors of blended/dyed materials for the            tie a fly. The complete story of the history of
                             My request had
                                                      gether to begin the blending process. I learned        public. Wow! All of those colors from the 5             SLF should really come from Davy himself and
                             been honored
                                                      quickly that if you open the machine before the        primary colors.                                         I know that would be a program that I too
                             and today I would
                                                      fluffing stops, you become covered in dubbing -                                                                  would enjoy attending.
                             spend an entire                                                                 Tiffany’s one question to Eric before she met
                                                      prism is the worst for static. Tiffany has a secret
                             day in the dubbing                                                              me - “is she going to
                                                      solution for illuminating the static. The bottle
                             room.                                                                           be afraid to get dirty?”
                                                      says secret static solution, that’s how I know.
                                                                                                             Eric had faith in me and
Although it is not typical for the public to come
                                                      There is another process to the blending. It is        reportedly told her no, I
into the work area and actually perform labor
                                                      called carding. It is a bit like placing small blobs   would not be afraid to get
tasks, my experience would allow me to better
                                                      of dust bunnies in front of your Hoover and            dirty. I must admit, my fly
understand the process of making dubbing.
                                                      turning it on, this process may be repeated until      tying friends asked that I
As most of you already know I tie flies for an         the desired texture is created. Because colors         collect the materials from
income; specifically Welsh styles flies developed       vary in the dying process this is where the            the floor before leaving
by Davy Wotton.                                       material is scrutinizes and corrections must be        that day. No need to
                                                      made in order to reproduce the original in the         do that. Whatever was
From the other side of the vise we travel             swatches of dubbing pattern book. Any color            airborne in the dubbing
through the employee entrance to the dubbing          variation has to be written down and, yes, mea-        room was firmly attached
room itself located rather centrally in the Wapsi     sured to the correct gram before this process          to me...my hair, eyelashes
factory.                                              goes further.                                          and mostly my lipstick! The
The company is family owned and operated                                                                     next day when I awoke,
                                                      Once there is the desired texture and color,
by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Schmuecker and their four                                                                I had a new appreciation
                                                      then all the machines used now have to be
sons, Carl, Joe and Eric.                                                                                    for cats coughing hair balls.
                                                      completely cleaned before beginning the next
                                                                                                             We will just stop there on
Each of the sons represent talent in various ar-      color. Because the natural craw dub was lighter
                                                                                                             that note.
eas of the company. Carl for instance oversees        in color and the minnow gill shares some of the
day to day operations in the office, Joe excels        same color properties the machines did not             If you have never had the
in the dying room and Eric had the specific            need to be cleaned out so much and we began            opportunity to take the
honor of being mentored by Davy in Wales.             weighing the colors of the raw dyed materials          “Wapsi Tour” I recom-
Davy speaks highly of Eric’s ability to handle the    for the minnow gill order.                             mend it. I don’t think I left
operations of the dubbing process as well as                                                                 the factory with any last-
                                                      If you cannot imagine, as I couldn’t before today,
Eric’s talent in fly tying.. Once inside the factory                                                          ing impressions of my day
                                                      how much a gram of dubbing is; set your scales,
I was met by Eric and Tiffany and immediately                                                                spent there; however, I did
                                                      and try this at home. You will be surprised.
Eric handed me off to Tiffany as I would shadow                                                              get a visit from Tom and I
her this day. As we began I was familiarized          With Tiffany’s supervision I made in one day           am welcome to return to
with “the Board”. The board is where the list         enough dubbing in those two colors for one             the dubbing room anytime
of needed inventory items for the “picking” is        years worth of production. So next time you            that I get tired of tying
placed. Tiffany makes a note of the materials         pick up a 12 pack of Dave Whitlock SLF Dub-            flies. Although you may
                                                      bing you may very well be holding the same             never get to see the in
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                                                                                                                                     Fly Fishing                                 Other
                                                                                                                                     Thursday                                    Thursday
                                                                                                                                         12. Trip Leading for Special Needs          11. Drift Boat Basics
                                                                                                                                             Groups                              Friday
                                                                                                                                         14. Leaders for Fly Fishing                 19. Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit
                                                                                                                                         15. Euro Style Nymph Fishing
                                                                                                       FFF                               16. The Sunfish                                  Badge Program
                                                                                                 SOUT
                                                                                                     HERN COUNCIL                                                                Saturday
                                                                                                     CONCLAVE
                                                                                                                                     Friday
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                                                                                                                   •   OK                17. Why is he catching fish and I am         Photography Contest Display
                                                                                       • LA                               •
                                                                                  KS
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                                                                                                                                             not?                                    52. Wayne E and Catherine Moore




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                                                                                                                                         22. Fishing Dry Flies on the White
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                                                                                                                                                                                         Youth Conclave




                                                                                                                                 X
                                                                                                                                             and Norfork Rivers                      60. Antique Fly Fishing Road Show
                                                                                                                                         24. Just Add Salt
table of contents                                                                                                                        27. Texoma on the Fly
                                                                                                                                                                                     65. Outreach Luncheon
                                                                                                      2009                               29. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The               73. Awards Banquet
Featured Fly Fishers .................................. 1
                                                                                                                                             Accelerated Course                  Sunday
President’s message .................................. 2
Letter from Mayor Osmon,
                                                                   Casting                                                               30. Leaders for Fly Fishing                 General Membership Meeting
                                                                   Thursday                                                              32. Fly Fishing for West Coast Bones        Board of Directors Meeting
Mountain Home ....................................... 2
                                                                       1. Practical Saltwater Fly Casting                                35. Belize on the Cheap
All Quiet on the                                                           Seminar                                                       36. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom
Conservation Front ................................ 2                  2. Get Ready Class for Aspiring                                   43. The Skinflints Guide to the          Tying
Rhea Topping (ad) ..................................... 2                  CCIs                                                              Florida Keys                        Thursday
2009 Conclave Schedule ....................... 3                       3. Continued Ed for CCIs                                          44. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for         4. Aquatic Entomology
Wayne E & Catherine Moore                                              5. How to Cast Weighted Flies and                                     Mako Sharks
                                                                                                                                                                                     7. Tying Classic Wet Flies
Youth Conclave Schedule .................. 10                              Other Casting Wisdom                                          47. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for
                                                                       8. “Ready-Set-Go” Saltwater Skills                                    Redfish, Tarpon and Bonefish              9. Personal Fly Tying Instruction
Less than a “Hunnert:........................... 10
                                                                           Class                                                         48. The International Game Fish             10. Understanding
Pre-Registration Form.......................... 11
                                                                       13. Beginning Spey Casting                                            Association and World Records               Macroinvertebrates, Water
Conclave Schedule (continued) ............ 15
                                                                   Friday                                                            Saturday                                            Quality and Setting up a Stream
Photography contest ............................ 15
                                                                       21. How to Cast Weighted Flies and                                49. Ways to Rig Your Rig                        Team
Council Challenges ................................ 16
                                                                           Other Casting Wisdom                                          50. More and Larger Bluegills           Friday
Exec Board Mtg Minutes .................... 16
                                                                       23. Beginning Fly Casting Clinic                                  53. The Skinflints Guide on the              28. Fly Tying with Bob Clouser
Council Challenges ................................ 16                 25. Advanced Casting Class                                            Florida Keys                            33. Beginning Fly Tying
Concave Tyers ........................................... 17           26. Fishing Casts                                                 55. Leaders for Fly Fishing                 39. Understanding
Not Done Yet! .......................................... 17            31. Ultralight Spey Casting                                       56. Frugal Fly Fishing: Chile on Your           Macroinvertebrates, Water
Conclave? What is a conclave                                               Demonstration                                                     Own                                         Quality and Setting up a Stream
and why should I go? ............................ 18                   34. Advanced Casting Workshop                                     57. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for
                                                                                                                                                                                         Team
Fly donations ............................................. 18         37. Beginning Fly Casting                                             Mako Sharks
                                                                       38. Intermediate Casting Class                                    59. Fishing Dry Flies on the White          42. Fly Tying with Terry and Roxanne
Donations requested............................ 18
                                                                       40. Diagnosing Your Cast Class                                        and Norfork Rivers                          Wilson
Regional Development News ......... 19
                                                                       41. Jerry Clark Casting Games                                     62. A Fly Fishing Scavenger Hunt:           46. Understanding Fly Tying Materials
Youth World Fly Fishing
                                                                       45. How to Cast Weighted Flies and                                    Catching Our Native Species         Saturday
Championship 2009 -
                                                                           Other Casting Wisdom                                              from Their Native Range                 61. Beginning Fly Tying
One of Our Own!.................................. 20
                                                                   Saturday                                                              63. Bass Fly-Fishing 101: The               64. Rotary Tying Techniques
The Wind Blows in Texas ................... 20                                                                                               Accelerated Course
                                                                       51. “Ladies, Come Dip Your Toes in                                                                            68. Hands-on Tying
Can You Help with Conclave? ......... 21                                   the CCI River”                                                66. Smallmouth, Top to Bottom               69. Adaptive Fly Tying Workshop
2009 Norfork Youth Fishing Event 21                                    54. Spey Casting with Single Hand                                 67. Fly Fishing Ponds                       70. Fly Tying with Bob Clouser
From the other side of the vise...... 22                                   and Switch Rods                                               71. “Backyards Flats Training”
Riverside Retreat (ad) .......................... 23                   58. How to Cast Weighted Flies and                                72. Fly Fishing the Ragged Edge for
Quick Reference Guide ...................... 24                            Other Casting Wisdom                                              Redfish, Tarpon and Bonefish

				
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