2017 OUTINGS SCHEDULE
DATE / LOCATION / HOST / RATINGS/EXPLANATION(details below)
2017 Outings have not yet been determined. They will be listed in an upcoming Barbless Flyer and also here on the website.
BE AN OUTINGS HOST IN 2017
BY: Rick Diffley
First, a BIG thank you to those who have been an outings host! Second, how many of you thought about being a host, but felt it was too much work; or, felt that it was someone else’s job? Finally, here’s the truth: In 2016, numerous outings were cancelled because we didn’t have a host.
I’ll be sharing parts of the club’s guidelines for being a host to give members an idea of what is involved. Here is part 1 of 3.
“GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING AN OUTING”
Mission Statement: “No Angler Left Behind”
The Outings Committee, the SFFC Board and hosts genuinely care about each member’s experience during an outing and are dedicated that the experience be productive, meaningful and enjoyable for everyone. While we cannot guarantee everyone will catch fish, we will ensure every member feels welcomed, supported and has a positive experience.
Prior to the outing:
With the help of the Outings Chair, prepare an article for the “Barbless Flyer” the month before the outing: Directions to the outing and/or camp site. Discuss equipment and flies (Ex: Flies to use, sizes & colors. Floating line and/or sinking line. Leader 3x-5x. Tippet: Mono or Fluorocarbon 3x-6x.).
Note in the newsletter if a meal is planned. If no food is being provided state that the event is BYO/DIY (Bring Your Own/Do It Yourself).
If you plan on providing food, check with President and Treasurer about available funds and what food and/or beverage you have in mind to submit for reimbursement.
Cooking Equipment and Supplies: SFF Club provides salt, pepper, napkins, plastic dinnerware, cups, grill (note no bbq available), propane tank, ice chest, etc.
First Aid Kit and SFF Club Banner must be picked up for all overnight outings.
For the club meeting prior to the outing, contact the club president. Plan on making a brief 2-3 minute presentation regarding the outing.
Get the signup sheet for the outing, along with waiver forms and emergency
Question? Contact Outings Chair Rick Diffley at email@example.com.
Note: These are proposed outings. Weather, water conditions, and fishing conditions may impact an outing resulting in a cancellation. Check newsletters and the clubs website for updated outings information and changes.
Note: To meet the requirements of the clubs insurance policy, the Board has determined that Outings that do not have a Host by the meeting preceding the Outing will be cancelled. This means that by the close of the May meeting, all June, July, August and September Outings must have a host appearing on the Outings sign-up sheet(s) and the information posted on the club’s website.
If you have any questions contact the following individuals: Rick Diffley: firstname.lastname@example.org Gale Allen: email@example.com
RATING DESCRIPTIONS 2017
Level Water Conditions & Watercraft Skill Level Descriptions
1 Water – Lake or River: Still water. Easy access.
Skill Level: Rookie to expert. First time pontoon/drift boat owners should start here.
Float Tubes okay here only.
2 Water: Still water. Limited access – River. Comfortable current, small rapids, easy wading.
Skill Level: Level 1 accomplished. First river outing with experienced club member.
3 Water: Still Water: Difficult access.
River: Float, faster water, obstacles, rapids, sweepers.
Wade: Difficult access, fast, slick rocks.
Skill Level: Level 2 accomplished and mastered. Good boat handling skills. Can read
water and react appropriately.
4 Water – River: Faster water, changing conditions, heavy rapids, obstacles, braids.
strong hydraulics, sweepers.
Skill Level: Level 3 accomplished and mastered. Excellent boat handling skills. Can
read river quickly and respond.
5 Water: River: Complex water, changing hydraulics and river path. Complex rapids,
falls, scouting recommended.
Skill Level: Expert boat handler with a lot of experience in complex hydraulic
situations. Must be able to read and react immediately and correctly.
Each time a member enters a new skill level for the first time it is recommended they consult with the Host, Pontoon Safety Instructor, and/or make arrangements to go with an experienced member skilled at that level.