SFF 2017 FLY FISHING SCHOOL Final Report
By: Claude Kistler and Rick Newman (Co-Chairs)
This year’s fly fishing school concluded under overcast skies and windy conditions at Medical Lake for the final “Casting on the Water” day and pizza lunch. Forty students participated in the seven week course and received instruction in Equipment, Knots, Still and Moving Water, Entomology, Water Safety, Fish Identification, History of Fly Fishing and Fishing for Warm Water species. They also participated in three casting sessions on the grass in rain, wind and cold and handled all
conditions with great attitudes and spirit.
The success of the school depends on our great presenters who were: Dan Ferguson, Brad Thompson, Al Odenthal, Judy Kaufman, Carolyn Sells, Kurt Tempel, Walt Balek and Len Zickler.
The casting classes were instructed by Len who was assisted by ten to twelve club members who did an outstanding job of assisting and mentoring in less than ideal weather conditions. Thanks folks.
Special thanks to co-chair Rick Newman who coordinated the computer and AV equipment needs of the class presenters. Thanks to all for making this class so very successful.
Lastly, we have 40 newly trained students who are eager to continue their fly fishing instruction and learning. Please take the time to get to know them, help show them what you know, answer their questions and welcome them to our club.