Thursday, December 27, 2018
WE ARE ALL INVITED TO A FREE
INTRODUCTORY SPEY CLASS!!!
John Macdiarmid is holding an introductory spey class on Sat. Jan. 5 at 10:00a.m. He says:
In this introductory session we will talk about spey equipment and when to use what. How to fish with a spey rod will also be discussed. Then we will discuss spey books, DVDs and internet sites. I’ll try to have some handouts but you may want to bring pen and paper for note taking.
Remember also Will Johnson of the Ashland Fly Shop has free spey lessons at the picnic area of the Tou Velle State Park every third Sunday of the month at 9:00a.m. Will has generously done this for several years now and I encourage you to attend. He often has a few extra rods he can lend you for the class.
It is my hope that this group will consist of not just beginners but accomplished spey casters as well.
Experienced casters will be encouraged to chime in and share there experiences with the class.
We have 4 club spey rods and will be glad to lend them to folks that have some experience and are ready to practice spey casting. It can be difficult to get out in the winter time but I find 30 mins. about right for a casting practice session. Most of us can tolerate the cold for a short period. I often practice at boat ramps with just knee boots, it is easy to wade out a short distance and there is no brush behind you.
Standing knee deep in a river methodically swinging the rod, fishing the swinging fly, stepping down to repeat the cast and swing is the most soothing, enjoyable activity I know. You are so in tune with the moving water and the natural surroundings, you become a participant with nature, not just an observer. I look forward to sharing the passion.
The gathering place will be the Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park at 8401 Old Stage Road. To get there from Medford take I-5 N and exit at exit 40. Turn left back over the freeway and continue on the Old Stage Road south towards Jacksonville. The park has a stone entrance on the right just before the road crosses Kane Ck. and begins to climb the hill. There is a fountain in the front yard.
Posted by Careyspecial at 9:34 PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45
Dinner and Meeting 6:45
Program 7:45 - 8:45
Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford OR 97504
You can email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (give your name and how many for dinner)
Special dietary request: email Theresa at tms1910@icloud. com or call (541)702-2153 by the Tuesday preceding the meeting.
Posted by Careyspecial at 9:43 AM