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COF Committee Chairpersons
January 1 2001
To bring you up to date: Daryl Crozier had a change in employment and was forced to resign from the board and newsletter. (he's back on the road and won't be around much.) Bob & Tommie Speik have agreed to take over as both editors and publishers of the newsletter. I'm sure this will work just fine. We discussed many things about the club, its officers, board actions and committee plans at the january board meeting and, with a little help from each member, we hope to continue to improve what this club does.
Remember that at the January Club meeting it's the Annual Business Meeting and will include the election of new Officers and Board Members. With the loss of Daryl from the Board we need someone to fill in for the coming year in his Board seat. Check with me at the January meeting and let me know if you are interested. It's a simple "appointment" so no big deal.
Final thought: I heard a comment that really caught my attention. When asked about going fishing with others, at random, a person said they only wanted to go with someone better so they could learn more. If everyone felt that way no one would ever be willing to teach, and no one could ever learn. An old quote I learned a long time ago has stuck in mind: A lesson once taught is twice learned; by both the teacher and the student. Take the time to meet others in the Club and be willing to share your knowledge on fly fishing. You'll be surprised at how much you from "trying" to teach.
See you at the January Meeting.
New Members do not forget to pick up your copy of "Harry Teals No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Central And Southeastern Oregon" from Bill Lundy. He will be at the "Welcome Table" at our next monthly Meeting.
See you all there!
For those arriving early, Peter will be tying and demonstrating the use of several saltwater fly patterns beginning at 6:00 P.M. If you are planning on doing saltwater fly fishing in Baja, this is a program that you will not want to miss.
The Monthly gatherings start at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00PM.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Invite a neighbor or friend to join us at the next meeting.
Election of Officers and Board for 2001 COF’s Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers and Board of Directors for the year 2001 will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 7:00 PM at The Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 NE 4th Street, Bend. This is the same night as our regular monthly meeting, so we’re sure most of our members will be present. COF’s Treasurer, Mark Reisinger, will give an up-to-date financial report, and our Nominating Committee will present their nominees for Officers and Board for next year. All COF members are encouraged to attend.
Among the first events scheduled for which we need volunteers are the Angler Ed Certification program and Egg deliveries to the local schools. Then help is always needed for the Fly Tying Expo and COF at the Sportsmen's Show. Volunteer Sheets will be circulated at the monthly Meetings and you will have a chance to sign up at that time. Thanks for volunteering.
The February COF meeting will be about the Kokanee Karnival and its many functions and programs. If the trailer has arrived by then, it will be on display as well. Please come and talk with KK volunteers, become familiar with KK materials and talk to teachers about the effectiveness of Kokanee Karnival.
Sometime toward the latter part of January, 22 schools will receive Rainbow trout eggs to raise in the classroom. We need volunteers to help with classroom set-up and distributing the eggs. These activities require minimal amounts of volunteer time, but are very rewarding.
A Fish Dissection training session will be held on February 24 to teach those interested in how to conduct the KK's very popular Fish Dissection classroom activity. Training will last for 2 hours with time and place to be announced. The Fish Dissection part of KK is a 1 hour and 15 minute activity where-in two Kokanee Karnival volunteers guide students in the classrooms through a fish dissection class. KK provides allmaterials and programming. 23 schools have requested this activity, which occurs in the March to May time frame. We need several folks to volunteer to help with this engaging hands-on activity.
Another popular classroom activity is the ODFW Angler Education Program. We will conduct an Angler Education workshop on March 17 to certify volunteers as Angler Education instructors. Angler Ed is a very popular hands-on classroom activity. There are 18 schools requesting Angler Ed this Spring. Volunteers will work with individual schools to present the AE program in coordination with the requesting classroom teacher. In addition, Parks and Rec has requested help in conducting an Angler Education workshop in May.
April 17 through 19 and 24 through 26 are the dates for the "Kids Angling Clinic". This is where it all comes together, with children spending a day at Shevlin park learning about fish, anatomy and equipment, then spending the afternoon fishing.
Please plan to volunteer to help with Kokanee Karnival's Winter and Spring classroom and field events.
Art McEldowney firstname.lastname@example.org, 385-6789
Your banquet committee, chaired by Mark Reisinger and Ken Stringer, is already working on the details. They have booked Terry Steele, a fabulous outdoor photographer and speaker. Terry will present a slide presentation on our beautiful western U. S. scenery and wildlife. The program will be pleasing to both the man and woman of the family. Great auction and raffle items are already being promised to the committee. This Banquet will definitely be one that all COF members will want to attend.
If any COF members have items they would like to donate to the Banquet, please contact Mark Reisinger (389-4124) or Ken Stringer (330-3920) as soon as possible. They will be glad to hear from you.
Mark your calendars and plan on being there on March 3!
THE WEBER COMPANY CATALOG - 1930
From Jim Abbs (FFF ClubWire-11/96)At one time the Weber Company of Stevens Point, WI, was the largest fly tying company in the U.S. It sold flies and all manner of fly fishing gear from a catalog, starting at least 50 years ago.
A full-page Weber Company ad from an old issue of Forest and Stream magazine carries some history of Weber and how fly fishing used to be. A Weber split bamboo fly rod (hand-made, 3 piece), the Monogram was $15 and a Weber Henshall fly reel was $5! To complete your outfit, you needed a double tapered Henshall fly line at $4 and one-half dozen gut leaders in a Reddi-Moist waterproof, transparent oilskin pouch at $2.25.
Of course you needed some flies. How about the Weber Whiskerbug, a fly that has lured the biggest browns, rainbows and salmon that brought new records with smallmouth and that taught the skeptics that the BIGGEST largemouth will hit the fly - and how! Oh, by the way, a dozen of these whiskerbugs was 60 cents. With flies, the total cost was $26.85, a month's wages in 1930. It also may be that the Weber Catalog was the first fly fishing magazine. The ad said to send 25 cents (refundable on the first order) for the Newest Color Catalog and Fly Fishing Encyclopedia.
Another comment made in this ad was that " This catalog is the first milestone to Start right in the sport that lasts for life - is never out of the blood - that takes you everywhere. Get it out of your mind that fly casting is difficult!" We can see from this comment that fly fishing enthusiasm is obviously pretty old. Well, the good things never change
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