Wednesday, September 19, 2012
First DRiFT Meeting of 2012-2013 Season
It was great to see new faces and to catch up with old friends that I have not seen since the beginning of summer. It was nice to know I was not the only one that did not fish a lot this summer. With the high temps in the Midwest, it made it unsafe not only for angler, but for the fish as well. The few that did get out traveled out of the area to find better conditions to get a line wet and chase some fish.
The big talk of the group was the White River trip that some of the guys are going on at the beginning of October. I had my heart set on this trip since we parted back in May, but with this being a yearly trip, I will wait until next year to go. This way I can hear all about it first hand when they return so I know what to expect. Either way, I hope they have a great trip and that the water levels stay up for everyone to bring some gorgeous fish to hand.
We tied two flies at the meeting. Mike Miller is a certified caster and excellent tier. He demonstrated two flies that he did very well on rivers in Montana, but would still be excellent flies right here in our backyards.
For more information on DRiFT, please feel free to visit their website. http://driftorg.com/ The website will give more information on other programs the club is involved in.