Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November meeting recap

From Rich Hudson, Secretary/Treasurer. VP Carlton Townsend presided as Catch was out of town. Our guest speaker was Howard Malpass, owner of Gray Wolf Fly Shop in Shreveport. Howard entertained the group with stories of his introduction to fly fishing in England and Scotland and the experience of owning the only privately run fly fishing shop in North Louisiana.

He moved on to specifically talking about the San Juan River in Northwest New Mexico, a location he has frequently fished.  He focused on lodging, transportation, areas to fish, necessary gear,  water temperature and safety.  Additionally, he brought several flies, tied on size 26 and 28 hooks, that are commonly used on the river.  He donated these to the club for a future fund raising event.  He also brought several packs of hooks, many were purchased by members.

Prior to his conclusion, Howard discussed Hero’s on the Water and Louisiana Yard Dogs, organizations he is involved with, that support veterans and others suffering from PTSD and other injuries.  This is primarily through fishing experiences.

In the business segment, Carlton announced nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors, as well as a list of club events and activities for the first quarter of next year. Also, a reminder to members about the Christmas Gathering on December 12.