Location: Tonopah Brewing Company. Thanks goes out to our host, Master Brewer and fellow club member Lance Jergensen.
The Club held a general membership meeting which was headed up by Mark Madsen. Mark covered club business and then did a presentation on “Winter Fishing” tips and tricks. 10 members were on hand including two new members:
1) Todd Tanner –IGFA World Line Class Record holder (83LB King Salmon on 10# tippet)-using a Spey (two-handed) Fly Rod. (See photo on our gallery page) Todd is an avid fly angler and hails now from Smoky Valley where his family has roots. Todd took ownership of the NCFF fly tying kit for the next six weeks. If you want to try your hand at tying next round, the club kit has instruction manuals and plenty of materials: plus the Dyna-King tying vise. Tying your own flies is a rewarding activity; especially when you land a fish on a personally tied fly!
2) Hep Klemm– He’s a long time local who prefers fly casting using a traditional fiberglass fly rod. These sexy glass rods are in vogue again. Hep is a lively addition to NCFF’s ranks.
Mark reminded everyone about the NCFF play day at Sportsman Park Feb. 28th, 2015 @ 10:00 am. All members, families and guests are welcomed. Please give us a head-count ASAP so that enough lunch will be on-hand. OK? Thanks. Stay tuned for alternate locations if the weather turns sour. (Cancelled due to winter weather.)
Claudia Lewis gave a treasury report. The club is in the black with $235.00 in the till after expenses. Everyone’s 2015 dues are paid up except for one member.
Teresa Madsen is keeping our club website and Face Book page up to date: http://www.nevadaflyfish.com
Rich Lewis addressed the political aspects of the club.
1) He covering the proposed cleaning up of the second pond at Sportsman Park for fly fishing. We are working with Rotary and City of Tonopah to make this happen. Todd Tanner offered a gold dredge to remove weeds from the pond if we get the OK.
2) A discussion was held on the proposed reparation of Basset and Comings lakes; in coordination with NDOW’s Heath Korel- an NDOW’s Elko office Fisheries Biologist. Many of you met Heath at the last NCFF club meeting. In Early march NDOW will have a public comment period for their restoration proposal to the US Department of Wildlife. It is important for the club to support this initiative; since when implemented, it will restore Comins Lake into a banner trophy trout fishery once again.
3) We have renewed interest from the Nevada Dept. of Tourism to help promote fly fishing in Central Nevada to tourists. There should be a permanent pointer on Travel Nevada’s website soon. Their Content Director Sydney Martinez will be attending an NCFF event this spring and will write a feature on the club and fly fishing our area. That is exciting!