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NCFF Meeting Notes Feb. 18th, 2015

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!

NCFF October Meeting Notes

 

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[h4]We had our second general club meeting Wednesday night at the new Tonopah Brewing Co.[/h4]
Our newest member, Lance Jergensen, just happens to be the brew-master at the Tonopah Brewing Co. Lance invited NCFF to use the place as the “NCFF Club House”. He is a gracious host indeed. Lance is also an accomplished fly angler.

At Wednesday’s meeting Lance J. offered and donated pitchers of beer to NCFF Members (fresh brewed Red Ale) that wanted to have a taste. Food: We had the option of buying BBQ from their extensive menu. We set-up chairs and tables among the vats and kettles inside the brewery-instead of being seated in the restaurant. It was a great atmosphere and a fun meeting.

NCFF picked up 5 new members and that now raises the NCFF roster to 16 members. Four gals and 12 guys strong (one Junior): NCFF is an optimistic group. Guessing that 5 have fly fished and the others need to/want to  learn. . So far. The club is now making plans for some outings and events in the upcoming months.

What really blew me away last eve was when a gracious member announced that he is going to pick-up a 10 passenger van for the club! All he wants in return is help on maintenance and keeping it on the road. Wow. We can sure have some great group outings with that vehicle. Then inspired by this donation, another member, donated his small john boat to the club too! Additionally, Mark Madsen will make his 4 man raft available for the member’s use. Double wow. I have a  personal pram, and a kayak to share as well. So all of the sudden we have a small fleet to work with. Any member wanting to get out on the water will have a chance to do so.

Another member, Jack W., is a master BBQ’er and has a trailer mounted BBQ Pit and says he cooks for up to 500! So Jack will be cooking BBQ for us at our first fund raiser. We want to team-up with the Rotary and have a fly fishing event at the annual Rotary Father’s Day fishing derby. If we can raise the funds at the BBQ,  NCFF wants to clean out a second pond at sportsman’s park (NCFF Work Party)  and pay to have trout dumped in for the derby, W can have a Fly Fishing- only derby in that pond with entry fees and prizes etc.That would be in conjunction with the bait-chucker’s derby which has been going for 44 years in pond #1 Ponds are 12 miles from Tonopah.

Additionally-NCFF was able to purchase a Dyna-King entry-level fly tying vise from a hefty donation of $250.00 from a sponsor at the Nevada Test site. We will loan out this vise to beginners in order to get them started. A member named Rick took it away to learn to tye. Get in on the draw at the next meeting for your turn on the Dyna-King vise.

We also now have NCFF art work in place at the local t shirt shop. You can have any garment or item made of fabric embossed with our logo. I ordered a LS tee with pocket and I think the total price will be $18. One guy had a ball cap made and it was around $8.00 So the biz doing this is very reasonable on prices. You can even bring in your own garment and have the vinyl NCFF artwork/logos pressed on-for less than $6. Neat! Any color combo you desire too.
[h4]Special Membership Note:[/h4]  Annual dues are $10 and for those charter members joining in 2014 the dues for 2015 will be only $5. Starting 2016-everyone is even and the dues will be nominally $10 annually from there on out  JR members are $5 per year.

 

Rich Lewis-NCFF Member

Aug 21, 2014 NCFF Meeting – RA Lewis

 

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[h4]It was a wonderful gathering of the new NCFF club members last evening! [/h4]
Thankfully CJ was able to get the projector to work with her laptop. Whew. Always good to have a smooth presentation for an occasion like this. Now mind you, I’d be just as happy to have a future club meeting “Tailgate” style and you pick the fishing hole! It was good to meet so many new faces. A familiar face-Bob Perchetti, brought his Grandson Gabe. Gabe, whom I have fished with before, is NCFF’s youngest member. We now have eleven (!!) NCFF members. Bob had a very intriguing list of all his fishing spots around these parts. Impressive list and one that he said he’d share with the members. Bob said, at one time Peavine Creek ran hard to Millers and you could catch Trout at Millers! Things change. We are in a drought and have less and less water available to us.

 

 

 

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Enjoyed tying a few flies with the new members too. Thanks for watching!

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Thanks again to both Teresa and CJ for the great snacks. That was above and beyond the call. Also-Thanks to Dianne Perchetti for setting us up in the Tonopah Convention Center. The next NCFF meeting is Oct.1 at the new Tonopah Brewing Company. The Brew Master Lance is a fly fisherman who is also joining our ranks once he gets his production of beer and soda pop running smoothly.

Just In- As I was writing, the FedEx truck arrived with a package from Spectratek. Our friend Marty Kelum at Spectratek gifted NCFF with two very large master spools of holographic tensile and fine stranded slit film. What a great club donation! These “Flash” materials are perfect for many, many fly patterns we can tie. I’ll bring these master spools along to the next meeting along with some empty thread bobbins. You are welcome to wind some off a bunch of flash strand for yourself. http://www.spectratek.net

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Lastly- I am going to ask our webmaster Teresa to post a new fly pattern in the NCFF “Fly Pattern Index”. I call it the Global, or International fly. It was crafted a few years ago after talking with a park Ranger at Cave Lake about a Hot Fly used by a guy from Europe to good effect there. So my interpretation is not “That” fly actually-because I never did see it. Rather; the Ranger described it to me as best he could. My original “Global Fly” then is designed from my notes on this fortunate conversation & has been a “Hot” fly for me and several friends from California to Quebec ever since. It takes Trout at Groves Lake & Trailhead Canyon Reservoir for sure. Tie one up and try it.

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