What a great group of volunteers we had at the sports show!
Volunteers are what makes our club strong and viable and we all owe a big thanks to Bob Johnson, Bruce Morgan, Denny Carson, Skip Cavanaugh, Stephen Aspinwall, Dick Avery, Bob Burton, Dan Lobb, Keith Kuester, Guy Gregory, Bill Papesh, Jake Nelson, Chet Allison, Jon Bowne, and Bob Schmitt for being hosts, sharing their knowledge and expertise about our
great sport of fly fishing and about all the wonderful conservation and education activities our club has and continues to provide in the region. I think everyone they talked to left very impressed with our club and our members.
Jerry Harms, Lee Funkhouser, Jerry McBride, Gordon Olson, Bryan Harman, Phil Beck, and Leonard Gross were our demonstration fly tyers and their tying skills impressed everyone who passed by. They tied some amazing flies that will be in the Christmas raffle next December.
Bob Johnson put together 3 boxes of flies donated by Bryan Harman, Jerry McBride, Phil Beck, Chet Allison and Jim Athearn for a raffle. Denny Carson donated one of his beautiful fly boxes for this and it caught everyone’s eye. The raffle made about $140 for the club.
Since we were trying to minimize exposure of our members during these crazy pandemic uncertainties, Leon Buckles came up with the idea for our booth design featuring our club and highlighting all of our past and present conservation and education activities. He and Lee provided the photos we used. Extra thanks to Leon and Phil for helping with booth setup and to Bob S, Stephen, Phil and John for helping tear everything down. What took about 3 ½ hours to assemble was down and in Phil’s truck in under 45 minutes.
Again, thank you all very much for making this another successful show