This years Morning Star Boys Ranch Casting/Tying and Fishing was held May 8 and 10, 2014. It was well received by the boys and those IEFFC members who participated are to be commended.
The Fly tying was held on May 8th and the following members were available to the boys to show them some basic patterns and assist them in learning how to cast. Special thanks to Mike Beasley, Merlin Heintz, Mark Hensley, Ward McAuliffe and Bruce Morgan. This part of the Fishout is often overlooked, but is so essential in preparing the boys for a good day of fishing on Saturday.
On Saturday everyone met for breakfast at LindeBees Diner at 7 am and had the usual great breakfast. The Legacy Committee covered the cost of the breakfast through a donation in memory of Jim Rose.
From the diner everyone headed to West Medical Lake where the boys were split up and placed in the various boats brought by IEFFC members. Those manning the boats included Stephen Aspinwall, Ray Kranches, Bob Harley, Bruce Morgan, Doug Pineo, Frank Faha, Harry Calhoun, Hugh Evans, Jim Athearn, Ladin Langeman, Paul Wham, Russ Roundy, and Bob Burton. We don’t know until the morning of the fishout how many boys will be coming so the following members were ready to assist with a boat if needed; Jerry McBride, Jim Turner, Doug Brossoit and Bob Anderson.
Thanks to all of these volunteers for making the program a huge success.