Happy Spring, eager fly fishers! We will be meeting this Thursday, so set your calendars to join us. We will be reviewing our recent trip to Stillwaters Ranch in Llano County, where we hosted a group of Wounded Warriors for a beautiful day of fishing—both groups were encouraged during our time together. Our guest speaker will be one of our own, Mark Cole, a physical therapist by day and a personal trainer by night. He will be discussing health and fitness issues surrounding fly fishing, including traveling risks such as back and neck pain, shoulder problems, simple suggestions for fitness, and some specific fitness suggestions for fly fishing and fly tying (yes, fly tying has its risks!). He will be emphasizing self-help approaches that are non-medicine, non-surgical and non-guru. Come to learn, to ask questions, and to enjoy the group.
There are several elements to a fly’s profile. It must have the appropriate style of wing and the right size hackle, for example, but where most of us miss the mark is in the proportion of the body. Primarily because most tiers use too many wraps of thread. Read how improve your wrap economy here.
Saturday March 22 will be a club outing to Stillwater Ranch. Cost will be $10, pay when you arrive.