Sunday, August 27, 2017

Who's up for Alaska?

Jim Roode and Bill Prater, for two.  We're plotting a possible fly fishing adventure in the 49th state in summer 2017, and looking for comrades.  One strong possibility is a week-long float trip in August or early September.  We'd float down a river near Dillingham, near Bristol Bay west of Anchorage, traveling aboard 14-foot rubber rafts and camping along the way.  Two well-recommended guides would take up to four people in search of coho, silver and pink salmon, along with rainbows, grayling and Dolly Varden.  Here's a link to their website:

For more information, contact me or Jim.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sept board meeting moved to Tuesday, Sept. 5

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the September board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Chilson Center.

All club members are welcome.  Some more than others, of course.  😜

Friday, August 25, 2017

Volunteers needed at Chilson's Sept. 23 Havest Bazaar

One of the club's responsibilities is to help with the annual Harvest Bazaar, planned for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions; please sign up at the Chilson Center.

Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cost of $5 in advance, $6 at the door.

Friday, August 18, 2017

So we were talking at breakfast ...

Club Members, there is a quiet but growing movement toward a legendary fishing trip to Alaska, by plane or by truck.  To date the discussion has been limited to a pair of the club's most renowned, seasoned fishermen - okay, me and Jim Roode - stout-hearted anglers with many, many rods and reels but absolutely zero experience in the Alaskan backwoods.  

So we're not exactly sure when, where or how we should do this, or whether grizzlies are as gnarly as their reputations.  But before we tell our wives about this great planned addition to our Bucket Lists, it seems prudent to plan this out with a sizeable pack of eager cohorts, at least some of whom we can outrun.

So, who's with us, gang?  If you've ever thought about this kind of venture, or done it and have wisdom or remorse to share, let us hear from you.  

  • Ever taken the Alaskan Highway?  
  • Rented a vehicle from someone who'll let you take it into the Alaskan back country?  
  • Figured out a way to get a bear-size handgun through Canadian Customs?  
  • Know where we can hook a 6-pound brookie or 60-pound King?  
  • Can I get by with my trusty five-weight?  
    I COULD be wrong, but I think
     this fish went for a Green Pumpkin Ned Rig...
  • Better yet, want to join us?  

Drop us a note by clicking here or catch me or Jim at breakfast or by phone.  We could still be talking about this over breakfast, long after memories of the Great Glen Elder fiasco have faded away... 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2017 club picnic

Another year, another successful club picnic.  This year's event at Loveland's Railroad Park draw nearly a hundred picnickers, lured by steaks, chicken and each other's cooking.  To see other photos from the annual confab, click here:  2017 LFC Picnic

Comparing aches and pains.  Past President Norm Engelbrecht, recovering from recent surgeries, compares notes with Club Treasurer Barb Ding, whose back went out on her during last week's Ranger Lakes campout.

Friday, August 11, 2017

A little rain, a lot of fish, what's to complain about?

Fred and Keith tend the steaks
under the umbrella
 One annual tradition of the annual Ranger Lake campout is a serious downpour or two, and we pretty much followed that tradition every day of this year's trip, and added a little hail just before the Wednesday steak cookout.  Still, the crew got out every morning, and a great time was had by all. Can't wait until next year.

Good thing we brought grills. Photos by Jean Clune

Right after the hailstorm, back to the business of dinner.