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June 17th One-Fly Tournement and Breakfast James A. Reed Wildlife Area

Ready for some fun! We are going to hold our annual one fly tournament and breakfast.

Yes, I said BREAKFAST!!! We will be setting up at the shelter house adjacent to the original headquarters building. You will need to register in at the shelter house.

The rules:
1.) You and your fly must be registered in.
2.) You may fish anywhere inside James A. Reed where allowed.
3.) You can only use one fly, if you lose your fly you may purchase (for $5.00) the opportunity to use a second fly BUT you will start your fish entry over.
4.) Derby Time span: Gates open (6:30 am to 11:30 am)
5.) Breakfast served at 9:00 am at the Shelter House.
6.) This tournament is a fun tournament and we will all be on the honor system.


No regular monthly meetings in June and July for 2017


PHWFF Calendar for June

June 13: General meeting, Fleming Hall, Lake Jacomo, MO @ 7:00 pm

June 20: General meeting, 5 pm at Rainbow Fly Shop, 4621 S Shrank Dr. Independence, MO. Food, fun, and fly tying with Matt.

June 21: Fly Tying 101 at KCVAMC, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Floor, 1 pm


Success in Rod Building Contest Earns Ken Hicks a Bamboo Treasure

Ken Hicks was a first-place winner in the 2016 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing National Rod-Building Competition. His reward was the opportunity to build another rod.

Ken returned recently from a week-long class at Bamboo Bend Handcrafted Healing, an organization in Grayling, Mich., that offers a bamboo rod building program for veterans. A dozen participants spent five days crafting their own bamboo fly rods and a couple of days fishing. Ken returned with a beautiful fly rod and rod tube, a Hardy fly reel with line, a library of books on rod building and some great memories.

"We were all housed together, so we got to know one another," he said. "In the evenings, we’d be telling war stories, fishing stories and whatever other stories we had to tell. We became life-long friends. I was well-blessed to be able to go."


Missouri Fishing Licenses Online

You can purchase your fishing, hunting, etc. license’s on line through the Missouri Department of Conserva-tion web site or even from your smartphone using the Mo. Hunting app. Your valid permit will appear on the app Immediately after your purchase. You can carry your license with you where ever you go. Check out:


Officers for 2017:
President - David Cook         
Vice President - Gary Davisson
Secretary - Ardith Haynes
Treasurer - Darrell Durst
Membership Chair - Carol Cook 

Members at Large:
   Marvin Allison
   Merril Miller
   Roger Theroux


Replacements for Felt Soles

Have you been wondering what to do with your felt-soled boots that are no longer allowed in Missouri trout streams? Club member, Vic Smedley, has found a shoe repair shop that can replace those felt soles with a nonporous sole. Vic also reports that the shop’s rates are reasonable, too.

Shoe Express,19321 E. US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO   816.795.6655