NEXT MEETING February 27, 2018 Fleming Hall
Fly Tying Classes began Monday,
January 22nd, at 7:00 pm.
If bad weather closes Lees Summit Schools that day, the class will meet on the next Monday.
Project Healing Waters Report by Jim Kissane
PHWFF Adds National Fly Casting Competition to 2018 Activities List
Time to polish up your casting stroke!
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has announced a new event for 2018, a National Fly Casting Competition,
with finalists from every region competing at the Fly Fishers International Fly Fishing Fair Aug. 8-11 at Boise, ID.
The competition is open to all active Project Healing Waters participants.
Casters will be scored on distance and accuracy, including casting around obstructions.
Contestants must use a 5-weight fly rod with a maximum length of 9 feet, and a 5-weight fly line and
First, Second and Third Place winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony. Prizes will be announced at a later date.
For complete rules of the competition, please contact Bob Barnett or Jim Kissane. A video tutorial is also available to demonstrate the rules and scoring.
Rod Building sessions will begin Monday, Jan. 22, and continue for the next six consecutive Mondays. Also, watch your inbox for news about winter fishing outings.
Jan. 9:General meeting, Fleming Hall, Lake Jacomo, MO @ 7:00 pm
Jan. 16:General meeting, 5 pm at Rainbow Fly Shop, 4621 S Shrank Dr. Independence, MO. Food, fun, and fly tying with Matt.
Jan. 17:Fly Tying 101 at KCVAMC, 1 pm
Jan. 18-21:KC Boat and Sports Show at Bartle Hall
Jan. 22:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
Jan. 29:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
Feb. 5:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
Feb. 7:Fly Tying 101 at KCVAMC, 1 pm
Feb. 12:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
Feb. 13:General meeting, Flem-ing Hall, Lake Jacomo, MO @ 7:00 pm
Feb. 19:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
Feb. 20:General meeting, 5 pm at Rainbow Fly Shop, 4621 S Shrank Dr. Independence, MO. Food, fun, and fly tying with Matt.
Feb. 26:Rod Building session, 7-9pm at Fleming Hall
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.
"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.
Missouri Fishing Licenses Online
You can purchase your fishing, hunting, etc. license’s on line through the
Missouri Department of Conservation web site or even from your smartphone using
the Mo. Hunting app.
Officers for 2018:
President - David Cook email@example.com
Vice President - Gary Davisson firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Lauretta Kellogg
Treasurer - Darrell Durst
Membership Chair - Carol Cook email@example.com
Members at Large:
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
Shoe Express,19321 E. US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO 816.795.6655