January 24th 7 pm, Fleming Hall - Elections for 2017 officers
The January 2017 Club outing has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
KC Sports Show
Happy New Year
We would like to wish all a very "fishy", safe and healthy New Year. Our club has had a very busy 2016 and we are looking forward to planning things for you in 2017. If you have an idea or request for a club program, please let us know.
The E-Board is recommending for 2017 that David Cook be our club President , Gary Davisson (Vice President), Ardith Haynes (Secretary), Darrell Durst (Treasurer), Sharon Beckman (Activities) and Carol Cook (Communications).
The main events that are in the clubs immediate future are the Sport Show, Fly Tying Classes and the Lunker Dinner. It’s important as a club member that you need to be involved. Mark your calendars and join in on the fun and bring a friend. Thank You for your support,
Trout have been stocked in Coot Lake and Plover Lake at James A. Reed, as well as Fountain Bluff. Watch your inbox for emails regarding fishing outings. David (at right) took part in one of our earlier trips, and the group was treated to venison chili, courtesy of Steve Licata. Thanks, Steve!
January 4:KCVAMC, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Floor, 1 pm.
January 10:General Meeting, Fleming Hall, Lake Jacomo, MO, 7:00 pm.
January 17:General meeting, Rainbow Fly Shop, 4621 S Shrank Dr. Independence, MO, 5:00 pm. Food, fun, and fly tying with Matt.
January 25:KCVAMC, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Floor, 1:00 pm.
The spirit of Christmas was at the forefront of the MTFA Christmas party. The annual event always features a delicious array of food and, of course, a gift exchange. This year’s gathering included a $1000 donation to our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program from the Cowboy Up Triathlon. We are grateful to be the sponsored charity for the Cowboy Up Triathlon, and we appreciate their continued support of our Kansas City program.
Pictured from left are Program Lead Bob Barnett, Mike Powell and Chad Martz from Cowboy Up Triathlon, and Merril Miller of MTFA, a longtime triathlon participant.
Our program also is the feature in an outstanding short film by David Simmons of Thill Media. The video is sponsored by local PBS station KCPT leading up to the release of Ken Burns’s documentary on the Vi-etnam War in the fall of 2017. You can see it on our Facebook page.
One of our volunteers, Ron Carruthers, was familiar with David through his work as a photographer and his interest in fly-fishing. David did a great job of summarizing the Project Healing Waters program, as well as introducing many of our participants. To thank him for his efforts, Bob (left) and Ron (right) presented David with a framed patriotic photograph.
Fly Tying Classes - Winter 2017
The Kansas City Chapter of MTFA will be holding fall fly tying classes beginning January 23rd 7 - 9 pm, with an introduction to fly tying. After that, classes will be held each Monday night for six weeks. No need to worry about your current level of fly tying experience, there will be something for everyone.
I am asking for donations. We are looking for materials such as hackle, pheasant tail, turkey tail, hare’s mask, elk, deer body hair, zonker strips, hooks, thread and beads. If you have any extra materials lying around, we will greatly appreciate your donations. If you have any questions, please contact me at: email@example.com or call (816-673-9863) if you would like to donate.
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:
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 non-porous sole. Vic also reports that the shop’s rates are reasonable, too.
Shoe Express,19321 E. US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO 816.795.6655