« on: April 23, 2015, 09:40:48 AM »
d) School staff
21 students (my count could be off slightly)
As we waited for the bus to arrive we started the coffee pot, set up chairs, and made introductions as we drank our coffee.
The first 30 minutes or so after everybody moved into the pavilion, we talked about:
2. Why fly fish.....
3. Difference between fly casting and conventional tackle.. (Thanks Don H.)
4. Basic mechanics behind casting....
5. Rigging the fly rod, which turned out to a be a lot of hands on...
6. Knots, more hands on..
Then we moved out into the grassy areas, which this state park has plenty of, and began flinging lines.
Once we could get the lines out more than 3 rod lengths it was time to move to the water.
1. We saw fish, gar, bass, carp, but no takers.
2. Somebody saw a snake. I didn't get to it in time to ID it.
3. The water was just starting to recede from the recent rains, and even the bluegill weren't interested.
Lunch whistle was blown at 1200 and it was back to the tables for lunch, and more chatting. Students were interviewing the volunteers for their homework assignments as we sat.
As everybody started loading up for the trip home, a quick look around for any debris yielded nothing.
Now that we know this can be done, and how much fun it is, we need to look for opportunities to do it again.
I'll look at some pictures to see what I can post later this week.