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TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« on: March 04, 2013, 10:33:00 AM »
TFF has been invited to participate in the expanding of young minds at one of our local high schools.

Day 1 (2013-03-01)- Introduction to fly-fishing
Day 2 (2013-04-12)- Fly casting
Day 3 (2013-04-26)- Fly Tying
Day 1 sent well, with Puck talking to 2 seperate morning classes for a total of almost 50 students.

We will need som volunteers for days 2 and 3. 

Jim H. has volunteered to help with day 2 so far, but we'll need more.  A CCI would be appreciated.

Day 3 is wide open.

Updates are in the works.

« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 08:05:50 AM by Puck »
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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 06:32:39 PM »
Not Far From My House...I'm in for the Casting on 4/12 ...morning or afternoon? Do we get to go on enchilada lunch day? Do we bring our rods or are we using the TFF school rods? I think I want a new rod...I know I can instruct much better with a new Sage rod. My reel is OK but a new Able Tidewater would sure help them "lay it down"! With a new Sage rod and an Able reel I will have them casting more tight loops than a rug weaver! Jus Say'n....:)
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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 08:08:30 PM »
Go to the home page and follow the link to TFFs Face Book page. Dig around, Puck outlined and is heading  up this event. Check with him.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 09:43:11 AM »
With you, Jim, and I, that will be 3. 

3 for a class of 20 will be stretching it. 

I think we need at least 2 more.

If we can't get 5 by Wednesday, I think we should pull out.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 09:28:24 AM »
We now have 5, and possibly 6!

The classroom fly casting for this Friday is a GO !!

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 01:49:20 PM »
TFF was a success at this because of our volunteers:
Golden
Tony L.
Jim H.
Marcos E.
John P.

More details to post later.

We've been invited back in 2 weeks for fly tying.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 09:17:04 AM »
Day 3 is this Friday!

We have 8 tables available.

We will need 5 tyers total.  One to demo, and 4 to assist.

Tying the GAWB (Gawd Awful Wooly Bugger)

Contact me if you are interested.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 09:19:58 AM »
We have 3 tyers, total.

With 8 tables to man, and 20+ students per class, this will be a true challange.

Anybody else willing to join us?

I'd appreciate the help.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 09:19:28 AM »
Marcus and Jessie came to help out.  We met up at 0630 by the flagpole, and started setting up just before the students walking in the door.

8 tables set up and we had over 50 kids trying to tie the GAWB, with varying degrees of success.

It was fun, fast-paced, and challenging.

I am looking forward to doing this again.

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 06:23:13 PM »
Excellent Work!  I want to buy a fly tying setup. Any suggestion, I tyed flies back in 80ties, for bass fishing and salt water sizes... and love doing it. I gave my stuff to son and want to get back into it again as I get closer to retirement an have more time to tye..  :)
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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2013, 06:18:55 AM »
Excellent Work!  I want to buy a fly tying setup. Any suggestion, I tyed flies back in 80ties, for bass fishing and salt water sizes... and love doing it. I gave my stuff to son and want to get back into it again as I get closer to retirement an have more time to tye..  :)

1.  A good vise.  Rotary if you like that style.
2.  Two good pairs of scissors.  Large loops for big fingers.  One with serated blades for cutting hair.
3.  A ceramic, or ceramic lined bobbin.

Any other tools are personal preference.

Feel free to ask questions at the meetings, or contact one of us tyers.

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