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TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:42:26 AM »
TFF has been invited back to participate in the expanding of young minds at one of our local high schools.

We will be speaking to 3 different classes, starting with the first period.

Day 1 (2014-01-31) - Introduction to fly-fishing
          Most of this is "Show and tell"
Day 2 (2014-03-14) - Fly casting
          In the hallway is what we did last year.
Day 3 (2014-04-11) - Fly Tying
          This is the most challenging due to the time limits.  A wooly bugger may be too complicated for the limited amount of time.  Ideas anyone?

We will need some more volunteers.

Updates are in the works.

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 02:00:19 PM by Puck »
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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
Still need some assistants here.

Send me a PM here, or talk to me at the meeting.  I'll keep a running list.

And yes, I do know that the DERFTF is the very next day after our first presentation.  One of my staunchest supporters for this event is a major player in the DERFTF.


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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
Puck- count me in for talking on Jan 31st. I can't yet commit to the other dates, but I'm interested!

So, what's the agenda? On January 1st, do we give a talk 3 different times, for 3 different classes in Periods 1, 2, & 3? Or are we speaking to one class, 3 different times throughout the next few months?

Whatever the hell happens, it should be fun. Just keep me posted.

Ciao!

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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 10:34:21 AM »
Puck- count me in for talking on Jan 31st. I can't yet commit to the other dates, but I'm interested!

So, what's the agenda? On January 1st, do we give a talk 3 different times, for 3 different classes in Periods 1, 2, & 3? Or are we speaking to one class, 3 different times throughout the next few months?

Whatever the hell happens, it should be fun. Just keep me posted.

Ciao!


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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 01:24:12 PM »
First event 31st of January was a success!

I will have details, and hopefully pictures up shortly.

Until then, here is a copy of the agenda we used.  Micheal and I tagged teamed the presentation.

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Agenda for High School
Introduction (5 minutes)
(10 minutes) Difference between how spinning/casting gear works compare to fly fishing
  i.  Toss a rubber worm to the back of the room, letting the lure pull the line
  ii.  Feather toss, then only using the fly line, do not use a rod, toss the feather to the back of the room.
  iii.      Mention that anybody is capable of fly casting.  Mention Joan Wulf and Lefty Kreh,
  iv.      along with the cub scouts (6-8 year olds) that we have catching fish with fly rods.
List the types and sizes of fish that can be caught with a fly
i. Personal experience in the list is helpful
(5 minutes) Gear, and the industry behind them
Rods
Reels
Lines
Leaders
Packs
(5 minutes) Boats, and the industry behind them
Drift boats
Poling skiffs
Motors
Kayaks
Canoes
(5 minutes) Flies, and the industry behind them
Materials
i.      Hooks
ii.      Feathers
iii.      Man- made (EP is a perfect example of filling a niche)
(2 minutes) Guides
(3 minutes) Lodges
(5 minutes) Closing with mentioning
Fly Tying festival
Fishing show
TFF meeting
Our next time in front of them, casting
 
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Re: TFF Guest Speakers at Cypress Springs High School 2014
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 09:52:16 AM »
Recap of how the first day went:

1.  Mike M. and I stood in front of 70+ teenagers, and talked about fly fishing.
2.  None of them went to sleep.
3.  We were invited back.

A couple of pictures from the back of the room..

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