|Scarborough Fly & Bait Casting Association|
|23 Willowhurst Crescent, Scarborough Ontario M1R 3R7|
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THE REEL THING August 1994
I have to apologize to everybody for not getting the Reel Thing out last month. No excuses, other than awfully busy and not much info from you folks to write about. However, we have another new member to welcome aboard. Those of you who show up on a regular basis for our weekly practice casting sessions will have already met Carl Boehlke and discovered what a pleasant addition he has already made to our casting fraternity. Carl's eagerness to improve his casting skills shows in his coming out for practice whether the sun is shining or we are standing out in the rain getting soaking wet. It should not be long before Carl is pushing our top guns for the club trophy.
We lost one of our founding members and a long-time fishing buddy and old friend of ours personally this summer, Jack Wilkings. Jack had a myriad of problems beset him over the past year and finally they took their toll and he passed away after asking me the day before to try and locate him a new car-top aluminum boat. He didn't give up, right to the end.
John Alexander has taken off to England for three weeks of touring and may actually run into Sheila, as she is also going to Britain for a week or so while I head off to Quebec's Broadback River to catch monster Brook Trout. Paulo Conceicao and Paul Quarrington along with another friend, Gary Benson and I will be camping out for ten days there, beginning August 26. We should have lots to write about after this one. August 17th will be our last evening
at Milliken Park for this year as the evenings are getting too short to take advantage of these outdoor sessions. However, we will be back at it at Samuel Hearn School, beginning on September 14th and should have our winter schedule of activities ready for you at that time.
NOW FOR THE BIGGEST NEWS OF ALL!! THE CITY OF SCARBOROUGH AND OUR CLUB HAS BEEN SELECTED AS HOSTS FOR THE 1995 NORTH AMERICAN FLY AND BAIT CASTING CHAMPIONSHIPS BY THE AMERICAN CASTING ASSOCIATION! IT IS NOW OFFICIAL AND PLANS ARE ALREADY WELL UNDERWAY. THE DATES FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE FROM AUGUST 1ST THROUGH THE 5TH. OF COURSE MILLIKEN PARK WILL BE THE LOCATION FOR THIS PRESTIGIOUS PROJECT. WE WILL NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF EVERY MEMBER IN THE CLUB AND WILL BE CONTACTING EACH OF YOU ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS SOON TO LEARN WHAT PART YOU WILL BE WILLING TO PLAY IN THIS ENDEAVOUR. THE CITY OF SCARBOROUGH HAS ALREADY TAKEN UP THE BATON AND IS COOPERATING BEAUTIFULLY WITH US IN EVERY WAY. THIS WILL BE AN EXTREMELY REWARDING VENTURE FOR EVERYBODY IN OUR ASSOCIATION AND ESPECIALLY SO FOR ALL THOSE WHO OFFER TO BECOME DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
Speaking of the North American Championships, the 1994 tournament just concluded with Five of us representing the club in the competition. Dave Collins, Scott purcell and Matt Ross were in this tournament for the first time, with Sheila and I, also, once again participating. Eleven year old Matt Ross showed the value of good practice and instruction by capturing three gold medals and the all-round Junior championship. Sheila had a personal best with a seventh place finish while Dave, using revolving spool bait casting equipment for the first time, managed to stay out of the basement and along with Scott helped anchor our team to a win over St. Louis in the team event. I was lucky enough as well to collect four medals and a few runner-up awards also in the twelve accuracy and distance games.
All those who are interested in working on bamboo rodmaking this winter should let me know before we move indoors in September. It would also be helpfull to know how many fly tyers we will have at Samuel Hearn.
Those members who have been too busy to participate in the summer activities will hopefully re-structure their activity time to include the Wednesday evening sessions on a more regular basis. It makes planning and operating the club activities a great deal easier if we have a fair idea of how many folks we will be getting out reasonably consistently.
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