Scarborough Fly & Bait Casting Association
23 Willowhurst Crescent, Scarborough  Ontario M1R 3R7
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 THE REEL THING                                                                               December 1998


Sheila and I want to take advantage of the fact that I get to write this thing each month to wish all our members, along with everybody else who is lucky enough to receive the REEL THING, a:

            Very Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year!

Only two nights left at the gym before we close shop for the Christmas holidays.  We are back in action on Thursday, January 7th, 1999.  Hopefully Leon will be back in action conducting his popular fly tying sessions at that time.  After all itís only five months to go before spring trout opening!

This weekís action at the gym features our annual in-house Novice Club Championship in Dry Fly and Plug Accuracy.  Paul Kennedy won last year, but will have his hands full to repeat this time around.  We will also be having a fun cash prize game where all you have to do to win five bucks or more is place your cast (plug) in a garbage can at forty feet.  Should be fun!  Sounds easy, doesnít it - and it is - in practice.  But with money on the line it somehow becomes more difficult. 

Our bamboo rod building sessions are going great guns with five or six of these beautiful wands nearly or already completed. 

I would like to welcome our newest addition to our ranks with the arrival of our new and eager Intermediate age member, Rich Varey.  Rich gives us a great foursome of kids hoping to shoot for medals at the up-coming North American Casting Championships being held in Toronto next summer.  We already have fourteen of our members who have indicated their interest in competing in these championships.  It will be nice if we have that many also willing to try their skills in our Open Scarborough Championships next June.

If any of you folks havenít seen our new web-site yet, have a look-see and give us your comments.