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Offline Jeff Guerin

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The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« on: January 03, 2019, 09:16:47 PM »
The Seventeenth Ever
Little Mo' Fly Fishing Festival


February 15-17th Weekend


The hall is reserved and plans have been made for the 2019 Fly Fishing Festival. As it always has been - President's day Weekend at the Murfreesboro Municipal Building.

Fly Tying, a few programs, food - you guys know the drill. Time for me to get out the invitations and settle on details. Gordon Shaw and Larry Offner are planning presentations as of right now. Do ya'll still like the Fantasy Fly Draft? Hopefully it will be just after the Saints win the Super Bowl!!!    >:( (Yeah, well - so much for that plan...)

In the meantime I have heard from many of the Usual Suspects
Scott Irwin
Texas Jack Isham
David Chin
Johnny McJunkins
Dick Waldrep
Ashley Berry
Jake Faulkner
Eddie Driskill
Glen Catch Cormier
Don Lawler
Rex White

On the schedule, I'm looking to have:

Uncle Larry Offner and his "Musings of a Fly Shop Owner" at 10:00 Saturday.

Followed by Gordon Shaw on "Fiberglass Rods" at Noon.

Would ya'll be interested in a "Blending Materials" session again? That seemed to produce some interest in the past! Let's say 1:30?

Probably won't be able to get a River Critters going the first part of Saturday. They're running water (at least scheduled to) till 2:00 PM - unless we collect on Friday afternoon!

And the Fly Draft at 7:00 PM Saturday - bring six of your favorite flies to get in, and everyone who's in will select three each in two rounds of swapping in a random name pull! Good flies - good fun!

And then Sunday morning as always, I'll do the "Can You Take It" casting session - 10:00 at Riverside Park ($5 per body).

And Don Jackson from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters will be back on Saturday!

I'll be putting more information here as I get it it.

Let me know if you're coming and maybe, JUST MAYBE we might be fishing on a regular basis by then!
Always On The Water - Jeff G

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 06:34:25 PM »
Yes to the Fly Draft.

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 12:43:03 PM »
Just a couple of weeks out now! Where did that couple of months go? 

You can see above who's planning on coming to tie and present their knowledge - that I've heard from so far...  8)

Waiting to hear for sure from the AGFC - they are undermanned this winter and it may be hard to pull off!
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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 09:27:10 AM »
Well I won't be able to make it this year Jeff. Stuck in South Texas on a project and they have us working 6 days a week right now. I had been tying flies to be ready but it's just not going to happen. I hope everybody has fun.

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 04:49:57 PM »
Hate to hear that Bubba! Oh well, we all can't do everything we want to all the time, I guess!
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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 04:52:54 PM »
New updates:

Don Jackson from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters will be back on Saturday
"Uncle" Larry Offner's program is "The Musings of a Fly Shop Owner" - there's a lot going on there!
Gordon Shaw will be returning with his presentation on Fiberglass Rods - some history I'm sure and new stuff too!

But I fear the AGFC Trout folks won't be able to make it back. They've lost a whole bunch of personnel and are down to one biologist currently!  :o
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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 02:33:21 AM »
Jeff, any idea as to when any of the programs might start?

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 06:27:58 PM »
 Kathy and I are bringin 2 of each, Dr Pepper, coke, diet coke and Sprite
See ya on the water.....

TJ

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 12:40:00 PM »
Will the
ARG&F be giving a presentation? If so, what time? Thanks.

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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:56 AM »
Afraid the AGFC couldn't send anyone this year...  :'(

Guess we'll have to muddle through!
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Re: The 2019 Seventeenth Ever Fly Fishing Festival
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 11:03:45 AM »
So I'm looking to have:
Uncle Larry Offner and his "Musings of a Fly Shop Owner" at 10:00 Saturday.

Followed by Gordon Shaw on "Fiberglass Rods" at Noon.

Would ya'll be interested in a "Blending Materials" session again? That seemed to produce some interest in the past! Let's say 1:30?

Probably won't be able to get a River Critters going the first part of Saturday. They're running water (at least scheduled to) till 2:00 PM - unless we collect on Friday afternoon!

And the Fly Draft at 7:00 PM Saturday - bring six of your favorite flies to get in and everyone who's in will select three each in two rounds of swapping in a random name pull! Good flies - good fun!

And then Sunday morning as always, I'll do the "Can You Take It" casting session - 10:00 at Riverside Park ($5 per body).

Any other thoughts?
Always On The Water - Jeff G