Mike Beachy, Brandon Rasler, Bob Roth, Lee Troyer, Leonard Gustin, Court Walker, Carlisle Roose
The minutes from the May meeting were approved.
During the SJRVFF Trout 101 on the Little Elkhart, one of the participants that caught a 19 inch brown. All the participants caught trout that evening.
Don Fiwek was not at the meeting, so there was no Treasurer report.
Beginning Fly Casting Class
A beginner fly casting class will be held on August 27th and will be limited to 5 participants. Charlie Ray will be the instructor. Court Walker and Carlisle Roose signed up for the class. It is believed that Bob Hagin and Don Fiwek will also want to sign up for the class. That only leaves one opening.
Cabela’s asked us recently to do a fly casting demo and to teach fly casting on June 11th. This was insufficient notice and we declined.
Mary and Bob Smith of Indianapolis sent us a thank-you note on the spring outing we had. We are receiving calls from the outing attendees about the river conditions due to all the rain lately.
Brown Trout Stocking
Mike will check with Crystal Springs in Michigan to see if they will be a source for our trout stocking next year.
Donation to ECC
A check for $250 was presented to John Law at the SJRVFF meeting in May.
Web Site Update
Brandon reported that we will be adding a page to our web site to feature flies for the Little Elkhart. Please email a picture of your favorite pattern to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spey Casting Clinic
Lee reported that he thought that SJRVFF will be bringing the instructors back from Ohio for a Spey Casting clinic.
Thank You Letters
Mike will be drafting thank you letters to the outing contributors.
Indiana Gaming Commission
We need to re-apply for our gaming permit for next year’s outing.
Our first work day of the summer is Saturday, June 11th. We will meet at Riverbend Park at 8:00 AM. Due to the high water, we will be unable to do any in-river structure improvement. Instead, we will focus on cutting trails along the river to make fishing access easier. Bring gloves, long pants and any tools you have for cutting weeds, including nettles. We will not be going into the river so waders are unnecessary.
Barbless Hook Resolution
Lee Troyer made a motion that the LECTU club encourages the use of barbless hooks when fishing the catch and release area and that we state that on our web site. Pinching down the barb is considered a barbless hook. The motion was seconded by Bob Roth and the motion passed.
Next Meeting – July 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Middlebury Library.
Lee Troyer – Secretary