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Charlee Barnes with introduction to tying flies - Tuesday, January 7th
A little bit about our speaker
"I have been fishing for more than 60 years, and fly tying and fly fishing for more than 50 years. I started fly fishing in Jackson Hole, WY, and have lived and fished in the mountain west for most of that time. I spent 25 years working in the tackle industry, much of that time operating a tackle repair and rod building service. As part of that business, I continued to tie custom fly orders. While my personal tying was primarily for trout flies, I tied custom orders for all types of flies. During my career in the tackle industry, I also taught fly tying classes, and gave private fly tying instruction."
"In 1995, I sold my business and scaled back my custom tying and teaching. In 1996, I began a second career in Information Technology. Now that I have retired and moved to Florida, I have begun to explore the world of warm water, and salt water fly tying, and fishing."
Charlee will share his insights into tying flies
Our meeting location will be at Mosquito Creek located at 170 S. Washington Ave. Apopka, FL 32703
Come early to look around at all the kayaks and accessories with the shop's new space & receive 10% off while you browse. Seminar starts at 7PM.
The 2014 Swan Round-up - Saturday, January 25th
The Swan round-up is an annual event that began in 2007. The OKFC has participated every year since then in the month of the November.
The Swans were first brought to Lake Eola in the late 1900's. They have been left to themselves until 2007. As a symbol of Orlando, the city took them under their protection and wanted to give them annual medical examinations and vaccinations. The city of Orlando had also decided to import other species from across the world and add to the lake to create a sanctuary for these majestic birds.
Our Coordinators will be Monica Popham, Kirk Dunaway & Philip Richen
Previous participants have already been contacted prior to this event and we will update everyone in the weeks before as wells double check participation.
The volunteers are: Alex Thierer, Alex Grundler, Amanda Jurgens, Amy Gonzalez , Bianca Shivrattan, Bill Walker, Bob Giannone, Brett Barner, Charlee Barnes, Chris Waguespack, Conrad Baker, Dave Weaver, David Thierer, Debra Lowe, Devon Lachney , Donna Weaver, Douglas Hart, Janet Webb, Janet Witengier, Jayson Colebank, Jenny Nelms, JOANNA COLON, Joe Sharow, John Backer, Josh Dyer, Joy Evans, Julian Richen, Karen Hileman, Karen Ritchie , Kate Holcomb, Kyle Pack, Larry Gendzier, Laura BOEMLER Wareing, Luke Garard, Margaret (Peggy) Kunkle, Marie Montero, Mark Kunkle, Paul Cooper, Paul Boudreau, Rachel Mathis, Sandra BOEMLER , Sara Purcell, Sean BrewerSeanB, Sean Sharrow, Tammy Giannone, Teresa Jewell, Tom Wassell, Trish Barner, and Vince Witengier
You can still participate by joining us onshore and encouraging us.
This is a section where our club members who cannot attend a meeting get a chance to stream a podcast of the meeting and listen to our guest speakers.
I want to thank Tammy Wilson to speak to our group and Tom and Chuck from Kayaks by Bo to host our meeting. Great amount of tips and info on tactics for Shad.
Tammy Shad Tactics
Recorded 2013/12/03; Download Podcast
Steve Gibson Meeting
Recorded 2013/11/05; Download Podcast
Surf: Knee to thigh high ENE wind swell for the morning going more E during the day.
Conditions: Bumpy/choppy with NNE winds 10-15mph in the morning decreasing to 5-10mph in the afternoon.
Buoy 41009: 1.6ft @ 8sec
Wind: SSE @ 4kts
Air: 87° F
Water: 86° F
Low Tide: 9:15 AM
High Tide: 2:41 AM
- NOAA Weather
- Sailflow Wind Forecast
- Haulover Canal Water levels
- Water temp (lagoon)
- Water temp (Surf)
- Ocean Wave data (Canaveral)
- Surf reports & beach cam
- Canaveral Rocket launch hotline 1-800-470-7232
- FWC Salt water Regulations
- FWC Salt water chart
- FWC Freshwater Regulations
- Merritt Island info
- 2013 Merritt Island Permit
- Merritt Island Launch Fees
- Kars Park Launch Form
- How to tie Knots Videos
- Mono backing calculator
- How to build a tournament measuring board video
- How to take care of your rod
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