Presidents Quill

First Cast June 2019


Our speaker for Monday night’s meeting is Ben Munro from Manic Tackle Project. I have asked him to speak on anything new that Manic has but also on breathable waders, their care and repair. A few years ago, now we had a similar talk given by Manic and I think it is high time we revisit this subject. Manic Tackle Project’s slogan is The Only Company That Knows Fly Fishing Like You Do and I totally agree as staff members are all fly fishers.

Our speaker for July is going to be Doug Stevens of NZ Fishing web site. Doug now lives in Turangi and has inherited a vast quantity of Umqua flies which he is off loading at very cheap prices so we would all be advised to bring a few dollars for those patterns that are difficult to tie.

Doug is letting me know the subject he will be speaking on so this information will be in the next first cast.

The last time I heard Doug speak he related a whole lot of information on Didimo that I certainly did not know, so I look forward to his talk.

In March I controlled for Peter Scott on the Wanganui River and ran into an old friend of mine, Lubin Phiffer. Lubin was accompanying several women fly fishers including his new wife. These women are an Australian team that will be competing in the Commonwealth Championships next year. This was fantastic to see, and I hope New Zealand can follow suit.

For any members that watch the program Big Angry Fish on TV, Lubin is one of the presenters.

I do look forward to seeing you on Monday night.

John Rumpf