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Meeting: Monday, September 16th
GoPro Photography

At the first meeting of the 2013-2014 season, Canandaigua Lake Trout Unlimited Chapter will introduce you the the fascinating potential of GoPro photography.

Rick Bush has been using his GoPro camera for fly fishing photography for several years and captures some amazing video of trout in Oatka Creek and other locations. He is a master of this new, little camera that can go anywhere. Learn all the secrets on Monday, September 16th; 730pm at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center Auditorium.

Friends and visitors are always welcome.
We will have our usual raffle.
So . . . Remember to bring dollars or flies!

Need directions the to VA Medical Center? Click directions

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Chapter T-Shirts are available at monthly meetings. $15. See Norm Brust or Jean Chaintreuil. Or, send an email request with your name, address, and size (M, L, XL) to Jean Chaintreuil.

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Quick Tip: Wax your Ferrules to Avoid Broken Fly Rods

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How many of you take the time to wax your rod ferrules a couple times a year? I know I usually don’t, and I’ve paid the price of broken rods too many times to count.

Finally after doing that very thing on a tarpon trip a couple weeks ago I came home and took out every rod I owned and did them all at once. Breaking a rod anytime is a real drag, but when you’re on an expensive trip where you’ve traveled somewhere far away it stings even more.

Here’s the problem: The male and female section ends of rod ferrules can become loose after repeated casting. The ferrule is the part of the rod that joins the sections of the rod together. The hollow (female) portion at the end of a rod section receives the male end of the next section. After a time the male end can slip to the very edge of the female end and when enough pressure is applied (like a hard cast), it can actually crack or “blow out” the blank wall, resulting in a broken rod.

Here’s the solution: Many manufactures actually give you a little package of paraffin wax to help keep your rod pieces together when you buy a rod. Take this wax before the first time you use your rod and apply it to all of the male sides of the ferrules. If the manufacturer doesn’t provide you with any, simply get a candle or chunk of beeswax and gently brush it forward towards the top of the male ferrule, coating the entire piece. If your rod is old and has been used bunch remember to clean out the female side with a Q-tip or something similar before applying wax.

Now your rod pieces should hold together much longer and tighter, minimizing the chance of a silly rod break.

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Travel A Store

Prez sez ...

Perhaps we are starting this season off a little slower that in the past. By that I mean that good meetings are getting hard to find ... and schedule. You can take a look at the current line-up, which I think is outstanding, but we still have a couple of months that need a meeting idea. Take a look please. And, if you have an idea or suggestion for a meeting, please pass it along to myself of Matt Smythe, so that we can work it in. Any "contact" work you can do in advance would be helpful for sure. Send us an email and we will get things moving: Jean or Matt. Thanks.

And thanks to the committee that helped put together the meetings that we have set up so far: Matt Smythe, Brian Pitre, Norm Brust, Will Faber, Joe Hezel, and Marc Anstrom.

On another matter, I am teaching Fly Fishing merit badge to the Boy Scouts of Troop 167 in Pittsford. Therefore, and as usual, I need some help. Friday night (September 20) the Troop will be overnighting at Camp Babcock Hovey, near Ovid. I can use some help teaching the boys to tie woolly buggers. On Saturday (September 21), 10am-2pm, the boys will be fishing a pond just south the of FLCC big parking lot on East Lake Road, Canandaigua. This is on private property. There I need instructors in fly casting and catching. The Troop will provide a snack ("Cracker Barrel") Friday night and lunch on Saturday to all volunteers. PLEASE send me an email if you would like to help. And ... another THANKS.

The tree planting has gone very well. Personally I was on the Cohocton in early August to help with some tree maintenance and was truly impressed with the growth of the trees. In the coming weeks work can continue. There is a planting session scheduled for the weekend of October 5 and 6. If you would like to help, please contact Al Kraus. I am sure he can find any kind of project you would be willing to work on.

I'm goin' fishin'.
~~ C

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Guide Tip

To cast streamers or heavily weighted flies a distance, do not false cast, as the heavy fly may pull the line down and cause the hook to catch on it and tangle. To avoid creating a bird’s nest, pick the line up off the water in your back cast and drop the line back to the water after the forward cast. Without giving the fly time to sink, make another back cast. Shoot line to lengthen the cast, and let the line drop to the water again on the forward cast. Continue this casting until the line reaches the desired length. Then, fish your fly.

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Upcoming Calendar

September 16, Chapter meeting. Rick Bush and GoPro cameras.
October 21, Chapter meeting. TBD; Annual meeting and elections.
November 18, Chapter meeting. TBD.
December 16, No meeting.
January 20, Chapter meeting. Eric Dodds and Wild Water Fly rods.
January 22, Annual Fly Tying school begins.
February 17, Chapter meeting. Jesse Hollenbeck, fishing Oatka Creek and Spring Brook.
March 17, Chapter meeting. DEC stream improvement reports.
April 21, Chapter meeting. Douglaston Salmon River visit and report.
May 19, Chapter meeting. Matt Smythe Alaska fly fishing trip.
June 23, Chapter Picnic. TBD.