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President's Message

Steve Antonic

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We have just gotten back from fishing the White and Norfork rivers in Arkansas. Four of us go down there for eight days twice a year. These times correspond with Sowbug and FFF Conclave. They are still pushing a lot of water in both rivers, making wade fishing very unpredictable day to day. If you use a boat, fishing is available on both rivers. Catching seems to be day to day. Al Bourisaw, Joe Aimonette, Bob Temper and myself floated 4 days on the Norfork. The river is still off color to muddy from the May flooding in Missouri. We caught fish every day, but not the numbers we are used to. If you are planning a trip down there, check the conditions if you plan on wading. I wish I could give you a report on the Conclave, but there is nothing to report. Ozark had fourteen members there with three of them demo tying on the three days. I had to miss the business meeting on Sunday, but the Council president said he would contact me if there something we needed to know. I miss the old Conclaves, because they were quite the event.

Looking forward to the Bennett , Catch and Release outing. If you have not made your reservation yet you need to call me and let me know. Time is running close. See form in this newsletter for more info.

October General Meeting

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Greensfelder Recreation Complex - Queeny Park
525 Weidman Road, Ballwin MO63011
Starting at 7:00 PM

Duane Redford - Hidden in Plain View

Professional fly fishing guide on the South Platte River near Deckers, Colorado and on the Eagle River near Minturn, Colorado.

As a professional fly fishing guide, Duane spends many of his days guiding on the South Platte River near Deckers, Colorado and on the Eagle River near Minturn, Colorado.

He began his fly fishing career fishing the Rocky Mountain West, and has been toting a fly rod for better than four decades.

As a retired teacher and coach, Duane has a unique, systematic approach to the river that he has used as the basis of his guiding for the last ten years.  This systematic approach, derived from guiding countless days on highly pressured, technical waters, has been refined over time, and is easily understood. 

When he’s not guiding, Duane spends his time teaching fly fishing classes, blogging, speaking, and writing.  When he’s not teaching, writing or guiding, you’ll find him on the river.

His latest presentation: Hidden in Plain View, Recognizing the Obvious, Exploiting the Obscure, delves into what the top 10% of anglers are seeing differently from the masses.  It includes something for every level of angler from reading the obvious runs of the river to its subtle nuances; bug selection made simple, how to attain a lively drift, and tactics to get better now. Duane will have his latest book, The Fly Fisher’s Playbook 2nd Edition with him at the presentation.

The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing, June 2011 (available Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc)

The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymphing 2nd Edition, December 2014 (available Stackpole Publishing Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc)

For guide services or other information feel free to email Duane at lonearcherguideservice@yahoo.com.



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