2014-2015  Meeting/Event Schedule


Tues 11 Nov: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Gear swap, Yard Sale, Fly Tying


Sat 13 Dec: Fall Clean-up of the Lower Illinois River

 Tues 13 Jan: Guest Speaker - Big fish Guru Landon Mayer!!

Tues 10 Feb: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Lou Barbaro Bamboo rod Making!

Sat 7 Mar: Annual Fund Raising Banquet and Auction
Cattlemen's Steakhouse

Sat 7 Mar: TU Mid-South meeting Branson Mo

Wed 11 Mar: Oklahoma Water Appreciation Day
http://www.oklahomaconservation.org/event/oklahoma-water-appreciation-day/

Sat 18 Apr: Fly Fishing Clinic Arcadia Conservation Education Area Kid's Pond Educational portion will be at the Education Building Edmond, OK

Sat 25 Apr: River clean up on the Lower Illinois River

All Meetings will be held at 
Rose State College - Tom Steed Leanring Center. 
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-270

Normal meeting times 7 to 9pm special events start at 6pm

Want to help? Want more information? Contact Greg at gmann6@cox.net or call him at (405) 401-3784  

THE TESTAMENT OF A FISHERMAN
Robert Traver 

I fish because I love to; Because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; Because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; Because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; Because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; Because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don’t want to waste the trip; Because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; Because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; Because bourbon out of an old tin cup always tastes better out there; Because maybe one day I will catch a mermaid;  And, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant – and not nearly so much fun

89er Chapter UPDATES/Meeting Announcement 

The 89er Chapter held our annual officer/board member elections at our October meeting and we are proud to present your new 89er Chapter Leadership Team

President - Greg Mann
Vice President - Kevin McHaffey
Secretary - Edsel Ford
Tresurer - Ken Mann

Board Members
Lou and Wanda Barbaro
Larry Boevers
John White
Bob Williams
Marty Weaver
Mark Dunning
Chuck Kaminski

Spring Clean Up on the Lower Illinois River
Please join us in assisting the Oklahoma Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) in their annual river clean up. The Tulsa Chapter of TU has decided to hold their annual clean up on the Lower Illinois River on April 25th. Everyone will meet in the dam parking lot at 9:00 AM to assign (suggest) areas and distribute trash sacks. Everyone present at 9AM will receive a ticket for a participation prize, a $50.00 gift certificate to Backwoods. Trash sacks will be collected at 11:00 AM and lunch will be served around 11:30 AM at the Watts area. The winning ticket will be drawn at lunch and you must be present to win. Lunch will be burgers and bratwurst with chips and a drink.

Come out and volunteer at one of the fly fishing clinics and make fly fishing in Oklahoma better! contact Marty Weaver  at okieflier@att.net  or call him at (405) 808-7116 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Greg at Gmann6@cox.net or call him at (405) 401- 3784 

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