Fly Fishers on the Move

New club member and mentee Patti Rubel trying her luck at the pond on Tucson Course’s number 4 hole.

Linda Lyon

Now that winter is over, the SaddleBrooke Fly Fishers (SBFF) are busy gearing up for learning and fun. Recognizing a need to educate club members new to our sport, our Education Committee established a registry program to connect mentors with mentees. Several experienced club members are working with new fly fishers to develop their skills in areas like casting, entomology, reading the water, safely landing and releasing fish, and much more. Although some of the learning may occur indoors, the ability to practice on the water and actually catch a fish right here in SaddleBrooke greatly enhances the learning.

Our Social Committee, in the meantime, is hard at work preparing for our next social event. The Spring Dinner will feature barbecued brisket dinner with all the fixins (including margaritas and other beverages) and will be held at the SaddleBrooke One Tennis Center beginning at 4 p.m. on May 2. This event will be free for all members (club membership is $20 per year for individuals and only $30 for a household), and non-member guests are welcome to attend with a $10 donation.

Finally, the Activities Committee has been busy developing an annual calendar of meetings and other events. SBFF meetings are currently on the fourth Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in SaddleBrooke TWO’s Catalina Room, next to the Mesquite Grill. Our March meeting featured member, John Woolmington, discussing all his favorite places to fish in the mountains of Central Colorado. Member David Hargis will speak at both the April 25 and May 23 meetings to give his two-part presentation on how to plan a fly fishing trip.

For more information about the SBFF, email us at [email protected]