MAGIC VALLEY FLY FISHERS SEPTEMBER 2022
STATE-OF-OUR-CLUB September 27, 2022
Your current officers and board members here tonight will each give you their views on the state of our club and their visions of fall and spring needs, directions and activities over this next year.
We need your ideas and help to continue monthly meetings with speakers, our history project, fly casting and tying with kids and new folks, IDFG projects, fly tying times, fishouts and other things picking up speed again.
We must have different folks fill officer, board and committee positions to fulfill our bylaws, business requirements, goals and desires through 2023 and beyond. We need new visions, experience, ideas and
workers to get back to doing more to help us all learn more and enjoy fly fishing with all it has to offer. A new President and Secretary are required now that we’re returning to more normal activities status, and because you have had to put up with me for FAR TOO LONG. Extraordinary times have changed.
I will help & advise as Past President– NOT as Permanent President. Snicker-snicker!
Greg Edgar has graciously agreed to stay on as our Treasurer as we all appreciate.
Our bylaws addressing officers, board positions and committees are available by e-mail on request and here at our opening meeting. There is flexibility in how we structure who does what, but the tasks must get done for our club to continue. Officers and board members take on committee leaderships if no other members fill those needed roles as only a few of us are doing now. It must be spread among more members to lessen the load on each and maintain continuity in our operations and in meeting our goals. The more we work together the easier it will be to keep MVFF alive and well and moving ahead into our next fifty years fly fishing as we preserve, promote, enhance and educate to perpetuate our sport. We are lucky to have new and returning members with incredible experience and skills in all areas where we need help. This should be fun in our sport, not work.
Officer and board election is typically in November so we need to fill our slate of candidates by early November to have our election for 2023 on schedule. If required, however, it could be done December 17 at the Christmas dinner also serving as a Special Meeting for that purpose with seven (7) days prior notice.
We want to do what you all want with your guidance and help. Getting our meetings at the Barn grows more difficult as their business grows and as we attempt to increase our attendance with different days of the week and month to fit more of your schedules. Our active participation is essential. So, sign up here tonight!!
Thank you all for your support to keep this fun old fly fishing club going strong. See you on the water!!
Bryan S. Woodhouse, President & Secretary, 2022. Call or text anytime, 208-934-56705.
CLUB NEWS November 7, 2022
Happy November on this nice, rainy day. It’s recharging both our water supplies and hopes for great fly fishing opportunities over the months to come. Have a GREAT THANKSGIVING wherever you wade, drift or roam!
There will not be a monthly meeting in November due to time and scheduling constraints.
Our Saturday, December 17, Christmas Party at the Mountain View Barn, 5 to 9 pm,featuring Nina’s scrumptious traditional turkey, ham and all the sides and deserts we can hold, needs your reservations soon. The cost including tip is $45 for each person which is well below our current inflation levels.
We must get a minimum of 25 people reserved by Wednesday December 14 to make this event happen and we already have eight in for a warm and fun Christmas time at the Barn.
All the “Early Birds” that get their RSVPs in by Wednesday *November 30*will be entered into a special raffle for a fly fishing adventure for 2 that is a $300+ value.
Payment this year is by check to our P.O. Box 1037 T. F. I, 83303, or by check, cash or plastic at the door after a confirmed reservation is logged in by reply to this email, phone, text, or receipt of your check to our P.O. Box by 12/14. There will be no on-line payments for this event for several reasons this year.
You only pay for your adult beverage bill in addition.
Last minute late comers at the door could get chicken; but it was so good it rivaled the prime rib at the 50th anniversary dinner in April. Plan to come and let us know if you can; but COME!
Our big Christmas Raffle and Silent Auction will feature more trips in the auction, books and lots of fly fishing, fly tying and non-fishing goodies from donations we have already received that will appeal to the ladies as well as the gentlemen. We always look forward to those cool things you all bring to these get togethers that you know we all want to win from the boxes of good stuff you need to DOWNSIZE. I may bring a van full at the rate I’m sorting!! If it’s too big (like Bob’s U-boat) bring a picture to put out for a bid or bucket bonanza! No prize too big or too small for us all to have a ball! Bring ‘em early or get them to us ahead of the party to get them sorted and on the tables for all to bid on. Bring lots to have fun and support MVFF!
A small history display will show some of the donations we have received and our progress you will all be interested to see and become involved with in the future.
Santa may even show up? HO. HO. HO.
Election of officers and board members will be at the December evening.
The ballot with explanation is attached.
I want to thank James Harper for again stepping up as President this coming year. James took to the oars on this boat a few years before I arrived here in Twin and we all appreciate having him again help us navigate and put us into fish in the waters ahead. His audition at the September meeting, and his hard work at the April Anniversary doing the casting with all the new folks, reminded us of his many talents, visions for our fly fishing club’s future, and his commitment and abilities to making them happen.
I also want to thank you all for helping on the board and as dedicated members in all we do.
MAGIC VALLEY FLY FISHERS SEPTEMBER 2022 STATE-OF-OUR-CLUB is attached and was distributed at both the September and October meetings. We are solvent, lots going on now into the fall, and we look forward to another good year starting into our next 50 ahead. It’s your club. Thank you one and all.
PLEASE RSVP BY REPLY OR AS ABOVE FOR A GREAT CHRISTMAS PARTY AHEAD. More soon, call/txt/e-mail me, and have a GREAT THANKSGIVING wherever you wade, drift or roam! Bryan Woodhouse, President & Secretary, 2022
MVFF Official Election Ballot Officers and Board of Directors
MVFF SEPTEMBER 2022 STATE-OF-OUR-CLUB
MAGIC VALLEY FLY FISHERS CLUB NEWS– January 23, 2023
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our upcoming February and March meetings at the Mountain View Barn, Jerome Id, 392 E, 300 S, starting in just two weeks from tomorrow.
February 7, Tuesday, Fly Tying Evening, 5-9 pm.
February 21, Tuesday, Monthly General Meeting 5-9 pm. with speaker presentations on fly fishing tactics & techniques, tying fish fooling flies, fisheries & conservation discussions, club activities in planning and more.
March 7, Tuesday, Fly Tying Evening, 5-9 pm.
March 21, Tuesday, Monthly General Meeting 5-9 pm. with speaker presentations on fly fishing tactics & techniques, tying fish fooling flies, fisheries & conservation discussions, club activities in planning and more.
Fly Tying Evenings will now begin again on a regular basis so we can urge each other to get more into our boxes and help the new folks that have been asking us how they can begin.
New tiers wanting help and instruction need to call the number below by Feb 4, Saturday so we have the tools and materials set up and ready for your new addictive pastime building fish fooling bugs and baitfish. There’s lots on YouTube, but you have to start with your hands on the vise and bobbin!
Experienced tiers- bring your travel tying outfits, show your tricks and techniques and swap materials and lies—I mean info!! The materials and information exchange builds fun and knowledge because we can see and feel how it’s done up close and personal in this hands on hobby.
During this first tying meeting we will get your input and discuss what else you want and we can do in upcoming tying sessions in this lifelong learning process.
Also: For the first fly tying evenings the Barn’s café will not be open. You may bring your own Mc-Whatever.
Monthly General Meetings are now being planned with details on each to follow as we get them. The Board is currently working to get interesting and informative speakers and presentations on a wide range of fly fishing, tying, fisheries and other topics in Idaho and beyond that are relevant to all our fly fishing pursuits.
If you know of Southern Idaho folks that are interesting fly fishers and/or are involved in fisheries, riparian habitat, access or other related segments of our fly fishing sport, please call, text or email us their contact information so we can be in touch to see if we can schedule something with MVFF.
March 24, Friday, & Saturday, March 25-East Idaho Fly Tying Expo in Idaho Falls. Mark your calendars and plan on meeting a bunch of us up there for the next great Snake River Cutthroats Expo. Several of our best MVFF tyers are on the schedule to demonstration tie at this show that is one of the best in the western states. See Bruce Staples Snake River Cutthroats info on the web.
MVFF Board Meeting, Thursday, January 19 Highlights. “Now we just get out and do it!” sums it up!
All on the board are enthusiastic that our club is healthy and continuing to Preserve, Protect, Promote and Enhance the sport of fly fishing with all its facets and do likewise for the resources, waters and fisheries that allow it to prosper. Our involvement in the Rock Creek Project, work with IDFG, Twin Falls Canal Co., CSI Aquaculture, the new Jerome Snake River Park Project, and other projects will proceed as we get more of YOU working with us Board folks and we obtain the newest information on these evolving projects and how we fit in.
A calendar of fishing days and destinations is in production and will be sent out soon to get all on board and out fishing. Days and locations will be in keeping with the unanimous consensus that family & kids coming and learning has been, and must continue, as a foundation of MVFF’s education duty and community commitment.
Set the fish-out and publish it ahead for members to commit and go. If you go fish it, they will come!!
Dues & Membership:
The January 1 to December 31 calendar year remains our dues cycle. Our $35 family dues remain the same and are payable online through March 2023 on our current website. You may also pay by check to our P.O. Box 1037 Twin Falls Id. 83303, or at meetings by cash, check or plastic on our new Square card reader. To encourage all ages to enjoy our sport, a family can include grand kids, or even great-grand-kids for us really old folks. (: They will then get their parents to join and come out too! The nurturing by a family member builds lifelong fly fishing memories and our next generations of fly fishers.
Thank you to all of you that have paid as we are now at 50 members and climbing back toward our old numbers! Our roster is in update mode and this will continue as time and new membership persons add their expertise to the process. We will continue to collect data for this process at monthly meetings so we can have everyone’s mailing addresses again. We may need to mail you items like membership cards to facilitate discounts and access to more club associated activities. Please be sure to send us any phone or email address changes as those will remain our primary access to you.
To simplify our processes, we are evaluating separating membership drive dues payments from fundraising & special event fees for entrance or meals at future activities. This will avoid double payments on dues and make tracking membership & event management easier. More on this as it evolves.
More information, updates and our new president James Harper’s message will follow soon.
Thank you all for your support and active participation in your club.
Please call, text or email us anytime.
Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President-2023, 208-934-6405
Fred Schneiter, Vice President, Fly Tying & Fish-Outs, 2023, 208-969-1971
Magic Valley Fly Fishers February 13, 2023, Reminder and Update.
Our first general meeting of 2023 will be one week from tomorrow night February 21 from 5 to 9 at the Mountain View Barn, 392 E, 300 S, Jerome.
Our main presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 will be by our new President James Harper giving us his views on many fly fishing myths and how to turn them into an advantage for all Magic Valley Fly Fishers. With luck he will also have time to tell and show us some of his fishing adventures last fall on the upper Snake, Big Lost and beyond.
The opening act preceding James will be Vice President Fred Schneiter’s video loop and his narrative showing us some of his MVFF local fly fishing fish fooling fun with new, old and perspective members around this magic valley over the preceding months.
After James’ show we will give you some updates on project areas begun in previous months and how our new board is working to keep these interesting and important items moving forward.
After what is sure to be a lively Q&A with James and us all we will have a round robin of fishing tales from you all.
The Café at the Barn will be open for business as in all previous general meetings and have a great mini buffet, burgers, salads and other goodies available as well as new kegs being tapped according to my latest info from O.J.
As we said in our Club News of Jan 23, dues are due now for all & each year on the Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 cycle. Thank you to all that have already renewed/paid and thank you especially to the several new folks that have joined recently. You may still pay on our website through March but after that we are looking into new methods that may be back-to-the-future with mailing your check to P. O. Box 1037 and by paying at the door with plastic, check, or that old thing—cash??
Last Tuesday evening 2/7 was our opening monthly fly tying and open get-together night at the Barn and was enjoyed by all of those that came, tied, learned and got better acquainted. We had over 20% of our paid club members attend and that was awesome! ( It does, however, say our paid membership is down a bit too! Pay up!) We know these nights will work back into a major happening for our club as they had begun to evolve back when we started them in 2019, so plan on coming on March 7 and get involved.
Also, mark your NO MISS date for our March 21 general meeting with guest speaker, our own, Mr. Tucker Brauer, Magic Valley Regional Fisheries Biologist for IDFG. He will present information on all things Big Wood River, as well as other great things the Department has underway with another lively Q & A to follow.
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all this next week on Tuesday Feb 21.
Fish hard, send pics & stories, have fun, call/text/email us anytime. What a team!!!
More soon, Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & PP, 2023, 208-934-6405. email@example.com
Fred Schneiter-Vice Pres.
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Magic Valley Fly Fishers March 14, 2023Good evening,
Our second general meeting of 2023 will be just one week from tonight on March 21 from 5 to 9 at the
Mountain View Barn, 392 E, 300 S, Jerome. Our main presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 will be by our guest
speaker, our own, Mr. Tucker Brauer, Magic Valley Regional Fisheries Biologist for IDFG. He will present
information on all things Big Wood River including it’s history, current work and plans for the future that the
Department has underway. He will also update us on other IDFG work and fisheries issues around our Magic
Valley with a lively Q & A to follow.
President’s Message-James Harper
Hello MVFF members.
We are slowly getting to spring. Spring is one of my favorite times of year as I always take a spring trip with
my sons. We have been doing this trip and chasing the Blue Wing Olives of spring. Once again, this year we
are going and I can hardly wait. We are usually a bit early for the BWO’s but there are still fish to be caught.
Things so far this spring are looking favorable for the water outlook. Word is pretty favorable and sounding
good for the Steelhead season. As things start to warm up a bit, I hope that everyone can find some time to wet
a line. There should be plenty of nice days ahead and lots of opportunities. That is what this is all about,
getting to the water to catch fish. Spring is always a great time after the long winter.
As far as the club is going, we have been meeting as a board and have some real fun things planned this
year. We are excited for some of the events that we have planned and you will be seeing more of those coming
Just a reminder, the fly-fishing Film Tour is finally coming to Twin. Let’s get out there a support fly fishing in
the area. Those films are always tons of fun, and also, often a bit educational. If you haven’t already checked
out the Facebook page, you really should. There is lots of great content that we have been able to share, with
many fly patterns that have been tied as well as some links to really great articles. We are also getting the
Instagram page going it is MVFF208@gmail.com. We would really like your help and support to get that
moving forward. Feel free to post to either the Facebook or to tag us in the Instagram posts. We all like to see
what everyone has been catching.
Thanks everyone and let’s get out there and catch a few fish.
PLEASE NOTE: Send all your comments, pictures, links and ideas to the new MVFF208@gmail.com as
James noted above in addition to our e-mails listed below for our best responses and archiving of your inputs.
Text us for fastest responses. Thank you for your support.
Vice President’s Message-Fred Schneiter
I am looking forward to our fishing Fun Day at Murtaugh Lake in May. We have the pavilion there
reserved for us. More details to follow.
Our 1st fly tying evening, 2/7, we had a good turnout. Our 2nd evening, 3/7, not as many showed
up. We did have a couple of interested parties (not members yet) attend and actually did some
tying!! Looking forward to a good turnout at our next evening, 4/4.
Still working on fish out days. Weather has not been cooperating and a lot of locations are not open yet
but will keep researching.
We’ll be getting a list of days soon from Fish and Game for their volunteer events as well as ‘Trout in the
I appreciate everyone who has participated and hope we can get more volunteers.
More Updates & Information
As we said previously, thank you to all that have joined or renewed for 2023. For all of you that paid at the 50th
party last April 30, 2022, dues are due again & each year on the Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 cycle. You may still pay on
our website through March. but after that we are looking into new methods that may be back-to-the-future
with mailing your check to P. O. Box 1037 and by paying at the door with plastic, check, or that old thing—
cash?? More on our website transition will follow as we have the details you need worked out. Please also help
us by working with our teams for our upcoming tying nights, meetings, events and fish-outs-we need you.
The first Tuesday evening March 7 was our second great monthly fly tying and open get-together night at the
Barn and was enjoyed by all of those that came, tied, learned and got better acquainted. We know these nights
will grow into an important evening for our club as they had begun to evolve back when we started them in
Please plan on coming on the first Tuesday, April 4 as in the calendar below and get involved.
Calendar of Meetings and Special Events now scheduled for 2023 with more details to follow.
April 4, First Tuesday Tying & Talking Fly Fishing.
April 18, Third Tuesday General Meeting with guide and instructor Chris Gerono giving us casting lessons
“in the Jerome wind” on the lawn early and then giving us his presentation on guiding for selective trout on the
Boise, Owyhee and Grand Ronde rivers. More details soon and come early for demonstration and tutoring on
casting in Southern Idaho!
May 2, First Tuesday Tying & Talking Fly Fishing.
May 20, Saturday, MVFF Spring Fun Fly Fishing Fling Day at Murtaugh Lake Park Pavilion for a full
day of demonstrations, coaching, practice at the water getting first time and old time fly fishers together to build
new community fly fishing knowledge and excitement.
June, July & August and then fall activities & fish-outs will be announced as we know them.
November 18, Saturday, MVFF Fall Fly Fishing Festival and Fundraising Banquet and day of
Again, mark your NO MISS date for our Third Tuesday April 18 general meeting with Chris Gerono.
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you all this next week on Tuesday March 21.
Fish hard, send pics & stories, have fun, & call/text/email us anytime.
More soon, Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & PP, 2023, 208-934-6405. firstname.lastname@example.org
James Harper-President email@example.com 208-961-0850
Fred Schneiter-Vice Pres. firstname.lastname@example.org 208-969-1971
New Club E-mail MVFF208@gmail.com
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