Dragonfly Nymph Pattern sent to SFBCA members by e-mail

Jurgen dragonfly pic for FB posts

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SFBCA meetings temporarily on hold

City of Toronto Response to COVID-19

To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection, the City of Toronto has cancelled programs and temporarily closed a number of facilities including our normal indoor meeting location at Birkdale Community Centre.  The club executive is closely monitoring the situation and will update when we have more information.

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2020 Toronto Sportsman Show Cancelled

Effective immediately, the 2020 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show (March 18-22), which was set to take place at The International Centre in Mississauga, will not be opening.

In the 73-year history of the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, this is the first time it has had to suspend the event. This action is being taken based on the recommendations made by the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health and Peel Public Health to help reduce possible risk regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Thank you to all that volunteered to help operate the SFBCA booth that was planned. Hopefully next year we will be back.

 

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SFBCA Meeting March 3, 2020

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Birkdale Community Centre (Sunroom B), 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2

Dear fellow SFBCA club members & friends:

Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle crafting, fishing tales and more. 

Fly Tying:  

Jurgen B. plans to demonstrate how to tie a Water Boatman fly . This fly is good for trout in the fall in about 15 feet of water. It can be fished on top but is better fished under the water on the way to the bottom or coming up. Steady slow even pulls. 

Tedy G. plans to demonstrate how to tie an Adams Irresistible.  It works as a mayfly imitation in rivers and lakes and is very effective in fast pocket water. This is a dry fly known for its excellent “float-ability”. Thanks to a body of spun deer hair (that is somewhat hollow), it remains buoyant even after getting very wet. Note to participants: Remember to bring strong thread that is at least 6/0 thick to spin the deer hair without nuisance thread breaks. Materials and hooks provided as usual. 

Bamboo Rod Building:  There will be a special demo for rod builders and other interested members on how to wrap guides onto rod blanks. New member Kelly C. will show our builders how to start, end, and space wraps for snake guides we use on fly rods. He will also demo how his rod wrapping motor works to wrap guides on graphite float rods that he builds for his customers. We expect several folks will subsequently be working on their Ganaraska Special bamboo rod splines or glued up rod blanks at this meeting. If anyone wants to start a new bamboo rod project or revive a bamboo rod project that you would like to finish, contact SFBCA.Vice.President@gmail.com. If any SFBCA club member needs a culm to two of fine Tonkin cane, please contact SFBCA.President@gmail.com. 

Net Handle Building: There are some new net handle projects in the works! Let Paul M know if you want to learn how to build your own custom landing net. 

Thoughts of the of the week: We have at least 16 volunteers to help man our booth the 2020 Toronto Sportsman Show during March. Thanks to all!  Ray Cockburn is finalizing the booth duty schedule and will advise. General show info here:  https://www.torontosportshow.ca

Fishing Tales: Fishing is the common interest of our group. If you have a favourite picture or two to share, please do so. Ben F. recently posted a great ice fishing pic on our Member’s Only Facebook Group. 

Fly Hooks Surplus:  If you want a deal on salmon hooks and larger streamer hooks for bass, musky, pike, etc. look here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/706-53473-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=324086527488&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229529&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111

Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

https://www.facebook.com/Scarboroughflyandbaitcastingassociation/

Membership Dues – contact SFBCA.Treasury@gmail.com

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SFBCA Meeting February 18, 2020

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Birkdale Community Centre (Sunroom B), 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2

Dear fellow SFBCA club members:

Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle crafting, fishing tales and more. 

Fly Tying:  Jurgen B plans to demonstrate how to tie an (egg sucking) leech. This is a good fly for both trout and bass. It can be fished under a float or straight to your fly line, retrieved slow using either long pulls or short slow ones. Materials and hooks provided as usual. 

Tedy G plans to demonstrate how to tie a deer hair case caddis larva. Learn how to spin deer hair on the hook shank and how to create a relatively realistic larva.  Hooks and materials will be provided as usual BUT for the spun deer hair pattern, participants should bring “strong” tying thread. (Size 6/0 thread will work but size 8/0 thread is too weak and may snap due to the tension needed to spin the deer hair). Black, brown or dark red would be the preferred thread colours but white can also work if you have a marker to add some colour to it. 

Bamboo Rod Building:  We expect several folks will be working on their Ganaraska Special bamboo rod splines at this meeting and perhaps one member will show off 3 new blank sections that were glued just this week. If anyone wants to revive an existing rod project or start a new bamboo rod project contact SFBCA.Vice.President@gmail.com. If any SFBCA club member needs a culm to two of fine Tonkin cane, please contact SFBCA.President@gmail.com. 

Net Handle Building: Let Paul M know if you want to learn how to build your own custom landing net. 

Thoughts of the of the week: Thanks to all those that signed up to help represent our club at the Toronto Sportsman Show! We can still use more hands on certain days/times so contact Ray Cockburn SFBCA.President@gmail.com

if you are still thinking about helping out.  

….And, to all those celebrating Valentine’s day alone this year… GO FISHING instead. Better yet, take a family member on Family Day.

Fishing Tales: Fishing is the common interest of our group. If you have a favourite picture or two to share, please do so. They can’t all be whoppers but they are all a thrill. Who has been ice fishing? Where are your pictures? Actually, who needs ice? Jurgen still manages to catch fish in moving water. These 2 were caught just hours apart. (Can you spot Jurgen’s stonefly pattern?)

Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

https://www.facebook.com/Scarboroughflyandbaitcastingassociation/

Membership Dues – contact SFBCA.Treasury@gmail.com

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SFBCA Meeting February 4, 2020

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2

Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle crafting, fishing tales and more. 

Fly Tying: We plan to have 2 fly tying workshops running simultaneously , giving you the choice of demos for either a damselfly nymph or a Hendrickson dry fly. Read Tedy’s article here: https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/2017/04/01/dry-fly-fishing-mayflies/. 

Bamboo Rod Building:  We expect several folks will be working on their Ganaraska Special bamboo rod splines at this meeting and perhaps one member will be gluing-up some blank sections. We also expect to show a new builder how to split cane.

Net Handle Building: Several net handle projects are underway by members. Feel free to bring in your project to compare notes or to learn how it can be done. 

Fishing Tales: Fishing is the common interest of our group. If you have a favourite picture or two to share, please do so. They can’t all be whoppers but they are all a thrill.

Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

https://www.facebook.com/Scarboroughflyandbaitcastingassociation/

 

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SFBCA Indoor Meeting  Jan. 7, 2020

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birkdale Community Centre (Sunroom B), 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2

Dear fellow SFBCA club members and friends:
Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle building, fishing tales and more.
Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

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SFBCA Meeting  Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birkdale Community Centre (Sunroom B), 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2
Dear fellow SFBCA club members and friends:
Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle building, fishing tales and more.
Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

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SFBCA Annual Holiday/Christmas Party

The 2019 SFBCA Annual holiday/Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Roger’s Home in North Oshawa, 6:30 pm.
RSVP to SFBCA.President@gmail.com

baked pizza pie on white table

Photo by julie aagaard on Pexels.com

 

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SFBCA Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

SFBCA Indoor Meeting Notice
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birkdale Community Centre, 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2
Dear fellow SFBCA club members and friends:
Please join us Tuesday evening Dec. 3, 2019 for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle building, fishing tales and more. For additional details, contact: SFBCA.Vice.President@gmail.com
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May 15 2020 eastern trib

Jurgen May 15 2020 Wilmot

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Bull Dog Fly pattern sent to members

Jurgen Bullk Dog fly cover

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Time off well spent

SFBCA Member Kelly C has been spending time off doing what all of our club members wish they could do: catching fish and tying flies.

 

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SFBCA Meeting  Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Agenda for SFBCA Indoor Meeting 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Birkdale Community Centre (Sunroom B), 1299 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough ON M1P 2Y2
Dear fellow SFBCA club members & friends:
Please join us next Tuesday evening for fly tying, bamboo rod building, net handle building, fishing tales and more.
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Fly Tying: 
In honour of SFBCA founder Gord Deval, whose birthday would have been this month, Jurgen will be tying one of Gord’s favourite fly patterns, the Despair (aka Peacock Despair) fly. It can represent a variety of insects from Caddis to Grasshopper and is very effective on the large Brook trout of eastern Canada (notably in the Broadback River in Quebec, as Gord wrote about in Memories of Magical Waters . If you want to see what Gord’s favourite fly looks like, come to the meeting.
Fishing Tales: Fishing is the common interest of our group. If you have a favourite picture or two to share, please do so. Jurgen (below) had a great catch on a pin outfit last week.
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Bamboo Rod Building:  We expect several folks will be working on their Ganaraska Special bamboo rod splines at this meeting. Mentor assistance is available.
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Net Handle Building: Several net handle projects are underway by members.  Feel free to bring in your project to compare notes.
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Calendar:  Dates for upcoming SFBCA fly tying/Rod Building meetings and other SFBCA events can be found, as usual, on our website and Facebook page:

https://scarboroughflyandbaitcasting.wordpress.com/calendar/

https://www.facebook.com/Scarboroughflyandbaitcastingassociation/

Membership Dues – contact SFBCA.Treasury@gmail.com
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