The Flyline June, 2007 Green Country Flyfishers
The Flyline June, 2007
Green Country Flyfishers
Post Office Box 1053
Bartlesville, OK 74005
Dennis Kidd cell-914-3928
Dick Leonard- cell-914-2149
Flyline Editor Lents Prendergast 336-2525
Email: [email protected]
Arvest Bank, Eastside Branch
7:00 till 9:00 pm
Next Meeting June 5th
Lents Prendergast –(-3yr-2009)
FLYMASTER OF THE MONTH MAY: Bobby Donnell
March 2007 – Dick Leonard – Brassie Nymph
April 2007 – Ed Hinton - Nymph
May 2007- Bobby Donnell – Foam Fold Over
June 2007 - ??
FLY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE BASS FLY
(Poppers-Streamers-Mouse-Shad Fly-Bait Fish- Etc.)
Program: Jack Shock= Pro Bass Shop
Fishing Dripping Springs
2 other people also with him will tell of access
to the reservoir and how to fish for bass
Picnic May 12, 2007
Kids Day at Roaring River was a great success
On May 19th over 1760 kids went fishing for free at Roaring River State Park, and over
500 kids took
part in learning programs. The largest fish caught was a 9.3 pound fish caught by Luke
D Dennis Kidd and Dean Reed joined the MAKO Fly Fishers in demonstrating Fly Tying and
About 500 wooly buggers were tied and given to kids. Several kids wanted to tie their
after see the demonstration last year they have started fly tying. This is a great program
to get kids
fishing and to give fly fishing exposure to kids who want to fish.
A message from your President
We had a great picnic on May 12th, the weather could not have been better
and the fish cooked by Charlie Roberts was better than finger lickin’ good.
Over 45 members, family, and guests were at the picnic, which is one of the
best turnouts in a long time. A number of folks caught sunfish and bass in
the ponds and no-one fell into the pond, so fishing was fun.
We have some fun events coming up that I hope you will attend, and,
remember, if you have an idea for club events or activity share it with board
We should all be pleased with the progress our club is making; We have a
number of new members, we have starting tying at Bass Pro Shop in Tulsa,
our monthly tying meeting is growing in size, and we are working with other
clubs on projects. The key to continued growth and progress is simple and
easy. Join in some of the activities, Ask members to help you, Share your
knowledge with folks, Go fishing with club members, and most of all have
A new feature for our monthly meeting is the Swap table. If you have equipment, flies, or
other gear that you do not use and would like to convert it to cash or different gear this is for
you! We will have a buy, sell, or swap table by the fly tying material boxes. Mark your gear
with your name and the price you would like to get and then bring it to the meeting and place
it on the table. If everyone joins in this fun activity, it will be a useful way to pick up some
gear that you need or get rid of the piece of gear that just did not work out for you.
Bobby still needs some people to help with the booth at Sunfest by being at
the booth for 2 hours.
Over 50 Tyers attend the Smallmouth Rendezvous
The SMR was a success and Green Country Flyfishers were an important part
of the event. After all expenses there was a $1,400 profit that will be seed
money for next year. The $500 Mitch Fram scholarship was won by Jeremiah
Holland, a Junior at NSU majoring in Fish and Wildlife biology with a 3.9 GPA.
Northeast Oklahoma Fly Fishers and Green Country Flyfishers are starting
the organization for the 2008 SMR on May 2 and 3, 2008.
Green Country will be stepping up our involvement by providing the
committee chairman this year.
Up coming events
SunFest – June 1 to 3 at Sooner Park, Bartlesville
do not have to demonstrate a skill if you don’t want to, the key is to talk with people
about fly fishing and our club to promote both.
Bass Pro in Broken Arrow having Fly Fishing Days June 2 and 3
On Saturday June 2, Bass Pro will have the following Seminars. Please notice the
tying seminar by Green Country. Two new members of the club, Shawn and Eric
Prufer will be doing the seminar at 5 P.M. Also the Striper Seminar by our June
speaker Jack Shock.
Alaskan Fly Fishing guide TONY BULERA, of Fly by Night Fly Fishing, will be
presenting a slide show including instruction of Fly Tying for Alaskan and Patagonia
Striper seminar with JACK SHOCK
Upper Illinois Smallmouth with LARRY CLARK
Tying with Green Country Fly Fishers
Casting with Tulsa Fly Fishers
Casting with GREG DODDBobby Donnell is chairing the club’s information booth at
SunFest again this year. This is our major public communication event of the year
and a chance to make contact with potential new members. We will have fly tying,
fly casting and fishing information available, and offer memberships and take names
of people who are interested in learning more about fly fishing.
Our demonstrations at Bass Pro have generated two new members for the
club, and a growing relationship with the management at Bass Pro. If the
question is do I support the booth at SunFest or enjoy the programs at Bass
Pro. The answer is do both.
Upper Illinois River– June 16th
Gene Holland is coordinating the smallmouth trip to the upper Illinois. This
will be a day trip. Wooly buggers, poppers and hair bugs, clousers, and
minnow and sunfish streamers are all good flies for June. Plan to bring water
and snack to eat on the river.
Depart from Albertson’s lot early morning. Time will be decided by those
going on the trip.
EASY FOAM POPPER
HOOK: MUSTAD CK74SS #8
THREAD: 6/0 BLACK
MATERIALS: PRE-CUT YELLOW FOAM CYLINDER, BLACK RUBBER LEGS, CREAM MARABOU,
BLACK SADDLE HACKLE, YELLOW DOLL EYES, PERMANENT MARKER
Bartlesville Green Country Flyfishers dues are $16, and most of our members pay in
December and January. You can pay at the meeting or mail to Gary Kilpatrick, 1230
Dogwood Court, Bartlesville, OK. 74006.
Newsletter of the GREEN COUNTRY FLYFISHERS
P. O. Box 1053
Bartlesville, OK 74005
GCF supports Catch and Release
Time spent fishing is time well spent