Sunday, October 12, 2008
Fly Tying With The Boy Scouts
Whew, what a day! Another lovely, warm fall in New England experience. I spent the morning at the MASS Jam, which is a gathering of several thousand Boy Scouts all camping and doing their Scouting activities at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. One of the activities was fly tying and several of us from the Northeast Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers were on hand teaching the tying of woollie buggers. It was controlled chaos. Lots and lots of youngsters eager to find out about the ancient art of fly tying. Thanks to Mike Stewart and Bob Ford for helping out with teaching. Later in the day the NEC/FFF sponsored fly casting lessons. It was a great day for all. Don't forget to pass our sport on to the younger folks as they are the future of fly angling.