Red Cedar Fly Fishers Annual Banquet Featuring Bruce Staples
It's time once again for the Red Cedar Fly Fishers Annual Banquet. On Friday February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. we are proud to present Bruce Staples as our featured speaker at our most important auction/raffle fundraiser of the year. If you are interested in donating an item to our auction/raffle, we are greatly appreciated. Please send me a pm for details of how to submit your item.
If you're unfamiliar with Mr. Staples, here is a brief biorgraphy:
Bruce Staples, of Idaho Falls, Idaho has fly-fished the Greater Yellowstone area for thirty-five years. The area holds our country?s highest quality inland trout waters, thus experiences here have inspired him to enter into many aspects of the angling world. He began tying flies in the early 1970?s and during the 1980?s began writing of his Greater Yellowstone angling adventures.
His literary contributions include articles to Fly Tyer, American Angler, Fly Fishing the West, Yellowstone-Teton Country and Fly Fisher magazines. During the 1990s he was a columnist for the Idaho Falls Post Register. His three books, Snake River Country Flies and Waters (1992) and The Yellowstone Park River Journal (1996), Trout Country Flies (2003), have been published by Frank Amato Publications. He currently is finishing a draft of the West Yellowstone fly-fishing history that will be offered for publishing this year. Bruce is an advocate for protection and preservation of regional coldwater fisheries and is very active in preserving the fly-fishing heritage of the Greater Yellowstone region.
Bruce is a member of the Upper Snake River Fly Fishers of Rexburg, Idaho and the Snake River Cutthroats of Idaho Falls. He is a driving force behind the East Idaho Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Exposition and originated its concept. He has demonstrated his fly tying skills on an international basis. He has taught all skill levels of fly tying for over twenty years. He is active in the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) being recipient of the Western Rocky Mountain Council, FFF, Fly Tier of the year award in 1990, and the Charlie Brooks Memorial Life Membership in 1998. In 2001 he was the thirty-second recipient of the FFF?s Buz Buszek Memorial Award for fly tying excellence. He is a member of the Whiting Farms and Daiichi Pro Staffs.
Red Cedar Fly Fishers Annual Banquet
Brookshire Inn and Country Club, Williamston, MI
Friday February 22nd
Feature Presentation immediately following dinner
Live and silent auctions
Bucket and General Raffles
Nomad Anglers in Okemos, MI (Formerly M. Chance Fly Fishing Specialties)
Grand River Fly Shop in Lansing
CALL HARRY HILL AT (517) 882-7272
CALL MARTY CRIMP AT (517) 337-8283
Hope to see you there!!