Letter from the President, March 1999

I like to start out by saying thank you to Capt. David Blinken for the great show he put on at our last meeting. I would also like to mention that the Salties will be getting together with Dave on some special projects aimed at kids, in the near future, more info to follow. This will be part of an effort the Salties will be making to increase our public visibility in the community and an increase in our standing in the sport-fishing arena as well. A new century is fast approaching and an organizational face-lift is long over due. It is my hope, that many of you will involve yourselves, in these changes. Your input is welcomed. As we get closer to the start of a new fishing season, keep in mind that belonging to a fishing club, means more than just fishing.

I’m happy to announce that our March meeting will include Shinnecock and Montauk fly and light tackle guide Capt. Ken Turco. Shinnecock has always been a very productive fishing spot, and this past year was no exception. Fly fishing friendly for both surf and boat. Get the lowdown from one of the best in the area, Capt. Ken Turco.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to wish Tommy Cousins a fond farewell. Tommy has been a Salty since the 70’s and a driving force in its administration. As past president he has help to elevate the status of our club and its notoriety, as a top U. S salt water fly club.

I serve as Pres. of the Salties because of his nomination, for which he has my heart felt thanks. I hope I can show as much tenacity and gumption in my term.

It is a pleasure to count him amongst my favorite people. Tommy save some fish for the folks in NC and thanks for the ladder.