President’s Letter, August 1999

One of the most dreaded moments I face every season as a commercial tier is sitting at my bench in 100+ temps, humid and sticky and you can’t use a fan. Well, I finally broke down and am the proud owner of 12,000 btu (bring on the heat) air conditioner. Sometimes the obvious is not always the obvious. OK Devcon, make my day!

First off, I would like to apologize to all who made their way to West Meadow Beach on July 10th, only to find water. There was a snafu in the communication lines, and hell, I screwed up. I have already said 10 Acts of contrition and 3 Hail Mary’s, and my back still hurts from the flogging. Well, the new date is July 24th at the same time, same place. Bruce Marin will be your guide. All inquiries should be made to him at (516) (928-4014). I think that in order to keep everyone aware of last minute changes in club events, I’m going to have an 800 number set up, for just that purpose. I’ll keep you informed.

August 2nd will be a special event for our club meeting. It’s the return of our good friend Bob Popovics. Keep that date open, as you won’t want to miss a chance to rub elbows with one of the finest saltwater fly designer’s in the world.

The Salty Flyrodders photo contest is on and running. Don’t miss the opportunity to win a 1/2 day fishing charter. More info at the meeting.

We are already in the process of putting together our Y2K conclave, which I promise will be a spectacular event. That will be held on June 2,3, and 4, 2000.

Please note our September meeting will feature Mr. Bob Ververka, author of the new and hottest best selling book “Innovative Saltwater Flies.”

We are also putting together another club picnic for September at Sunken Meadow State Park. More to follow. Now is not the time to stay away from club functions. The Salty Flyrodders will be Rocking & Rollin into the new millennium.