Our clubs monthly member meeting is a go for this April 6th at 6:30 at the Italian-American Club located at 1471 Cypress Ave in Melbourne. This months presentation will be by Capt. Frank Catino who will give a talk about fly lines, how they have developed and their construction. Frank has been a part of the fly fishing world for over 45 years or longer and the experience he has accumulated over that time has developed him with a wealth of knowledge about the fly fishing world. That being said, Frank has never stopped being a student of the sport and continues to hone his skills. Recently he had one of his photos of a client hooking a tarpon in the IRL used in the flyfishing magazine Tail, for a Scott’s rod ad. We hope you can make this presentation and look forward to everyone attending.
The Shad season was pretty good this year and there are still random reports of them being caught up in the Econ, but that season appears to be about done. The Lagoons have been good at times and the clarity of the water has definitely improved in some areas It seems that with the cold temperatures seemingly knocking down some of the algae blooms the waters up in the upper Banana River certainly have improved. This time of the year is one of my favorite times to fish. The weather is typically not too hot even during the afternoons and the flats really start seeing more activity.
The Melbourne Library is still not holding meetings in the rooms and so Jeff will continue to put his flies and instructions on the website and in the monthly newsletter. If the instructions and pictures for the flies get too long for the printed newsletter then you can always refer to the electric version or our website