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Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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Volunteers are needed on Saturday 1/12/13 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM to meet up with the Delaware Valley High School Fly Fishing Club (gaeronf's club). The meeting place is at the fly shop on the Little Lehigh in the Allentown Parkway. We'll help the kids rig up, and start fishing at 10 AM.

We'll need 8 to 10 people to work individually with each member of the club. These kids are complete beginners, so they'll need a lot of instruction on what to do to fish.

This isn't intended as a comprehensive flyfishing course, but just to give the kids a brief introduction to fly fishing on-stream. The volunteers will act as "guides" to help the kids out. Most members of PAFF have more than enough skills to do this, so don't hesitate to volunteer if you have the time.

Volunteers are requested to bring your own gear (don't forget your 2013 license!) - the kids should have pretty much everything they need, but you never know. I envision the volunteers having to help set up rigs, do some casting/fishing instruction, etc. There will be adult supervision provided by the school, so liability concerns are covered.

Wasn't sure this was the correct place to post this, but it'll likely be more visible than posting in the events/meetup forum.

Sign up below if you can volunteer to help these kids out.

H.A.


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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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I have already told Gaeron I would lend a hand, so put me down as a volunteer! Look forward to it.

Posted on: 2013/1/3 22:51
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I believe this is my wifes weekend to work. If so, I could help if you think I can add some value

Posted on: 2013/1/4 0:46


Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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So put outsider down as 4 volunteers!

Good luck with the outing! I wish my HS had a FF club!

Posted on: 2013/1/4 3:18


Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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Ed it really bothers me that I can't attend this. But you know what I have on my plate right now and it's just not possible. Sorry Gaeronf

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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I think I'm good to help, I'll try to be the Foxdog so they get the best parts of both...............minus the chew, of course.

Posted on: 2013/1/4 6:03


Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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Quote:

David wrote:
So put outsider down as 4 volunteers!


Despite outsider's accidental multiple posts (that got removed), this still isn't far from the truth. That guy really knows his stuff!

Shane - might be a good thing to do a brief casting session before we hit the water. We'll split the group in two, you take one group, I'll take the other. If you can, bring your 6wt - I'll have a leader for you so you don't booger up a good one. Might as well start the kids out with some good casting fundamentals.

DD - This came up last minute, or I would have planned it around your ability to attend. Soon....

Fox - This is a walk in the park for you. I promise not to put any downed branches in your way.
Some lucky kid is gonna get some great instruction - you might get assigned more than one...

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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ill help out if you guys still need a hand. I have a few questions on what we should bring with us? should we bring extra rods for the kids? are we providing the flies? if I think of any others ill ask.

marc

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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You're in, Marc.

From what Gaeron told me, the kids all have their own gear. They may not have everything needed to set up a rig that you prefer, but it likely won't take much of a contribution from the instructors to get them going. They might not have the flies you'd like to teach them to fish though. I'm guessing maybe a couple flies, split shot, tippet, and maybe a strike indicator would be the max. Probably not even that much.

Treat this as you would if you were taking a friend out fishing for the first time - that should be pretty close to what we'll need to do. Just bring your normal gear to fish with.

Some of these kids don't have wading gear, so those that don't will be bank fishing. The Little Lehigh where we're meeting is ideal for this.

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Sounds good Ed.

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I think I should be able to make it to help out, should be a good time.

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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It's my son's birthday party so I can't make it but I would have loved to help. Can I donate a dozen flies or something?

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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Sounds good. I'm looking forward to helping out.

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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Dang this sounds SWEET!!!!!!!! I would LOVE to do something like this in the future. That weekend I am working and have a rescheduled family Christmas in the afternoon, but please let me know if something like this will pop up again.

Speaking of fishing, if any of you Lehigh area guys are up for fishing the weekend of the 22nd, let me know! I have a 5 day weekend that weekend and I'm lookin' for some fishing fun. I've been wanting to get up there and fish w/ you old timers.

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Re: Volunteers needed 1/12/13

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I am not old

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