December, 2012 and continuing through and until the rivers thaw in early
2012, Float Fishing Connection will sponsor, with the assistance and cooperation of
few select volunteers and donations from across the globe (yes, the
globe!), a several month
long steelhead seminar at Coaches' Corner Home in Painesville, Ohio.
Preliminary details, that are still
evolving, include mentoring 4-6 adolescent boys in the Painesville Harvey
High School on steelhead angling.
Our program will consist of:
The life cycle of the Manistee
strain of stocked steelhead trout
Fly tying for steelhead
Building our own steelhead rods
(2 float rods, 2 switch & 2 fly rods)
Trips to the water come spring to
tangle with the silver beasts
We've been overwhelmed by the
outpouring of support from our steelhead community, fly tying forum and
rod building forums. Consequently, we are still assembling the list
outlining the supplies and individual contributions.
We would like, at this time to thank
the following contributors that have played a huge monetary and materials
support role toward making this event a success (the list is just
beginning as more donations are on their way):
Bill & Karry Batson,
D. Keister, New Oxford,
James Eu, Australia (RodBuildingForum.com)
J. McCoy, Huntington, West
K. Dietrich, Kenner,
D. Hilton, Grand Rapids,
Kevin Proctor, Colorado
If you'd like to be part of the
change in these young men's lives and are grateful for what trout fishing
has meant or currently means to you and your life...please consider
joining our team of mentors as we share the knowledge of fishing, respect
for nature and conservation.
Dj@floatfishingconnection.com for more information!