November Speaker – April Vokey!!
April Vokey is no stranger to fly fishing, a young lady who’s career is growing in leaps in the fly fishing industry, where she is a speaker, promoter, fly tier, fishing guide, conservationist and fishing hostess. This very personable young lady is into saving our water and is doing her part to combat its destruction. You can learn more about April at her Blog http://flygal.ca/blog Once again we are happy to announce that our November speaker is April Vokey. Since her last visit she has virtually traveled the world OCBS brought April to Ohio a couple of years ago to speak at our membership meeting and many members are still talking about her. April taught members to tie the Intruder fly pattern that she represents very well, maybe because this spey fly has class, personalty, beauty and catches fish.
2015 OCBS Annual Christmas Party
The 2015 OCBS Christmas party will be held on Thursday night December 17th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Strongsville. Last year was another great OCBS Christmas party with lots of fish tales, food and fun. We will have a 2 hour buffet style dinner including pepper jack steak wraps, an assortment of wings, salad, steak fries and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar. Cocktail hour starts at 6:30 PM. Dinner will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Raffles will be at 9:30. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. All members and guests in attendance at the party must pay in advance or at the door. This is because Buffalo Wild Wings will charge OCBS the buffet price for each person in attendance at the party. The party room can hold about 100 people.
The first 100 paid reservations will have first priority on the limited seating. Once the first 100 paid reservations are received, we will try to accommodate members by accepting reservations on a “standing room only” basis. We will have a premium rod and reel raffle, Chinese raffle, and more. Special deserts and lots of fish stories.
If you want to attend and share some holiday cheers with your fishing buddies, please make reservations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Tom Blotzer at 216-701-4227 or Joe Moravec at 216-475-6209. Advanced payment can be mailed to: OCBS P.O. Box 29577 Parma, OH 44129 or you can sign up and pay at the November membership meeting. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Tom Blotzer at 216-701-4227 or Joe Moravec at 216-475-6209.
OCBS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STEELHEAD OUTING
1 November 2015 LEG RESULTS
The first leg of the Championship Series Steelhead Outing was held on Sunday 1 November 2015. A partly cloudy day with air temps in the low sixties and minimal leaf fall. Streams were in good shape and on the drop after a recent rain event which pushed in a fresh run of fish earlier in the week. Water temperatures were in the low fifties and visibility averaged 18-24 inches. Nearly ideal fishing conditions, but the fish were not cooperative. Only one fish was checked in for the Outing. A few anglers landed fish which fell short of the 24 inch minimum length requirement. A tough day on Steelhead Alley. Congratulations to Tom Krause who placed first with one fish 25.25 inches in length.
1 Nov 2015 Leg Results
# NAME Fish #1 Fish #2 Total Length 1 Tom Krause 25.25” – 25.25” 2 32 Anglers Tied for Second Place The Second Championship Series Leg will be held on Sunday 22 November 2015. Be sure to mark your calendar for this event. John Beedlow Outing Director
OCBS Championship Series 2015-2016 Changes
1 November 2015, 22 November 2015, 20 December 2015
20 March 2016, 3 April 2016
CHECK IN STATIONS
EAST SIDE WEST SIDE
Harbor Bait & Tackle Erie Outfitters
786 Richmond Street 5404 E. Lake Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077 Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054
(440) 354-8473 (440) 949-8934
Signup sheets will be available at the all membership meetings for those members who want to participate in this season’s steelhead outings. You can also sign up at the Rodmakers Shop in Strongsville.
Entry fee: $15.00 per participant.
Be sure to consult the steelhead outing rules which are posted on the OCBS website.