Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bitterroot Buggers – Volunteer opportunity for final 2010 class, Sunday April 25

Rachel Tsukamoto Weissman when she was learning to fish

Sunday, April 25 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Teller Wildlife Thomas Pond.

Thanks to all who have generously contributed  time supporting the  Bitterroot Buggers fly tying  classes.
We need your help for the last  class!

We will be casting, fishing (and grilling burgers and hot dogs !)

Not a caster or fisher person? No worries!
There are many  tasks that keep the class running smoothly - come on down!

Teller is located just outside of Corvallis. At the four-way stop in Corvallis, turn north  onto the Eastside Highway. Approximately one mile north of Corvallis, you will come to Quast Lane.   For the Slack Barn/Slack House turn west onto Quast Lane. Drive until it dead ends at Chaffin Lane. Turn south (left) onto Chaffin Lane. The Slack Barn/Slack House will be the first driveway on your right. (see below for link to a map)
We'll also draw tickets to determine the winner of the Dolak print - you'll receive one more ticket by attending - good luck!


Thanks in advance for your valued assistance.
For more information about the sponsors, visit: BRTU
and Keystone Enrichment Program


Teller Wildlife Refuge

1288 Eastside Highway
Corvallis, MT 59828-9371
(406) 961-3507
Get directions

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited Breaking News!!!

April 15 BRTU Meeting

Don’t forget that legendary rod maker “Boo Boy” Glenn Brackett from Sweetgrass Rods will be presenting the April 15 BRTU program at 7:00 pm at the Hamilton Elks Club.

Glenn says that anyone that has a special bamboo rod they own or have made should bring it down and he will take a gander at it. This is a chance to learn from a bona fide master.

Also, Glenn will be bringing  tickets for chances on a Sweetgrass Rod raffle that the Lewis and Clark TU chapter is raffling off as a fund raiser. This 3-piece, 2 tip, 7'9" 4/5 weight bamboo rod is being built specifically for LCTU chapter by the booboys!

They will sell no more than 300 tickets for this $2500-valued rod with the drawing to be held at the LCTU fundraising event on October 2, 2010.

Ticket prices are $20 for 1 ticket, $100 for 6 tickets, or $300 for 20 tickets. You won’t want to miss out!!!! So, bring a check made out to Lewis and Clark Trout Unlimited.

If you can’t make the meeting, but still want to snag a raffle ticket, contact Dave Delisi at Sweetgrass (406-684-5440, or click HERE to email him) to buy some tickets.
Fly Fishing 101 at Hamilton High School

Volunteer opportunity!
Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot (FFB) and BRTU are working with staff at Hamilton High School to put on “Fly Fishing 101” for the senior PE class students. Cliff Gibbons from FFB is leading the effort, and Chris Clancy, Eddie Olwell and Jeff Gary are among the instructors. However, additional volunteers are needed to assist with the classes.

Mark you calendar! The  classes will be on April 15, 19, 23, 27 and 29. Morning sessions will be from 9:55am to 11:25am & afternoon sessions from 12:38pm to 2:08 pm.

To learn more or to help out, contact Cliff at or 406-961-5642.