Bud Lilly told me more than 25 years ago, "There's more to fishing than just fishing!" Bud was right then and today his words ringeven truer. And, that's the approach that BRTU has taken over the last year.
But to keep the fishing good and the streams clean, we need to invest time, money and energy without a rod and sometimes off the water.
To see the return on these investments, check out the photo of 2013 Bitterroot Bugger Ellie Lint holding a gorgeous trout she caught on afly she tied! Ellie will be tying flies at the banquet and you can tell her hi!
Or check out the photo of our 4th Forest Service fisheries intern, Don Foster, doing some in-stream work this summer. We are the only TU chapter in the state that underwrites interns. Why? We want to make sure that the fisheries professionals of tomorrow appreciate native trout.
Or check out the story about the new boat passage at the Corvallis Canal diversion. This project done in conjunction with MFWP and the ditch company took more than 5 years to get done, but it will make boat passage at Poop Lagoon easier and safer. http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_f99f9e62-217d-11e3-8354-001a4bcf887a.html
Supporting these efforts is important. And that's why we are asking you to come down to the banquet and help us out. BRTU is an all-volunteer organization and our club members work hard. All the money we raise stays in Montana, most of it right here in the Bitterroot.
But we have a lot of fun at our banquets! We have a fine dinner with great beverages. We recognize people who have done a lot- like Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival who will be receiving an award for their Lifetime Achievements in conservation. Monte and Mary Beth will be at the banquet so you can meet and thank them for everything they have done.
You can check out the Live Auction premiums by clicking on that attachment, but there will also be silent auctions, bucket raffles and door prizes.
You can reserve your tickets today by going in or by calling Western Flies and Guides at 363-9099. Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the banquet. Anyone is welcome to attend and you do not need to be a TU member. Hope to see you there!
The doors open at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27 at the Bitterroot River Inn and dinner will be served about 6:30. The program,auctions and drawing will follow.
For more information, please contact Doug Nation at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marshall Bloom at email@example.com
For more information about Bitterroot TU, contact Doug Nation, BRTU President; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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