CCA – March Meeting & Seminar – March 14th – (Correction NOT March 8)
The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Skidaway will present an introduction to fly fishing at the March meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, March 14, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm. Walter Hopkins and Chad Dubose of Rivers & Glen Trading Company will be the featured speakers.
Walter and Chad will give attendees an overview of fly-fishing knots, casting, flies for fishing for coastal gamefish and fishing the lagoons in The Landings, as well as a complete rundown of the tackle needed, such as fly rods, reels, line, tools, and accessories.
Walker Hopkins is the owner of Rivers & Glen Trading Co. with locations in downtown Savannah and Augusta, Ga. His two passions are golf and fly fishing, having over 20 years of fly-fishing experience in the Rocky Mountains West, Patagonia, and most of the Southeast. He truly enjoys showing others his love and passion for fishing, whether salt or freshwater.
Chad DuBose is the manager of Rivers & Glen in its Savannah location. He has been a fly- fishing guide in Montana for the summer season, and 2016 will be his 6th year guiding in there, following a winter spent guiding in Patagonia. Having also fished Canada and too many states in the US to count, there are not many weeks in the year Chad is not on the water.
A fly-casting rod from Rivers & Glen will be the March raffle prize for attendees.
CCA is a non-profit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. For more information about CCA of Skidaway contact Joe Tyson, 598-8765. For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, contact Tom Rood, 598-9753. For information about this month’s meeting and seminar, contact Dave Devore, 330-329-6457. Area residents are invited to attend the CCA of Skidaway meetings and seminars held on the second Monday of the month at St. Peter’s Church.
Photo: Chad DuBose holding a Redfish (popular gamefish species in the low country) caught on a fly in shallow water at low tide this January.