Teach the Mentor Workshop

It happened! One of the Board goals this year is to create a “pool” of teaching mentors
available to address requests that are made from other fishing groups interested in offering fly
fishing/casting lessons. These requests are part of a growing interest in fly fishing, particularly
involving women in the sport. So… The first TEACH THE MENTOR gathering was held this
week “on dry dock”. The teaching mentors were Monta Hayner and Linda Radimecky. The
learners were Hillary Pennella, Sue Nikolby, Ellen Murphy.
Some information shared was get to know your mentee, basic equipment, fly casting, types of
casts, knot basics, a basic “how to” guideline. Of course, there’s much more to investigate, but
this evening gathering was a fine start. Watch the FFWNMN web for more offerings. Don’t be
shy about joining one of these classes. More mentors are needed and many members are
ready to take on this next step (even if you don’t think you are!).

Laughing Trout Speaker – Jeff Broberg

This Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Speaker at Laughing Trout – conservation
Wed. Feb. 1 – 6:30 PM.
Speaker – Jeff Broberg
A Geologist, environmental risk manager, resident of
Whitewater Watershed & President of MN Trout Assoc. and Preston’s
National Trout Center.
Topic – How can we prevent incidents like the 2015 South Branch
Whitewater fish kill?


American Legion Post 118
949 E. Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata, MN
Jeff is a great speaker.  He is very knowledgeable.  He spoke at our sponsored event 3-4 years ago at the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo. Laughing Trout is very welcoming to our members.  They may ask for donations for the speaker from non-Laughing Trout members. I heard him speak last year at Great Waters Expo on this particular topic. I suspect this will be popular and crowded so arrive early.

Casting Clinic 2017, Vadnais Sports Dome

The Vadnais Dome Casting clinic was a great success.  We had a fun time honing our casting skill. This year there were four stations: Basic- lift and cast; roll casting; mending your cast; and spey casting demonstration. We rotated through the stations working in small groups with instructors. The attendees enjoyed learning and had fun.  Thanks to our instructors who made it enjoyable.  As I learned last year practice your casting regularly and your cast will improve greatly.