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.

Spring Member Meeting 2016

Fly Fishing Women of Mn held our annual Spring meeting May 26, 2016 at the Urban Growler Brewery in St. Paul.  19 members attended of which 25% were new members.  It was a great time to socialize, meet new folks and just talk fishing. Monta lead the meeting.  She acknowledged present board members and encouraged others to consider running for board positions that will be open in the fall.  Activities and club accomplishments from Nov. 2015 – May 2016 were noted with  increased membership being  highlighted!  Members were encouraged to use the web site, bring in new members, watch the web page’s Events and Forum to stay aware of upcoming activities. T-shirts were sold.  The evening was quite enjoyable!

Spring member meeting 2016-6

Spring Member Meeting 2017-7

Volunteering with Girl Scouts

On February 27, several members from FFWMN, two gals from a Wisconsin TU group, and two gals from the U of M entomology dept., met several Girl Scouts at an elementary school in Menomonie, WI. The Girl Scouts had a great time learning about trout streams, the insects they eat, how to know what brook, brown and rainbow trout look like, and even how to tie a woolly bugger. Not sure who had more fun…the scouts or adults! The FFWMN are looking forward to teaching the scouts how to cast on a real stream later this spring.

Monta-Scouts play Run, Riffle, Pool

Monta-Rods & Reels

Scouts and Trouts