Last Cast: December 2018

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. Mine was great and I even had a chance to fish a little. Unfortunately, without much success. Over the Holiday weekend, I started thinking about this month’s Last Cast column. What a fun year it has been for our club! To turn 50 is a huge milestone for any organization and we certainly celebrated in style at our annual banquet.

For those of you at the banquet, I talked about what makes our club so successful and thriving after 50 years. It was a simple plan that Jim Guilford and the other 9 original members had: provide your club members with many ways to get involved, such as raising trout, club outings and fly tying classes. That will give them a reason to continue being club members. This year we did a good job sticking with the original plan. PVFF has a lot to offer members that enjoy our sport and want to learn more.

This would not be possible without our Board members and other volunteers. Again, thank you for your help making this year a great success. For me, it was a privilege to be the club’s President for such a special year.

Looking ahead at 2018, I expect another great year for PVFF with a lot of club activities for everyone. We have some great speakers scheduled for the next 3 months. Plus, we are working on another fly-tying event next month, like we did last January that will focus on streamers. See previous “Streamer Saturday” article by Don Fine.

Interested in getting more involved with PVFF? We are always looking for help, more so going into next year. It is very rewarding and it’s a great group of people to work with. Come to our next Board meeting and see for yourself.

In closing, if there is anything you would like to see improved with our club or if you are interested in getting more involved with the PVFF, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Happy Holidays!

— Larry Forte