May 3rd Chapter Meeting

Trout Population Trends with Heath Benike from the WDNR

Heath Benike, Eau Claire Area Fisheries Team Supervisor, will join us to discuss long-term trout population trends on local streams in the greater Baldwin Area. He will also provide an update on local WDNR fisheries staffing and answer any questions.

Where:  Junior’s Bar and Restaurant
Best Western Plus Campus Inn
100 Spring St., River Falls, WI

When:  Wednesday, May 3rd

Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 PM

Program:  7:00 PM

Parking:  Underground parking is available at the hotel.  On street parking is also available near the hotel.

 

Juinior's Bar & Grill

April 5th Chapter Meeting

Dry Fly Dick Frantes Memorial Fly Tying

When Tom Schnadt and Jonathan Jacobs approached me about taking over the Dry Fly Dick Frantes Memorial FlyTying Event for the April Kiap-TU-Wish meeting, my first thought was what better way to honor past tying events and past organizers than to come up with a tying theme for the night. The six fly tiers I have lined up for the April meeting are all tiers that produce flies commercially for shops and fly fishing guides.

Not being a production tier myself, I can tell you that I have learned a lot from commercial fly tiers and believe they have a wealth of tying knowledge to spread to the rest of us “working-class” tiers. Production tying is not just about speed, it also employs techniques to use materials more effectively and more efficiently. It entails organizing your tying space, tools, and materials in a manner to help you become more productive. It even includes simplifying materials or patterns to make flies more durable or easier to tie.

Learn a few of these tips, tricks, and techniques from our commercial fly tiers at the next chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 5th.

~ Brian Smolinski

 

Presenter:  Six Commercial Fly Tiers

Where:  Junior’s Bar and Restaurant
Best Western Plus Campus Inn
100 Spring St., River Falls, WI

When:  Wednesday, April 5th

Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 PM

Program:  7:00 PM

Parking:  Underground parking is available at the hotel.  On street parking is also available near the hotel.

 

Juinior's Bar & Grill

March 1 Chapter Meeting

Kiap-TU-Wish Business Meeting, Board Member Election,
& Comments from Nate Anderson

Nate Anderson, head of our region’s trout habitat crew, will be at our March chapter meeting to provide an update on this year’s habitat work. Nate is no stranger to this area. He grew up in Menomonie, attended Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN and then UW-River Falls where he graduated with a B.S. in Resource Management and a minor in Biology. In 2000 Nate started working for the WDNR doing summer fishing surveys; Nate now heads the WDNR field crew that works on our stream habitat restoration work. Join us on March 1st. Meet Nate and learn about upcoming restoration work.

Where:  Junior’s Bar and Restaurant
Best Western Plus Campus Inn
100 Spring St., River Falls, WI

When:  Wednesday, March 1st

Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 PM

Program:  7:00 PM

Parking:  Underground parking is available at the hotel.  On street parking is also available near the hotel.

 

Juinior's Bar & Grill

February 1 Chapter Meeting

Kiap-On-Tap

Chapter Meeting Wednesday, February 1st
Kiap-on-Tap: an informal gathering of trout enthusiasts at Rush River Brewing.

Join anglers, fly tiers, writers, artists and guides for locally brewed beer and tall tales.
The evening is a casual affair with no formal presentation, just time to mingle , meet new people, chat with old friends and all things trout related. Kiap has a strong fishing and conservation culture; lets get together and enjoy it.

Rush River Brewery
990 Antler Ct., River Falls, WI
6:00-8:30 PM

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, 2/1

When:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Social Hour: 6:00-8:30 PM

No December

No Chapter Meeting in December

Please attend our Holiday Conservation Banquet

Where:  Lake Elmo Inn Convention Center

When:  Thursday, December 8th

For More Information:    www.kiaptuwish.org/kiap-holiday-banquet

October 5th Chapter Meeting

“Stories from a Bamboo Rod Builder”

Dave Norling the Younger, of Norling Fine Cane rods—will be telling stories about his adventures.

Where:  Junior’s Bar and Restaurant
Best Western Plus Campus Inn
100 Spring St., River Falls, WI

When:  Wednesday, April 6th

Social Hour: 6:00-7:00 PM

Program:  7:00 PM

Parking:  Underground parking is available at the hotel.  On street parking is also available near the hotel.

 

Juinior's Bar & Grill

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