We got off to a late start this year with the Valles Caldera National Preserve fly fishing clinics, primarily because of the uncertainty surrounding new administrative ground rules. We need a couple of volunteers to help with two clinics, one scheduled for beginner adults on July 23 and the second for kids and adults on August 20. You don’t have to volunteer for both.
These clinics will be abbreviated from what we did last year, focusing on a 50-minute introduction to fly fishing using our handout, followed by 50-minutes of casting practice. We will start at 8:30 am, and drive to the San Antonio cabin area at 10:30 am. After a brief lunch, we should be fishing before noon. This should get us on the water earlier than last year. We will quit by 3 pm to drive back, as the clinics end at 4 pm.
I will be driving one of the VCNP’s vans, but given the number of attendees, we may have to take another van or car/truck. Volunteer efforts include helping clinic attendees in the classroom and then on the river. I’ll let you know the number of attendees a few days in advance of the clinic – as of now, they haven’t reached the 20 person limit.
Note that we will not be sleeping over at the Bunkhouse as that is being used by VCNP. If you want NMT to bring sandwiches and drinks, let me know. We could also car pool.
Hank Westrich, NMT Youth Programs