The first outing of TWFF for 2002 was a
great success. Thirty-four fly fishers attended this year. What can
be said? The weather was great, the accommodations cozy, the flows
were down, and many fish were landed. Friday evening members and
guests joined at the Summit Clubhouse for a little socializing,
catching up on news from old friends, and making new ones. Constance
Whiston gave a very informative presentation on trout fishing.
Afterwards, there was hands-on assistance on knot tying and advice
about what flies could be used.
Saturday was a good day for fishing.
Most of the fishing was going on at Upper Beans Campground and Hueco
Springs Campground. The weather was agreeable; many built campfires
for an occasional warm-up. Fishing was good, and there was a lot of
mentoring going on with beginners to the group. The Saturday evening
meal was catered by J's Bar-B-Que in Sattler. We were fortunate to
have Al Wilkie and his wife, Ouida, join TWFF for this outing. Al is
Senior Advisor of the Federation of Fly Fishers™. He shared
information concerning FFF, entertained us with a few good tales,
and answered questions from attendees concerning trout fishing.
Many enjoyed a Sunday brunch prepared by
the Summit. This day also proved to be exceptional weather for
travel home and, for many, another day of good fishing.
An added note from Rudi Donaldson:
I'd like to add a note about the
great outing Sheila organized for our Guadalupe outing. Each
delightful cabin was provided with a festive bag of the best cookies
you've ever tasted and a cabin directory for locating everyone. The
Friday night social had quite a spread of delicious food, and
Saturday night's barbeque was wonderful. Sheila really went the
extra mile in organizing our outing and in making everybody feel