September 24th Meeting – Jason Randall on “Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons”

Jason Randall has been an outdoor writer for the last twelve years with feature articles appearing regularly in American Angler, as well as Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing and many other outdoor magazines. He is a veterinarian certified in fish health and medicine. He is also a member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and the Society for Freshwater Science.

In April, 2017, Jason’s fourth book, Nymph Masters: Fly Fishing Secrets from Expert Anglers, was released from Stackpole/ Headwaters Books. Combining secrets, tips and hints from some of the top nymph fishermen in the sport, Nymph Masters thoroughly studies all aspects of nymph fishing.

Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) recently named Jason to their National Advisory Team to develop a new and innovative nymph fishing rod. In October, 2017 the ‘Drift Rod’ was released to wide acclaim as the first truly convertible rod, changing in length from 9, 10, 11 or 12 feet. Each year, Jason appears and presents at shows and events throughout the North America.  You can find additional information about Jason Randall at his website.

We are extremely happy that Jason will again be our speaker at the Monday, September 24th monthly meeting to kick-off our 2018/2019 season of presentations.  Jason has drawn huge crowds to our Spring Opener and to last year’s September monthly meeting.  His presentation is titled “Nymph Fishing Secret Weapons” and will cover the challenges of nymph fishing particularly related to the need to keep your flies in the strike zone near the stream bottom and the use of a more sensitive strike detection method.  Jason will also discuss European nymphing techniques and why they are so effective.  This discussion will include a review of the fly rods, flies, casting and fly presentation needed to be successful with these techniques.  Some secret weapon flies for Driftless area streams will be shared and thus will no longer be secrets for those who attend this presentation.  Be assured that this presentation by Jason will be both informative and entertaining. Mark your calendars now as you don’t want to miss this meeting!  The meeting will be at the Maple Tree restaurant on Highway 51 in McFarland.  The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. with dinner and conversation at 6:00 p.m.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.


Buzz McFly