The 2018 Bitterroot Buggers classes will be starting later this month. This is going to be the 21st year of BRTU getting young people started in fly tying, flycasting and conservation.
Buggers is our chapter’s flagship program and it is a real tonic to help these young people learn about tying, casting, entomology, native fish and conservation. The course is held in conjunction with the Keystone Enrichment Program of Hamilton School District, but
we have kids from all over the valley signing up.The kids in these classes are the ones who are going to be taking care of our trout and river in years to come.
We really need dedicated and regular volunteers to make this program go. You don’t need to be a tier to be a big help, and help is appreciated for any class! Every night you help out, you get a raffle ticket for a Monte Dolack print! Plus, we have been going over to the Wine Cave for a libation after each session.
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Following is the 2018 Buggers schedule:
Feb 13: Material bagging night
Feb 20: First class – Orientation
Feb 27: First fly
Mar 6: Second fly
Mar 13: Third fly
Mar 20: Fourth Fly
Mar 27: Spring Break – no class
Apr 3: Fifth fly
Apr 10: Casting
tbd * Fishing and Picnic at Stock Farm
All classroom sessions will be from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Hamilton Middle School located on Madison between 5th and 6th St. Enter through the blue door with a yellow flower.
Weekly Events - Wed. fly tying round-table 5:30 pm at the Bitterroot Brewing Company. 101 Marcus Street, Hamilton - 406-363-7468. Meet local and visiting tiers and enjoy a micro-brew.
Friday October 12 - 2018 is our annual BRTU Banquet, our 39th. Our banquets "sell out" of tickets. If you would like to donate or participate in 2017, contact Marshall Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-363-3485. Well over 200 people attend our banquet! Get exposure, get involved!
BRTU Board Meetings are the last Monday of each month - 6:00 PM at the Elks Club in Hamilton, MT. Question? email Greg Chester at email@example.com.
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