Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter #251 - Trout Unlimited

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At home in the beautiful rolling valley of Northeastern, Pennsylvania, the Stanley Cooper Sr. Chapter encompasses the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area. Drawing in more than 200 members, the chapter meets at VFW Anthracite Post 283, 757 Wyoming Ave. in Kingston at 7:30pm the second Tuesday of the month September through May; no meetings are scheduled during June, July or August.


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Members Meeting
 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
   
There are no general membership meetings the months of:
  
June, July, and August
   
Meeting Info 

 

JANUARY ZOOM MEETING WITH SPEAKER TIM FLAGLER

 

You missed a great meeting with Tim Flagler as the speaker at the first Stan Cooper TU virtual meeting held on Zoom.

With a decent crowd watching remotely, we quickly went thru the business part of the Stan Cooper TU January meeting.

 

Once we turned the meeting over to Tim Flagler things became entertaining.  Tim has spoken at our meetings before and live, he is a terrific speaker and has had amazing video.

He is a nationally known Fly Tier and fisherman, most lately seen as part of a team act at Orvis.  He did not disappoint us in January.  You can see his instructional videos on

You tube and his site called Tight Line Productions.

 

He tied 2 flies: a Lance Egan Red Dart and Tim’s version of a Bead Head Hare’s Ear Nymph. 

Within a minute or 2 I learned two things about tying, which will be useful in tying many more flies.  I learned a great deal from him.  He tied for about 1 ½ hours. 

He passed along a better way to get a bead head onto a hook that will save me hours of frustration that has had me crawling on the floor looking for that dropped bead.

There was a moment of levity when Tim asked his wife who was filming the sequence to pass a Bunny Face to him as opposed to the more commonly used Hare’s Mask.

At the end of that discussion I thought she was right even though Tim was just as accurate.  Heck, admittedly, I don’t want to touch a bunny face either.

Really nifty was his video showing the fly drift in the stream which dispelled some of my thinking about how flies look to fish. 

 

In any event I learned a lot about new ways to tie both flies and I’m already cooking up things in my head to improve both flies and how to alter other flies.

 

Scott Brady President of SCTU

 

ZOOM MEETINGS AT STANLEY COOPER SR CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED

 

At our January meeting we held it virtually with every one attending by Zoom.  While we don’t yet have hundreds of people attending, it was well attended and Zoom is a particularly good way

to view a fly being tied.  There was plenty of time and opportunity for questions and the questions sparked discussions interesting to the crowd.

 

The meeting went well and the format lends itself to being a wave of the future.  I think you’ll see much more of this. 

 

Scott Brady President of SCTU

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