Upper Midwest Council update:
There is a new President of the Upper Midwest Council. Ralph Johnson assumed the president role in September 2018. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UMC will be involved in the upcoming Great Waters Expo held in St Paul, MN during the weekend of March 15-17, 2019. There will be Certified Casting Instructors and Master Casting Instructors providing free casting lessons and UMC fly tyers present to demonstrate and teach fly tying. The FFI has been involved with the Great Waters Expo for many years offering educational opportunities for those interested in fly fishing.
The UMC will be offering our 5th Fly Fishing School to again be held in Rochester, MN. The school will be held over the weekend of June 21-23, 2019 and offer classes for the beginner to advanced. Classes range from an introduction in fly fishing equipment and knot tying, fly tying, fly casting and know how to read the water when out fishing. The last day of the school will be on the water with experienced fly fishers for the areas to put the skills learned into action. And to catch a southeast Minnesota trout.
In conjuction with the Fly Fishing School, the UMC will also be offering a MasterCertified Casting Instructor Preparation class. This class is offered to prepare the participant with instruction casting development relevant for the MCI examination. This class will also be held in Rochester, MN on June 21 -23, 2019.
Please contact Todd Heggestad at the contact information below for further information for both the Fly Fishing School and the CCI Prep courses. Registration for the CCI and MCI testing is done on the FFI web site.
Drop me an email, text or phone call if you have questions or if you would like to provide input. Thanks.
Education Director, Treasurer
Upper Midwest Council