Archive for May, 2010

SE Qld Convention

May 10th, 2010

Despite an apparent lack of interest from many potential attendees, resulting in an initial cancellation of this event, the convention was held at Boornhoffen in mid March 2010. While the number of participants was well down on previous years, and in fact consisted almost entirely of invitees from those who had expressed interest on its initial posting.
Keynote speakers were Peter Morse and Juan Del Carmen, fly tiers present were Muz Wilson and Jonno Makim and casting instructors present included Master Caster Peter Morse and site certified instructors Nial Logan and Jon Burgess. Duncan and Janelle from Fishead were kind enough to relocate a good portion of their flyfishing showroom and stock to the convention and this was much appreciated by all.
The reduced numbers present ensured that all were passionately interested in their craft, and also that all were personally involved in all the various activities and certainly stimulated much enthusiastic discussion at all the various forums.
Thanks go to all the organisers for ensuring that this event continued despite criticism from quarters. Without exception this event is a “must do” for all fly fishermen in striking distance of the venue and also those who would travel from afar.