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Currents - April/May 2017
Hello CCA Dallas Area Members, and welcome to Spring 2017!
I hope you’ve had a chance to get “south” for a little inshore or offshore fishing already. If you are of that certain age with school aged kids or grandkids, “Spring Break” is a great time to drive down – maybe with a couple stops along the way to photograph some bluebonnets or paint brushes in bloom. Some of my best memories of family are trips to the Texas Gulf Coast – as I suspect, so are yours. A favorite beach, a favorite pier you fished on with your parents or brother or sister. Going crabbing. How were your sand castle building skills? Feeding those loud laughing sea gulls – it was like a scene out of a Hitchcock movie! It is a connection with nature and family, of sights, sounds, even smells. A sunrise walk on the shoreline – wondering what treasure from Jean Laffite’s pirate ship might have washed ashore during the night. Being There. That is why many of us put so much into supporting CCA Texas and our mission to preserve and keep these “special places” special.
This spring and summer I hope you’ll also be able to come out to some CCA Dallas functions we’re putting together. If you were able to attend the March 11-12 Fly Fishing and Craft Beer Festival in Plano – you hopefully came by the CCA Dallas booth and said hello. On Thursday, April 20 – we have the 36th (Thirty-Sixth - wow!) Annual Dallas Chapter Banquet at Frontiers of Flight Museum (over near Love Field). Having been to a few of these over the years, I can say that the lineup for this year’s event is even better. The quality of the donations we’ve been receiving, the trips and live auction items, and the food and beverage selection are all just wonderful. And this year’s Banquet Honoree is Mr. Rick Pope of TFO Rods – a great friend of CCA Texas and manufacturer of some of the best casting, spinning and fly rods made today. Thank you to Rick and his staff at TFO for all they do for CCA!
If you guys aren’t on summer vacation and out of town, on Thursday, June 22 the second annual “Hooked on Clays” Sporting Clays Shoot will be at the Dallas Gun Club (near Lewisville). If you were there last year you know this is a top of the line shooting facility. We had great food and very cool prizes for the best shooters and teams (and worst shooter), and simply an enjoyable day busting little clay pigeons going high speed in wild directions. Way cool! Please get with three of your friends (four person teams) and join us this year. If you don’t have three other buddies, we can help you put together a foursome.
Check us out online on our Facebook page, Dallas CCA, as well as the CCA Texas Dallas Chapter Page for information regarding events, dates, ticket prices, the latest updates on how you can participate and news about what CCA Texas is doing throughout the state.
Go share the Texas Gulf Coast with your family and friends this spring and summer. And when you can’t get those few days off to go south, then come join your Dallas CCA chapter for some fun events which is sort of like…Being There. Best Regards, Amigos – Bill Graswich, email@example.com (214) 226-2118
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