History of Headwater’s Chapter 642
January 1993 was the first official meeting date. The three founding fathers, Gale Brooks, Bob Frazey and John Sorenson presented and adopted Headwaters as the chapter name. 2018 will mark our 25th anniversary where we will proudly celebrate our major accomplishments of:
1. A continuous 16 year youth fly fishing program.
2. A 9 year continuous Trout in the Classroom program.
3. A 12 year focused Straight River Restoration Program with four helicopter tree drops.
4. Brook trout reproduction restored in several streams, plus brown trout naturalized in streams and rivers.
5. Increased involvement and membership through collaborative projects and ongoing fly tying and fly fishing events.
Here in the Headwaters Chapter we know that our region has a lot more to offer than simply trout. Our chapter happily crosses over into any and all species of fish that are available to catch on a fly in our area. Pike, bass, panfish and more all make it into our instruction days and tying nights. The most important goal for us is to bring an angling community together that has a strong conservation ethic.
2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
Tying Nights – Held at the Garden Grill and Pub in Bemidji, Dinner 5:30PM, Tying Begins at 6:30PM
Nov. 12, Dec. 12, Jan. 2, 16 and 30, Feb. 13 and 27, March 12 and 26
Frozen Fly Film Festival December 3 at Bemidji Brewing Company. A screening of the top films from the past three years of the Fly Fishing Film and Video Showcase from the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo. Raffles, door prizes and refreshments.