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Outdoors Notebook: Sunday the last day of tackle show, Edmond Ducks Unlimited banquet upcoming, fly fisherman to speak Tuesday, fly fishing school on Lower Illinois Feb. 16-17, Trout Derby on Blue River Feb.

by Ed Godfrey Modified: February 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013

The event begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

Fly fishing school on Lower Illinois

A fly fishing school is scheduled Feb. 16-17 on the Lower Illinois River sponsored by The Blue Doors at Tenkiller at CheckURFly Guide Service

Cost of the two-day session is $75. Cabins are available for $65.

The class will include everything from reading the water to rigging a fly rod. For more information, call Greg Dodds at (918) 809-4629 or email

Trout Derby on Blue River

The annual President’s Day Trout Derby will be Feb. 16-17 on the Blue River near Tishomingo.

Entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for ages 15 and younger. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to the man and woman with the heaviest two-day stringer, the fly angler with the heaviest two-day stringer, the youth angler with the heaviest two-day stringer and the person catching the heaviest trout.

In addition, there will be $1,000 worth of prizes awarded for anglers who catch tagged trout. For more information, call Scotty’s Blue River One Stop store at (580) 371-9288.

Fly fishing tournament

The Blue River Fly Fishers will be holding a “One Fly” tournament March 2 in the Blue River Public Hunting and Fishing Area near Tishomingo.

Fishing begins at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $25.

The top three anglers will receive fly fishing gear as prizes. All the entry fee money will go to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in support of the catch and release area on Blue River.

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by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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