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Title: Fly-Fishing Merit Badge 2013


1
Fly-Fishing Merit Badge 2013
2
Injuries and Treatment (1)
  • Cuts
  • Scratches
  • Puncture wounds
  • Hypothermia
  • Dehydration
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heatstroke

3
Fish Hook Removal (1)
Press
Press
4
Safety Practices (1) Name and explain five safety
practices while fishing
  • 1. Trip itinerary
  • 2. Wading
  • 3. Boating
  • 4. Canoe travel
  • 5. Near-drowning

5
A Balanced System (2)
Reel Rod Line Leader



Assembling a balanced fly-fishing rig is as easy
as matching the numbers on the fly line to the
numbers on the fly reel and rod.
How should you care for this equipment?
6
Balanced System in Action
7
Type of Line
How and when to use these lines?
8
Reel frame
Release button
Spool
Handle
Spool arbor
Post
Adjustable drag knob
Reel foot
Line guard
Counterbalance
Standard fly reel
9
Arbor Knot (3a)
10
Needle Knot (3c)
11
Nail Knot (3c)
12
Loop-to-Loop (3c)
13
Double Surgeons Loop (3d)
Step 2
Step 1
Final
14
Blood Knot (3d)
15
Improved Clinch Knot (3e)
16
Fly Tying (4)
  • Tie at least two of the following flies
  • Dry flies
  • Wet flies
  • Nymphs
  • Streamers
  • Bass bugs
  • Poppers

17
How are DRY FLIES used?
  • What do they imitate?

Royal Wulff
18
How are WET FLIES used?
  • What do they imitate?

Woolly Bugger
19
How are NYMPHS used?
  • What do they imitate?

March Brown Nymph
20
How are STEAMERS used?
  • What do they imitate?

Little Trout
21
How are BASS BUGS used?
  • What do they imitate?

Green Leech Bass Bug
22
How are POPPERS used?
  • What do they imitate?

Red and White Bass Popper
23
Casting (5)
  • Demonstrate the ability to cast a fly 30 feet
    consistently and accurately using the following
    techniques
  • Overhead cast
  • Roll cast

24
Matching the Hatch (6)
  • Go to a suitable fishing location and make
    observations on the type of insects fish may be
    eating.
  • Floating on the water
  • Flying in the air
  • Beneath the water
  • Hiding under rock
  • Explain the importance of matching the hatch.

25
Leave No Trace (7)
  • Explain the importance of Leave No Trace.
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • How does it positively affects fishing resources?

26
Leave No Trace Cont. (7)
  • How does it positively affect fishing resources?
  • Discuss the meaning and importance of catch and
    release (biological LNT).
  • Describe how to properly release a fish safely to
    the water.

27
Biological LNT Bait Fish Why are bait fish not
to be released?
  • Be aware that releasing live bait and bait water
    can introduce undesirable fish, parasites, or
    diseases to native fish.
  • Dispose of unused live bait and any water in the
    bait bucket on land well away from any water.

28
Fishing Regulations (8)
  • Review regulations affecting game fishing where
    you live.
  • Explain why they were adopted?
  • What do you accomplish by following these
    regulations?

29
Proper Conduct (9)
  • Explain what good outdoor sportsmanlike behavior
    is.
  • How does it relate to a fisherman?

30
The Outdoor Code (9)
  • As an American, I will do my best to
  • Be clean in my outdoor manners I will treat the
    outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it
    for myself and others. I will keep my trash and
    garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and
    roadways.
  • Be careful with fire I will prevent wildfire. I
    will build my fires only where they are
    appropriate. When I have finished using a fire, I
    will make sure it is cold out. I will leave a
    clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my
    fire.

31
The Outdoor Code Cont. (9)
  • Be considerate in the outdoors I will treat
    public and private property with respect. I will
    use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
  • Be conservation minded I will learn how to
    practice good conservation of soil, waters,
    forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and
    energy. I will urge others to do the same.

32
What Does the Outdoor Code Mean to a Fisherman?
  • What about
  • Littering
  • Trespassing
  • Courteous behavior
  • Obeying fishing regulations

33
Fish Caught (10)
  • Catch at least one fish.
  • If regulations and health concerns permit, clean
    and cook a fish you have caught. Otherwise,
    acquire a fish and cook it.

34
Fish Caught (10)
  • How do you release one fish unharmed?
  • How did you clean and cook one fish?

35
Credits
  • The presentation slides and photos were compiled
    by Bill Pepito, member of the National Fishing
    Committee, Central Region Outdoor Program fishing
    chair, certified angler educator with the
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    Special acknowledgement to the BSA national
    fishing team for its assistance and Troop 190
    from the Northeast Illinois Council, whose
    picture is posted in this presentation. The
    presentation is a work in progress and is subject
    to change. Send your recommendations,
    suggestions, comments to my attention at
    billpepito_at_gmail.com or billpepito64_at_yahoo.com.
    FISH ON!
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