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OUTING – Holy Water Chili Feed with David Haight
January 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Year’s Day Chili Feed
As we do every New Year’s Day, Rogue Flyfishers and Southern Oregon Fly Fishers will meet at the Holy Water to
celebrate the start of a new year and the joy of fly fishing. We will also enjoy hot chili, a warm fire, great company, and
hopefully, a beautiful winter day.
We will meet at the picnic shelter near the parking lot on the south side of the Holy Water. The fire should be going by
10 AM, and the chili will be served about noon. There will be opportunities to fish both before and after we eat.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently stocked additional trout in the Holy Water, so if conditions are
favorable, we should enjoy some good fishing. Swinging or drifting small marabou leeches, woolly buggers, or nymphs
along the bottom can be productive during the colder months. If the weather and flows cooperate, we could have a
blue-winged olive or midge hatch. If you are going to fish, remember to get your 2018 fishing license.
To have a successful chili feed, we need people to bring chili. To that end, we will again have a contest where
participants select their favorite pot of chili. Competition has been fierce in recent years. The winner will take home the
coveted trophy, and have bragging rights for the year. Others can help out by bringing cornbread, salads, desserts, or
other items to share. The clubs will provide hot drinks and table service.
No matter the weather or how good the fishing, we always have a great time celebrating the new year at the Holy
Water. Make up a pot of your favorite chili, and come join us!
David Haight, Outings Chair