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Indiana Smallmouth Alliance Smallmouth Stravaganza


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All Illinois neighbors invited.



What is this 'Stravaganza'? Quite simply our opportunity to make the case for Smallmouth Bass Conservation in Indiana, joining our organization of fine sportsmen and fishermen (fisherwomen too),thank those who have joined and donated time, raise money for conservation projects, network fishing, brainstorm ideas for new projects beyond 2008, plan fishing events, talk brown bass techniques, see old friends and make new ones, recount the big fish that did and did not get away in 2008! If you simply want to know more about Smallmouth Bass fishing opportunities in Indiana, this is the place to be! The INSA event of 2008!




3:00 - Arrive/Social/Demos-Come meet fellow INSA members as well as other smallmouth bass fishing enthusiasts, plan next years fishing outings, gather info on the right equipment for your style fishing. Fly casting demonstration, rigging your kayaks for fishing, float and fly winter fishing, as well as best equipment for wade fishing rivers and creeks. What gear is best for river Smallmouth in Indiana? Come pick the brains of our experts all evening long!


4:00 - Speaker; Jill Hoffmann- Jill Hoffmann, President and principle owner of Empower Results, LLC - an environmental consulting company focused primarily on environmental education, resource coordination, and various public involvement services. Jill is an experienced ecologist skilled in water quality assessment, aquatic habitat restoration, storm water management, and numerous non-point source pollution prevention strategies. She also has experience in grant writing and administration, cost estimates, contracting, and permit coordination.


5:00 - Dinner yes, your ticket price includes us feeding you!


6:00 - Speaker; Terry McWilliams- Terry McWilliams, local guide and Indiana tourney angler - Since retiring from his position with the State Police, Terry has started a guide service (FishIndy) on the White River where he has spent over 20 years of his time living near and fishing regularly. Terry has also competed both locally and nationally, including recently winning a Federation regional event on Lake Erie aided by big sacks of smallmouth, as well as a 4th place showing in the 2007 BassMasters Classic.




7:00 - Raffles/Auctions/Elections- Separate raffle drawings will also be held for a variety of tackle and gifts, including guided smallmouth trips on both the White R. as well as Lake Michigan, a pair of custom rods (one spinning, one fly rod), and a wide variety of tackle packages. This is our annual fundraiser, and all monies above and beyond expenses will go toward bettering our various smallmouth fisheries throughout the state. Elections for two INSA board member positions will also be held. Any INSA member is elgible to run.



8:30 - End


Where is the Stravaganza? The event will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 3:00 PM until ~8:30 PM at the link: Zionsville, IN American Legion. Tickets for the event are $20 per person and can be purchased using the PayPal link at the bottom of HERE. This event is open to everyone (members & non-members alike) to attend with ticket purchase (for food ordering and accounting). Ticket price includes dinner and guest speakers. 2009 INSA dues can be renewed.


Even if you don't volunteer and just like to read the site, the evening is open to anyone and should be as entertaining as usual.



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I know times are tough and the economy has taken a bad turn :( . Not exactly the best time for a fund raiser.


What better time to talk about smallmouth bass, prepare for future fishing trips, and turn that 401k frown upside down :) . What better time to do something you really enjoy and take your mind of your troubles! Plan for a future filled with bronze. Some of the most knowledgable smallmouth fishermen in the state will be there to pick the brains or have a beer with. Gas prices have come down, so come on out!


And you get a free tote bag*.



*tote bag not included


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Ok, just for you :lol: !


A couple of us from TOSA are planning to attend. Hope to see some of the ISA folks, too. Kinda be a inter-regional mixer.



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