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Preston has been a department editor for Flyfishing and Tying Journal, and he still writes articles for various fly fishing magazines.If you are interested in fishing for coastal cutthroat then this is an evening you will want to spend at Haller Lake Community Center.
See the write up of the Deschutes Outing in the May Flypaper. Inside the write up you will see a link to a video of the outing.
Michael T. Williams is a nationally recognized fly tying demonstrator, instructor and photographer. He will be tying his Percolator fly patterns during the pre-meeting. His presentation will be: "The Magic of Mountain Rivers."
You can view one of his fly tying videos here and you will find more about him here.
(If you are interested in carpooling, from the Portland, Seattle or Spokane areas, please let us know)
“Count me in!”: Let us know you plan on attending so we can coordinate rides, signs and other logistics. Email Gregg Bafundo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public lands are home to our most critical headwaters, best habitat and healthiest big game herds. They are the backbone to rural economies and the foundation on which our sporting heritage has been built for generations.
Show your support for our American public lands as the Columbia Basin Badger Club hosts a panel discussion featuring Ken Ivory, past president of the American Lands Council and vocal advocate for the sale of public lands, and Dave Chadwick, director of the Montana Wildlife Federation and leader in the fight to keep public lands in public hands.
Hunters and anglers will gather for a peaceful rally prior to the event, which begins at 11:30. Those who wish to attend the panel must register in advance.
Contact Gregg Bafundo for more information: email@example.com, (206) 276-4843.
This coming Saturday evening, March 26 from 6-9 pm is the second annual Casting for Recovery (CFR) fundraising auction – “FISH TALES AND ALES” - at the Flycaster Brewing Company in Kirkland. CFR’s annual weekend retreats provide fly fishing and fly tying instruction and medical/psychosocial support sessions by certified professionals at no cost to breast cancer survivor participants. All auction funds support CFR’s annual 3 day retreats. CFR is a wonderful program and needs our support.
This is a great evening of light food and great Flycaster brews filled with auction items, trips and experiences that all fly gals and guys would enjoy. Fishing gear, trips and other great items are up for auction. A highlight trip in this year’s auction is a 5 day, 4 night accommodation with 3 days of guided fishing trip in La Paz, Mexico with Baja Pirates.
You can register for this event at:
This is a copy of a letter that Alan Pilkington received. I am posting it so that if you chose to support the issue, there are links to which you can respond. (Brett S.)
From: American Salmon Forest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: anzacalan <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Mar 15, 2016 10:30 am
Subject: Fish can't speak for themselves.
Over the past few months we’ve asked you to help conserve high-value trout and salmon habitat in the Tongass National Forest, and you responded. You joined more that 4,500 Alaskans who told the Forest Service how important it is that changes are made to the Tongass Management Plan that conserve critical areas for fish - thank you!!
Now, just as we close the comment period with the U.S. Forest Service, another critical occasion for you to speak out with the State of Alaska has opened up.
Click here to tell Alaska DNR that fish should be prioritized first.
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently asked for public input on ways they can improve their management of Alaska’s waters, including the 'Tongass 77' watersheds we've just asked the Forest Service to conserve. Of course, this also means how they balance resource development and impacts to waters and fish!
We believe it is critical that DNR prioritize fish FIRST to protect Alaska’s fishing opportunities. When our waters are protected, so are our fishing economies valued at $5 billion, and roughly 43,000 jobs that rely upon them. Given this, we believe all Alaskans should be informed on and able to participate in the permitting process for development proposals that could impact our waters.
If you agree, click here to tell DNR to consult with Alaskans when making decisions about our waters!
As always, your voice matters. It is important to continue speaking up now, so that our leaders in Juneau will place a premium on our voices and prioritize fish first in the permitting process.
America's Salmon Forest
David Williams posted the following in the General Discussion forum and I thought it important enough to also copy it here.
WDFW is soliciting ideas/suggestions for how to make the rules pamphlet easier to comprehend. Would it be possible to post something on the club website requesting input? I’ll need responses by March 25 as the IFPAG meeting is the following day. Best way to get your suggestions to me is to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a couple of reminders regarding the Library. If you have books or DVDs that you are done with, please return them at the regular monthly meeting so someone else can check them out. Also, if you view the Library on the website, you can see the book covers on a PowerPoint or sort them on the Excel spreadsheet to find the subjects that you are interested in. You can email titles of the books or DVDs that you want to Jimmy Kamada at email@example.com and/or see me at the meeting and you can pick them. NFA member Rob Holbrook will be working with me at the meeting at the Library table.
Pacific Northwest Fishing Organizations Tangle Over Lawsuit Targeting Hatcheries. Read more.
Jim Cox of the Western Rivers Conservancy will talk to the club about steelhead fishing on one of his favorite rivers, the John Day in eastern Oregon.
Although most people use boats to fish the John Day, Jim will also talk about how to steelhead there without a boat. He will also mention about camping opportunities in the area. Bring your questions.