The Spokane Fly Fishers meet on the second Wednesday, September – April, of every month at 7 pm.
Location: St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy
Meetings usually consist of a guest tier before the meeting, a brief business report, and a guest speaker. We always have a small raffle to support our video library. For our March meeting we have our conservation raffle to support various projects through out the year. November is our fly auction which is a large part of the clubs support. December is the annual Christmas party with plenty of great food and gifts for all. Of course, St. Nick makes an appearance. Our March meeting is the Conservation raffle and April is our ever popular Extravaganza. We hold our May Awards Picnic off site.
We skip meetings in June, July and August as most all are too busy fishing anyway!
Please feel free to attend as a guest of the club and enjoy our hospitality!
October 12, 2016 Presentation
25 Off-The-Beaten-Path Montana Fly Streams
By Jodi Fitts, Vice President SFF
We have all heard about the legendary rivers of Montana. The Bighorn, the Madison, the Missouri, the Bitterroot – these are some of the biggest, most storied fly fishing waters of Montana. They host thousands of anglers and guides every season, and they provide some of the most exceptional fly fishing in North America. But beyond these famous Montana rivers, there are hundreds of equally productive, equally breatht
aking rivers and streams that are a little smaller, a little lesser known, and a lot less frequented – and every bit as beautiful! These are the places that Molly Semenik will be talking to us about at our October meeting.
Please join us at the meeting on October 12th, for her presentation discussing her book, “25 Off-The-Beaten-Path Montana Fly Streams.” It will truly be a great evening. The presentation starts at 7:00 PM, following club business.
Molly has 40-plus years of fly fishing experience and she started teaching fly casting back in the 80’s after she left the Midwest and landed in Utah. In 2000, Molly and her family moved to Livingston Montana where she began a 15-year guiding career. She and her husband currently live in Birch Bay, Washington. While she lived in Montana, Molly started Tie the Knot Fly Fishing, became an outfitter and an IFFF Master Certified Casting Instructor. She is currently on the IFFF Casting Board of Governors and their Board of Directors. Annually, Molly teaches over 400 students throughout the United States through schools, shops, clubs and shows. Please check out her book, titled “25 Off-The-Beaten-Path Montana Fly Streams” and look her up on Facebook at “Tie the Knot Fly Fishing” or at www.tietheknotflyfishing.com.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015 — 7:00PM Bring Flies earlier 5:45 to 6:45!
ANNUAL FLY AUCTION
By: Rick Newman & Claude Kistler
It’s time to start tying flies NOW that you wish to donate for our November Fly Auction. You can also purchase flies at a local fly shop and benefit our local economy.
As you may know, this function is a major fundraiser for Spokane Fly Fishers with proceeds financing much of our functions, printing, postage and speakers for the year. For our newer members you have a great opportunity to stock your fly boxes with the flies that make sense for our local waters. Our club heavily depends on your generosity and donations. Even if you don’t wish to tie flies for the auction consider purchasing flies for a donation.
This is always a fun meeting and a chance to pick up incredible flies tied by some of the club’s and Inland Northwest’s best fly tyers.
Please call, text or email this year’s chairpersons, Claude Kistler or Rick Newman, with questions or to arrange for a drop-off.
You may also bring your tied flies to our October 12 meeting. If you plan on bringing your donation the night of the auction, check-in time will be from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM.
Please call Claude at 509 879-7734 or Rick at 509-990-0286 if you’d like to be on the Fly Auction Committee and help with this event. We need a small group of folks the night of the auction to make it flow smoothly.
Also note that the November meeting will be November 16th because of a conflict with St. Francis activities.