The Spokane Fly Fishers meet on the second Wednesday, September – April, of every month at 7 pm at:
ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL
1104 W. HEROY
SPOKANE FLY FISHERS ANNUAL FLY AUCTION
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Auction Begins @ 7:00 PM
come early to get your bidder number and allow time for your donated flies to be checked in
(between 5:30 and 6:45pm)
Please note that this is the third Wednesday of November, a week later than all other meetings.
By: Gale Allen
I’m putting out the following earlier than we normally have done in the past due to the importance to the club. The fly auction is a priority for the SFF. Dues cover approximately 25% of our fiscal needs. The remainder is derived from three primary fund raisers: 1) the fly auction, 2) Beginning Fly Fishing and Tying classes, and 3) the Conservation/Education raffle. They fulfill our daily operation needs, but most importantly, allow us to do the following:
- provide speakers for the year (which are open to the public),
- promote conservation and education programs,
- provide for our library,
- support youth programs,
- support Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery, and
- support other projects to the limit of our income.
When funds are lacking, the SFF Board is required to limit these programs to the funds available. In recent years we have cut back significantly if not entirely on many of these efforts.
The success of the auction depends on your participation as a club member in both providing the flies and/or purchasing flies at the November 15 auction. Do not hesitate to encourage non-members to participate, as many of our programs reach out beyond our membership. This is also an opportunity to display your talents. Professionals and beginners alike have all been an integral part to this effort. Don’t be shy. You beginning tiers will be pleasantly surprised at the value of your contribution. If you are not a tier, don’t hesitate to purchase flies at a retail store and donate them for auction. If you are having trouble deciding what flies to tie or purchase…focus in on a theme such as nymphs, streamers, dry flies; species such as trout, bass, steelhead, carp, etc.; or perhaps a specific body of water such as a lake or river. You can often find out what flies work on a specific water body by talking to one of the fly shops, friends, or perhaps finding a hatch chart on line for the lake or river.
On November 15, come early to get your bidder number and allow time for your donated flies to be checked in (between 5:30 and 6:45pm). There will also be time before the auction to preview flies. If you wish to donate flies but cannot make it to the auction, please call or contact me and I’ll arrange for your flies to be dropped off or picked up. Like last year, our general meeting (the auction) for the month of November will be held on the third Wednesday of the month (November 15), not the second Wednesday. It will be held at the same location: St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy.
We have again hired Rich Butterfield as the auctioneer. If nothing else, come for the entertainment he provides.
For your convenience the SFF will accept cash, checks, or credit card for payment of your winning bid.
If you have questions, please contact me, Gale Allen, at (509) 465-3272 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there.
NOTICE: FOOD SERVICE DISCONTINUED
We want to let you know that the Spokane Fly Fishers will no longer be offering hot food at our meetings, effective this September. We will be providing some snack food and, of course, hot coffee, gratis, as usual.
For those who have been buyers, we apologize for this action, but these services must support themselves, and this one just didn’t do that.
We will still be serving food at the Christmas party.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
ANNUAL FLY AUCTION – NOVEMBER 15TH
Reminder to All SFF members and friends: the Annual Fly Auction is on the schedule for November 15th at 7:00 PM.
Donors, get those flies in at the October meeting or at least one hour before the November auction starts! Invite your fly fishing friends! This is the MAJOR fund raiser for our club and needs your support!
The Fly Auction, with the donation of your flies (personally tied or purchased) and your generous winning bids, supports the club’s activities for the year.
START TYING NOW AND GET YOUR DONATION READY!!