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!
By: Jodi Fitts
This month, we are very lucky to have Phil Rowley as our speaker. When you think of fly fishing stillwaters, Phil Rowley’s name should come to mind immediately.
Phil has been fishing for over 30 years. His love of fly fishing has taken him across North America, pursuing trout, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, char, pike, walleye and numerous other species on the fly. He is best known for his stillwater exploits.
A former commercial fly tyer, Phil has written for almost every major fly fishing publication in North America. He is the author of three books and numerous feature articles and two regular columns. His first book, “Fly Patterns for Stillwaters”, is a best seller. In 2014, Phil was the recipient of a Life Time Achievement Award from Fly Tyer magazine. In 2007, Phil was a member of the gold medal winning team at the Canadian Fly Fishing Championships.
Make a point of visiting or following Phil online at www.flycraftangling.com or www.stillwaterflyfishingstore.com and through his social media channels, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please plan on being at the meeting early to get a seat and have a hotdog. Guests are welcome at the presentation.
FLY TYING EVENT WITH PHIL ROWLEY
By: Jodi Fitts
The tying session will meet at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council at 6116 North Market from 1-4pm (time changed from last month’s Barbless.)
We will be tying 5 flies: Bruised Leech, Simi Seal Minnow, Balanced Pheasant Tail, a Micro Leech and one other. Please bring 6 or 8/0 thread in black, olive, white and hot orange. Also bring Superglue and a dubbing loop tool. Seating will be limited, so call early.
Deadline to sign up for this event is February 8. To sign up send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tying session is for current members only.
There will be a $5.00 charge to pay for the room.
CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION RAFFLE
MARCH 9, 2016
By: Miguel Ferrera
The annual Raffle to support conservation and education activities will be held at our March meeting. For this wonderful program, we contact local fly fishing and sporting goods stores to ask for donations. We also ask you, our members, to donate new or gently used items and/or services which can be raffled off for this good cause. Last year’s raffle included many fishing trips, books, flies, tying materials and a lot of fishing items. This year, we have at least one pontoon boat.
If you have items to donate, please call the people below to arrange to drop off your items:
Southside: Fred Howe 448-4707 South Valley: Miguel Ferrera 263-2534
Northside: Dan Ferguson 325-8885 Valley: Kurt Tempel 270-6016
Far North: Mike Berube 714-4227
We’ll also be accepting items at the February meeting. Those who get their donations in early, by March 4th, will be eligible for a drawing for a $50 gift card.
The actual raffle begins by members purchasing tickets and then dropping them into bags representing each item. You can put your tickets in separate bags for a chance at winning many items or, load up one bag to increase your chances of winning something you REALLY want.
This is a marvelous money maker for the club. It provides the funds for our conservation projects and education programs and makes for a wonderfully fun meeting. The odds for this raffle are good. Bring family and friends and place your tickets on the items.
ADVANCE CONSERVATION RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE
Advance Conservation Raffle Tickets will be sold at the February Meeting (to avoid the long lines at the March meeting). The cost for tickets will be the same as last year ($1 for one, $5 for seven, and $10 for 15). The advance purchase will record your raffle number and will allow you to quickly pick up your pre-paid, and pre-numbered raffle tickets at the March meeting. You’ll then be ready to place your raffle tickets for the items of your choice. Visa,MasterCard and Amex will be accepted for pre-sales and at the March meeting.
We are looking for volunteers for various jobs. Signup sheets will be at the Februarymeeting with a list of opportunities. Your help will be appreciated.
You may call the chairperson, Miguel Ferrera at 263-2534, with any questions.