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!
APRIL 13TH MEETING
SEAN VISINTAINER AND RANDALL OSBORNE
FISHING TIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
By: Rick Newman
We welcome everyone to the Wednesday, April 13th Spokane Fly Fishers meeting. As always, it will be held at St. Francis School at 1104 West Heroy starting at 7 PM. We will have two engaging speakers, Sean Visintainer from Silverbow and Randall Osborne from Washington State department of Fish and Wildlife. Sean is going to share details, tips and techniques on fishing for Redband Trout in the Spokane River. We have a wonderful resource in our backyards that is underutilized and can offer great fishing for some nice fish.
After a short break, Randall Osborne, a fisheries biologist for Washington State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife. His
territory is Lincoln, Spokane and Whitman counties. Randy will discuss and report on lowland fishing lakes within our area, their stocking rates and opportunities.
Along with these presentations we will be conducting a silent auction for excess and duplicate books from our library. The books will be available for your perusal before the meeting and during the break so you can place your bids. During the second presentation we will finalize the bids and organize to collect the money and hand out the books after Randy
Osborne is done speaking.
In addition, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is raffling a beautiful fly tying desk. Al Strom, a local craftsman, has provided this wonderful item and we are selling tickets at a variety of events to raise the most money we can. We will be selling tickets before the meet-ing and during the break so you can bring plenty of $5 bills to purchase your chance to win this stunning desk.
The election of the officers for Spokane Fly Fishers for the coming year will also be conducted at this meeting. See the choices selected by the nominating committee in this Barbless. The newly elected officers will be installed at the May 14th picnic.