Volunteer Opportunities Galore
There are numerous volunteer opportunities that give club members the ability to show off our club mission of conservation, education, and family fun. Please volunteer and help make these activities a resounding success.
Fly Fishing School
**The 2020 school is on pause due to COVID 19.
The 2021 school will not be offered at this time.
The Fly School is a great way to meet fly school members and make them feel welcome in our club. Please contact the fly school chair at email@example.com to sign up for any one of these Fly School activities.
Knot Tying Class
Eight to ten volunteers are needed to teach/assist members with knots tying. A volunteer sits at tables with class members to assist our lead instructor in teaching how to tie several of the most popular knots used in fly fishing.
Fly Casting Demonstration
Again, eight to ten volunteers are needed on three consecutive Saturdays in March to assist with casting instruction. The instruction takes place at Franklin Park on Spokane’s northside and typically runs for about two hours. One does not need to be an advanced caster as we cover the basics of fly casting.
On the Water Class
Volunteers are needed for the final “On the Water” class held near the end of March/first Saturday in April at Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park. Eight to ten volunteers are needed to assist class members as they rig up their rods with dry flies, droppers, learn hook removal, basic pontoon boat operation, and safety. This is an enjoyable final class followed by a pizza lunch.
Conservation & Education Raffle
2nd Wednesday in March – Eight to ten volunteers are needed on the evening of the raffle to set-up tables, check-in and log items, prepare raffle bags for each item, sell raffle tickets, act as runners from tables to showcase area and clean-up when completed.
Kids Fishing Day
1st Saturday in May – Volunteers are needed from early am thru mid-afternoon as over 900 kids from ages 6 to 14 participate in this program hosted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and other sponsor partners. The event is held at the Fairchild AFB Recreational Park at Clear Lake.
Volunteers may assist with any number of tasks from registration, handing out t-shirts, handing out spinning rods/reels, life jackets, assisting the kids with baiting hooks, netting fish, and untangling lines, just to name a few of the tasks. This event is one of the most rewarding fishing-related activities that you can do as you help many youngsters catch their first fish.
Fly Casting Instruction
Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom Fish Release Days – Usually, mid-May on a Thursday and Friday, the Spokane Fly Fishers provide casting demonstration and instruction to over 175 kids per day during this activity. From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm the kids rotate thru six outdoor conservation sites with fly casting being one of the more popular sites. Six to eight volunteers are needed to assist with casting instruction.
A similar two-day event is also held in mid to late September which is sponsored by the Spokane Water Conservation District. Both events are held at the Spokane County Operated Liberty Lake Regional Park.
If you would like to Volunteer for any of these activities, please contact us
Please review these activities, clear your calendars and prepare to have lots of fun teaching and mentoring adults and kids in the fun and joy of fly fishing.
Catch Our Next Event
**COVID-19 has all of these events on pause or hold for now.
Watch for these pages for two additional events as the Conservations Committee works to partner with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to lay down gravel to improve the entrance road to Amber Lake and perhaps partner with the Lands Council to assist in their work to improve the Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve.