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April 2019

April 16 2019 Dinner Meeting – Lou Verdugo Speaker on Willamette Valley Fly Fishing & Fly Fishing Gear Sale and Swap Meet

April 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

April 16th Lou Verdugo Speaker on Willamette Valley Fly Fishing Since arriving in Oregon in 1977, Lou has not stopped fly fishing.   He has traveled to Cuba three times, Abaco Island, Christmas Island, Alaska, and Montana.  However, his passion for the Deschutes, Sea Run Cutthroats, and the Willamette Valley, especially the Mckenzie and main stem of the Willamette are his comfort zone. He currently works and guides out of the Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene Oregon on Thursday and Fridays.  He is…

$37
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May 2019

May 21st 2019 Dinner Meeting – 80th WFFC Anniversary Celebration & Jeff Thiel on Climate Change and Its Impact on Fishing

May 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Jeff Thiel will speak on Climate Change that is happening, human caused and how the cold water fish populations in the Pacific Northwest are very threatened by the stressors of climate change (low snow pack, drought/deluge, heat waves).  Current scientific analysis is learning that the changes are happening faster than expected just 10 years ago as scientists improve climate models and climate data collection.  So we don’t have much time to fix it. Jeff will discuss the needed actions that…

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June 2019

June 18th 2019 – Speaker Justin Waters on Hood Canal Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing

June 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Justin Waters on Sea Run Cut fishing on Hood Canal - speakers presentation summary to follow shortly     Gene Gudger will be the fly tier during the "Wet Fly" dinner meeting session.   Dinner Credit Card prepayment sign-ups only.

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July 2019

July 16th 2019 New Dinner Speaker Kurt Beardslee on scientific salmon recovery solution

July 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Keith Roe, wast to be the July 16th Dinner Meeting Speaker  but had to cancel out at the last minute. Our new Dinner Speaker is Kurt Beardslee who will talk about  a science-based solution that could promote wild salmon recovery and provide adequate food for Southern Resident killer whales? And what if that same solution could strengthen coastal communities by offering local fishermen increased opportunity to fish that would greatly help wild salmon recovery?   In this talk, Kurt will describe…

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August 2019

August 20th 2019 Dinner Meeting – Artifishal Film Showing

August 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.  Conrad Gowell, from Oregon, former WFFC member and now one of the leaders of the Native Fish Society in Oregon, has offered us the opportunity on August 20th to show the film “Artifishal”, a recent Yvon…

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September 2019

September 17th 2019 Dinner Meeting – Chad Brown on the healing power of rivers

September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Chad Brown, decorated US Navy veteran who received multiple honors after serving in Desert Storm Gulf War and Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, struggles today with PTSD. The illness nearly drove him to suicide before he found solace in fly fishing. Brown’s discovery of nature as medicine inspired him to launch Soul River, Inc., a nonprofit that aims to share the healing power of rivers with veterans and inner-city youth. Soul River Inc. has held successful deployments taking youth and veterans…

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October 2019

October 15th 2019 Dinner Meeting – Todd Fuchigami on DIY Wade Fishing the Yakima

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Todd Fuchigami, of the Ellensburg Angler, will discuss the fly fishing techniques, safe wading flows, hatch summary, and details on about a dozen access points all that is necessary for the "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY) Angler to successfully wade fish the Yakima river. Dave Spratt has volunteered to tie the “Hobo Spey” fly for our October 15th meeting.   Dinner Attendees Sign-ups Change Notice You will now be asked to enter your name, meal choice, etc. information after clicking on the "Proceed…

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November 2019

November 19th 2019 – Fly Fishing Round Table Seminars & Fundraiser Donations Drop off

November 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

On Tuesday, November 19th , we are going to be treated to three of the most outstanding speakers we’ve had for this annual event in several years.  As usual this  festive evening will be accented with a piano player and consist of a delicious barbecue dinner before the speakers begin. It will also be the opportunity for members to drop off their fly fishing item donations for the Christmas Fundraiser Live and Silent Auctions and for the Raffle Tables. After…

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December 2019

December 17th 2019 – Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser

December 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

December 17th Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser We hope to see you all at the Christmas Fundraiser to enjoy the festive time with all of us and to help fund the 2020 Club's Outreach, Conservation, Outings, Education and Youth activities. Sign-up early so that you won't miss out as the dinner seating is limited to 126 attendees. Christmas Dinner Menu Options: New York Steak with Au Gratin potatoes Pan Seared Campbell River Salmon with Forest Mushroom Risotto French Cut Chicken Breast…

$50 – $85
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January 2020

January 21st 2020 Dinner Meeting

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Bill Neal and members of the Awards Committee, will make a presentation of numerous awards made in recognition of club members (or others) who have distinguished themselves through service to the club and the community. Guest Speaker: Lael Johnson of Fly Gyde will be speaking about “Fishing Glacial Waters”---The Queets, Hoh, Kitimat, and Santa Cruse in South America. Fishing Glacial rivers present the angler challenges a river with excellent visibility typically does not. Structure and other current differences are not…

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