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January 2019

January 15th Awards Dinner Meeting and Nick Chambers Speaker

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

Bill Neal 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: Nick Chambers grew up on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon and has been a passionate angler his entire life. Working for Trout Unlimited on its Wild Steelhead Initiative and Sportsman Conservation Project Nick draws upon his background in fisheries research and management to be an effective advocate…

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February 2019

February 19th 2019 Dinner Meeting – Becky Bennett WDFW Law Enforcement Outreach

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Becky Bennett WDFW Law Enforcement Becky will be speaking on enforcement challenges which are currently faced by WDFW. WDFW Police wishes to form an open line of communication to identify existing and potential problems facing our natural resources and the communities that are impacted by them. This allows for constructive problem solving and discussion, to achieve positive results for forward progress. We are calling that opportunity a Shared Values Alliance.  This alliance forms an open line of communication to identify…

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March 2019

March 19, 2019 Dinner Meeting – Ryan Fortier WDFW District 6 Fisheries Biologist

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra BLVD
Seattle, WA 98112 United States

Ryan Fortier WDFW District 6 Fisheries Biologist Ryan will be highlighting current information about lakes and fishing possibilities in North Central Washington for this year. His presentation  was a well received last year   Note, the WFFC Fly Fishing Gear Sale and Swap meet has been moved to the April 16th Dinner Meeting. Chuck Ballard will be tying flies for our enjoyment and  to learn his masterful tying techniques.   Please note that prepaid dinner credit card payments sign-ups from now…

$37
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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 @ 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…

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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