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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
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

Spring Lake Hannan Outing – May 4th, 2019

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Hannan, Lake Hannan, WA 98272 United States

This close in favorite is open to us and our friends Saturday only, at Lake Hannan from 8:00 to 4:00. We will have a hot lunch available around 12:30, so you'll have strength for the afternoon bite. This is the lake at Camp Hamilton north and east of the Duvall, Monroe, Carnation Hwy. If you haven't been there, it's pretty easy. take the Woodinville/Duvall road to the end, turn north on the hwy. out of town, and go past the first…

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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
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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Chopaka Lake 2019 Outing – May 25,26,27 Memorial Day Weekend

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Chopaka Lake, Chopaka Lake
Chopaka Lake, WA 98827 United States

Chopaka Lake is a beautiful place for great fishing and camping. Dry flies for rainbows and a few cutts! May 25th through 27th,  we will be having our annual outing to Chopaka Memorial Day weekend. This is historically the best time to catch the world famous Mayfly hatches there, and to get blown off the lake, frozen, fried, or wet! Honestly, the spring weather there can be "mixed", but most of the time it's just plain beautiful. Chopaka is just…

Free – $30
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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
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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Leech Lake 2019 Outing – June 22 – 23

June 22 - June 23
Leech Lake, Leech Lake, WA 98937 United States

Our annual outing to Leech Lake is June 22rd and 23th this year.  There are a few nice campsites right on the lake, but they fill up fast.  A lot of us will be staying at the White Pass Village Inn, 509-672-3131, where they have ski condos (read bunkhouse) available that sleep from 2 to 6 people for a reasonable cost. The Inn is right next to the lake, and they let us use their facilities for our happy hour…

Free – $20
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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
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
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 14-15, 2019 Hood Canal Outing

September 14 - September 15
Hood Canal, 9565 Scenic Beach Rd NW
Seabeck, WA 98380 United States

Our annual trip to Hood Canal, Hosted by Jay Deeds. Sea-run cutthroat, the occasional coho, hot pizza, and cold beer. What could be better! The sunsets from Jays yard are amazing, and the fishing can be pretty good too! Saturday happy hour/ dinner around 5:00 at Jays. The boat launch is just north at Misery point, and camping is available at Scenic Beach State Park, right next door. Sign up for headcount. Jays contact info is: 15350 NW Maple Ln.,…

Free – $10
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September 17th 2019 Dinner Meeting – Chad Brown on the healing power of rivers

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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