Upcoming AFF Events
Angling to be Involved with PHW?
Starting January 12th, Damond Blankenship will be teaching rod building to 11 participants over a period of six weeks through February 16th. If you have built a rod and are willing to assist, please contact Damond at 907.351.6810 or email@example.com. The rod building sessions will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery.
President's Hook: Looking Ahead to 2017!
Whereas it's important to reflect and remember the trips and fish that came with 2016, it's more important to look forward to 2017 and what lies ahead. One important thing to keep in mind is as of January 1, 2017, prices for nearly all fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses will increase. Some quite significantly! However, there is still time to get your 2017 licenses and permits at the lower 2016 prices; go to the ADF&G website and make your purchase by 11:59pm on 12/31/2016. Price increase information can be found by going to ADFG.ALASKA.GOV from there you can open the link to view the price increases and also click on the link to purchase your license. House Bill (HB) 137 was passed during the 2016 legislative regular session; remember that it increases the age limit for Alaska residents required to purchase a license from 16 to 18.
In November we elected several new board members, who have been hard at work familiarizing themselves with tasks and duties associated with their various positions. We are STILL looking for a new Treasurer! Contact any board member if you are interested!
Fly Tying Coordinator Cheryl Cline and Vice President Brenda Brown have bravely volunteered to co-chair the 2017 AFF Auction. The 2017 Auction will be held at the Lucy Cuddy Center on the UAA Campus on April 7th, 2017. This change in venue offers us several positive opportunities, the biggest of which is a significant drop in cost for the facility (about $5,000). As this is the Club’s major fundraiser for the year, the board has decided to continue last year’s implementation of selling tickets for admission. Brenda and Cheryl will need lots of helpers for this momentous event - both leading up to and the day of the auction.
Scott Work, one of our new members-at-large on the board is chairing a youth outreach committee and is open to volunteers for his committee as well.
As a reminder, the AFF board meets (typically) the second Tuesday at 6pm each month at the BP Energy center. Meetings are open to the public and club members are welcome to attend.
Once again Happy New Year and may the fish be with you,
Patrick Malone - President, Alaska Fly Fishers (2017)
Alaska Fly Fishers 200 W 34th Ave, Suite 1233 Anchorage, AK 99503