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  • Friday, May 04, 2018 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    What are others doing?

    For the May’s General meeting, I have put together a panel of five Alaska Fly Fishers (AFF) members.  The panel members are Bob Churchill, Jan Schnorr, Bob Wallick, JP Wood, and myself.  I know over the years, as I string my rod for day on a stream, river, or lake, I have asked myself what are other members doing?  When I am out on one of the local lakes, Jan Schorr’s and Bob Wallick’s names always come to the top of my mind.  I keep running into JP on the Anchor or see the photos of the fish he has caught and released.  As for Bob Churchill, I wanted a chance to listen to him and see what I could learn.  For myself, how could I put a panel together and not be part of it. 

    Looking at 40 minutes to provide information to AFF members and friends, we will not have a slide presentation.  I have asked each member to speak for about 5 – 8 minutes about how they fish, where they fish, and any tips they may wish to share.  Hopefully, there will be enough time to answer questions.  

    I cannot guaranty that you will learn where anyone on the panel fishes.  I know that it was impossible to get that information out of anyone when I asked them to take part in this panel.  I do believe it will be fun and you will gain some experience from the panel that may have taken us years and few dollars to obtain.

    So bring your questions and lets have fun sharing information.  Hopefully, it will become a Cub favorite meeting. 

    Keven Kleweno

    Co Vice President

    6:30-8:30PM. Public is welcome.

    For directions to the BP Energy Center, please see the Home Page.


  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Alaska FlyfisHERS monthly meeting is Tuesday, April 24 , 6 pm at the William Jack Hernandez Hatchery on N Reeve Blvd in Anchorage.

    This month, member Katie Puterbaugh will give a presentation on catching reds on the Kenai. She’ll cover everything from location and gear to cleaning and packing out your harvest.


  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Board Member Scott Work has been helping Chugach Optional School with a request to teach a couple of classes of school children to tie flies. He has had one session already and they've asked him back for a second session. It's going to be on May 4th.

    He's looking for a couple of people to assist on this expedition so if you like kids and fly tying and wouldn't mind donating a couple of hours of your time on the 4th, please contact Scott via email at WorkScott@yahoo.com

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On April 23rd we will have the second session of the Spring Fly Fishing Seminar. Topic for that night will be Essential Flies to have and a demo of Fly Tying by members of the Club.

    Members - we need folks to come and tie some simple patterns to show the attendees. You don't have to be great - if you can tie something that catches fish, bring your gear! Contact Rich at Rich@2GuysFlyFishing.net to let him know you're planning to attend.

    Here are a couple of pics from Session 1.


    Great turnout! Everybody is practicing knots!



    Picking up the practice hooks. Careful!!

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first session of our Spring Fly Fishing Seminar starts Monday the 16th at the BP Energy center. Click HERE for more details.

    As always, we need volunteers to help with the second half of the night which is about common knots we use in the sport. If you can come and give us a hand showing people some basic knots, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Rich at Rich@2GuysFlyFishing for details.

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to all of you who posted comments about the proposals for temporary Fish Camps and road creations on Lower Talarik Creek. The Comment period ended March 30th.

    Here's the latest update from Dan on the status of the proposals...

    Dan Dunaway LOWER TALARIK CREEK UPDATE. Sorry a little off topic but I thought many AFF members would like to know: 

    Good afternoon Dan,

    The two Lower Talarik permit applications are still in the queue. We received a significant amount of comments during the comment period, so we will be addressing them has a team. As a result, it is difficult to put out an exact timeline, but we intend to have a decision out as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

    John Forbes
    Natural Resource Technician II
    DNR - Division of Mining Land & Water
    550 W. 7th Ave. Ste. 900C
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    (907) 269-8546


  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We still have a few tickets for the Raffle! Don't wait too long!!! See Lance or Rich!

    Mat-Su Sportsman Show and the Great Alaskan Sportsman Show are over and we have already sold quite a few tickets for this raffle. But if you haven't gotten yours yet, don't despair! They will be available at the Monthly Meeting tonight (April 9th) and Lance and Rich still have some. Remember, we're only selling 200 tickets, so don't wait too long!!!


    This year we're doing something a little different. Instead of a Rod and Reel, we've decided to offer a FISHING TRIP!!! They are being offered at the Mat-Su Sports Show and the Great Alaskan Sportsman Show as well as our own meetings. The drawing will be held when all the tickets are sold and you do not need to be present to win!


    Tickets for a full day of fishing for up to four (4) people from Alaska Fishing & Lodging will be available at the meeting. They are only $10 each and are limited to 200 tickets. Get yours before they are gone as this is a great trip for Silvers & Rainbows this fall on the Middle Kenai River. If you’re not aware of this fishery, check them out at AlaskaFishingAndLodging.com


  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Want to take a chance on a Bamboo Rod? You're in luck! The Washington Council of Fly Fishers International and Project Healing Waters are raffling one off. Here's the link to find out about it and how to bid - http://wscffi.org/bamboo-rod-raffle/

    You can send a check made out to WSCFFI to Carl Johnson at PO Box 1206, Monroe, WA 98272.  Email Carl at flyfishalso@frontier.com to let him know how many tickets you want, so he can set them aside. FYI: Alaska (and AFF) is part of the Washington Council of FFI (Fly Fishers International).

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tim Sundlov, a biologist from the Glennallen BLM office, presented a video about Dr. Shigeru Nakano, a research biologist from Japan. Dr Nakano did ground breaking work about the ecology of small streams and their surrounding habitat and developed the concept of food-web interaction between aquatic and terrestrial worlds. It’s worth the time and effort to find and watch the video: Riverwebs. (Trailer here)

    Thank you, Mike Lindsey (Member at Large), for arranging the program.

    Brand new AFF member Melanie Whatley won the Grand Prize from the raffle. She was brought to AFF by Brenda Brown; need we say more? Thanks to Steve Johnson for filling in as Ghillie as Bob B was recovering from donating a kidney stone.

    Also, our thanks are extended to Randy Guintu for covering Fly of the Month for Kevin, and Stan Bissonette at merchandise for Steve Lambert.

    Bylaw Vote:

    The program ran long at the March meeting, so the scheduled Bylaw vote was postponed to our April 9th meeting. The change is to clarify the language that applies to how long non-renewing members are kept on the active membership rolls. You can read more here: (link to PDF)


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