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  • 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

  • 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 -

    You can send a check made out to WSCFFI to Carl Johnson at PO Box 1206, Monroe, WA 98272.  Email Carl at 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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