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OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING

 

   
We are pleased to have  AFF member Pudge Kleinkauf making our presentation in October.  Pudge offers an informative program on her recent trip above the arctic circle to Kotzebue to see the caribou migration and fish a few of the area’s rivers. Pudge is a noted author, guide and fly fishing instructor.  She owns Women’s Flyfishing and hosts several trips in Alaska and to international destinations.  Pudge is always an engaging presenter who includes wonderful photos. Join us Monday and learn about the Kotzebue area, a true off the beaten path destination.
Monday, October 6, 2014 In the Redigton Room of the Millennium Alaskan in Anchorage at 7:00 PM. See you there!

AFF 2014 Scholarship Deadline approaching FAST!

Each year, Alaska Fly Fishers chooses an Alaska resident undergraduate or graduate student involved in a study of Alaska’s fisheries or fisheries management. We offer a scholarship whose purpose is to offer financial assistance for undergraduate/graduate studies for tuition and books to natural resources, fisheries or related majors to encourage research aimed at enhancing the freshwater fisheries in Alaska, particularly Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic char, and Arctic grayling.

This year’s Scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded in December. But you need to enter NOW! For more information, application, and address, go to this page

 

Application Deadline: 

The Scholarship Application forms must be submitted  by
 5 pm on October 1, 2014.

August 4th Meeting: PICNIC TIME!!!

 August 4th Mirror Lake 5:00 p.m.

Picnic

 

Our Monday, August 5th meeting will be held at the Mirror Lake Picnic Grounds. The BBQ will begin shortly after 5 PM and fishing, casting, and lying (oops! fish stories) will continue until 9 PM.  ADF&G stocked the lake twice this summer with 9 – 10 inch rainbows, so bring the whole family and let the kids catch some fish! Club members are encouraged to bring extra fishing equipment including rods, reels, canoes, kayaks, flies, etc. to share with beginners.  This is an opportunity for everyone to learn a little more about casting and fishing, particularly on a lake.  Remember, if you plan to go out on the water, bring your PFD (personal flotation device).

Wear your AFF logo and be entered in a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to Mossy’s! See Steve L. at the picnic for your ticket.

We’ll be cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, brats! (Yup, we told ya to bring the kids!) Bring your own beverages (no alcohol, please) and a side dish to share.

The following is recommended:

  • Last names A through M – bring a salad, chips or side dish and serving utensils
  • Last names N through Z – bring a dessert with serving utensil if needed

Here’s a map:

Mirror Lake Map

Directions to Mirror Lake from Anchorage:

  • North on the Glenn Highway
  • Pass Mile Post 23
  • Take the “Mirror Lake” exit
  • Right on the Old Glenn (south)
  • The picnic area is less than a quarter-mile on the left side of the road.  The covered picnic shelter is next to the lake.

Directions to Mirror Lake from Palmer/Wasilla:

  • South on the Glenn Highway
  • Take “Mirror Lake” exit
  • Turn Left and go under the Glenn Highway
  • Turn Right, south, at the Stop sign
  • The picnic area is less than a half mile on the left side of the road.  The covered picnic shelter is next to the lake.

 

Please RSVP by 4 PM Sunday August 3th to Janiceinak@gmail.com. Include the number of individuals in your group.  Thank you!  

 

Updated Fisheries Scholarship Information

Jan Schnorr has updated the Scholarship information for the Alaska Fly Fishers Fisheries Scholarship for 2014. Find out more about the scholarship and get applications on our Scholarship Information Page.

July 7th Monthly Meeting

JULY 

GENERAL MEETING

Alaskan Millennium Hotel

 
Come out to the July 7th AFF  monthly meeting to hear about recreational and fly fishing opportunities in the Chugach National Forest.  Paul Clark, Recreation Planner and Trails Manager for the Chugach National Forest will be our featured presenter.  The Chugach National Forest spans from the Cooper River Valley to the Kenai Peninsula.  There are endless trails, lakes are rivers in the Chugach.  The focus of the presentation will be those recreational and fly fishing opportunities located south of Anchorage.  Learn about access points, trails, public use cabins, lakes and river within this section of the forest and how to access them in this presentation.
Please note there is no general meeting in August. Join us at Mirror Lake for our annual AFF Members’ Picnic. Details will be in the August newsletter.

Chugach National Forest