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Project Healing Waters News

from Jan Schnorr

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. recently announced a Length of Service Award for volunteers who attended planned events and contributed to the success of the PHW mission.  The award includes a certificate of recognition along with a special PHW pin noting two or five years of service to the program. Please extend a special thank you to the PHW volunteers who have staffed weekly tying clinics, casting and other educational sessions, and 50+ fishing trips which involved more than 20,000 volunteer hours to the program during the past five years.


Individuals Who Have Devoted 5 Years to PHW

Damond Blankenship
Mike Harsh

Mike Malone

Dave Rooker

Jan Schnorr

Frank Stevens

 

Individuals Who Have Devoted 2 or More Years to PHW

 

Stan Bissonette
Diane Morelli

Mike Morelli

Ken Orr

Chris Pouncey

Katie Puterbaugh

Bob Wallick

Dean Williams

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PHW would not be possible without the support of the
Alaska Fly Fishers!

Thank you for your continued support.

Fly Tying Clinic News

FLY TYING CLINIC NEWSfrom Chad Gage
         Parachute PED Cream Puff
The blind folded woolly bugger competition at our November 15th tying clinic was entertaining to say the least. According to our Facebook comments, Jolynne had the best looking egg sucking leech and will have bragging rights until next year.
Thank you to Pudge for giving a demonstration on her northern pike flies, they looked great in the swim tank.
I would also like to thank everyone who helped with the clean up at the end of the day, we have a great group of folks always willing to lend a hand.
If you are new to tying or seasoned behind the vise, stop on by our next clinic on Saturday, December 20 for some cream puffs and coffee. We meet at the William Jack Henandez Fish Hatchery at the corner Reeve Blvd and Post Road from 9am to 3pm. The clinic is free and open to the public. Materials and vices are on hand if you don’t have them.
At 12:30 at our December clinic we are going to have an Iron Fly competition. There will be a “pantry” of materials to use. When the clock starts each competitor will be handed 2-3 “secret ingredients” that must be used and visible in the fly that they create. We hope to see you there.
Upcoming winter tying events:
December 20 – Tying clinic – Yes Les, I will bring the cream puffs! At 12:30 we will have an “Iron Fly” competition. The AFF Fly Tying Competition categories and rules will be announced.
January 17 – Tying Clinic – Rich Johnson will be demonstrating different mouse patterns for big Alaskan bows and pike.
February 21 – Tying clinic – 3:00 pm is the deadline for submissions to the 2015 tying competition. Art Peck will be holding a tying demo on classic Spey patterns.
March 2 – Fly Tying Competition Results at our general meeting.
March 21- Fly tying clinic - Dubbing brushes demo with Rich Johnson
April 2-5 – Members tying at the AFF booth at the Sportsman’s Show
April 18 – Tying clinic
May 16 – Tying clinic – Rich Johnson will be demonstrating smolt patterns for those spring rainbows and greyling.
If you are new to tying or seasoned behind the vise, stop on by our next clinic on Saturday, November 15th. We meet at the
William Jack Henandez Fish Hatchery at the corner Reeve Blvd and Post Road from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The clinic is free and open to the public. Materials and vices are on hand if you don’t have them. Pudge Kleinkauf will be demonstrating some of her favorite Northern Pike flies. At 12:30 we are going to have a
blindfolded woolly bugger competition,
materials will be provided.

Thanks,

Chad
Chad Gage
748-5920

2014 AFF Scholarship Awarded

For information on the award of the 2014 AFF Scholarship, go HERE.

Photo Contest Information

Info and Entry form for the 2015 AFF Photo Contest is available HERE. All Entries must be submitted by 2 February 2015. For more information contact Art Peck.

December 1st Membership Meeting – It’s Christmas!

December 1st

7 pm Millennium Alaskan Hotel

Meeting is at the  Millennium Alaskan Hotel in the Redington Ballroom on the 3rd floor and will start at 7pm on 1 December.
December is our Holiday, Friends, and Family meeting. We are looking forward to Keven Kleweno’s presentation on AFF Fishing Buddies Adventures always a crowd pleaser with many laughs and a few members’ ribbings. Keven is a great storyteller, fine photographer, passionate fisherman, and a lot of fun.
We also will do our annual member gift exchange, a yearly highlight event. Every member is encouraged to bring a $25 or less gift in exchange for a ticket, which we will draw to determine the order of the member’s random gift redemption selection. All gifts will be place on tables and members will select their gift as their ticket is drawn. The most exciting part is Santa adding several wonderful gifts to the table so don’t be surprised if you walk away with a Sage reel, Winston rod, or guided trip…we will just have to wait to see how good we were this year and what Santa brings to the table.
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