The Club’s 37th Annual Spring Fly Fishing Seminar is coming in April! If you want to learn to fly fish this is the event that can get you started! The Seminar is 2 hours each of 4 Monday nights in April and May starting shortly after the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show. We cover all the things you need to know to get started fly fishing in our great state including Gear, Knots, Fly Patterns and Tying, Species and where to go, and how to Cast. And if that isn’t enough, you get a copy of our book Fly Fishing Southcentral Alaska. Go to the Seminar Page to download a pdf of the Poster and a pre-registration form. Stop by our Booth at the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show and sign up to make sure you have a seat for this great event. We’ve helped hundreds of people get started! Let us help you!
After discovering a passion for fly fishing in her teens, April Vokey soon dedicated her life to the pursuit, eventually culminating in her founding Fly Gal Ventures in 2007 at age 24. She has established herself as a respected authority in the sport and has traveled the globe in pursuit of gamefish on a fly rod.
Her writing has appeared in numerous industry leading publications including Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fusionmagazines. In July 2012, April became the first female fly angler to be featured in Outside magazine for their “XX-Factor” segment.Also a popular TV personality, April has been featured on the Outdoor Channel’s Buccaneers and Bones series and as a host on Fly Nation TV.
She is an FFF certified casting instructor, a fly-tying instructor, an active conservationist and a traveling speaker.
Sign up now for her casting and tying workshops by calling Ben Rowell at 306-7851 or talk with Ben at the AFF general meeting.
At 7pm on November 4th in the Redington Room of the Alaska Millennium Hotel on Spenard Road in Anchorage, the Alaska Fly Fishers will hold both their Annual Business Meeting and the monthly General Membership meeting. The Business meeting will be conducted at the beginning of the session with the regular Membership meeting to follow. We encourage all members who are able to attend to come to this meeting. Slate of Officers for re-election, financial information, and info about Club Projects will be discussed.
Following the short Business meeting there will be a presentation by Nanci Morris Lyon called “It’s the Little Things That Create Success” – all about how to land those big fish once you’re lucky enough to hook into them.
Nanci is the Managing Partner of Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge in King Salmon and has spoken to our Club many times in the past. She is a solid supporter of our organization and always provides some of the most worthwhile information you are likely to get anywhere on the planet about finding, hooking, and landing the big rainbows of the Bristol Bay drainages. In addition to visiting the Lodge’s website, we recommend you check out their Facebook page as well!
Beyond that – expect our normal items for the evening – a great Ghillie raffle, Fly Of The Month drawings, and Club merchandise to buy. If you only make it to one meeting this fall – this is the one to attend!