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October 14, 2019

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At our October club meeting attending members voted to approve the recommendation of the Executive Board to lower annual dues from $50 to $35 effective January 1, 2020.  This is another step in our effort to make the club accessible to more people.  We have some membership-raising activities planned for the year that we hope will increase our membership more than enough to recover any short-term decrease in dues income.  So take advantage of this deal: bring your 2020 dues to the November club m...

July 25, 2019

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Check out this news release from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  They've funded fish barrier removal around the state to the tune of $25 million.  We all know that increasing wild salmon and steelhead stocks is complicated and uncertain.  At least, this can't hurt, and maybe it will help.

June 12, 2019

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Our June club meeting featured local fly fishing guide, Colin Flanagan, speaking to us about fishing for searun cutthroat and coho salmon around Whidbey Island and its surroundings.  For those of you not able to attend the meeting, watch the video of Colin's presentation below.

Day dreamer that I can be, I was slow to get the video camera running, thus missing the first part of Colin's presentation: North Sound Cutthroat and Bull Trout.  Here are my notes on that portion of the presentation.

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May 8, 2019

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The May club meeting featured Scott Willison of The Confluence Fly Shop telling us of his recent fishing trip to Christmas Island.  Originally intending to talk about equipment, he thought it best to do that via a question-and-answer session at the end of the meeting.  So, when you watch the following video, remember that there is some very good equipment information at the end.  You can always skip forward to whatever part of the video interests you.

Thanks to Bob Stephens for handling...

November 20, 2018

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 Photo courtesy of James Losee, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

I just ran across an opportunity for those of you who fish the salt for coastal cutthroat to contribute to a citizen-science program aimed at understanding levels of parasitism on these fine fish.  In short, you catch fish, count parasites, and report your findings online.  It's not unlike the fishing survey the club supports on Pass Lake each spring.  For full details, check out the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition...

September 19, 2018

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We were fortunate to have Scott Willison, owner of The Confluence Fly Shop, speak at our September club meeting.  Scott gave us some wonderful information on the variety of fishing opportunities we have available to us in the fall.  Check out his presentation in this video.

August 28, 2018

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Our adventure started on August 10th with Clarence Hein and myself, Paul Messner, going to Jake Jacobson’s house in Mukilteo to spend the night. All was going well in the wee hours of the morning as we got in the car to head to SeaTac except for the dead battery. Jake hooked up a charger and then we were on our way. All went smooth through bag check and security and we were on our way to Dallas Fortworth and then onto Cancun. We were met there by Manolo with his nice new Taxi because he informed...

July 17, 2018

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Last week Mike Benbow, former sports writer for the Everett Harold, spoke to our group about his recent fishing trip to several lakes on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.  For those of you unable to attend the meeting, and for those of you who just don't think once is enough, here is the video of Mike's presentation.

July 16, 2018

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Jason Costta, Fishing Manager in Orvis' Bellevue shop spoke at our May meeting.  Because of travel I'm only now getting to sharing it with those of you unable to attend.  Jason shares some good information.  Enjoy the video.

June 7, 2018

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On June 4 nine club members and a friend of Clayton's attended the club-sponsored casting class lead by master caster Molly Semenik.  It was a spectacularly successful event, with nothing but praise for Molly's knowledge and teaching skills and excitement over the casting improvements we all felt we had made.  

The day began with a class for beginning casters.  I signed up because, though I can cast satisfactorily, I know my technique is poor, and energy efficiency low.  I hoped Molly would...

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