Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!
I have been a member of a few different fly fishing clubs around the country over the past 40 years. Most of them were good for meeting new people, making a few new friends and fishing buddies. The friendships have endured. Most of the fly clubs I joined were great for meetings, activities, outings, volunteer conservation projects, presentations on fishing, fly tying, casting, trips, etc. All of this has enriched my fly fishing life. I have given presentations to several fly clubs around the Puget Sound region over the last 20 years. That's been a great way to connect with other fly fishers too. Overall my experiences with fly clubs have been positive. If you try a few different fly club meetings around your region, you'll likely connect with something that works for you. A big part of having a good experience in a club is being an active participant. Get involved, volunteer, be active. I know quite a few good people who give of their own time to support others in the learning curve of fly fishing skills, fly casting, knot work, fly tying etc. They have discovered the secret to happiness in their giving.