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Yakima River Fly Fishers (YRFF) is having their quarterly membership meeting Saturday, March 1st at the Ellensburg Inn. There will be an auction following the dinner and guest speaker. Below is an approximate timetable for the meeting:

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Board Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - No-host Social Hour
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. - Buffet Dinner (cost tbd)
7:45 - 8:15 p.m. - Guest Speaker
8:15 - 8:30 p.m. - Questions / YRFF update
8:30 -? - Auction

There will be a raffle to go along with the 15-20 auction items. All YRFF members in attendance will receive one "free" raffle ticket for a chance to win a Ross Gunnison G3 reel. Extra raffle tickets will be sold at the Social Hour. You must be an YRFF member at least 5 days before the March 1st meeting to get your "free" raffle ticket. A list of auction items will be sent out to all YRFF members after they are finalized. A few of the items to be auctioned off are fly rods and guided fly fishing float trips on the Yakima or Blackstone Lake in Ellensburg.

The guest speaker for the March 1st meeting will be Jay Robeson, who will speak about the leopard rainbows, kings, cohos and chums of Alaska. Jay has worked in the fly fishing industry for 13 years. Most of his work experience in the field has been with Fishing Pursuits in either sales or guiding. Jay has put together packages for anglers to fish from the Kanetok River for rainbows and salmon, to Ascension Bay for bonefish and tarpon, to Patagonia in search of trout. His fishing trails have lead him over that trail as well, as he has spent a considerable amount of time on the Kanetok as the head guide for Alaska West. YRFF members are encouraged to bring their significant others and to invite friends to attend.

Plans are underway for the club's "sign project" along the Yakima River from the headwaters to Roza Dam. Forty sites have been identified and now the exact wording and costs are being worked out. We hope to have a sample of the sign at the March 1st meeting. In addition, we hope that the Washington State Council of FF will help with the cost of the signs.

Plans are also in the works for the May 3rd meeting. It looks like Steve Probasco will be speaking to YRFF members and guests on the Yakima River. There is a "single fly" contest being planned for August 16th. It will be limited to the first 12 two-person teams. The costs will be $700.00 per team. More info will follow on these two events as it is finalized.

Some of the education projects in the planning stages are "An Intro to fly fishing" workshop. It looks to be a 2-3 hour class with a breakdown of the curriculum as follows:

I. Fly fishing is not just for trout (about 30 minutes)
a. Origins of fly fishing
b. Fly fishing evolution
c. Fly fishing today

II. Fly fishing equipment (about 30 minutes)
a. One can never have enough fly fishing equipment
b. Rods, reels, lines
c. Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets

III. Hands on equipment and knots (about 30 minutes)
a. Equipment display
b. Learning knots

IV. Fly casting video - The essence of fly casting by Mel Kreiger (about 30 minutes)

V. Fly casting (about 30 minutes)

More info will be sent along as we get it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Greg Moore- YRFF Secretary
[email protected]

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Forgot to mention if you are interested in joining YRFF, hit the link to The Evening Hatch. They have a YRFF section on their site that will have a membership application you can download..

Greg

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The thrill is not in the kill---But to let them go.

I notice that you fish the river quite a bit. Is the fishing on the upper section any good at this time of the year or is most of the good action down in the canyon. I am thinking of coming over the hump in a few days if I can swing a few guys to my way of thinking.I have always liked the area around Easton. Would like any info you can throw my way.

Thanks in advance. Jim
 

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I fish the lower canyon as I live in the Tri-cities and it's closer for me. That said, I know that water and air temps in the lower canyon are generally warmer this time of year then the upper canyon. Either Steve Worley, Worley-bugger or Jack Mitchell, The Evening Hatch fish the upper river much mor often then I do and can give you more of and idea on what's happening.

Good luck,

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Here's another site that will give you feedback on what's happening on the Yak.

http://www.redsflyshop.com/

Greg

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Here's a membership app, for those interested in joining.




Yakima River Fly Fishers
Membership Application
Objectives & Purposes of YRFF
a. To provide members with a forum for education and resource stewardship through the sport of fly fishing;
b. To promote fly fishing through education as the most enjoyable and sporting method of fishing and the
method most consistent with the preservation and conservation of our fishing waters and game fish;
c. To provide assistance, advice and suggestions to other angling groups to help them become more
knowledgeable and effective in their activities and programs;
d. To publicize the best practices and techniques of fly fishing, fly tying, casting and other related subjects;
e. To be a voice for organized fly fishers as part of the Federation, maintaining a liaison with other conservation
and sporting organizations and with the governmental agencies involved in the many aspects of our sport;
f. To carry out the objectives and purposes of the Federation in their respective localities.
I hereby subscribe to and support these Objectives: ______________________________
*** First Name ___________________ *** Last Name_______________________
*** Street Address_____________________________
*** City _____________________ ** State ______ ** Zip __________
*** Home Phone #___________________Work Phone # ____________________
Cell Phone # ____________________ e mail address________________________
(if you have an e mail adress, please list it as this will be our main source of posting info regarding club
news, business & meetings until we get a newsletter up and running)
Federation of Fly Fishers Membership Number ________________
(if you are already a FFF member list that number here and deduct the appropriate FFF dues from your
check for YRFF membership)
*** required information
Dues (circle one classification of membership and submit check, payable to Yakima River Fly Fishers “YRFF” in the
appropriate amount)
Single membership - $60.00
(includes $29.00 FFF dues, $10.00 1st year initiation fee and $21.00 club dues)
Family membership(spouse and any children under 18) - $70.00
(includes $35.00 FFF dues, $10.00 1st year initiation fee and $25.00 club dues)
Please mail your completed membership application and check to:
Yakima River Fly Fishers
110 W. 6th Ave.
Box #326
Ellensburg, Wa. 98926
 
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