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March 2015

March 20-22, The Upper Midwest Council in association with Lew Jewett Fly Fishers Club will be offering free casting lessons at the annual Great Waters Expo, National Sports Center, Minneapolis, MN email Todd Heggestad at theggestad57@gmail.com for more information or click here.

March 20-21, The North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo, Clearwater River Event Center, Lewiston, ID www.niffe.org

March 27 & 28, IFFF Chesapeake Council will be attending the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum 3rd Annual Open House, Marysville PA Contact: Ken Tidy membership@ccifff.org

March 28, Magic City Fly Fishers Expo, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bighorn Resort, Billings MT http://mcffonline.org/

March 28, The Upper Midwest Council in association with the Arrowhead Fly Fishers Club will be offering a Casting Rendezvous 10am-3pm, University of Wisconsin - Superior, Superior, WI email Todd Heggestad at theggestad57@gmail.com for more information.

March 28, Fly Casters' Rendezvous by Antietam Fly Anglers, 9:00AM - 4:30PM River-bottom Park, Williamsport, MD, http://antietamflyanglers.org/events.htm

           

April 2015

April 10-12, IFFF Southern Council Fly Fishing School, To reserve your spot contact Chris Jackson at  870 499-3056  or fffsoc@gmail.com   Go to http://ifffsoc.org  for updates .

April 11, Tri Lakes Fly Fishers 15th annual “Expo”, Brighton, Missouri, Assembly of God Church from 9am until 4pm. 30 demonstration tiers, 10 commercial vendors, a casting pool with an FFF certified casting instructor, and programs throughout the day.  Contact Terry Wilson at terrywil@windstream.net .

April 11 & 12, Fourth Annual Fly Tying Expo, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding CA. www.shastatrinityflyfishers.org or click here for more information

April 11 & 12, IFFF Eastern Rocky Mountain Council will be attending the Fly Fishing Rendezvous in Lakewood, CO.  Get event details at http://www.flyfishingrendezvous.com/event-details.html.  ERMC contact is Sam Doyle at sdoyle@dadco.com .

           

May 2015

May 1 & 2, Washington Fly Fishing Fair, Ellensburg WA http://www.washingtoncouncilfff.org

May 1 - 3, IFFF Southern Council Fly Fishing School, To reserve your spot contact Chris Jackson at  870 499-3056 or fffsoc@gmail.com .   Go to http://ifffsoc.org  for updates .

May 2, OneSurfFly, Mission Beach, San Diego CA fish with one fly in the surf. First, biggest and most, along with who tied the flies, wins. Lots of raffle prizes. www.swc-fff.org 

May 29-31, Texas Fly Fish Expo produced by the Texas Council, New Braunfels TX, http://txflyfishexpo.com/

May 30, Chesapeake Council Learning Day for Families, Isaak Walton League, Pylesville MD, vp@ccifff.org  

June 2015

           

June 13, Carp Throwdown, Intra-Club Tournament, Lake Henshaw, CA www.swc-fff.org

 

June 20, IFFF Chesapeake Council will be attending the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Heritage Day and Mid Atlantic Casting Championships. Marysville PA Contact: Ken Tidy membership@ccifff.org 

 

June 27, Rush Creek Clean-up, Eastern Sierra June Lake Loop, CA 8-12 includes lunch for volunteers. http://www.swc-fff.org  

 

July 2015

July 24 - 26 Upper Midwest Council Fly Fishing School, Rushford, MN  Contact theggestad57@gmail.com or click here.

August 2015

August 11-15, 50th Anniversary of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Bend OR, www.fedflyfishers.org/FlyFishingFair.aspx or fair@fedflyfishers.org  

September 2015

September 18-19 - GCC Fly Fair - Ocean Springs Civic Center, Ocean Springs, Mississippi www.gulfcoastfff.org

    

October 2015

October 2-3, 2015 Florida Council Expo, International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Museum, Dania Beach (Ft. Lauderdale area) FL http://www.fff-florida.org  

October 16-18, Southwest Council's Fly Fishing Faire, Bishop CA www.swc-fff.org

 

October 30 - November 1 27th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - North Toledo Bend State Park, Zwolle, LA  - Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils http://pages.suddenlink.net/w/Rendez/indexR.html

 
 
If your IFFF Council, IFFF Charter Club or IFFF Affiliate Club would like to post an event on the National Calendar please e-mail rhonda@fedflyfishers.org.  Please allow 3-5 days for posting requests to appear. .
Big Horn River Youth Adventure - APPLICATION DEADLINE
Start Date/Time: Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:30 PM
End Date/Time: Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Description:

THE BIGHORN RIVER ALLIANCE AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS ARE AGAIN SPONSORING

 DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

The smile shown above is that of Brendan Tippen a 2012 Adventure participant from Dallas, Texas

A great opportunity for young people to expand their knowledge of fly fishing is on the horizon.  The Bighorn River Youth Adventure is currently taking applications for the 2013 program at Fort Smith, MT on the banks of the world famous Bighorn River. Twelve young fly fishers will be invited by the Bighorn River Alliance for a four day fly tying, fly casting and fly fishing adventure.  All meals, lodging, airport shuttles and guides will be provided free of charge.  Air transportation to Billings or transportation directly to Fort Smith must be secured by the participant’s parents, guardian, fly fishing club.

The dates for the Bighorn Youth Adventure will be June 16 through 19, 2013 with a travel day before and after. All clubs, councils and individuals are urged to encourage applications from young anglers.

 

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE GRANTS AVALIABLE

Travel assistance grants are available on a limited basis and granted based on financial need. Thru the generosity of donors and supporters we are pleased to be able to help with transportation expenses for some of our attendees. We are sincerely encouraging applications from youngsters who would otherwise be unable to attend our program.  We are also encouraging fly fishing clubs to participate in the travel grant program. Contact Frank Johnson for information. (Contact Information below)

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:  Any youth, male or female, ages 14 thru 18. All applicants must ‘KIND OF’ KNOW HOW TO FLY FISH AND ‘KIND OF’ KNOW HOW TO TIE FLIES.  We are seeking youngsters who want to experience the joy of a ‘big time’ fly fishing adventure and are willing to return home to mentor other young people and encourage others to take part in the great activity of fly fishing.

We encourage applications from youngsters who do not otherwise have the opportunity or means to experience a big time fly fishing adventure. 

During their stay at Fort Smith, the Bighorn River Alliance will provide at NO COST all of the meals beginning with lunch June 15th (travel day) thru breakfast June 20th (travel day).

Lodging will be provided at NO COST by several of the local lodges (double occupancy) in and around Fort Smith.

 

Guiding will be provided by Mature, licensed, professional guides who have logged thousands of days on the Bighorn.  There will be a total of 24 guide days at NO COST to the kids. (Our 17 volunteer guides for 2010 had combined guiding experience of more than 330 years.)

 

We take our hats off to the Fort Smith angling community for their generous donations!

Anyone who is interested in attending must fill out an application form.  The form asks for general information including names and addresses of both parents and applicants, questions regarding angler experience, health and diet questions, and more.  There are also three essay questions at the conclusion of the application.  Twelve youths will be asked to attend.  Application deadline is March 31, 2013.

The following is a quote from Dr. Rick Williams, FFF Director, Executive Council Member and Conservation Committee Representative (Rick observed the entire 2010 program and spoke at our closing Banquet):  “I can't say enough good things about the program you and the Bighorn River Alliance have put together for the youth anglers.  What a world-class experience for the kids and what a first-rate operation you and the many other wonderful volunteers have created.  We met so many wonderful folks there that we feel like friends already.  We will be back up for the fishing again.”  

For more information please refer to the Bighorn River Alliance web site www.bighornriveralliance.org  Click on NEWS then look for Youth Adventure information.

TO GET AN APPLICATION CONTACT:

                                                                                                                           

 

Frank Johnson,

11 Spring Creek Lane

Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Phone 307-672-5164 or cell 307-752-7083

Email:  bighornjohnsons@gmail.com

 

 

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