Win a Free Week at
Fly Fishing Camp
2017 Youth Conservation and
Fly Fishing Academy
June 18-24, 2017 Hicks Lake Lacey WA
Boy & Girls 12 – 16 Application Deadline March 15th
WHAT IS IT ?
- It will teach basics of fly fishing and conservation skills.
- One full week of fun and living in clean, warm cabins at the Gwinwood Center on Hicks Lake.
- It is designed to educate youth about the importance of conservation and resource stewardship. Students will develop basic fly fishing skills, knowledge of outdoor ethics, and an awareness of the sport fishing opportunities in the Northwest.
- The Wenatchee Valley Flyfishers and the Icicle Trout Unlimited Chapter will cover the entire $300 tuition fee for a limited number of successful applicants.
- The Academy is a youth education project of Washington Council of Trout Unlimited.
- Transportation to and from the academy is not included.
WHAT IS PROVIDED ?
Adult supervision – Lodging and Meals – Fishing gear – Fly tying equipment
But students may bring their own fishing gear.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ?
Pillow-Sleeping Bag-Toilet Items-Rubber Boots-Outdoor Clothing -Misc. Personal Items
All applications must arrive at WVFF by March 15, 2017 for selection and the winning application(s) will be forwarded to the Northwest Youth Conservation Fly Fishing Academy.
MAIL APPLICATIONS TO:
Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers P. O. Box 3687 Wenatchee WA 98807-3687
HOW DO I APPLY ?
Each applicant must submit:
- An application.
- A short essay explaining why they want to attend the Academy.
- A letter of recommendation from your school science teacher, home school instructor, scout leader or school counselor.
The 2017 application is below:
NORTHWEST YOUTH CONSERVATION
& FLY FISHING ACADEMY APPLICATION
Date of Birth: ___________________ Age as of July 1, 2017_______________
City: _____________________________State: _________ Zip: ____________
Telephone: Res:_______________________ Cell:_______________________
E-mail: _________________________________Adult T-shirt Size: _________
Applicants must also provide the following:
• A written essay on why you would like to attend the Academy and what you expect to learn from it.
• A brief letter of recommendation from your school science teacher, home school instructor, scout leader or school counselor including their address and telephone number.
- Application and letter of recommendation may be sent via email or U.S. Mail.
Application must be signed by applicant and parent.
Applicant Signature: _____________________________
Parent Signature: ______________________________
For additional information – please contact the following Co-Directors:
Bruce Merighi: Cell 509-679-2274
Mike Clancy: (Res) 360-753-1259 (cell) 253-278-0061
Jim Brosio: (Res) 360-943-9947 (cell) 360-481-5184
Tom VanGelder: (cell) 253-261-8890
WVFF WISHES TO RECOGNIZE THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS
FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF OUR ONGOING EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS for 2017
All Seasons RV
Chateau Faire La Ponte
Cooke Canyon Hunt Club
Echo Fly Fishing
Griff’s Fly Fishing
Kahler Glen Golf
Red’s Fly Shop
Sun Mountain Lodge
Warm Springs & Winery
Worley Bugger Fly Co.
Gary & Sheri Anderson, John Cunningham, Craig Garver, Steve Harvey, Suellen Harris, Mike Huffer, Barbara Hume, Gezella & Ralph Jordan, Harry & JoAnn Lane, Bruce Merighi, Pam & Dick Nicklas, Dee & Eric Rainbolt, John Richmond, Merry & Joe Roy, Al Smith, Bev Squires, Bill & Shirley Ward, Rob Winters, Walt Wittgow, Pat & Tom Whiteside, Gordie West
WVFF Members – Silent Auction Baskets & Overflowing Wine Cellar
Event Preparation Team
Gary Anderson, Steve Harvey, Barbara Hume, Craig Garver, Cathy & Fred Kunzmann, JoAnn Lane, Bruce Merighi, John Murio, Gordie Northrup, Dee Rainbolt, Eric Rainbolt, Al Smith, Bev Squires, Judy West, Pat & Tom Whiteside, Rob Winters
And as always our appreciation goes to the individual members who have contributed so much to tonight’s banquet’s raffle and silent and live auctions.
If we have forgotten an individual or business who should have been included, we apologize for the oversight. Please let us know, and we’ll add the information. This list will be appearing on our website and will be shared at the upcoming film festival in Leavenworth on February 23, 2017; we want it to accurately reflect our club’s appreciation for support.
It has been a pleasure to work with all of you on the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Banquet.
Craig Garver, JoAnn Lane, Eric Rainbolt and Rob Winters 2017 Banquet Committee
The WVFF is hooked on fly fishing the waters of Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanagan counties and beyond!
ARE YOU A FISHER OF FLIES ?
OR ARE YOU NEW TO THE SPORT ?
EITHER WAY – JOIN US !
We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month,
except JUNE – AUGUST at the
1208 Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee WA
5:45 Wet Fly Hour
Grab A Bite -Talk – Meet and Greet
A Short Business Meeting then a
Presentation at 7:30
Our sport is a challenging and enjoyable way to fool fish, and if skill and luck coincide, we play and handle our quarry properly and release them to live in a place we love.
A person may learn to tye and cast a fly in a few short lessons, and then through study and observation secure an introduction to the world that exists above, in and below the waters surface, but . . . " To achieve mastery is to rise above the need to catch fish." Howell Raines
What We Do ?
- We get together to meet with other flyfishers or those new to the sport and share fishing stories and the company of like minded people that enjoy waving sticks at fish.
- At each meeting we have the pleasure of listening to and questioning our Special Presenter. Bring paper and pen, you'll walk out with some good tips and ideas.
- The WVFF participates in a variety of fly fishing and tying outreach programs that introducesadults and children how to camouflage their first hook.
- We have a booth at the Leavenworth Salmonfest and display fly tying techniques, display live entomological samples from the Icicle Creek and talk to visitors about conservation and habitat concerns.
- Two of our members also teach a Continuing Ed class at Wenatchee Valley College each spring.
- We organize Outings that gives our members another reason to inflate their pontoons or launch the John Boats on a different stretch of water. These events range from large pot lucks to small groups getting together to collectively try to fool the fish.
- Our Photo Album occasionally demonstrates their level of success (or not) and displays the beauty of the region we fish with a fly.
You are most welcome to attend one of our meetings without obligation. Come and meet the other locals that think catching a fish with a minute barbless hook, wrapped in fur and feathers, is fun.
Rooted in the Wenatchee Valley, we are a small 501 c (3) corporation, organized for charitable and educational purposes. We focus on fish Conservation and Watershed Management that will improve the ecosystem of and adjacent to the local fisheries.
- Provide opportunities for our membership to increase their capabilities regarding fly fishing.
- Encourage the education of the public to the value of fish and conservation of their habitat.
- Supporting efforts that the club and its membership believe will protect and/or enhance sport fishing in general and fly fishing in particular.
- Protecting, conserving, enhancing and propagating fish through the voluntary practice of catch and release and other measures.
- The premise that fellowship and camaraderie among fly fishers should be enjoyed.
- Promote good sportsmanship as the creed of all fly fishers.
Member Rene Paul summed up our mission with the following song called,
"We're Going to Lake Chupaka"