Official WVFF Website
Please consider attending a public hearing in Wenatchee (Monday, October 24, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee) to learn about the future management of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin. The Federal agencies in charge of regulating dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers are hosting a series of fifteen public hearings around the NW to hear from people like you/us about the importance of protecting salmon and steelhead. There are a few factsheets attached and a couple of links below for more information.
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU PARTICIPATE!!!
AND FLY FISHING ACADEMY
Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy
June 18-24, 2017 at Gwinwood Community Center
Hicks Lake in Lacey, WA
Applications will be accepted starting
January 1, 2017 until April 15
This academy is available for girls and boys, 12-16 years old !
It will teach basics of fly fishing and conservation skills.
The event is one full week with some staff and all youth living in clean, warm cabins at the Gwinwood Center.
All meals are provided.
Students need to bring their personal belongings, i.e., sleeping bags, pillows, rubber boots, etc.
All fishing gear and fly tying equipment is provided, however, students may bring their own fishing gear.
Each student applicant must submit:
A short essay explaining why they want to attend The Academy.
A letter of recommendation from a school teacher, home educator or counselor.
The cost for each student is zero if they are chosen by the WVFF as sucessful applicants and the $300 Acadamy cost will be coveredby our club and various Trout Unlimited Chapters and other WA FFF fly clubs and private donations.
The 2017 Applications will be downloadable from www.nwycffa.org, and shortly thereafter on this WVFF website.
FLY FISHERS GRANT APPROVED
FOR PESHASTIN MILL SITE
Rob Winters has received approval for his application with the International Federation of Fly Fishers for a $1,000 grant to support purchase of the Peshastin Mill Site so 14 acres along the Wenatchee to be open to anglers, hikers and others. The option to purchase the site expires by July 1st. The grant will supplement the $3,000 contribution the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers have already made for the site's acquisition.