This month’s general meeting of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers will be held at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Thursday July 23, 2015. The Wet Fly will begin at 6pm with dinner at 6:45. The program will begin at 7:30 and will be followed by the general membership meeting.
Before I describe this month’s program, I’d like to make a special request on behalf of the kitchen and staff at the country club. It is very important that we get an accurate count for the dinner and attendance. Last month we had nearly 30% more people show up for the meeting than signed up. This creates trouble in preparing food and in setting up the room to accommodate us. We have the deadline set as late as possible and the sign-up process is a simple, web-based process. Please take the time to sign up in advance and let me know if you have any questions about how to do that.
Now, about the program…
Almost 15 years ago, Leland Miyawaki tied up his first “Miyawaki Beach Popper.” It is a surface fly that Leland casts off the Puget Sound and British Columbia beaches to catch wild coastal cutthroat and coho salmon on his 6wt rod. Leland is our guest this month and his program, “The Most Fun You Can Have On the Beach With Your Clothes On,” will highlight this fly, how it’s tied and fished so you can have your very own beach party!
Here’s a bit more about Leland: Leland began fly fishing in 1968 when he sent away for a complete fly fishing outfit from LL Bean and a beginning fly tying kit from Orvis. After receiving his new rod and reel, he laid down his spinning rod forever and began to teach himself to cast and tie flies. Exactly one year later to the day, he caught a small brook trout on his own fly. Since then, Leland has fished most of the streams and lakes of California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington; the well-known hotspots in New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana; the great steelhead rivers in British Columbia; and one well-guarded secret river in Idaho. Leland fishes and guides on the local Puget Sound beaches for searun coastal cutthroat and coho salmon with his surface fly exclusively – the “Miyawaki Beach Popper.” He currently works part-time at the Orvis store in Bellevue, Washington.
Please RSVP for the meeting by Tuesday, July 21 (midnight deadline) by visiting http://4cff.eventbrite.com, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 360-319-1350. Be sure to indicate if you’ll be having dinner or just attending the meeting, and remember that a dinner reservation made is a binding commitment to pay. Also, a reminder that getting your RSVP in on time helps us provide an accurate count for the kitchen and we very much appreciate your help in placing your reservations on time.
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4th Corner Fly Fishers
The members of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers (located in Bellingham, WA) are united by our enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing and by our desire to preserve and enhance fishing opportunities for all. To these ends, we will strive to promote conservation of angling brotherhood and to broaden the understanding of fellow anglers.