4CFF General Meeting - September 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
This month's general meeting of the 4th Corner Fly Fishers will be held at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on September 25, 2014. The Wet Fly will begin at 6pm with dinner at 6:45pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm and will be followed by the general membership meeting.
Our speaker this month is Jim Pankiewicz. Jim has been an avid fly fisherman since 1971. He has caught many species of trout, four species of Pacific Salmon, Atlantic Salmon (“plastic ones” planted in a lake) Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and several other species of fish. This past summer he caught a catfish on a fly. His favorite species to fish for is Carp. They are big, smart, strong, wary, and in so many ways the world’s greatest sport fish.
Jim served as the National Fly Fishing Director for the Carp Anglers Group from 2007 to 2012. He has published numerous articles in North American Carp Angler magazine and was the Fly Fishing Editor of the magazine from 2008-2011. Recognized nationally as an authority on fly fishing for Carp, Jim was invited to join the Pro-Staff of USCarpPro in 2012. Since then he has contributed articles to USCarpPro magazine. Additionally, he has been on the St. Croix rod Pro-Staff for 10 years.
He created and produced “Lessons from the Carp Lodge”, an original video series demonstrating how to catch Carp on the fly. You can see the first four episodes on YouTube. Jim also writes the blog GotBacking?. It is a blog about fly fishing for Carp. Well, kind of…He can’t catch Carp on the fly all year long so it’s about fly fishing for anything that will take a fly. Mixed in are thoughts on fishing, thoughts on life, fly tying, some cool pictures and video, and a bit of humor here and there. He is currently working on “Lessons from the Carp Lodge, episode #5—Casting, Presentation, and Confidence”.
On the 25th, Jim will discuss why carp fishing is so engaging and so darn much fun. His presentation will show video of various carp behaviors and help you distinguish between poor targets, mediocre targets, and good targets. Video of strategies and presentation techniques will also be shown.
Please RSVP for the membership meeting by Tuesday, September 23 by visiting http://4cff.eventbrite.com, by email at email@example.com, 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!
This promises to be an exciting and interesting presentation. I look forward to seeing you on the 25th!
4CFF Internal Vice President and Program Chair
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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.