President's column:

                    "the rest of the story"


Welcome to the Washington State Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers website. I hope you find the website easy to use and informational. Please let either Jim Maus or myself know if you have any suggestions or comments on the site.  As we get ready to enter 2017 and look back on 2016, I hope many of you had some wonderful fly fishing memories.  For me, my wife and I spent the summer (2 1/2 months) in Alaska.  WE had a wonderful time seeing the sights and doing a little fishing.  I also had the opportunity to visit the Alaska Fly Fishers, attending their meeting in July and Spey Clave in August.  My wife and I enjoyed ourselves and hope to go back some day.  I have posted a few pictures in the photos gallery if you are interested.

Right now the Council is beginning the preparation and promotion of the 2017 Washington Fly Fishing Fair, our 11th year in Ellensburg. The dates of this year's show will be May 5th and 6th. Again, this year we will be using the Armory for our meal events, the Volunteer Dinner will be Thursday May 4th and the Awards Banquet and Auction will be Friday May 5th. I hope to see you there. Please continue to watch our web Site for more information; it will be updated as the information becomes available. Also please join us on Facebook at I hope to see you in Ellensburg at the 2017 Fair. Also, if you attend the The Washington Sportsman's Show in Puyallup or The Fly Fishing Show in Lynnwood, please stop by the booth and say hi.

This year is my 11th as Council President, some days it seems like just yesterday that I took the job and others it seems like it has been forever. It is hard to believe what is now the Fly Fishing Fair started with a tying event in the Ellensburg Library 11 years ago. That year the main committee was Vern Jeremica and myself. There have been many folks who have worked on parts of the Fair since then and I am not going to try and name everyone but to everyone who has chaired a committee or volunteered at the Fair, the Council would like to THANK YOU. The Council and Fair would not be what they are without you!






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The status codes:

CI - Casting Instructor,
THCI - Two Handed Certified Instructor,
MCI - Master Casting Instructor
BOG - Casting Board of Governors,
BGE - Board of Governors Emeritus,
MA - Master Casting Instructor 

Link to IFFF

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Dues are $35 for an individual membership.
Memberships are still tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you love our sport, it will show your commitment and make you part of the group! At a cost far less than a fly line it is the best bargain a fly fisher can make. Call (406) 222-9369 and they will give you the necessary information. Contact the WSCFFF -- V.P. Membership, Peter Maunsell for more information about your nearest FFF club.