Our Thursday, March 17th FFV dinner will be held at the Hermitage Country Club located at 1248 Hermitage Rd, Manakin Sabot, VA 23103 in Goochland County.
Our speakers are…
The meeting presentation will be “Everything you ever wanted to know about Trout in Virginia” Our speakers will be Mike Bednarski, DWR Chief of Fisheries, and Brad Fink, DWR coldwater fisheries biologist. There will be an afternoon presentation starting at 4pm as well the after-dinner presentation. As always, the afternoon program is free, and no reservations are needed.
Our January 20th Meeting will be an online ZOOM meeting at 7 PM.
A Zoom link has been sent out via e-mail.
Our speaker is Captain Wayne MacMasters…
Please join us on Friday, November 5th at ‘The Place at Innsbrook‘ for our Annual Banquet!
There will be an afternoon session from 4 until 6 and the dinner starts at 7 PM.
Our speaker at this year’s banquet will be Jim Klug, the founder of Yellow Dog Fly fishing Adventures.
Founder and Director of Operations for Bozeman, Montana-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (www.yellowdogflyfishing.com), Jim began working in the fly fishing industry at the age of 14. Over the years, he has worked as a guide, sales rep, travel coordinator, and as past National Sales Manager for Scientific Anglers. He’s guided extensively in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon, and has fished throughout the world in over 50 different countries.
In 1999, Jim founded Yellow Dog, a fly fishing booking and travel company that has grown to become one of the largest and most recognized entities in sporting travel. As Yellow Dog’s Director, Jim spends a lot of time scouting and researching destinations throughout the world. Aside from his ongoing work with Yellow Dog, Jim is also the co-founder of Confluence Films, a film production company that created the fishing movies DRIFT (2008), RISE (2009), CONNECT (2011), WAYPOINTS (2013) and PROVIDENCE (2016).
In 2017, Jim was awarded the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s “Izaak Walton Award,” given out once a year to honor and celebrate individuals who live by the Compleat Angler philosophy. The award recognizes “a passion for the sport of fly fishing and involvement in the angling community that provides inspiration for others and promotes the legacy of leadership for future generations.” In 2018, Jim was the recipient of the annual “Lefty Kreh Industry Leadership Award,” presented to one individual each year by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA).
Jim’s writings and photos and appeared in numerous magazines and publications, and his photo work and galleries can be viewed at www.klugphotos.com. Fly Fishing Belize (released in October 2014) is Jim’s first full-length book project. Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary and children Carson, Finn, and Gus.
Our September FFV dinner will be a picnic at the Virginia Cliffe Inn at 2900 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060.
There will also be a swap meet at the picnic…
…and a special raffle of a fly box and flies.
Fly Fishers, The FFV has been busy planning 2 very special meetings to end the year.
Save these dates!
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Picnic and Swap Meet at ‘The Virginia Cliffe Inn’ on Mountain Road in Glen Allen…
Time: 5pm to 9pm – Catered by Mission BBQ
There will be no speaker but we will have a Special Raffle–tickets will be available online and at the event–for a big Scientific Anglers Bug Box full of 100 warm water flies. An over $500.00 retail value.
Ye Olde Fly Shop will be open–donations gladly accepted, and we will have a “swap meet” where the FFV will try to sell your unwanted equipment for you. Exact details for the swap meet will be emailed to you shortly.
Friday, November 5, 2021 – Annual Banquet at The Place at Innsbrook…
Our guest speaker will be Jim Klug, owner of Yellowdog Flyfishing.
Afternoon session at 4pm – Cocktail hour starts at 5:30pm
Dinner at 7pm – Evening program at 8pm – Special Bucket and Silent Action at 9pm