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Monday, December 18, 2017

First Annual Meeting: Feb 7, 2018

OK. let's not fool around with Valentines day and so please forget my Dec. 4 post. Our first meeting of the year will be on Feb. 7, 2018. This is the latest post and the one to believe :Our first meeting of the Raincountry Flyfishers in 2018 will be on Feb. 7 starting at 7 PM in the Thunder Mountain High School Library. Several excellent fly fishers have agreed to present at our meetings this year but the door is still open. If you want to present or have a topic that you feel should be arranged, let me know soon.

I plan to update club schedules using this facebook site rather than our web site and plan to close out the club web site when our meetings start.
Kevin Miller is our club Facebook administrator and the man to contact to sign up as a member. Kevin’s email:

Hope to see you at our Feb.7 meeting!

Tony Soltys
President, Raincountry Fyfishers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

April 26th Meeting

Fly tying session at Thunder Mountain HS library starting at 7 PM.  Experience angler Verne Skagerberg will  tie one or two of his favorite saltwater Dolly patterns and talk about his experiences fishing the Prince of Wales Island road system for Spring Steelhead. Verne will just be returning from his POW spring steelhead meeting a few days before this meeting so info will be hot off the press. Bring fly tying equipment to tie along with Verne or just come to watch. Club will provide fly tying materials free.  Or just come to visit, talk and find out about various fly fishing issues, rumors, etc.

This will be our last meeting indoors this year. Our annual fly casting session at Twin Lakes will be on May 18.TU will provide food and AK Fly Fishing Goods will provide demo rods and instructions for beginners. We started this event in 1994 and it seems to get better each year. Event is open and free to all having an interest in fly fishing.

April 12th Meeting

We will meet at 7 PM in the Thunder Mountain HS library. Kent Sullivan will do a slide presentation on his week long float trip on the Wulik River. This is the river that George Elgee has been fishing north of Kotzebue for huge Arctic Char and Dolly Varden. Kent took his daughter and two professional photographers and they had a great time.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

March 29th Meeting

We will meet in the Thunder Mountain H.S. Library starting at 7 PM. Fly tying session. Bring fly tying equipment and tie up some flies for the coming year or just come to hear what’s happening and share stories, etc. (This mtg. is usually a week earlier but because of school spring break has been changed to March 29).  Sam Capp will demo flies and techniques that have been successful for him in local waters.

Feel free to contact us for more information:

President Tony Soltys

Vice President Chuck Caldwell