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FFI E-news - June 2019
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JUNE 2019
Board of Directors Election
Members of Fly Fishers International have the opportunity to elect members to the Board of Directors.  Candidates are nominated by the Nominating Committee and put forth in a ballot form to the membership of FFI.  Information from the nominee has been posted to the FFI website.

Ballots will be sent electronically on June 24, 2019 to the e-mail address we have on file as of June 1, 2019.  According to the bylaws, we mailed ballots to those who don't have an e-mail on file.  

ALL BALLOTS MUST BE COMPLETED/POSTMARKED BY JULY 15, 2019.
 
Read More From the Nominees
Industry Partner Program Expanding
The Industry Partner Program was established in 2016 and partners have been providing clubs and councils with discounted merchandise for activities, including membership incentives and fundraising.  We thank our current partners.
The FFI Board of Directors recently expanded the policy to include offering discounts to members as well. We will be welcoming new partners in the coming weeks who are offering discounts direct to members.  

New Member Benefits Coming Soon.
 
CONSERVATION
The latest issue of "The Osprey" includes "Snake River Basin Wild Steelhead Face Extinction", "Lessons from the Elwha", "Restoring Eel River Steelhead", and "British Columbia Fish Follies".

The Osprey is now published by a consortium of likeminded, international salmon/steelhead conservation organizations: The Conservation Angler, World Salmon Forum, Steelhead Society of British Columbia, Skeena Wild, Wild Steelhead Coalition, and Fly Fishers International with additional financial and distribution support from Trout Unlimited and The Fly Shop (Redding, CA). The Osprey is managed by the Management & Editorial Committee with advice from a very strong board of scientific advisors of world-class scientists/biologists: Jack Stanford, Jim Lichatowich, Rick Williams, Michael Price, Bill McMillan and Bill Bakke.
Read The Osprey
EDUCATION
The Fly Tying Video Library

The Fly Tying Video Library has expanded - 168 new flies are available.  Videos are reviewed for quality by FTG members before they are entered in the library.  Thanks to Tim Cammisa plus other for allowing FFI to use the videos.
FTG Video Library
"Curve Cast While Fly Fishing"
Casting Learning Center Video

 
Episode 4 provides you tips on how changing the plane of your cast can be used to improve your casting.  FFI wishes to thank Bruce Richards and Jeff Wagner, both Master Casting Instructors, for their work on the series. Sponsors included Fly Fishers International, Orvis and Scientific Anglers.
 
More Videos
COMMUNITY
Join us at MAP Brewing Co.
June 30th for a Fly Fishing Family Day!

 
Fins & Feathers of Bozeman will be there with their mobile fly fishing truck "Fins & Feathers on the Fly" to provide casting demonstrations and the opportunity to shop their store on wheels!

In addition to fun activities for the whole family and delicious MAP brews for the adults, we will also be holding a raffle!

Raffle tickets are $10 each and they come with a ticket to the 2019 FFI Fly Fishing Expo as well as the chance to win a 1-night stay at Sage Lodge!

All raffle proceeds will support Fly Fishers International and their mission to ensure the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters by focusing on conservation, education, and a sense of community.
A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Clubs 
 
Fly Anglers of Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
The Peninsula Fly Fishers - Redwood City, CA
Greenville Veterans Fly Fishing Club - Greenville, NC
Find a Club Near You!
Upcoming Events

June 2019

June 21-23, 2019 FFI Upper Midwest Council presents a Fly Fishing School at the Rochester Community & Technical College Regional Sports Center Building, Rochester MN.  Click here for details.

July 2019

July 23-27, 2019  FFI Annual Fly Fishing Expo (formerly Fair) will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.  Click here for more information.

October 2019

October 5 - 6, 2019  Fly Fishing Faire presented by the Southwest Council, Glendale, CA www.swcffi.org/faire

October 16 – 18, 2019 Join FFI at the IFTD Tradeshow, Denver Convention Center.  Click here for more information.

FFI Events
FFI EXPO INFORMATION
Join Us Before the If4 Filme for a Kick-Off Party!

Kick-Off Party Hosted by Montana Angler Fly Fishing
Downtown Bozeman
Tuesday, July 23, from 5:30-7:30

Come to the Montana Anglers fly shop in downtown Bozeman before the If4 Film Tour to hobnob with other fly fishers, enjoy some refreshing local beers from Outlaw brewing, and have a chance to win some cool door prizes.  A suggested donation of $5 gets you a beer and one ticket into the FFI Expo.

Montana Angler is only a few blocks from The Rialto (where the film tour is being shown) and many downtown eateries, so stop on by and make an evening out of it!

The Rialto is located at 10 W Main St, Bozeman, Montana, 59715
 
Buy If4 Tickets Here
Casting Demonstration at FFI Expo
 
Casting Clinics, Video Casting Analysis, and Spey Doctor

These presentations are a great way to learn how to improve your casting! Topic centered questions from the audience are welcome. Presenters are some of the best casters/instructors attending the Expo. Thursday 11 am and 2 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm. Most will be at a location near the Expo Hall.
Casting Demo Schedule
Expo Hall Activities
Fly Tying Demonstrations, Authors Booth, Seminars, and More!

The Author's Booth will feature James Thull, Special Collections Librarian at Montana State University, where he oversees the world’s largest collection of materials on Trout and Salmonids; he will be discussing MSU’s Trout and Salmonid Collection. Brian McGeehan, owner of Montana Angler Fly Fishing will speak on "Destination Angling", and Jim Hepworth, will be speaking on "The Legacy of Norman Maclean."
 
Expo Hall Schedule

 
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