January Outing to Deed Horse Ranch State Park
Saturday, January 24th,
What a better way to start the New Year than by planning to attend our first two outings!
On Saturday, January 24th, we will have a day outing to Dead Horse Ranch State
Park. This is an easy drive, just two hours north to Cottonwood. The park has three
ponds, as well as the Verde River adjacent to the park, liberally stocked with trout
throughout the winter. The ponds are fishable from shore or float tube, and the river
provides a good moving water experience. There is an approximate $7 day fee per carload
to be paid at the main gate when entering. The club will provide coffee and
February Return Outing to Deed Horse Ranch State Park
Friday, February 6th thru the 8th,
On Friday, February 6th, through Sunday, February 8th, we will be returning to Dead
Horse for a weekend outing. This is a whole family event, as there are lots of activities
around the area for non-fishing family members such as antiquing, wine tasting in historic
downtown Cottonwood and Jerome, bird watching, hiking, or just plain relaxing at
the park itself. If camping is not your style, there are rentable cabins at the park and
many fine hotels a stone’s throw away, or plan on making another day trip. Either way
you can’t go wrong! Plan on attending the Saturday potluck at 3:00 PM and bring your
favorite dish or dessert.
If you are planning to attend the February outing, you can make online camp/cabin reservations
at Arizona State Parks/Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Club members will be
staying in the Quail Loop Campground. There are many good sites still available but
DON’T WAIT. Dead Horse is a very popular park, and we want all our members included
in a fun weekend!
Annual Banquet Ticket Sales and Donations
Sunday, March 1st,
Don’t forget that the Annual Banquet tickets will go on sale at the Thursday, October 9, 2014 meeting. The banquet will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Club located at 14424 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032. The Price is the same as last year - $40.00 per ticket for great food and fun. This is a new venue so get your tickets.
If you missed the banquet last year, mark your calendar and sign up early. This is truly the most attended event of the year and one you won’t want to miss. Last year we had about 275 raffle items. Bring your donations to Brad Johnson (at the raffle table) and be sure to mark it with your name and address
Board Positions to Be Filled
The following Board positions are currently available.
If you are interested, please talk to Gary.
As members of AFC everyone is welcome to serve on the
board. It's a great opportunity to meet others,
as well as keep the many traditions and activities of AFC alive!
• Membership Chair
• Welcome Table/Sunshine
AFC MISSION STATEMENT: The Arizona Flycasters Club is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to encourage, support, and educate its members and the community in the sport of fly fishing, the techniques of fly fishing and the ethics of "catch and release" which promote the conservation of fish and their habitats. The organization's activities also promote friendship, enjoyment, sportsmanship and safety.
Monthly meetings, are open to the public, and include featured speakers and presentations on fly fishing topics. Monthly fishing outings to various local, state and regional destinations allow us to enjoy our wonderful natural resources with friendly people. The Club conducts classes in fly-casting, fly tying, rod building, net
building and fishing tactics. AFC also provides college scholarships and financial and logistical support to conservation and education projects. The Club is affiliated
with the Federation of Flyfishers (FFF), an international organization for fly fishers.