Monthly Meetings and Education Classes are held at the Sunnyslope Community Center located at 802 E. Vogel (two blocks East of 7th St.~North of Dunlap Ave./Cave Creek) The meeting and classes start at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
We have Cabela's events coming up in August and we still need volunteers.
On Saturday, August 16th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Cabela's holds Fly Fishing University, a crash course in the basics, including gear and fly casting. On Sunday, August 17th, it will be fly tying only. We will be tying woolly buggers and simi seal leeches from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Cabela's will hold its Fall Great Outdoor Days on the following weekend, August 23rd and 24th. We probably will be tying flies on Saturday, August 23rd. We don't have any volunteers yet for this weekend.
Contact Ben Sheridan at 480.223.7815 or email@example.com if you can help.
Recall that AFC partnered with Community of Grace Lutheran Church in Peoria on two kid's events: a casting clinic on April 12th, and a fly tying class on May 3rd. While the turnout was not as robust as imagined, it was still a success. A special thank you to all who helped.
As a result of the efforts, one of the church members graciously donated a beautiful Fenwick, 7-1/2 foot, 6-weight, fiberglass rod with reel. At the May general meeting, we began selling squares at $5 each (100 squares total). We're about 30% full so there is plenty of time to purchase your squares. As soon as the board is filled, we will have a drawing, and one lucky person will win the rod and reel! All proceeds will support the Steven Lockett Memorial Youth Fish Camp.
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.