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)


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GENERAL  MEETING


Thursday, November 13th

Curtis Fry and Clark (Cheech) Pierce on Streamer Patterns


Curtis Fry and Clark (Cheech) Pierce of Fry FlyFishFood.com in Salt Lake City are coming down to give us a presentation on streamer patterns. They’ll begin with some background on patterns and materials, then spend the rest of the time at the vise tying demo flies. We’ll have a camera set up so everyone can see. This is not a tie-along format, but they’ll provide links and material lists in advance just in case you want head straight home to tie some new flies.

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4th Annual  Youth Fish Camp


Saturday, November 8th


On Saturday, November 8, 2015, AFC will host a Youth Fish Camp. This event is FREE for kids 8 to 18. They will learn about the equipment, safety, knots, how to tie a fly, casting and fishing on the pond, (Biscuit Tank) at the Arizona Game and Fish Headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway. Time is 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 with lunch following for kids and parents/guardians. If you can’t make the meeting and want to sign a child up, please contact Dennis Lockett at dllockett@cox.net or the application is on the AFC website www.azflycasters.org.

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Annual Dutch Oven Cooking 


Saturday, November 15th

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On Saturday, November 15, AFC will sponsor a morning with Casting games and fabulous Dutch Oven Cooking. Jack and Tad will be back again to show everyone their skills and expertise in Dutch Oven Cooking. This event will be held at Steele Indian School Park located off 3rd Street and Indian School. Casting games will begin around 9:00 a.m. and food will be served around 11:00-11:30. Cost is $5.00 per person and is open to all family and friends of AFC.


Annual Banquet Ticket Sales and Donations


Sunday, March 1st

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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!

• Secretary
• Merchandise
• Outings



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Fenwick Rod Raffle Continues

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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.


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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.

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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.