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This Week Jeff Currier

WE HAVE GOOD NEWS & BAD NEWS!

FIRST THE BAD NEWS

As you probably expected, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to postpone or cancel all AFC in-person events that were scheduled to take place thru April.  Jeff Currier, April's speaker has been reschedule for November 2020 and he has agreed to join us for on of the on-line Video Conferences.

NOW THE GOOD NEWS!

Arizona Flycasters through the first 3 months of 2020 has experience a tremendous growth.  On January 1 we had 140 members on the AFC Roster. As of today we are at 234 members, and 789 plus anglers from around the world receive the AFC publication.  On Facebook we have 1184 additional followers. Additionally the AZFISHBOOK Group has 758 Facebook collaborators and H3O-Helping, Healing & Hope Outdoors has 378 followers and several 100 followers on Instagram. All total AFC is reaching over 1800 anglers from around the world.

Outing had put together a exciting outing schedule.  In February's Dead horse outing brought together some of AFC long time members and many new members. Thought the weather was not the best most had a great time.  Also, AFC had filled the Pyramid Lake trip offered by NOMADAC Fly fishing and had the spring San Juan trip scheduled and filling fast.  As mention above, unfortunately the pandemic has slow all of our plans through the month of April.

But don't dispart.  We are here for you and are still going to offer multiple opportunities for you to safely stay connected during this crisis. The purpose is two-fold: for you to stay connected with AFC, and for AFC to stay connected with you.

Starting April 1 at 7:00 pm and every Wednesday evening through the month of April AFC will host a Video Conference via Zoom.  You can just click on the button below to get connected.  Each week we will have some of America top Fly Fishing personality:

  • Cinda Howard
  • Terry and Wendy Gunn
  • The 3 amigos, Jason Randall, Landon Mayer & Ed Engle
  • And Jeff Currier

The purpose of this gathering is to stay connected.

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

While we wait for coronavirus to ease its grip, there are many tools that can help you stay connected.

  • Watch the video above.
  • Below are a few excellent YouTube videos from fly fishing experts, as well as videos demonstrating go-to fly patterns. We also will be posting select videos and articles on AZFISHBOOK and Arizona Flycasters Club Facebook pages daily. Feel free to visit those sites and check out the videos. You also can post articles yourself if you like.
  • Join or start a fishing buddy partnership using whatever approach you feel comfortable with: phone, email, video conference, etc. We will resume meet-ups after resolution of COVID-19.
  • Plan a fishing trip on your own or in a small group and use appropriate social distancing.
  • STAY HEALTHY!

WHAT CAN AFC DO?

While we wait for coronavirus to ease its grip, there are many tools that can help you stay connected.

  • Just be here for you.  If you need anything, just call.  Click here for a list of the Board of Directors.
  • Email communication.  We will send out email blast telling what going on and what the future looks like for the club.
  • We will be posting on social media select videos and articles on AZFISHBOOK and Arizona Flycasters Club Facebook pages daily. Feel free to visit those sites and check out the videos. You also can post articles yourself if you like.
  • Every Wednesday evening AFC will host a Video Conference via Zoom.  Go to the Just Fishn page and click on the live event and join us.  Each week we will have some of America top Fly Fishing personality:
    Cinda Howart - Arizona Guide
    Terry Gunn - Owner Operator Lees Ferry Anglers
    The 3 amigos (Jason Randall, Landon Mayer & Ed Engle) acclaimed autors and guides.
    And Jeff Currier (international fly fisherman, fish all over the Globe)
    The purpose of this gathering is to stay connected.  Be here to help us all get through the tough times.
NOTE: Remember your first time casting with a fly rod? Well, your first time in a video conference might result in a wind knot or two (there is sometimes a small learning curve for beginners). However, after one or two times, video conferencing is super easy and fun!
We want everyone to be able to join the video conferences! If you would like to test to make sure you've got it, we will offer a practice conference Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm. How do I join a meeting-click here.
Just click the orange button on the left. For the live video on Wednesday, click the blue button on the right. For help or if you have questions, contact John at justfishn@azflycasters.com.

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