Volunteers Needed

by John Doss, Communications and Membership Chair

Would you like to help the club but aren’t sure how you could help? Concerned you don’t have the right skills? Or maybe you would like to learn new or improve existing skills? Well, we have a lot of

opportunities for all our members to get more involved and help. Membership in AFC offers a complete tool kit of information to make you a better angler, as well as great opportunities to support the club, the sport of fly fishing, fisheries, and conservation. These volunteer opportunities do NOT require html or te-chie expertise. Here are just a few of the areas in which we could use your help:

  •  Website subject matter administrators (includes editors who would edit website blog areas and contributors who would search and supply content from around the fly fishing universe). 
  • Event management administrator (coordinating events on Eventbrite and updating our combined Google calendar)
  • Facebook administrator (posting articles on Facebook)
  • Fishing Buddies moderator (reviewing and updating Fishing Buddies)
  • Newsletter, bulletin, and survey administrator (preparing email communications and incorporating our newsletter into digital format on Constant Contact)
  • Membership database administrator (adding to and updating our membership database)

These roles would not be time consuming and would allow you to work with the Board chair ultimately responsible for that area (i.e. Education, Outings, etc.).

Your help in any of the areas mentioned above would really strengthen our ability to support our mission. Typically, our efforts are not limited by available funds, but rather by having a limited number of  volunteers who are willing to help. Spending a few hours a month would be a great investment for both you and our club!

2016 NAU Scholarship Award winner – Harlan TSO

harlan_tso2In 2002 Arizona Flycasters established a scholarship endowment to honor one of its long time members, Chick Scott.  Later, another outstanding past member, Dario Travaini was added to the scholarship’s name.  Annually, Arizona Flycasters awards a scholarship to a deserving student at Northern Arizona University.

Arizona Flycasters is proud to announce the latest recipient of the Chick Scott & Dario Travaini Memorial Scholarship Fund at Northern Arizona University, Harlan Tso.  The successful recipient must express a passion for biology as it relates to fish management, fisheries, or conservation as well meeting academic standards.  Harlan has met all the requirements as well as being an avid fly fisherman.  Harlan is a native american Navajo indian who was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Blue Gap, Arizona.

After high school, he served a 4 years of  active duty in the United States Marine Corp.  He currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife, Lily-Ann Tso.  He is currently enrolled in the Forestry Program at NAU and plans to obtain a certificate in Wildlife Management and Fish Management.  His studies include a year long study of the native fish species of Northern Arizona.  He is currently doing research with native chubs to test their metabolism.  He has a passion for fly fishing and frequents Oak Creek and Beaver Creek.

Arizona Flycasters is proud to have such a talented and enthusiastic recipient of our scholarship for 2016.


Congratulations Harlan TSO

 

Soul River Runs wild

Support Chad Brown and Soul River Runs Wild

“Veterans and inner-city youth share similar troubles. But they also have one important thing in common: the healing power of wild rivers. Getting outdoors onto protected, public lands inspires hope in both groups. It inspires hope in all of us. Let’s conserve our lands and our waters for generations of today and tomorrow.” – Chad Brown

AFC and Yogurtini NAU Scholarship Fundraiser

yogurtini-1100x400NAU Scholarship Fundraiser
March 14 6:00 PM

Yogurtini at 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road

It is time for our next Yogurtini fundraiser!  Your purchase benefits our NAU Scholarship Fund.

The camaraderie with fellow AFC members and delicious yogurt will be worth the trip. Join us on Monday, March 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, at Yogurtini in Glendale, on the northwest corner of  59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road, next to Smashburger.  See you there!

 

International Fly Fishing Fair

ifff-188x150August 2-6
Livingston, MT

The International Federation of Fly Fishers will hold the 2016 Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston, Montana from August 2 though 6. Classes, both paid and free, will be held on those days, and the Exhibit Hall will be open August 4 through 6. Classes include all types and levels of casting and fly tying, and some not so related to fly fishing. The Exhibit Hall features fly tiers and vendors, all very willing to share their time and knowledge. Check the website atwww.fedflyfishers.org for more details.
A note from last year’s trip: Lodging in Livingston sold out in the weeks leading up to the event. Norm Johnson and I stayed in Bozeman, about 30 minutes away.
Greg Stock, IFFF Chair 

August 2-6 Livingston, MT

IFFF-Logo-horizontal-web-sm-SMThe International Federation of Fly Fishers will hold the 2016 Fly Fishing Fair in Livingston, Montana from August 2 though 6. Classes, both paid and free, will be held on those days, and the Exhibit Hall will be open August 4 through 6. Classes include all types and levels of casting and fly tying, and some not so related to fly fishing. The Exhibit Hall features fly tiers and vendors, all very willing to share their time and knowledge. Check the website atwww.fedflyfishers.org for more details.
A note from last year’s trip: Lodging in Livingston sold out in the weeks leading up to the event. Norm Johnson and I stayed in Bozeman, about 30 minutes away.