Chapter meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month from November through April with fly tying from 6:30 to 7:00 followed by the main program at 7:00. All chapter meetings are at the DoubleTree on Madison in Missoula. The meetings are free and open to the public and everyone is welcomed.
Each month, special guest speakers share unique experiences and tips for a successful trip. We also have a fly tying demonstration, feature a "how-to" table to solve common fly fishing problems, and include important conservation updates. Here's the lineup for the 2019/2020 season:
NEXT MEETING: March 11th
Rattlesnake Creek from Top to Bottom with Ladd Knotek and Rob Roberts
Rattlesnake Creek is a Missoula gem that is going to shine brighter than ever in the future. Rob Roberts (TU) and Ladd Knotek (FWP) will give us the inside scoop on the Rattlesnake, from the wilderness dams right down to the mouth with the Clark Fork. We will learn the historic role of the fisheries, get an update on the dam removal, learn about the 10 year history of the fish ladder and how the WCSTU fish screens are working. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to join a planned FWP fish tagging study. This is not a program to miss as it combines the chapter's conservation work with fishing insights you can put to use.
Conservation Update: Jed Whiteley (Clarkfork Coalition) will share the work and results of the Miller Creek work.
Warriors and Quiet Waters Tie-A-Thon Challenge - LAST CALL: Need Flies before April 1: Go here to find the list of flies requested and get tying, or go to your favorite fly shop and buy a few dozen. For every dozen flies you donate or for every $20 your contribute, you'll get a raffle ticket and a chance to win one of over a dozen great prizes. Bring them to the meeting or mail them in. There is no easier way to demonstrate your support of our injured warriors.
SPECIAL REQUEST: With your help in February, we packed the room and had over 30 first time attendees. Let's do it again in March. Please invite a non-member fishing buddy to the meeting. You are the best advertisement for our mission.
Here's the upcoming lineup for the 2020 season:
Rattlesnake Creek—From Top to Bottom
Rob Roberts (TU) and
Ladd Knotek (FWP)
Up Your Streamer Fishing Game
the streamer master himself