SAVE THE DATE!
Fishing the Flathead with Justin Lawrence
Troy Smith, WSCTU Scholarship recipient, will talk about his research on illegal bait introductions.
Twisting and Tying:
Justin will be tying flies starting at 6:30. George Kesel will be demonstrating the Bimini Twist, Slim Beauty and other interesting monofilament knots to rig for pike and saltwater.
We’ve also been busy with a long overdue upgrade to our website. We hope you're enjoying it! We will do our best to keep it up-to-date so you know what is going on with the chapter.
If you have an item, a service, a vacation home, an experience or just about anything else that you’d like to contribute to the auction, please contact Mike Peterson at email@example.com with the details. Remember, it does not have to be fishing related.
A Christmas present request: The best gift you can give the chapter is helping us grow our membership. A strong membership means we can do more to achieve our mission. Please think about a fishing buddy, a friend, a neighbor, a young person who would enjoy our programs and be interested in our mission. Bring them to our meeting or request a free membership by emailing me (Mark@makdirect.net) with their name and complete contact information including email and phone number. Everyone is welcome and we are especially interested in bringing in younger people. According to TU National, the average age of a TU member is now 63, up from 58 just a few years ago. So let’s do what we can to bring the average down a bit.
Thanks for supporting our chapter.
Mark Kuipers, President
Call to Action!
Speak Out Against Exemptions to the 20HP Restriction on Local Rivers
Let's make sure this doesn't happen on the Clark Fork or Bitterroot!
Warriors and Quiet Waters Needs Waders for Wounded Vets
Over the last few years, the chapter has led a drive for flies for Warriors and Quiet Waters contributing over 32,000 flies. We will be doing that again this year, but they have requested something else from us as well. They are looking for used, serviceable waders (i.e. no leaks) for the vets to use. If you have a pair of waders that are still in decent shape but aren’t using, or are moved to pick up a new pair from one of the local shops, please email Paul Butler, our Veteran’s Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be put to good use!
Look For Info On Warriors And Quiet Waters Tying Day Scheduled January 27
Ladies Shop Hop - December 18
ThreadHeads Are Rocking!!
The next ThreadHead meeting will be December 16 at the Great Burn. It the spirit of the holidays we are going to tie some Flies with a Christmas theme. Maybe an old favorite with a red, white and green color scheme or if you are really feeling that holiday spirit, how about a deer hair Christmas tree! The crowd favorite will be voted on and the winner will receive a WSCTU Simms Solar Flex Hoodie and will be crowned the most festive fly tier in Missoula. Clear Ornaments will also be provided for anyone who wants to take their creation home to hang on the tree.
Scott Mylnechuk - WSCTU Board Member
Social Media Wizard and Merch Manager!
Scott hails from Portland, Or, where he learned his love for clean water and finny pursuits. With lots of relatives in Butte and Anaconda, he returned to Montana to chase trout and hunt, as well as be closer to his family.
Scott joined the WSCTU board to further land and water conservation, knowing it’s a priority for our generation to leave our resources better for our future generations. His enthusiasm and experience as a nation wide consultant in Affirmative Action issues has made him a valuable member of the board. Scott brings a diverse cross section of experiences to all board decisions.
If you ever see something worth noting about involving our local fisheries or conservation, reach out to Scott at email@example.com. He loves connecting members and the board, and making sure our chapter interests are getting out to our constituency. And if you need WSCTU swag, please let him know. Christmas is coming! WSCTU merch makes an awesome gift! He'll have some at the December 11 meeting, so plan on getting some shopping done!
Casting for Recovery Sweetgrass Rod Fundraiser
Trips, Trips, Trips!
Streamers for Giant Browns—Jan 27 through Feb. 1
ThreadHeads at the Great Burn 6:30
Women’s Initiative Shop Hop at the Grizzly Hackle
Community Fly Tying at the Grizzly Hackle 6;30-8;30
with Rob Roberts and Ladd Knotek
*Kelly will be taking a lucky member streamer fishing on April 9
Happy Holidays from the WSCTU Board to all our members!
WSCTU is looking to make 2020 even better, and we couldn't do it without your support! Thanks for your membership, time and effort. We will look for you at our upcoming events!