Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Our speaker will be Bob Wirtz! He’ll be talking on:
Western Alaska Self-guided Fly Fishing Float Trips.
Bob grew up with a passion for fishing the small steams and ponds of his native Kansas. In college, he was introduced to fly tying and fishing for trout by fellow entomology graduate students, with annual trips to streams in the Colorado Rockies. Subsequent work in San Francisco gave him an opportunity to fish the Sierra Mountains. A move to Washington, DC permitted him to fish the historic limestone streams of Pennsylvania, and an introduction to saltwater fly fishing along the Atlantic coast. While in DC he was active in the National Capital Chapter of TU and became a Life Member to TU. An increased work load with a move to Atlanta diminished time for fishing. However, an article in the Delta flight magazine rekindled a life-long dream of fishing in Alaska. Bob contacted the lodge mentioned in the article and he and a friend scheduled a self-guided float trip on the Kanektok River. He has been going back to Alaska for over 12 years, completing two back-to-back floats last August. Retirement permits more time to fish and he looks forward to exploring new waters with fellow TU members.
NOTE: We will be meeting at the The Diner at Sugar Hill! (Map) Let’s have a good showing !
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
Location: The Diner at Sugar Hill (map)
Time: 6pm arrive, 6:30pm eat, 7pm short meeting & presentation.
If you think only big fish are at the fishing resorts think again! Our friend Johan had a great day at Smithgall Woods recently. That stream is notoriously difficult to fish but he obviously had the magic offering and presented it perfecly! Here is the weblink for the park. And for a great article click this link!