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Federation of Fly Fishers E-News
July/August 2010


In This Issue ADG Titanium Special Conclave Information Membership - Merchandise Sale, Council Events Conservation - Clean Water Act Quick Links
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It's finally almost time for our 45th Annual Conclave in West Yellowstone, MT! We can't wait and are so excited to see everyone there!! There will be incredible fishing, awesome people, lots of learning, and lots of fun, all in the spectacular greater Yellowstone area.

If you live anywhere near West Yellowstone, get out and enjoy a weekend of learning about the art of Fly Fishing, Fly Tying and Casting. On Saturday August 28th there will free admission to the show hall, so visit our vendors and tyers and see demonstrations - all for FREE!! Bring the kids, their friends, grandma and grandpa, get involved and see what the buzz is about!

In this edition of e-news you will find a special offer from ADG Titanium Fly Rods, a new tying video of the month Rick's Rhycophila (caddis nymph), and a new fly of the month - Millard's Hopper as well as a review of the FFF's commitment to the Clean Water Act. We thank you for your continued support!


Enjoy the July/August E-news,
Federation of Fly Fishers





ADG TITANIUM FLY RODS - FFF MEMBER SPECIAL

FFF Supports the Ahn Family and ADG

A call for everyone's support


As some of you already know David Ahn, owner/inventor of ADG Titanium Fly Rods, had an accident followed by a string of medical bad luck and has been in the hospital for some time now. He is now stable and is making progress toward a recovery. His family and business need our help! This is a chance to get a titanium rod for yourself or for a special gift, at $200 off web prices.

ADG is giving FFF Members Special Prices until the end of August, 2010. The prices stated hereunder are about $200.00 off their web prices and are good for ship before end of August, 2010.
ADG Titanium fly rods have been patented and honorably selected as "Hall of Fame" at the "Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum" in New York. The benefits Titanium fly rods over Graphite Rods -
. Great sensitivity is felt from tip top to reel seat due to scientifically solid titanium wire is implanted on entire rod.
. Durability, powerful, light and consistent accuracy.
. No more useless false cast efforts and let Titanium do your casting work. Great to fish all species salt and fresh water.


Since this promotional is for limited time only, please become the proud of owner of one of these amazing rod as many others have done.
TF6'8" 3WT 3PCS $299.99

TF8' 3/4WT 4PCS $399.99
TF9' 5/6WT 4PCS $499.99 (the most popular)
TF9' 7/8WT 4PCS $599.99
TF7'4" 7/8+wt 3PCS $699.99
TF9' 8/9WT 4PCS $699.99
TF9' 9/10WT 4PCS $1,099.99
TF9' 11/12WT 4PCS $1,399.99

Rod cases are sold separately, they range from $30.00 (rod case), $45.00 (rod case w/single pouch) and $65.00 (rod case w/double pouches).
For questions, FFF members should e-mail ADGFISH@MSN.COM . I will be in and out hospital taking care of David, otherwise, call me at 720-870-3400.
My heartfelt appreciation toward the FFF for everyone's support during most difficulty time in my life.
Jubie Ahn
ADG TF "TITAN tm" Titanium Fly Rods


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Conclave News



It's Almost Here!



The 2010 National Fly Fishing Fair & Conclave, in the spirit of fly fishing education, inspiration, and celebration, in West Yellowstone, Montana will be here in a few weeks!


You might ask...what is there to do?

Well, besides all of the fun nighttime social events like the Friday Night Fund-raising auction at 7:30pm
(free admission) or the Annual Closing BBQ on Saturday at 6:00pm ($25) this is really a show about fly fishing education.

This is a fly fishing adventure... where fly fishing education is presented in every fashion and in every corner of West Yellowstone during August 24-28.

If you missed pre-registration for workshops, don't worry, you can sign up at our registration desk at the Holiday Inn for available workshops when you arrive. But, even if you don't plan to take any workshops there are still many activities available to you and your family to help you become more educated about out sport!!

Be inspired! Meander through the Exhibit Show Hall located in the historic Union Pacific Dining Hall which is open Thursday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Indoor and Outdoor activities include: exhibitors displaying and selling the latest fly fishing gear and a variety of non-fly fishing booths that cater to the fly fishing lifestyle. There are FREE 1-hour program presentations that will be held on many different subjects by experts in the industry, see the program schedule here. Also, observe over 80 different fly tyers providing 140+ tying demonstrations. You'll be amazed and educated as they tie a wide variety of flies, right in front of your very eyes! See the tentative demo tyer schedule here. Stop by the author's booth where you can meet and chat with your favorite author and have your book signed! See the author schedule here. Visit our photo contest and make sure to stop by the Federation of Fly Fishers Merchandise & Membership booth to get your Fly Fishing Fair mug and FFF t-shirt or hat. Now that you have seen all that....you need to improve your cast, right?






Just step up to the Casting Rendezvous where you can get quick FREE advice from a professional casting instructor! Family day is Saturday August 28 and the fair is open to the public and entry is FREE for all! There are casting games, casting competitions and an education center for the young and the young at heart. Join in the fun and celebrate what the FFF and Montana are all about, outdoors, fun, family and of course Fly Fishing!




Everyone is getting so excited about this show! West Yellowstone is an incredible town for our event and they truly welcome us to their home! To our members, hard working staff and VOLUNTEERS.... we can't do it without you! So THANK YOU and we'll see everyone at the show! Have a safe journey!





FFF Merchandise Special


"River of Dreams" -By Lani Waller
Hardback Book, Signed








"The great books of fly fishing are all personal testimonies... and this one is a must read for true fly fishers, for Lani Waller is the spiritual leader of this band of brothers. His writing is part of the footprint our generation will leave for the next." From the Foreword by John Randolph, Publisher & Editor, Fly Fisherman Magazine

"River of Dreams should not be labeled a fly fishing book. There is fly fishing in it, but each chapter is a journey that illustrates a universal truth of the human condition. Lani is amazingly honest about his past and just as sincere in expressing how these journeys affected his life. His recollections and musings touched my heart and stimulated my mind." Jeffrey Pill, Television Producer/Director/Writer



On sale now at the


FFF Gear Page!


FFF Upcoming Council Events




Southern Council Conclave Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010



Photo: Bob Clouser teaches the proper method of tying his Clouser Minnow, Conclave 2009.






The Conclave is the premier event of the the Southern Council Federation of Flyfishers, held each year in Mountain Home, Arkansas. It will be held Thursday, September 30 thru Saturday, October 2, 2010. For a complete schedule
click here!
http://www.southerncouncilfff.org/index.php


FFF Great Lakes Council - Fall Steelhead Outing, October 22 - 24, 2010 - Wellstone, MI

The annual GLC Fall Steelhead Outing will be held at Schmidt Outfitters with lodging at the Caberfae Resort. Includes supper Friday, breakfasts Saturday and Sunday with supperand raffle/auction Saturday evening.



Contact Don Sawyer at
dsesi@aol.com
http://www.fffglc.org/


FFF Florida Council Conclave
October 22 - 23, 2010
Kissimmee, FL

The Florida Council FFF invites you to join us at the Ramada Inn Resort in Celebration, Florida for a meeting of all Florida flyfishers. Join with other flyfishers to celebrate the wonderful fishing experiences of our beautiful state. Learn the latest techniques, the best places to fish, which flies to use and meet new like-minded friends. For a list of workshops and clinics, click here!

Contact Pete Greenan at:
captpete@floridaflyfishing.com
http://www.fffflorida.org/conclave.htm



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Education News




July Fly of The Month -


The July Fly of the Month is the Millard's Hopper. Thanks to Bob Bates for posting this great summer fly. You can learn to tie the Millard's Hopper and visit the Fly of the Month archives here.


This headline in U.S.A. Today (5-26-2010) and a similar one in an e-mail from 5 Rivers Lodge in Dillon, Montana tell us that we had better get busy tying hoppers. This year, 2010, a major infestation of grasshoppers could hit Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and the Dakotas. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture). While it is bad news for farmers and ranchers, fish will have lots to eat, and fly anglers should be ready to feed them phony hoppers. About 400 grasshopper species call the 17 Western states home.




Tying Video of the Month - Rick's Rhycophila (caddis larva)

The FFF library is a fantastic resource - it includes an enormous collection of fly fishing and tying books as well as FFF historical archives. The library is also a great venue for tying flies. Reel Action Media and The Weekly Fly have been filming tiers in the FFF library for several months. Each month we post a new instructional video to the FFF website. May's video is Rick's Rhycophila, (caddis larva). Works great on the Yellowstone, Madison and other area rivers. Check it out!


Conservation News




Reiteration of the Clean Water Act


The U.S. Clean Water Act of 1972 establishes a policy of maintaining fishable waters. The Federation of Fly Fishers and its members wholeheartedly accept this provision and adopt the following pro-active policy in support of the Clean Water Act.



    The Federation of Fly Fishers and its members shall...



  • Support the Federal and State environmental agencies in their implementation and enforcement of water quality standards applicable to fish.;
  • Coordinate our volunteer activities and financial resources with other conservation and environmental organizations seeking to protect water quality;
  • Participate in clean-up and restoration projects to build or improve fisheries;
  • Encourage our members to monitor our favorite fishing streams and lakes by utilizing the appropriate tests from the FFF or other sources to measure temperatures, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and other state and federal water quality measures to assure compliance with established standards;
  • Report pollution events (oil and chemical spills, suspected polluting outfalls, violations of water quality standards, etc.) to emergency and enforcement officials.
  • In appreciation of the quality resources gifted us by our forbearers; we shall leave these resources no less diminished to our children.




Please go over this with your clubs and fellow anglers and be proactive in taking care of our great waters! Generate new ideas on how you can help preserve your fly fishing envirnoment. We are the protetctors of our waters!!! Conservation of all waters is a "must". Don't wait until it's too late, be part of conservation today.









Happy Fishing,

Federation of Fly Fishers
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