8/20/22: Fun at Richmond Beach

After two years of Covid sapping our momentum, we are excited to be holding our first in-person event at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and we can’t wait to meet you—all of you!—for a day of fishing, community, and conservation! Come join us from 8 am to 1 pm. Everyone of every age is welcome. We’ll start the day with fishing the beach for sea run cutthroat and coho salmon, have a scavenger hunt and coloring pages for the young (or young at heart), host a beginning fly casting clinic for women at 11:00 (click here to let us know you’re interested in attending as space is limited to 20), and have volunteers present to discuss issues such as the Lower Snake River Dams and our work with the Barrier Assessment Team talking about the work done so far with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the work we’d love help with.

We’d love your help!

If you liked the beach cleanup and/or would like to be more actively involved in our chapter and conservation, we’ve love to hear your ideas and have your help. Whether it’s helping with events such as this cleanup, joining our Barrier Assessment Team to help restore streams, volunteering with our board, or something else you’ve got in mind, let’s talk and try to make it happen.

Prizes?

Children completing the scavenger hunt will be entered in a drawing for a beginning fly fishing kit (rod, reel, line, case, and flies). Fill and turn in a bag of trash during our cleanup to get two tickets to our giveaway–a signed copy of Richard Stoll’s book on fishing Puget Sound for Sea Run Cutthroat, and a box of flies tied specifically for cutthroat and salmon in the Puget Sound.

Fishing the Beach?

On Friday, August 12, at 7:00 pm PST we will be holding a meeting via Zoom to discuss this event, discuss fly fishing Puget Sound, and to demonstrate tying a popular summer cutthroat and salmon fly. Materials and Zoom meeting details will follow in another post, but if you’ve got longer-shanked hooks in size 4-10, tying thread, monofilament, and two colors of bucktail or similar you’re welcome to tie along with us. If you’ve got dumbell eyes, we can show you how to tie a second popular salmon and cutthroat fly as well.