Review our Bylaws change proposal

Here is a draft with the proposed changes to our current bylaws.

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By-laws 2012 revision Final Draft

 

Here is the Original By-laws for comparison

 

Original By-laws

Sol Duc Cabin

Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, this 350 sq. ft cabin located on the Olympic Peninsula mashes up modern architecture with its rustic backdrop. The steel clad exterior can be shuttered closed to protect you from the elements...or a zombie invasion.

 

This is just cool.

Photographer: Benjamin Benschneider

February Garden Hackle

Here is the February Garden Hackle. We hope to see you at this month's meeting!

Chester Allen-Puget Sound Sea Run Cutthroat

For our February general meeting Chester Allen will be speaking.

Chester Allen was the fishing and outdoors columnist for The Olympian newspaper from 2002 through January 4, 2010. He spent more than 14 years at The Olympian, and much of that time involved rushing off to Puget Sound beaches to fish for sea-run cutthroat trout. What started as a way to while away the time between trips to the Yakima or Deschutes rivers became a full-blown, happy addiction.

Chester started fly angling at the age of 8, which is when his mother said: "Chester, you can't fish every day." Chester has spent the past 42 years proving that he can indeed fish more than most people. Chester's first book, "Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat" was published by Stackpole in January. The book, like his columns, isn't just about fishing, but it's mostly about fishing.

Chester, a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, now splits his time between Portland, OR and Hood River, OR, but he still manages to pester Puget Sound sea-run cutts. Chester's day job -- the one that supports his fishing, surfing and traveling addictions -- is as executive editor of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector, which cover the nutso world of buying, selling and collecting old, valuable cars. Chester drives a Subaru Outback.

Chester also has a blog at www.watermagic.typepad.com

Fly of the Month: February 2012- Ferguson Green & Silver

Ferguson’s Green & Silver

Hook: Mustad 34011, Size 6Thread: Black monochord, 3/0 waxedBody: Rear half, silver Diamond Braid. Front half, four turns of medium chartreuse chenille.

Tail: Short bunch of white polar bear

Sides: four or five strands of pearl krystal flash.

Wing: White polar bear, calf tail or bucktail, 1 ¼” to 1 ½” long

Around here, us fly fishers are blessed with a cornucopia of different fly fishing opportunities. Among these choices is saltwater fishing in the Puget Sound, an activity which I as well as many others, hold dearly to our hearts. Our very club was founded by adherents of the Sound, as our club fly, the South Sound Finn, marks the club emblem. Let’s face it; South Sounders are born of the Salt. Whether we fish it, boat it, or just walk by it admiring its influences, it is part of our way of life.

One man who held these beliefs is Bruce Ferguson. A legend in his own right, Bruce’s passion for fly fishing for salmon in saltwater was instrumental for putting northwest saltwater fly fishing “on the map”.

This month’s fly is a local favorite. The Ferguson Green and Silver is an effective pattern for resident coho, chum, and sea-run cutthroat. This fly is tied with a single hook, or Bruce also tied it tandem style, with a Daiichi 2556, size 6 as the trailer.

The original is tied with a silver body, but I have also shown it with a pearlescent body. Tie both, and other variations, just make sure you stock a few in your saltwater box.