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~ 2015 GWWF Meetings ~
A different approach to keep GWWF alive and prosperous has been made: Quarterly meetings will be held on Saturday mornings:
><> Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m., Corte Madera: Speaker Event: Watching the River Run by Bob Madgic
><> Saturday, July 11, 10:00 a.m., Corte Madera
><> Saturday, October 10, 10:00 a.m., Corte Madera
GWWF Mission Statement
The purpose of the Golden West Women Flyfishers is to provide women the opportunity
to enjoy the sport of fly fishing with women of like interest through activities
and events which increase their knowledge and skill of fly fishing,
and to promote the conservation of fish and all natural resources.
Reviving the Art of Fly Tying for GWWF
By Barbara Klutinis
Last Sunday, November 9, was GWWF's first official fly tying gathering, held at my house. It was a revival of a tradition we used to have when I first joined GWWF over 14 years ago. We would meet on a regular basis, around once a month, rotating homes and pot lucks. Our group of fly tyers at that time ranged from 5–12 women and mostly I remember the fun of just getting together, chatting around the dining room table, and sharing our creations or our recipes for a variety of flies.
Our Sunday group numbered six, with Dorothy Zinky and Barbara Stevens at the helm. Dorothy is what I consider to be a “master tyer,” and you can find her at a booth at many fly fishing shows demonstrating her art. Barbara Stevens has also been tying for a long time, and she, too, is a wonderful instructor and tier. We were very lucky to have both of them. Also attending were Raffel, Siv Winberg, Regina Boyle and myself.
Dorothy and Barb showed us four variations on a Wooley Bugger, using non-lead weight, flashing for the tail, and different kinds of hackle. Our second fly was one of my most useful flies, a zebra midge, also tied in four different variations. We ended with a Big Horn favorite, a Ray Charles.
We plan to gather again after the holidays, so watch for emails and newsletters announcing meeting time and place.
Please come and join us. It’s a lot of fun! Beginners are welcome and encouraged!