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Raincountry Flyfishers to hold first regular meeting of 2013

Posted: January 18, 2013 - 1:00am

The Raincountry Flyfishers, Juneau’s local fly fishing club, is kicking off the winter meeting season with their first official get-together at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Thunder Mountain High School library.

The agenda includes a showing of the DVD “Connect,” a fly fishing film illustrating great fly fishing at destinations from around the globe — from Japan to Maine. Some highlights include fishing in Yellowstone National Park, sight-fishing in Maine, stalking pike in the Yukon, and more.

Club President Tony Soltys said these regular meetings will continue until the spring thaw and will feature activities, such as fly tying instruction, and lectures from local fishing enthusiasts.

“This year we have some pretty great stuff,” he said. “We’ll be doing one meeting on the Giant Trevally fishing on Christmas Island.”

These fish are voracious eaters and tenacious fighters — they’ll eat whatever they can catch and can reach 120 pounds or more.

In addition to their regular meetings this season, the Raincountry Flyfishers will again team up with other local organizations to host the annual Twin Lakes Casting Clinic, an event typically held in the spring and one that — like the meetings — is always free and open to the public.

For more information, go online to http://www.raincountryflyfishers.com.

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