EFFC Activities

 

 In July, the club holds its meeting on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to coincide with its summer steelhead outing, There is no regular meeting in December because of the Christmas Party, awards ceremony and year-end fund-raiser. In addition to gathering on the North Fork each July, the club holds a number of other group fishing outings, including a winter steelhead fishout, a spring lake fishout, and a fall cutthroat fishout. Along with these official club fishouts that have organized meals and awards, we also have some scheduled unofficial fishouts throughout the year where members simply meet to go fishing. Members also get together regularly for such projects as the June cleanup of the North Fork, a storied summer-run steelhead river that the club considers its home waters. 

    Each winter, members conduct a series of fly-tying classes featuring proven patterns, Rod building classes have been conducted in the past as needed. The club also supports a number of conservation related activities. We try to keep up on legislative issues affecting our sport and make our opinions known to the Legislature or state fish and wildlife officials, In addition to the river cleanup, the club sends four children to a summer conservation camp each year and donates to various non-club projects and sponsors projects of our own. In the spring of 1999 for example, the club spent two weekends planting trees along North Fork feeder creeks to support young salmon and steelhead. During 2000 and 2001 a historical monument was conceived and built on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River.