Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FFF - Upper Midwest Council Announcement

Upper Midwest Council Announcement

The Upper Midwest Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers was formed in March of 2012 out of the previous Great Rivers Council.  The newly formed council is comprised of International Federation of Fly Fishers clubs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois.  Since March, a Board of Directors has been formed and the bylaws reviewed.  Regional educational programs in casting, fly tying, youth and women’s activities are in process of being developed.  Support for conservation efforts in the region are being identified.  And opportunities for getting together for shared fly fishing fun are being planned. 

To move forward, the Upper Midwest Council is planning a general membership meeting for all FFF members and the regional clubs on Saturday November 10, 2012.  The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin.  The Holiday Inn is located at 1001 Amber Avenue, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin 54482 (phone # 715-344-0200).  Your ideas and questions will be welcome as we plan for the future. 

The Board of Directors will meet in the morning for a planning session at 9:00 am.  The general membership meeting will take place in the afternoon starting at 1:00 pm.   From 3:00pm to 5:00pm there will be a Fly Tying Tie In and a Casting Rendezvous.  Tables will be set up for a Tie In so bring your fly vices and favorite fly tying pattern.  The Casting Rendezvous will allow members to improve their casting from Certified and Master Casting Instructors so bring your rod and reel.  There is no cost to participate.  

Please see the UMC web page under the council tab located on the IFFF web page for further information.  Note this web page is still in process of being developed and will have more information over time.  

Please RSVP to Todd Heggestad at or Dan Boggs at  This email was sent out to members with known email addresses.  Let other FFF members you know who may not have email know about the meeting.

The Upper Midwest Council’s mission is to support the FFF clubs and provide opportunities for all FFF members.  Let us know how the UMC can support you.

Thank you,
Todd Heggestad
President, Upper Midwest Council
Certified Casting Instructor
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