Speaker: Mark Foley
Topic: Fly Fishing in Patagonia
Mark Foley, First Cast Fly Fishing: Eight years ago, I decided not to purchase or build a Patagonia fly fishing lodge. Instead, I started a fly fishing business-service called Guided DIY Fly Fishing. My partner thought I was crazy, and he asked, “How will we compete against lodges, booking agents, fly shop group travel, and what the heck is guided DIY fly fishing?” My reply:
“Our services and pricing will be in the middle — between lodge and pure DIY anglers (i.e., dirt sleepers, who never hire guides). We offer value for independent travelers/anglers, who prefer limited assistance, yet desire the very best fishing experiences via pro-guiding.”
Fishing Equipment Needed
Again for the 4th year WDTU will be collecting fishing equipment for native American youths. We can use any spinning or casting equipment including rods, reels, hooks, lures,, line, etc. WDTU donated this equipment to a group called One Nation Walking Together. They will distribute the equipment to native Americans youths. You can bring donations to any meeting and give it to Tim Toohey or email Tim at and make arrangement to pick it up
Canned Food Drive
Bring a non-perishable food item to our Chapter meeting and get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a fabulous prize. All food items donated will be given to the Arvada food bank. Please be generous.