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October Chapter Meeting

October 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker:  Michele White
Topic:  “Lesser Known Fly Fishing Venues in South Park”
Guest Tier: Phil Iwane

Michele White will be presenting her fishing atlas, “Lesser Known Fly Fishing Venues in South Park” – a complete compilation of every public access on the South Platte river system including all of its tributaries, (Tarryall and Lost Creek) within the South Park Basin. The intention of my atlas is to relieve some of the daily fishing pressure that exists at the better known fly fishing venues: Dream Stream and Eleven Mile Canyon.

Michele White is a retired international exploration geologist. She owns Tumbling Trout fly shop in Lake George, Colorado and is a professional fly fishing guide. She has been fly fishing and rowing a dory (she is a certified boat handler) on the great rivers of the west for 20 years. Michele is a contributing editor for Mountain Gazette, (thanks to John Fayhee), and has been published in Discover the Outdoors, EQUUS, Fly Fishing World, Native People’s Magazine, New Tribal Dawn, and The Aquarian.

Michele’s stories are included three anthologies:

  • “Colorado Mountain Dogs”, published by WestWinds Press, 2014;
  • “Comeback Wolves: Western Writers Speak for Wolves in the Southern Rockies”, published by Johnson Books, 2005; and
  • “Hell’s Half Mile: River Runners’ Tales of Hilarity and Misadventure”, published by Breakaway Books, 2004.

In addition to her fishing atlas, “Lesser Known Fly Fishing Venues,” she also has another book, “Eulogies and Dead Horses”, which is a collection of reflective essays about life while fishing and working as geologist all over the world.


Phil Iwane, our tier for October, Phil says he is artistic by nature, and views each fly he ties as a piece of art. He has tied hundreds of patterns but now has narrowed it down to flies that catch fish.  Umpqua has added his Iwan-e-Dun extended body mayfly series to their offerings. He is a Whiting Farm Ambassador as well as a Umpqua Signature Fly Designer.


Karin Miller from Zin Fly Fishing and April Archer from SaraBella Fly Fishing. They will have a table is and have their equipment there. It’s shaping up to be a big night!!!


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.


October 3, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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