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Fly Fishing For Pink Salmon

Puget Sound Fly Fishers Presents:

June Program: Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon

Join us at the next regular meeting of Puget Sound Flyfishers on Thursday, June 11th, where the program will feature lifelong Tacoma and Dash Point resident Steve Saville. The presentation will focus on the upcoming Pink Salmon run normally occurring during the months of August and September.

Steve has been fishing for salmon on Puget Sound since the late 1950’s where he walked the docks of Tacoma angling for resident Coho and Black Mouth salmon. Over the past twelve years one of his favorite fly fishing opportunities has been the semi-annual Pink salmon run when he primarily fishes from the many beach locations in the Tacoma area.

Steve has been fly fishing for more than thirty years and has traveled to New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico to pursue his hobby. But during the months of August and September, on any “Pink” year, you will most likely find him on the beaches of Dash Point and Browns Point, his favorite haunts for Pink Salmon.

The presentation will include run projections, tactics, and locations in addition to nutritional facts and before and after catch recommendations if one chooses to keep the catch. It will also include equipment choices, fly selection, and handling of fish whether catch and release or catch and keep preferences apply to the individual angler.

The meeting which is free and open to the public will take place on Thursday June 11th. Puget Sound Flyfishers meets in Tacoma at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 6th Ave., at 6pm. There is an optional $15 dinner preceding the presentation as well as a no-host bar. The presentation begins around 8:00pm.

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