Puget Sound Fly Fishers Presents: Products for One-Handed Fly Fishing and Fly Tying
Please join us at the next regular meeting of Puget Sound Flyfishers on Thursday March 10th when we will showcase some very innovative ideas coming from a network of volunteers headquartered in Sequim, Washington. After meeting with individuals unable to enjoy the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of fly fishing and fly tying due to a lost limb, trauma, or brain injury Olympic Peninsula Fishing Innovations (OPFI) was formed. Dean Childs and Chuck Tye, OPFI board members have helped lead the development, along with several other dedicated volunteers, of two unique and adaptive creations that allow individuals with certain of these limitations to participate in fly fishing and fly tying. The Casting Partner allows an individual to cast and fish with one arm or one hand. And the Evergreen Hand converts a traditional fly tying vise into a one-handed fly tying tool which has helped some regain mobility and dexterity as well as enjoying the art of crafting flies. Their products are distributed by OPFI (www.fishagain.org), the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) FREE OF CHARGE to those in need. These gentlemen will not only describe their creations but will demonstrate their use.
The meeting which is free and open to the public will take place on Thursday March 10th. Puget Sound Flyfishers meets at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 6th Ave., in Tacoma, at 6pm. There is an optional $15 buffet or salad bar preceding the presentation as well as a no-host bar. The program begins around 8:00pm. We welcome new members – come meet and learn from and about us.
For more information please contact: