Atlanta Fly Fishing Club – Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Food and social start at 6 PM and speaker starts at 7 PM

Western Alaska Self-guided Fly Fishing Float Trips

Bob Wirtz grew up with a passion for fishing the small steams and ponds of his native Kansas.  In college, he was introduced to fly tying and fishing for trout by fellow entomology graduate students, with annual trips to streams in the Colorado Rockies.  Subsequent work in San Francisco gave him an opportunity to fish the Sierra Mountains and was an introduction to saltwater fly fishing in the SF Bay Area.  A move to Washington, DC permitted him to fish the historic limestone streams of Pennsylvania and in saltwater along the Atlantic coast.  An increased work load with a move to Atlanta diminished time for fishing.  However, an article in the Delta flight magazine rekindled a life-long dream of fishing in Alaska.  Bob contacted the lodge mentioned in the article and he and a friend scheduled a self-guided float trip on the Kanektok River.  He has been going back to western Alaska for over 12 years, completing two back-to-back floats last August.  Retirement permits more time to fish and he looks forward to exploring new waters with fellow AFFC members.

Upcoming Fly Fishing Talks

  • April 8, 2020- TBD


The Atlanta Fly Fishing Club is a member-supported,
non-profit club where members share knowledge and
experiences related to the sport of fly fishing.