Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to best utilize the new IFFF Blog

But first, what is a blog?  A blog is more immediate than websites that tend to seldom change.  A blog is more agile than a newsletter that is published on a set schedule.  A blog is something even better in that you can post a comment back to the blog.  The comment can be agreement or a different point of view or a request for more information.  A blog can be corrected or modified very quickly unlike websites or newsletters.

One feature of the IFFF Blog is the choice of language.  We are after all an international organization.

Another nice feature is the follow by e-mail.  Just sign up for it and every new posting will be sent to you by e-mail.  No need to continually check the blog. 

Clubs are encouraged to send a message of introduction to the fly fishing community.  We will post it on the blog for you.  Tell us where you are located and tell us about your home water.  Tell us about your fishing programs and your efforts to conserve your fishery.  Tell us about your website.  If you don’t have a website you might consider a blog.  A blog is a great alternative to a website.  Hope to hear from you very soon.   Send your articles to blog@fedflyfishers.org.

Happy Blogging.   www.fedflyfishers.blogspot.com

Blog International Federation of Fly Fishers

In 2009 becoming president of the IFFF I knew we had many challenges ahead of us. To be president I gave the Board of Directors two conditions, one I wanted a full audit on the books and second we manage the Federation as a business. Yes we had our challenges, but with hiring some new staff members and the help of many others the International Federation of Fly Fishers is stable and we are growing.
One of the challenges we face is communicating to our councils, clubs and individual members. The second challenge is to let the world know about the Federation. Not too many years ago the word blog was introduced and has become a way of communicating to the world. The basic foundation of the blog is a way of allowing the world to share information about themselves and others. When I was in Germany 2012 attending a fly fishing show which featured fly tiers I thought to myself wouldn’t it be nice for tiers to communicate with each other about fly patterns or maybe new fly tying material.
Today the IFFF is setting up a new blog system. Communication is critical to any organization’s success and we must find the right path to let the world know about our blog. Having the capability to share ideas and information amongst ourselves and the rest of the world is an important key to our success.  I invite you to join us in our endeavor to spread the word about the International Federation of Fly Fishers and our new form of communication.
Philip Greenlee IFFF President

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers
Invite You To Their Fall Festival

Saturday September 13, 2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Glide Community Center
20062 N Umpqua Hwy, Glide, OR 97443

Philip Greenlee, President of the IFFF will be the guest speaker at approximate time noon.

A partial list of tiers include, Jay Daley, Jim Crislip, Norm Norlander, Jim Fisher, Morris Fruitman, David Roberts, and Sherry Steele along with many more from Washington, Oregon, and California.

There will be a casting pond and course, sessions for fishing still waters by Phil Hager and a hands-on class for knots/leaders by Dan Hodler of Boise, Idaho.  Vendors and local artisans have contributed to the silent auctions and raffles.  Free vintage equipment appraisals.  No fly-fishing experience is necessary, admission is free, and donations of non-perishable food items will be given to the Glide Food Bank.    For additional information call 541-496-0770.  See our web-site www.uvff.org

There will breakfast burritos, a hot lunch, coffee/tea/soft drinks and deserts available.