Entries by Funkhouser Lee

Letcher Lambuth Award Presented to Jerry McBride

In January, Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club member Jerry McBride was honored by the Washington Fly Fishing Club by receiving their highest award, the Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award.   The award is given to an individual who has some of the skills possessed by Letcher and has used those skills to make an original, […]

National Fishing and Hunting Day

The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club was asked to help the Boy Scouts in celebrating “National Hunting and Fishing Day” in an event held at Camp Cowles at Diamond Lake on Saturday, September 30th. IEFFC Vice President Bob Johnson took charge of our involvement and gathered seven fly tyers to demonstrate fly tying to the […]

Fin Clipping 2023

Fin Clipping September 26 and 27, 2023 By Jerry McBride, Conservation Chairman Our club showed up and clipped fins again this year. Along with volunteers from the Spokane Fly Fishers we clipped the adipose fins of 50,000 trout destined to be planted in Lake Spokane (Long Lake). Avista pays for the fish as part of […]

Fall Outing

The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club Fall outing was held on Saturday, September 16th. A healthy group of IEFFC members attacked the river from the lower end all the way up to Teepee Creek, with varied success. The best fishing seemed to be higher up, but fish were caught throughout the system. Following the day […]

President’s Retreat 2023

The President’s Retreat was held this year at Big Hank Campground on the upper North Fork of the Coeur D”Alene River on August 12th.  The event was well attended and we even caught fish.  The dinner was excellent and the weather cooperated, so everyone had a good time. A lively discussion was held and many […]

Medical Lake Fly Casting Station

The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club was contacted by Jefferson Elementary School teacher Melissa Pearcy in late May. She is a science teacher at Jefferson. Her classes have been raising trout in their classroom since January. They were scheduled to release the trout in Medical Lake on Tuesday, June 13th and wanted to know if […]