South Sound Fly Fishers are devoted to the conservation of our natural resources. Our Conservation committee looks for issues and projects that would be of interest to the membership. In addition, we alert the membership to pending legislation that may affect our opportunities to fish or that affect resources that we treasure.
The South Sound Fly Fishers is not just a sporting advocacy group. We are also a resource advocacy group. As a group of fly fishers, we have first-hand knowledge of what makes a wild fish special.
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These are some of the areas where the club is working to promote conservation.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) converted Thurston County’s Munn Lake from statewide regulations to a year round, Catch and Release-Special Gear Rules lake in order to diversify inland fishing opportunities in South Puget Sound. Additional details are on the Munn Lake page.
Sea-Run Cutthroat Protection
Recent work by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife staff and volunteers has improved understanding of the spawn timing, redd identification, and marine distribution of Coastal Cutthroat Trout in the South Puget Sound, but there is still more work to be done. The SSFF work is covered on the Coastal Cutthroat Support page.
Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing Guide
Mel Hurd, past President and a longtime member of SSFF, is the author of this incredible booklet. Mel originally wrote the booklet in 1993 and revised it in 2006. Learn more and order a copy on the Sea Run Cutthroat Fishing Guide Page.
Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy (NWYCFFA)
The Academy is a youth education project that teaches young fishers about the importance of conservation and resource stewardship, while introducing them to the world of fly fishing. Guest speakers and subject matter experts read like the “Who’s Who” in northwest fly fishing. Additional details are on the Youth Academy page.