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September Meeting - Russell Chatham
Date: Tuesday, Sept 23rd
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Town Center Corte Madera - Room 201
Upstairs, above the AT&T store
Hwy 101 at Tamalpais Blvd. in Corte Madera
This month we have a very special guest, Russell Chatham.
Russ is a native of this area and grew up in San Francisco and Marin. He
learned to fly cast at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club in SF. He has
fished the Northern California coast extensively and has caught thousands of
striped bass on the fly in the Bay and local coastal areas. He held the
World's record for largest striper caught on a fly. He fished the Russian and
other coastal rivers for salmon and steelhead with some of the legendary
anglers of the West including the great Bill Schaadt, Ted Trueblood, Grant
King, Frank Bertaina and Roderick Haig-Brown. He fished the Russian River when
the annual sports fishing catch of wild steelhead was 40,000 fish a year
(1955-1956). Russ is one of the featured commentators in the film "Rivers of a
Lost Coast" which is a must see for any Western fisherman who hasn't viewed it.
He is a world class landscape artist and the author of many magazine articles
and several books including "The Angler's Coast" which is the definitive
reference on North Coast angling, and "Dark Waters"", a collection of wonderful
hunting and fishing stories, including "The Great Duck Misunderstanding",
which changed the outdoor writing genre forever (read the story to find out
why) and also to learn the way to prepare the world's best wild duck dinner.
He is a great story teller and I would urge all of our members to attend the
meeting on Tuesday, September 23, and bring your friends.
Amendment to MTFF Bylaws
The Board of Directors is proposing some minor changes to the club bylaws.
In summary, these changes include:
The club membership must approve all changes to the bylaws, and soon we will be
- grammatical corrections,
- clarifying ambiguous terms or phrases,
- being more explicit about the terms of service for officers, and
- changing the required number of board members from exactly 4 to 1-5.
sending out an email ballot to members.
Please take a minute to review these changes, viewable in this
downloadable copy of the amended bylaws.
Please feel free to contact us at
with any questions or comments.
Upper Sacramento River Fall Fishing
Date: October 24-26
Join us for our annual Fall outing to the Upper Sacramento River, near Dunsmuir.
This year we'll be returning to Cave Springs as our base camp.
Watch the club website and your e-mail for additional information.
This is a great time of year to go fishing!
Trip details and fishing info (for members)...
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