When: 1st Thursday of the month: Unless otherwise noted by **!!

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Whiskey Jacques 521 Main St, Ketchumn, ID

Guest speakers present local and global fishing opportunities, discuss tactics and stewardship practices

Learn about opportunities to participate in local projects and conservation efforts.

Thursday, Nov 1st  Program:

“Flyfishing with a Camera”

Presenter:  Chad Chorney, Freelance Photographer, writer and Flyfishing Guide.

Join us on a flyfishing journey as we travel to unique fishing destinations through the camera lens of Chad Chorney.

Chad is a freelance photographer and writer whose work has appeared in such publications as Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Fishing and Tying Journal, Angler’s Journal, American Angler, Eastern Fly Fishing, Northwest Fly Fishing, TROUT Magazine, and Catch Magazine. A sampling of Chad’s work can be seen on his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/rchadchorneyphotography

A seasoned traveler, Chad has fished extensively in Alaska, British Columbia, Ontario, Belize, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and throughout the US. Each winter, Chad hosts anglers on fishing excursions to Chilean Patagonia, and spends several weeks on saltwater flats in search of permit, bonefish, tarpon, and snook.

Chad’s passion for wide open spaces and clean water has led to his involvement with conservation organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. He has previously worked for Trout Unlimited, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hemingway Chapter in Ketchum, Idaho.

Chad lives in the community of Picabo with his springer spaniel, Trico, and is a full-time fly-fishing, upland bird hunting, and waterfowl hunting guide with Picabo Angler (www.picaboangler.com).

Also present will be Mike Mekenna, Author and writer, with his new book Fly fishing the Easter Sierra. He will sign books and part of the proceeds are being donated to the Hemingway Chapter.

Admission is free, all are welcome.






Program Calendar 2018-2019

September (no meeting)


Thursday, October 4         5:00-7:00 PM

Scott Lake, Idaho Director, Western Watersheds Project

“The Effects of Cattle Grazing on Our Fragile Watersheds”


Thursday, November 1   5:00-7:00 PM

Chad Chorney, professional fishing guide and photographer

“Let’s Take an Amazing Photo”


**Wednesday , December 5     5:00-7:00 PM

Kevin Lewis, Director, Idaho Rivers United

The Effects of Dam Removal on Salmon and Steelhead Recovery”


Thursday, January 3        5:00-7:00 PM

Keri York, Trout Unlimited, Big Wood River Project Manager

“Update: Big Wood Initiative”

Thursday, February 7       5:00-7:00 PM

Dan Garren, Regional Fisheries Manager, IDFG

Pat Moore, Hatchery Manager, Mackay Fish Hatchery

Bart Gamett, Fish Biologist, USFS

Copper Basin: Survey Results and Plan for the Future”


Thursday, March 7           5:00-7:00 PM

Jeff Burley, Director of Adaptive Sports, Higher Ground

“Take a Veteran Fishing”

Greg Loomis, Executive Director, Silver Creek Alliance

“News from Silver Creek”


Thursday, April 4            5:00-7:00 PM

Larry “the legend” Larsen, Owner, Snake River Fly, Pocatello

Dave Raisch, professional fishing guide, Snake River Fly

“Secrets of South Fork of the Snake Revealed”


Thursday, May 7            5:00-7:00 PM

Alan Byrne, Anadromous Fish Manager, Idaho Fish and Game

“The status of Steelhead Runs in Idaho”