I've belonged to the Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association
since the 1970's. As a kid I was a "family member" with my father and really couldn't see the point of sitting around talking about fishing when you could actually be out fishing
, so didn't go much. But since that time I've more than warmed up to the idea.
You meet a lot of people with the same interests as yourself. There's a lot to learn from others and others that can learn from you. Our club has beginners and advanced classes for fly fishing and fly tying and a very popular rod building class as well.
We have a stretch of river that we maintain and monitor.
There's monthly meetings with presentations from area and nationally known fly fishing personalities
Comming up on Febuary 4 is our annual Expo and banquet which I'll post information about soon for the local folks
Lefty attended last year, as he seems to fairly regularly. We've also had over the years everyone from Dave Whitlock to Ernest Schwiebert
You learn, you teach, you meet a lot of people, you get to fish with a lot of people.
It's a win/win and something anyone in our sport would enjoy.