The Lew Jewett Chapter is active in educational experiences that promote the sport and art of fly fishing. Several times a year seminars are provided for the public which cover the elements of equipment, fly casting and fly tying.
The International Federation of Fly Fishers and our Chapter promote the practice of “catch and release”. We advocate that the sport is enhanced if fish are released to continue their life cycles and perhaps be caught again another day. Fish live in beautiful places and we care for their natural environment. We work diligently to clean streams and shorelines of trash and preserve habitat.
Club members enjoy the fellowship of shared experiences with other fly fishers and often it is a phone call that will bring a couple together for a day on the water.
A total of four dinner meetings are held each year on the third Tuesday in October, December, February and April. Meetings are held at Joseph’s Grill on the corner of Plato and Wabasha in downtown St. Paul. There is a short business meeting and then a presentation. This gives the full club a chance to share stories on recent personal adventures. For the person new to the sport, it is a chance to be mentored by some of the most experienced fly fishers in the Twin Cities area. All meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome.