Welcome to the MFFA's website. Come check out who we are, and what we are about. Any questions, feel free to reach out to us on our Contact Us page, and we will strive to respond as quickly as possible.
Make sure to check out our events calendar for meeting information, outings, and other activities. You can now join the MFFA or renew your membership on line! Just click here.
After almost a year the MFFA is again meeting at Riverview Community Centre. Come and join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 PM when we'll be rolling our our new club reels and lines and discussing how best to connect them together.
We will also be teaching fly casting in the field behind the Centre before the meeting. Click here for more information if you're interested.
Please note that face masks are currently mandatory at Riverview. Also, with the latest provincial Covid guidelines, proof of full vaccination status will be required to attend so bring your vaccine card or smartphone image.
Check out the information below on the annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival showing at the Park Theatre on October 14th!
Our annual MFFA fund raising banquet is scheduled for October 23 at the Viscount Gort. Our host for the evening will be Ace Burpee! Ace is the host of Virgin Radio 103.1 "The Ace Burpee Show" and is an avid fisherman.
Banquet auction donations are now being accepted at our weekly meetings. Contact Gerald Konrad at the meetings, or by phone or email if you prefer a pick up. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at our weekly meetings or on-line here.
Don't forget that Orvis, Temple Fork, Simms, and Peak Vises have extended a limited number of discount offers to the club again this year. We will be selling raffle tickets at the weekly club meetings for a chance to take advantage of these discounts.
Exciting news! The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is coming to Winnipeg on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Park Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 PM, film at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door or on our promotional page here. Check out the trailer there, it’s very cool! You can also pick up tickets at our regular club meetings. More information can be found at flyfilmfest.com, including more pretty exciting trailers.
The IF4 features short films from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing. All Manitoba screening procedes go toward conservation, education, and promotion of fly fishing in Manitoba.
The MFFA is developing a new fishing mentorship program whereby beginners are matched up with experienced fishermen. If you would like to be a mentor, or are looking for the opportunity to head out with an experienced fisherman, log into the website and submit your name in the "Mentorship Program" category in the MFFA Fly Fishing Forum, or click here. We'll see what we can do to hook you up.
2021 Fly Fishing Courses
In light of the current COVID 19 restrictions on gatherings, the Fly Fishing Courses planned for May 2 and May 3 are postponed indefinitely. When the COVID 19 situation improves sufficiently, we will select alternate dates and inform all who have registered. Keep an eye on the website for the most up to date changes.
Fly Tying Courses
We provide all the equipment and material for the course, no need to bring anything. Cost is $50.00 for non-MFFA members. It’s free for our members. We run this course from October to April.
Considering a pontoon boat? Check out our classified section on the forum.
Members' profiles and stories are now available on the website. Members can read some great stories by clicking here or going to the Members Area tab.
Members check out this great article by Scott Gardner from Outdoor Canada on life-changing leader information. Just click here.
Members can now view club fly tying demo videos here.
The MFFA is developing a fishing mentorship program whereby beginners are matched up with experienced fishermen. If you would like to be a mentor, or are looking for the opportunity to head out with an experienced fisherman, submit your name in the "Mentorship Program" category in the MFFA Fly Fishing Forum, or click here.
Everyone can check out pictures of the Whiteshell River Enhancement Project provided by Bruce Cameron here.
For our registered members, check out the Great Links page which now contains a link to Chris Greaves "Cooking with Chris" cookbook. Included are recipes for Chris's amazing fish batter, hot sauce, and Al's fantastic seafood chowder.
Our members' Great Links page now has a Library option listing all the fly fishing books available for us to borrow.
The renovations for the club cabin at Wellman Lake are now complete! Here are the before and after shots.
For members hoping to book the cabin, you can do that on line by clicking here.
Please take notice of rules regarding travel to cottages in Manitoba in response to Covid-19. Click here for the link from the Provincial government that outlines the rules for travel to cottages within Manitoba.
We support safe fish handling techniques when practicing catch and release angling. Further information can be found here (provided by the Swan Valley Sports Fishing Enhancement group.)
While Covid restrictions certainly limited the MFFAʼs activities for a few months, thankfully things managed to lighten up this spring just in time for our planned Whiteshell River Conservation Outing on June 20th. Read all about it here.
The MFFA presentation of the new Kingfisher Angler Access Trail signs to Whiteshell Provincial Park Senior Interpreter Adam Collicutt.
New Whiteshell River underwater camera system has been successfully installed.
Here's a sample of the underwater camera in action:
More Conservation News
Check out what the Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement group is doing in the Duck Mountain area. It's all in their newsletter here. Or check their Facebook page here.
Thanks to our 2020 corporate sponsors!
MFFA is proud to acknowledge the following corporate sponsors for their support of our annual fundraising banquet and other activities:
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