It’s a new world! Our June 2 membership meeting, featuring speaker Greg Welander, will be held online using the popular meetiong service Zoom. This change is being made because our regular room at the UNT Health Science Center is still closed and the FWFF Board of Directors is following health recommendations involving social distancing. The board has held its past three meeting using Zoom and it’s easy to use. You will receive an email with the link to the meeting and should have little trouble installing the Zoom online viewing service. As usual, the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
It will be well worth the effort. Our speaker, Greg Welander, is a lifelong angler and started fishing at the early age of four. He first picked up a fly rod in 1998 and hasn’t looked back. In 2004, he took up the art of fly tying. Greg has been a fly-tying instructor for the last nine years.
In Texas, he has fished everything from stripers on the Red River below Lake Texoma to redfish of the Lower Laguna Madre. The Texas Hill Country streams and lakes are his local passion in between trips to the Texas coast for redfish. Also, Greg has been fishing for rainbow trout on the Guadalupe River below the Canyon Dam tailrace since 1976.
Greg grew up in San Antonio. After college he spent 25+ year’s in corporate IT. He brings a strong sense of customer service to the fly fishing Industry. He was the fly fishing manager for seven of the nine years while employed at an Austin outdoors specialty store. Greg is currently working as a manufacturing sales rep for several companies in the fly fishing and outdoor businesses. The companies include but not limited to are Thomas & Thomas Fly Rods, Seigler Reels, Renzetti Vises & Materials, Dagon Apparel, Frog Hair, and Reisa Fly Fishing. Also, Greg guides clients in the Texas Hill Country and Austin-area spring-fed waters since 2012. He resides just outside of Austin with his wife. You can follow Greg’s fly fishing journey through Upstream On The Fly on Facebook, Instagram and his website: (www.upstreamonthefly.com).
So that’s the plan. We are doing the best we can to continue to bring you informative fly-fishing information and provide opportunities to stay in touch with that your fellow members are doing. We hope you can join us online on June 2.