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Chuck Echer to be 29th Inductee Into The NCCFFF Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

January 5, 2009 -- On Saturday evening February 28th, 2009 the NCCFFF will formally induct Mr. Chuck Echer into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame

No stranger to the fly fishing community of northern California, Chuck’s gentlemanly way and friendly smile have graced our local waters, class rooms and sport shows for over thirty years.

echer.jpg (53292 bytes)It was in 1977 when Chuck began teaching fly fishing at the American Sportsman Club. Nine years later his successful course was expanded into the curriculums of the Piedmont Adult Education School, the Wilderness Unlimited Youth and Adult Education programs and the Becoming An Outdoor Woman Education Program. If you entered fly fishing through local education there is a good chance Chuck was your instructor, for few have introduced as many to the sport of fly fishing.

His works and expertise have run the expanse of our state and crossed our continent. Speaking engagements on Still Water Tactics and tying demonstrations of the Paraloop “V” Hackle  have played to packed rooms at Federation Conclaves, the International Sportsmen’s Exposition and the Fly Fishing Shows. Angling interests of Europe have called upon this Buszak award winner to share his talents at such prestigious venues as Holland’s Fly Fair, Netherlands Fly Fishing Guild, and the Angling Fair of Chatsworth, England. Few have mentored as many in the tying arts.

We know Chuck as the technical tier skilled in feather, fur and thread, yet able to communicate the simplicity and ease of the art. We know him as the consummate instructor able to connect and communicate with each student, but with the patience to know when. And, we know him as the skilled angler recording IGFA records and speaking at international engagements, both with the style and grace of a true gentleman.

The NCCFFF is proud to recognize Chuck for his long time contribution to the art, science, literature, techniques, enjoyment and conservation of fly fishing as we know it.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 28th at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main Street in Pleasanton. Social hour and silent auction start at 6PM, dinner at 7PM, followed by a live auction, with proceeds to conservation. Seating is limited. To reserve your space, print the registration form at http://www.nccff.org and mail in along with payment by February 15th.