Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cost: Free
, WA Contact:
Tamara Belts Tamara.Belts@wwu.edu (360) 650-3193 Event Categories:
Avid fly fisher and conservationist Hugh Lewis will give a talk entitled “Fly Fishing – Beyond the Sport” on July 9 at 2:00 in Western Washington University’s Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).This event is free and open to the public.
Lewis will explore the fundamental connections between the natural world and the activities of fly fishing. He will discuss his personal journey into fly fishing and environmental awareness, which culminated in the formation of the Wild Fish Conservancy – celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Lewis is an avid conservationist and founding member of the Wild Fish Conservancy. He practiced law for over 40 years, retiring in 2017, and now spends much of his time working on conservation issues affecting fish, birds, and the natural environment. He currently sits on the Board of the Wild Fish Conservancy and Western Libraries’ Special Collections Fly Fishing Advisory Group. He is also a longtime member of 4th Corner Fly Fishers and a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited.