Avid fly fisher and conservationist Hugh Lewis will give a talk entitled “Fly Fishing – Beyond the Sport” on July 9 at 2:00 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

This event is free and open to the public.

Western Libraries Heritage Resources 2019 Summer Fly Fishing Speaker Hugh 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. He will conclude with his vision of the future of fly fishing in the context of ethics and environmentalism.

Hugh LewisLewis 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.

Lewis 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.

For more information about this event, please contact Western Libraries Special Collections Manager Tamara Belts, at (360) 650-3193 or via email to Tamara.Belts@wwu.edu.

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