Washington State Council Officers
President Steve Jones
I’ve been a member of Clark-Skamania Flyfishers for about 15 years and served as club president for three years and on the board since 2013. I want to contribute to the Washington chapter of Fly Fishers International and help keep it the lively and successful group members expect.
Phone (360) 606-5947
VP-West Neal Hoffberg
I have been a member of the FFI for over fifteen years. My club affiliation is with the Washington Fly Fishing Club, where I serve as Committee Chair for Education and Programs.I teach fly tying twice a month with the WFFC.I am a volunteer withProject Healing Waters, Seattle, teaching both fly tying and fly casting. Volunteering has taught me how important and rewarding giving to others is.I am committed to the goals and objectives of the FFI.
Phone (850) 660-8292
VP Eastside OPEN POSITION
Secretary Jim Black
I have been fishing my whole life. Fishing started for me in the 60’s in Tacoma. My dad was in love with the outdoors and fishing was a big part of what we did. I built my first rod in the 60’s and have tied flies since then also. My biggest passion in fishing is casting. Lefty Kreh taught me a dynamic Roll Cast at a trade show back in 90’s and when we got done told me that I would love fishing even more if I improved my casting. I took that to heart and worked on improving my casting. I got my Casting Certification from the FFI and am working on my Masters. I now provide a free casting lessons to members of my fly club, Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds, and I teach casting to individuals. For the last two years I have volunteered at the FFI Casting Fair running the Casting Challenge. I also coordinated the volunteers for the 2023 Fair. Along with fishing I have worked with TU to measure water culverts for fish passage and restore streams. Thank you for your consideration of my application.
Phone: (206) 797-6661
VP Membership Peter Maunsell
Over the past 45 years I have become enamored with fly fishing and rafting. I will hike and float anywhere to catch any fish. I really enjoy multi day camping on the Northwest’s white water rivers. The longer the trip the better. I have learned to tie flies through reading and watching others.
Phone (206) 920-3267
VP Education Jim Goedhart/Youth Fly Fishing Academy
Jim Goedhart was raised in Southern California and introduced to fly fishing at the Long Beach Fly Casting club in 1964, taking casting and fly-tying lessons there during his senior year in high school. He attended Chico State College in Northern California and fly fished in rivers around the Mount Lassen. Over the years has fly fished in Europe, South America, Mexico the Caribbean and across the US in both fresh and saltwater.
Professionally, after graduate school, Jim worked in manufacturing management information systems at United Technologies, GTE, the General Electric Company and for PRTM/KPMG Consulting firm. In 1990, he founded Locus Consulting while living in Chicago. My wife and I moved to Washington in 1997 as a result of a “Lean Manufacturing” multiyear project at Boeing.
Phone: (425) 985-2316
VP Conservation Richard Plunket
Treasurer Jim Maus
I have a passion for fly fishing and fly tying and enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with those new to the sport. I am a Life Member of Fly Fishers International (FFI) and I’m currently serving on the National Board of Directors as the Treasurer. I’m a charter member of the FFI’s Fly Tying Group. I have been actively involved with the Washington State Council for over 25 years and have served the Council as Senior Advisor, Treasurer, Secretary, Director at Large and as a National Director. I’m a long time member and past President of the Puget Sound Flyfishers club in Tacoma, WA (winner of the 2008 McKenzie Cup) and a member of the South Sound Fly Fishing club in Olympia, WA
Phone (253) 582-9580
Past Council President Carl Johnson
I began my journey as a fly fisher in 1966 (wow almost 50 years ago) when I used my fly rod to toss flies instead of bait in the streams near my house in New Jersey. Over the years through job locations and travel I have fished in at least 15 of the states as well as Mexico. I belonged to fly fishing clubs in Tennessee, Louisiana and now Washington. I truly enjoy fishing streams and rivers for trout although I have been known to fish for anything that swims. In 2004 I joined the Council as Treasurer and added VP Westside in 2005. In 2006 I was elected to my first 3 year term as President. I am now in my third three year term, and hopefully last, as President. I am incredibly proud of how the members of the Council have made the Washington Fly Fishing Fair a growing success since 2007. It has been my pleasure to be part of the Board that has worked so hard to serve the fly-fishing community.