The Members of the Fourth Corner Fly Fishers (located in Bellingham, WA) are united by our enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing and by our desire to preserve and enhance fishing opportunities for all. To these ends, we will strive to promote conservation of angling brotherhood and to broaden the understanding of fellow anglers.
The purposes for which the Club was formed are:
To operate a social club for the pleasure, association and recreation of its members engaged in fly fishing activities.
To work to protect wild fish and the habitat which sustains them.
To work for the betterment and preservation of angling waters and surrounding land.
To improve the state of the art of flying fishing and to keep members informed of developments of interest.
To develop and carry out programs of education designed to encourage individuals of all ages to become fly fishers and to promote ethical use of the resource.
About our club…
On April 12, 1972, a group of ten Bellingham, WA area men sharing common interests in the sport of fly fishing, conservation of our fishery resources and the natural environment, organized a club dedicated to those interests. Thus, the FOURTH CORNER FLY FISHERS.
Major environmental and stream restoration projects have included Little Deer Creek (tributary of the Stillaquamish), Nesset Creek (tributary of the Nooksack), and Boy Creek Interpretive Salmon Center in cooperation with the National Forest Service.
For many years the 4CFF has acted as steward for Squalicum Lake, one of the few “Fly Fishing Only” lakes in the county. The club maintains a creel census station constructed by the members at the entrance to the lake.
The club works with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) both financially and providing volunteer labor on local rivers and for conservation projects.
The 4CFF is active in the educational arena. We are actively working with Western Washington University on programs related to environmental, entomology, fly fishing, fly tying, and resource conservation. The programs are offered to youth groups such as the FFA and the Four H clubs as well as other local groups.
Fellowship among club members is perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of membership.
The 4CFF club has monthly meetings, year around club outings, and fundraising auctions and raffles.