Wednesday, February 10, 2016



The Upper Midwest Council was formed in March of 2012.  The former Great Rivers Council had been inactive for several years and also comprised a huge multi state area.   Phil Greenlee, the CEO of the Federation of Fly Fishers, facilitated the creation of the Upper Midwest Council from the Great Rivers Council with a new board of directors and pared down geographic area to include the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois.  The Upper Midwest Council joins the other FFF councils around the country to support and enhance the local charter and affiliate clubs.   



Arrowhead Fly Fishers   Duluth, Minnesota - Affiliate Club

Lew Jewett Fly Fishing Club   St. Paul, Minnesota - Charter Club

Pine to Prairie Fly Fishing Club, Perham, Minnesota - Charter Club


Classic Anglers of Wisconsin   Green Bay, Wisconsin

Northern Illinois

DuPage River Fly Tyers   Chicago, Illinois

Northern Illinois Fly Tyers   Chicago, Illinois

Additional clubs added as further infomation about clubs received.

Board of Directors

President  -  Todd Heggestad      Email:

Vice President - position open

Secretary   - position open

Treasurer  - Abe Downs      Email:

Casting   -  Lyth Hartz    Email:

Membership  -  position open

Conservation  - Brad Eaton   Email:

Fly Tying -  Paul Beckmann  Email:,  Board member of the Fly Tyers Group

At Large - Doug Harthan,  Vaughn Snook -, Gerald Schwan -

Council Advisors:  John Breslin, email


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