Monday, February 8, 2016

Gene Kaczmarak

Gene Kaczmarek

I live in Fremont California and retired from sales and marketing in the Silicon Valley. My home club is the Mission Peak Fly Anglers.


A past FFF Northern California Council President and have served on the BOD for the past 18 years, as VP Marketing, VP Communications, Fly tying chair, and one of the original members of the BOD for the FFF Fly Tying Group and currently the Standing Fly Tying Chair for the International Fair. I am the recipient of the inaugural NCCFFF “Ned Long Memorial Fly Tyer of the Year” award for 2002. I have been tying flies for over 20 years and teach fly tying classes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced tyers. Also demonstrate advanced steelhead tying technique’s at a number of the FFF and western fly fishing shows and clubs.


Tying has become a passion not just a hobby for me. Though I tie everything from trout to Salt Water, Steelhead flies are his first love because they provide the “Freedom of expression like no other tying style.”


Teaching is what is important to me - We all should have the passion to want to pass on what we know and watch our students excel beyond our abilities

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