FOAM Annual Meeting 2024!

The 2024 FOAM Annual Meeting will be Friday and Saturday, 1 and 2 March, 2024, at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula

The Holiday Inn is giving us a great deal on rooms for the event.  Use this link to book a room if you need to.

Click here for the complete FOAM Annual Meeting schedule.

As usual, Friday, 1 March, will be the FOAM Board of Directors meeting; all members are welcome. 

Following the board meeting on Friday, GuideTime  will be hosting a reception for FOAM members at Conflux Brewing .  Thank you GuideTime!

The morning session of our meeting will consist of presentations on the State of The Fishery from Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP’s) Chief of Fisheries, Dr. Eileen Ryce; Region 1 Fisheries Manager, Pat Saffel; and Fisheries Biologist, Leo Rosenthal.  We will also get a premier on what is new in the state regarding Aquatic Invasive Species from FWP’s AIS Bureau Chief, Tom Woolf.

Following a terrific lunch, the afternoon session will consist of a discussion of fisheries policy with Montana Trout Unlimited’s Clayton Elliott; FOAM business with Mike Bias; a summary of our advanced guide-training course, Guiding for the Future with Russell Parks.  Following these presentations, we will have a special presentation from longtime FOAM outfitter member Mike Hillygus discussing last year’s accidental drowning on the Clark Fork.  This presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion panel with our own Mike Bias, Dr. Eileen Ryce, and Clayton Elliott – bring your questions. 

Vendors will be set up at the meeting and include: Skwala, NRS, GuideTime, MFC, Sage, Simms, Trxstle Rod Holders, Cheeky, ClackaCraft, and the Bitterroot Water Partnership.

The meeting will end with our after-meeting reception with raffles, beer – provided by Lewis and Clark Brewing, and snacks.  You will also have an opportunity to win the new 2024 ClackaCraft 16-foot LP Drift with all proceeds going to help FOAM’s Conservation Fund and G4F.  Contact any of FOAM’s Regional Directors for tickets for the new Clack. 

After our meeting plan on going over to The Wilma for this year’s Fly-Fishing Film Tour starting at 8 pm and brought to you by Skwala and Costa!

Hope to see you there!