The American Museum of Fly Fishing is hosting a tribute fundraising dinner next week in honor of Mel Krieger.
From the release:
“Mel Krieger is considered to be one of the top fly fishing and fly casting instructors of the twentieth century. Mel and Fanny Krieger moved to San Francisco in 1964 and soon became fixtures in the fly fishing community. Mel was a champion caster who turned to books, videos, workshops, and clinics to teach his simple techniques around the world. Mel taught thousands of pupils the art of casting, including casting champion Steve Rajeff. He was also played an important role with the Fly Fishing Federation when that organization’s Certified Casting Instructor Program was created in 1992.
Krieger has received many awards from the fly fishing community. In 1994 he was inducted into the Northern California Fly Fishing Federation Hall of Fly Fishing Fame, received the Federation’s The Order of the Lapis Lazuli award in 2006, and was presented with the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s Heritage Award in 2003.”
Here’s the party info:
Thursday, September 24, 2009
MarketBar – One Ferry Building, San Francisco
6:00pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner
Ticket Price: $150 per person or $2,000 for a table of (8)