Charlene J. Hanson is one of seven kids and the only fly fisher in the bunch. Even, her identical twin sister doesn't fish.
In 1974, Charlene enrolled in Ray Johnson's beginning fly tying / fly fishing class and was immediately "hooked" on tying flies. This is when she first joined the FFCOC.
However, in 1979, her brother Carl and her dearest fishing partner died. It was this event that caused Charlene to decide to get serious about the other half of fly tying - she would learn to fly fish with the flies she had tied and teach others to do the same.
Over the next 20 years, Charlene has been involved with the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) in numerous capacities. Ranging from Youth programs to fly tying demonstrations. Charlene is also the recipent of the "Charlie Brooks Memorial Award" and also has also recieved the Barbar Rohrer Ladies Perpetual Trophy for the Best All Around Woman Caster.
In 1995, FFCOC awarded Charlene a lifetime membership and has been a board member in numerous capacities, from raffle chairperson to President of the club in 2001.
Charlene has fly fished in Alasks, Alberta Canada, British Columbia, the Eastern and Western slopes of the Rockies, Texas, Missouri, Wyoming, Montana and all around California, especially the Eastern and Western Sierra Nevada's.
Float tubing is her favorite way to fly fish. She has always preferred fresh water over salt water and her favorite spot is Lake Gregory in Crestline, California.