When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.
Our annual officer installation dinner was a success! The dinner and raffle were only topped by the fun and laughter. Looking forward to the next year and continued fishing, camaraderie and fun!
We are a group of individuals that share a passion for the art of fly fishing. We enjoy not only fishing, but all aspects of fly fishing and sharing our passion for the sport with others.
A special thanks to all of the members who came out to the Norcal Science and Technology Festival. We set up in the watershed room and had a "Salmon Smell Your Way Home" game and a fly tying station where participants tied flies on hooks for fishing or safety pins for decoration. We had numerous visitors and many a salmon found its way home and many a fly was tied!
February 21st: Board of Directors meeting, 6:30 Oak Grove Regional Park
February 23rd-25th: Fly Fishing Expo at Alameda County Fairgrounds
Meet Saturday morning at the North nets and fishmeister Amy will have some hot coffee ready for you. Bring your warm clothes and ladder to make a day of it. Crosby Lodge has trailers for rent if you want to spend the night and always has a hot meal at its restaurant. If you don't catch one of the amazing and massive trout in the lake you can sing karaoke at the bar to console yourself! Note: If weather over Donner pass requires chain control, the outing will be cancelled.
Come tie a Pyramid Nymph with Sawyer! Oak Grove Regional Park
We’ve moved the event to Lodi Lake (parking free on the street and $5 in the parking lot.) where we will be able to take advantage of the water and wading to enhance the casting experience and help with the instruction. Casting instruction from nine to noon, lunch from noon till one and then the Casting Olympics from one to whenever. This year we’re asking participants to bring their own equipment both double and single handed rods and we’ll have stations set up for different learning and equipment evaluating activities.
Instruction on the casting of both spey and switch rods will be available to those who have brought their equipment.
A club furnished lunch will take place around noon and will include some special treats.
After lunch, we’ll hold our second Casting Olympics, a four event competition with enough chance involved as well as skill to make everyone eligible to win a prize. Of course, the competition would not be complete without prizes and we’ll have a complete five weight outfit for the winner, and choice of rod or reel and line for second, the remaining item for third.
The event does have some costs involved since the lunch and prizes as well as possible instructor fees have to be considered so we’re asking for a registration fee of $20 per member for the day, including all instruction, lunch, and the Casting Olympics competition.
Because the event is in the early spring, we may run into weather problems. A chance of sprinkles will not cancel but a real gully washer or near hurricane will cause a reschedule or cancelling of the event.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
8:30—9:00 Registration ($20) coffee and donuts.
9::00—12:00 Casting clinics on the water
1:00 –2:30 Casting Olympics
2:30 Awards Ceremony
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