May's speaker to cover the Lower Sac
Bommarito of the Redding Fly Shop will cover fishing the Lower Sac
at the May 8th general membership meeting. Brian has been guiding
for The Fly Shop for a number of years. Here's a self introduction.
"I’m Brian Bommarito, a full-time, professional guide for
The Fly Shop in Redding, CA.
Fishing, guiding and working on new fly patterns is about all I do
these days. I’ve been fishing most of the waters around Mt
Shasta since the 90′s and guiding my guests to the finest fly
fishing northern California has to offer since 2005.
I tied my first flies at 14 and learned to fly fish on the fabled
rivers of northern Michigan like the Au Gres, Betsie, Manistee and
Au Sable. Fast forward a bit…and a 20+ year Navy career
allowed me to fish for numerous exotic species all over the globe.
(ask me about a 62 bonefish day in
Diego Garcia!) After all the globetrotting, we’re
officially tired of moving so my family and I have finally decided
to settle down and call Redding “home”.
I love to teach and I’m proud to say that I’m an
FFF Certified Casting
Instructor (CCI) who welcomes beginners and I do my best to tailor
an instructional and productive day for all my guests no matter
their skill level. When not guiding, you’ll likely find me
tying some goofy, new, can’t-miss fly pattern or hiking well out of
cell range into the
My business is guiding (so yes, there will be a bit of
self-serving spam here)but, this blog is just as much about the love
of the sport. I hope to focus many future posts on our pursuit
of the wild trout and steelhead of northern California, the places
they take us, the tactics, casting, conservation, fly tying and the
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:30pm at the
John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton. The meeting
is open to the public.