Leo Gutterres to speak on fishing farm pond bass at April 10th
Leo has been fly fishing since the mid 60's. Leo started out fishing
for trout and eventually graduated to black bass and shad. And of
the two, bass became his passion. He's fished for largemouth bass on
all kinds of water from farm ponds to exotic locations such as El
Salto in Mexico.
|As you can see from this old club photo,
Leo's been making poppers for a long time.
In the early 70's he fished Clear Lake for bass and was fortunate to
meet the famous "Lucky Lloyd Eiserman" the prince of Clear Lake.
Mr.Eiserman was unable to guide him for the day, but agreed to meet
at his trailer home after dinner for a popper making session. Leo
spent the next 6 hours gleaning all the information that Lucky
Lloyd graciously passed on to him. From how to choose the hardest
balsa, how to make a jig to score the centerline, the different
types of solutions for dipping the poppers for a clear hard body and
the different types of paints and painting schemes.
Leo has spent the last 35 years trying to pass this information
along to anyone who is interested in this craft. He has been tying
for the NCCFFC for many years and has given popper making classes to
many of the fly fishing clubs in Northern California.
Leo's presentation will be on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 at the
John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton. The meeting
is open to the public.