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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a news release indicating that nine national forests and seven CDFW properties will close temporarily due to extreme fire conditions. The news release may be viewed at https://wildlife.ca.gov/News/northern-california-national-forests-cdfw-lands-to-close-temporarily-due-to-extreme-fire-conditions.
Please check any area you are planning to fish before you go!
September 15: Board of Director's Meeting at Panera Bread in Lodi, 6:30 to 7:30
Join us as we discuss and make arrangements for upcoming events!
September 17: Friday afternoon tying in Leo's garage: Our monthly Friday tradition continues with Friday afternoon in Leo's garage. Join Leo from 2:30 to 5:30. For the address, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 22: Fly of the Month at Oak Grove Park Nature Center from 6 pm to 8 pm. The first in our Smitty's Fly Box exploration. We have enough materials to tie 12 of each pattern for the group. No charge. All skill levels welcome. Want to tie more? Materials list available for you-
We will be tying the Double Decker Hopper (Intermediate) and the Flying Ant (beginner level).
Materials List for Double Decker Hopper: Materials Hook: Daiichi 1170 size 10 Thread: 6/0 UNI color to match foam body Legs: Reptile legs (matching color scheme) Body: Rivers Wild body punch Wing/indicator: Chartreuse poly yarn and 2mm yellow foam Materials List for Flying Ant: Materials: Daiichi 1170 size 14 UNI 8/0 black thread Black dry fly dubbing Whiting dry fly hackle Poly yarn wing
We will have the tying videos available that night as well as picture-based instruction available. Fish stories and maybe some snacks too! Don’t have tools or a vise? No problem- loaners are available to be used that night!
Sept 19-25: Bridgeport: Bad news and good news. This long standing tradition in the club is taking a hiatus due to closures of fishing and camping. Our fishmiester is taking the year off. Jerry will be in the area looking for places that are still open and he is willing to share his number if anyone wants to venture off to the area.
October 9th: Free Casting Lessons at Golden Gate Casting Ponds. Lessons run from 9:30 to 12:30. Rods available for loan for the lessons. Clinics available for all levels of casting. More information available at https://www.ggacc.org/event-4166661?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=9/5/2021 . Amy is going. If you want to carpool, email email@example.com
October 13: Membership Meeting For the first time since COVID, we are going to hold a meeting in the traditional, in person sense. Doors will open at 6:30 at the Buddhist Hall in Lodi. Club business at 7. Presentation at 7:30!
October 16: Lower Sacramento Trip The Lower Sacramento River is one of top fly-fishing destinations for large, wild rainbow trout for new or experienced fly fishers. This outing will be a group float trip with an experienced guide per 2 anglers. Participants will enjoy a hot lunch during the drift and will meet afterwards to share fish stories. Cost is $250 per person (based on double boat occupancy; includes lunch and guide tip). We will be opening sign ups to other local clubs on August 12 th . All signups will close by September 12 th or earlier if all spots are filled. Go to this online link for credit card payments: https://link.waveapps.com/47vbuu-wvymng. If you prefer to pay by personal check, mail your check to DFF Treasurer, C/O Jerry Neuburger, 5 North California Street, Lodi, CA 95240. No refunds for cancellations – however you may sell your reservation to others. For more information, contact Scott Sugimoto at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Fujimura at email@example.com for more information on this event. Don’t miss out on one of the few reliable tailwater fisheries available this fall.
October 16-17: 108 Sampler with Ed and Steve! The Middle and South Fork of the Stanislaus Drainage is a classic mix of small streams into the river and is home to healthy populations of brook, brown, and rainbow trout eager to eat a well-presented fly. During this two-day skills class, you will learn skills in technical dry fly fishing, fly presentations, casting, and approaching fish. At the same time, learning new locations in this area. This class is appropriate for ages 10+.
Class Summary: Meeting Time: 8:30 AM in TBD - near Strawberry, CA. Instruction & Free Fishing Time: ~ Saturday 6-7 hours in 2 locations, Sunday 1-2 Locations fishing depending
● Cost: $ 270 per angler
If you have your own fly fishing equipment, please feel free to bring them, 9 foot 4-5 weight rods, Wading boots, Snacks and water, with the new COVID environment, we are not providing food or drink.
For more information, contact Steve Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Hood at ed@readingwater
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