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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable; a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
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February 12, 7 to 9
John R. Williams School
Ryan is a full time guide & fly tier, centered in Oroville, with 9 years of guiding experience. He now focuses on the Feather and Sac rivers for trout, steelhead, and stripers, Lake Oroville and Berryessa for Bass, and Clear Lake for both bass and crappie. Ryan is best known for his re-discovering of the Float n’ Fly with the fly rod, and it’s application for stillwater bass during the Winter. Ryan is also the first fly fishing guide to figure out Clear Lake. He’s also been a major proponent of top-water fly fishing on CA’s public reservoirs. Ryan is also the current Costa Bass n’ Fly Champion along with Brian Pultz.
Ryan now resides right next to Lake Oroville, allowing him to fish as much as he can possibly stand. He is about as passionate about fly fishing as they come, and truly enjoys sharing his information.
YouTube: R.W. Fly Videos
Ryan will be doing a presentation on Crappie/Bass combo trips on Clear Lake. All the crappie information in the presentation applies to bass on Clear Lake, or any lake in general, as the same techniques and flies are used. A good portion of the presentation will focus on the new “Float n’ Fly”, a technique that took off in 2015, now being used all around the state for bass in public reservoirs year round
The club has scheduled a follow up outing to Ryan's presentation on February 24th and 25th at Clearlake. Cost for one night's lodging, $60.
Fishmiester Al Smatsky. You can book this outing online at https://link.waveapps.com/hq5wr2-rqpjhf
If you want to pay by check or cash, contact treasurer, Jerry Neuburger. As usual, reservations are transferrable but not refundable.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me.
Al Smatsky phone 368-9261, email@example.com
5 to 7, February 14th, House of Coffees
Join us for a relaxed and fun night of talking and tying. The House of Coffees has coffee, tea, craft beer, wine and panini's. Bring your tying stuff and tie or just hang out and share fish stories. This is a fun way to get to know your fellow DFFers! Contact Amy for more information.
February 19, 6:30 t 7:30
Oak Grove Nature Center
Come and join the board and officers as they plan for upcoming activities. Open to the public!
Pleasanton Convention Center
Check out the latest in trips and gear at this great fly fishing convention!
February 26th, 6 to 7:30
Oak Grove Nature Center
Pyramid Lake is on fire right now and the balanced leech is a great fly to fish there. Join us in tying a balanced leech that would be perfect for Pyramid and other waterways. Only $5 for enough supplies to tie at least 3 flies if not more. Tying tools available to borrow. Contact Amy for more information.
February 29th, 10 to 3
Tokay High School
Join us in this great educational activities. Help kids explore the life cycle and migration of salmon and explore tying flies at this fun hands on day at Tokay High School. Contact Dena for more information.
Match 7th, 6 am to 2 pm
Oak Grove Park Boat House
One of our traditional service activities manning the weigh ins and snack bar for this traditional trout bout. Join us as we cook hot dogs, make nachos and weigh in trout! Contact Charlie for more information.
John R. Williams School, 7 to9ish
March 11, 2020
Join us for our monthly membership meeting for snacks, socializing, raffle and fish stories. Keynote speaker information to come soon!
March 13th- It's Flyday the thirteenth but don't be scared! Come by House of Coffees in Lodi from 5 to 7 for open tying, food and friends!
March 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 at Oak Grove Nature Center. The public is always welcome as the club works through club business and upcoming plans.
Jon Baiocchi Outings
You asked for it! We arranged it! So many participants of the December tying day asked for a follow up outing with Jon on one of the lakes he presented on at the tying day. We have arranged a summer outing and a fall outing.
The outings are limited to 6 participants. Cost is $150 per angler. Fee is only refundable if the outing is cancelled. You can transfer it to another angler if you are unable to attend. Make your reservation by clicking the link below!
Only 4 openings left for the June outing!
Only one opening left for the October outing!
Friday - Monday, March 27-29, Pyramid Lake Outing. While the original venue is full. additional members have asked if accommodations can be made for additional members. We have one solid commitment, we have openings for one to three additional members. The openings can be for male or female, with the condition that each room is double occupancy.
The fee for this outing is $65 and can be paid online here or can be paid by check by contacting the fishmiester of this outing, Jerry Neuburger, 209-327-5993.
The cutoff date for these additional accommodations is March 1.
Clearlake Bass Outing
Monday-Tuesday, February 24-25, Hosted Outing at Clearlake. Right now there are five slots open for this outing, with a minimum of three necessary to make this outing work.
The fee for the overnight stay is $60.
The cutoff date for signing up for this outing is February 13th.
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