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March 10th Zoom Membership Meeting: Jared Shakin will speak on the Lower Yuba River
Our March speaker on the Yuba at Hwy. 20, Jared Shakin provided the following as a bio: ‘I was extremely fortunate to grow up in Colorado with the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers to proudly call my own. I moved to California in 2011 and fell in love with the diversity of fisheries here. I was an avid outdoorsman, angler, and whitewater rafter/kayaker. I acquired thousands of hours reading, running, and fishing some incredible rivers I’ve lived in the Sacramento area since 2015 and love rowing a drift boat on the valley rivers. My current passion is chasing costal winter steelhead with my 2-handed rod. I guide on 4 different rivers; the American, Feather (low flow), Lower Yuba, and North Yuba. Depending on the season and location, we fish for a variety of species: trout, steelhead, shad and stripers. I also do stillwater trips for bass/ panfish.
My company mission is also my fishing philosophy: Company Mission Striving to protect the future of fisheries by inspiring more advocates for fishing and the environment through: CREATING MEMOR ABLE EXPERIENCES Sharing a passion for the sport through exceptional guided trips with the goal of creating more engaged anglers to protect the sport they love. The more voices standing up to defend subsistence and recreational fisheries, the better chance of success. EDUCATION Teaching new and veteran anglers more than pure fishing skills. Today, many fisheries stand in the balance, and there are many ways each individual angler can contribute to the fight to save our environment.
ADVOCACY WORK Volunteer work on educational events and watershed restoration projects, along with supporting organizations that fight for our environment in Local, State, and Federal Governments. Jared –provided a preview of his program in outline format. Fly Fishing Lower Yuba River Program Outline: Overall River Geography & Topography Major Landmarks Access Points Why Fish the Lower Yuba? A Full Year on the Lower Yuba – seasons, species, times, hatches General Tactics General Lower Yuba Fish Behaviors Gear Presentation Techniques Dry Fly Nymph (including euro) Swing (switch/spey) Flies Specific Tactics for Special Situations Hopper Bite Egg Bite Swale Hatch The Zoom link is: Zoom links: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2530255871? pwd=cEFKc0lYK0Y0RDRLWVUxN3dQ bEZ0QT09 Meeting ID: 253 025 5871 The meeting is open to the public and other club members as well as DFF members. A free raffle will be held for those signing in with a pile of fly fishing supplies as a reward for tuning in.
March 13th: "Jim Bowen, the President of the Stanislaus Fly Fishers has invited our club to fish the bass ponds at the Kistler Ranch on Saturday, March 13. This is a pay to play farm ponds/sm lakes for largemouth bass and sunfish. The ranch will be open from usually 6 am to dusk and the cost is expected to be $20-25 per person (depending on the size of the group). Gus Link is handling the sign ups by email. Please have anyone who wants to participate email Gus at email@example.com. He will send an invite.
March 14th: I had to cancel the outing on the Moke and was totally bummed but then we have had a member graciously step up and take over the fishmeistering for this outing so it is back on! Get ready for an amazing day with Mark Pinto who will be leading a wonderful outing on our home waters. Here is all the info:
When: March 14th at 8:30 A.M until 3:30 P.M
Where: We will be meeting in the first parking lot in Van Assen Park, left after you pass the old pay booth at the entrance. Park in the far left corner of the lot, closest to the water, near the picnic table under the tree.
Equipment: a 9ft. 5 or 6 wt. outfit with a floating line.
Leader: 71/2 ft. 3x or something close like a 9ft. 4x
Tippet: 4x or 5x
Split shot: size B or BB
Strike indicators: Your preference, must be adjustable and able to support at least 2 split shot.
Flies: Prince nymphs #12-16, Hares Ears # 12-16, Fox's Pupa # 12-14, Pheasant tail # 16 -18, **** Any trout sized nymphs will be fine, although the King Salmon are through spawning, egg patterns can still be effective!
Waders: Chest waders and felt soled boots are my preference although some of the rubber shoes have decent grip...
****Lunch, drinks and snacks will be brought by the individual participants.
****We will observe all Co-Vid rules like social distancing and wearing a mask when in close proximity to others...
Mid-March Pyramid Lake Guided Opportunity: This awesome outing includes two days of guided fishing at the best beaches (usually one guide for every 3-4 fishers), ladders already set up before dawn, a light mid-morning snack with coffee, hot lunch, and any flies or terminal gear are provided. If you are new to fishing PL, they can also provide personalized instruction on basic fishing techniques or coaching or loan out suitable rods and reels with advance notice. Cost is $250 per person. Call or email Bob if you are interested, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 329-1692.
March 20th: The second in the series of women's fly fishing classes presented by United Women on the Fly. Join Amy at Amy's house as we gather with United Women on the Fly to go through the basics of fly fishing in a relaxed and supported environment. Contact Amy at (209)329-4801 or at email@example.com to get attendance details. This is the first of a 2 class series. We will be planning a women's outing in spring to put our new found skills to work on the river!
March 24th: Fly of the Month from 6 pm tp 8 pmish- Leo Gutterres will tie “El Salto”
If you enjoyed Leo Gutterres tying the crease fly in February, his coming session tying the “El Salto” topwater fly should make for a pleasant evening of watching, listening and tying as well. Leo will present how to tie the fly on March 24th via Zoom. A list of materials necessary to tie the fly will be sent out prior to the meeting. Any and all are welcome to join in on the session, viewable on Zoom, starting at 6;30pm.The Zoom link is: Zoom links: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2530255871? pwd=cEFKc0lYK0Y0RDRLWVUxN3dQ bEZ0QT09 Meeting ID: 253 025 5871 A free drawing for fly tying supplies will be held for all attending.
March 26-28: Pyramid Lake weekend! Goodbye COVID, it's time to get back on the water, Pyramid Outing, March 26 - 28th
It looks like we're close to the end of a long dark COVID tunnel. With vaccines on the way and inoculations promised for a greater portion of the population by mid-March, we can finally start planning some fun outings. We held an outing to Pyramid in the spring of 2019 that was a blast. We hope to do it again. Here are the details.
We've reserved two trailers at the Pyramid Lake Resort (formerly Crosby's) with a capacity for 14 people for Friday, March, 26 and Saturday, March 27. We can accommodate both male and female members, as well as married couples with females and couples in private rooms The trailers, come complete with linens, fully made beds, full kitchens, and are warm and roomy. Everyone was extremely pleased last year.
The fishmiester, Jerry Neuburger is providing a spaghetti dinner with salad and french bread on Friday night, and cold breakfast fixings and lunch fixings for Saturday and Sunday. If participants wish, we can hold a no-host banquet at the lodge on Saturday night,
The cost for the whole package is only $95. That includes everything, the two nights, the spaghetti dinner, two cold breakfast fixings, and two lunch fixings. This is first-come, first-served, with a paid reservation required to hold your place. This would make a great Christmas present for the fly fisher in the family.
The fishing: Trout approaching 20 pounds are caught almost daily at Pyramid and the fishing techniques of either casting and stripping or fishing woolly worms and chironomids under an indicator are fairly easy to master. We are lucky to have several experienced Pyramid anglers in the club in the form of Bob Fujimura and Amy Terra. Hopefully, we can hold a pre-outing meeting where these two and any others can share their Pyramid experiences.
You do not need a Nevada fishing license to fish Pyramid. Instead, you need to purchase a license from the Piute tribe, owners of the lake, either online or at the Ranger station at the lake. The license is not included in the cost of the weekend fees.
Again, Book this great event NOW. You get two night's lodging right at the lake, a Friday night spaghetti dinner, two cold breakfast fixings, and two lunch fishings all for $95. You can save a spot by paying on-line by following this link or by mailing a check made out to DFF to DFF c/o Jerry Neuburger, 5 North California Street, Lodi, CA 95240.
Cancellation policy: If Inclement weather prevents getting to the outing by closing Donner Pass or if the COVID pandemic is not contained, the outing may be canceled. Otherwise, the outing is a go and once booked, cannot be canceled. You may sell or give away your reservation but it is not the club's responsibility if you cannot attend or sell your spot.
April 1-2: Did you enjoy our monthly membership presentation from Rob about Pyramid Lake? Let's put that information to use! It's good to have fishing friends! Our neighboring club, the Stanislaus Fly Fishers have opened up their spring outing to Pyramid Lake to DFFers!
Our November program featured Rob Anderson speaking of fly fishing at Pyramid Lake. During his presentation he spoke of the guided club outings he offers in March and April each year. The Stanislaus Fly Fishers have taken advantage of his offer for a number of years and being neighborly, have invited DFF members to join them. Here's the information, supplied by their president, Jim Bowen.
"Delta Fly Fishers, I am inviting you to join us, Stanislaus Fly Fishers, on our 2021 Pyramid Lake outing. We have scheduled April 1st and 2nd with Rob Anderson. If you have done a club outing with Rob then you know what a fun trip this is. If you haven’t then consider this outing. Rob host a memorable trip providing not only his Pyramid Lake expertise but breakfast, lunch and ladders. There is nothing better than showing up at the lake to find your ladder already set up and Rob and crew waiting to help you with advice and help with your rigging if necessary. All you have to do is mount your ladder and fish! Rob tells me all lodging options are currently available. Of course we don’t know how the COVID-19 will impact lodging and dining at that time but we will remain optimistic that all will be open and available. We feel good about the fishing day. Outdoors and with casting distance between anglers there is plenty of safe distancing. We will decide on how to socialize after fishing depending on circumstances at the time of the outing. We will take all measures we can so that all attendees feel comfortable. The cost this year is $240.00 per angler. Please send payment by February 15th. Make checks to Stanislaus Fly Fishers mailed to Jim Bowen, 30112 Hall Rd, Escalon Ca. 95320. This trip is a total blast! We always have fun and it seems like the fish are getting bigger every year. Let’s get out there and see if we can get that 30 pounder that we all know is waiting to be caught! Jim Bowen, President"
April 25: Spring Stripers on the Delta! We will be launching out of B&W. The date may need to be adjusted for optimal tide fishing. Fishmeister needed for this outing!
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