Second Wednesday of the month.
7:00 pm. John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton.
Guests are welcome. Most meetings have a program.
DFF Board Meetings
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Nature Center, Oak Grove Park,
All general membership meetings are free to the public. Please come hear our invited speaker, meet our members, and enjoy our latest program. Find out what waters have been productive and preview upcoming club events and activities. Fun raffle at the end of the meeting.
Founding member and club “treasure,” Leo Gutterres, will demonstrate balsa popper making and present a program on bass fishing at the October 9th meet
only a few months when a veteran member came up to me and asked if I’d like to fish for steelhead on the Trinity with him. I barely knew a mayfly from a caddis, a dry fly from a woolly bugger, a three weight from a seven weight. I was honored and so appreciative. Although we ended up cancelling the trip because of weather conditions, I still remember that day and the member that stepped forward, Leo Gutterres. It meant a lot to me. I didn’t know that Leo’s abilities and fame were spread far beyond our club and that he was known throughout the Northern California area for his beautifully painted balsa bass poppers. His presentation shadow boxes of flies always drew high bids at fly fishing event silent and live auctions. And if you were to fish for largemouth with a veteran, he’d most likely open his fly box and point to Leo’s flies, too valuable to actually use. It’s been over 30 years since that invitation to go steelheading but Leo's still at it, still fishing and still making poppers. A bout with cancer more than a decade ago didn’t stop him. He came back more committed than ever to his sport. Leo, the treasure that he is, is willing to pass on his knowledge and skills to the next generation. He plans to set up at the GM meeting early, at 6:30 and demonstrate popper making for an hour, putting the start of the regular meeting back to 7:30. The regular meeting is designed to inform members of coming club and other fly fishing events, including outings, classes and festivals as well as some fishing reports of club events and general fishing activities. Mike Dempewolf will have refreshments available. (Don’t forget to stick a buck or two in the tip jar to keep the whole thing going since it’s self funding.) The meeting will also feature the second fall mega raffle with fly fishing and camping equipment with a value exceeding four hundred dollars to be given away. The meeting will take place on October 9th at the John R. William’s school, Stockton. The doors open and Leo’s demonstration starts at 6:30 with the regular meeting starting at 7:30. The public is always welcome. Bring a friend.
TU’s Sam Sedillo will speak at the club’s November meeting, also BOD nominations and a great fall raffle.
Sam Sedillo works for Trout Unlimited as the CA Public Lands Coordinator out of the Truckee TU (TRTU) office. He works on public lands defense, restoration projects, volunteer operations, fish sampling, and outreach. Sam will be presenting on how TU is leading projects to conserve, protect, and restore trout and salmon fisheries throughout California and how we all can partner together on the conservation initiatives and efforts in California.