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July PROGRAM

Flycasters annual swap meet

Better than eBay because you can see it – hold it – examine it firsthand – even try it out.

Better than Craigslist because you don’t have to deal with strangers – we’re all friends.

Better than the Flea Market because it is ONLY fly fishing gear and that’s what you really want.

Doors open at 6:30pm – Wednesday – July 9th – at the Moreland Apts Meeting Room (our regular meeting room)

Inside the tables will be stocked with fly fishing gear, fly tying material, fly fishing clothes, flies and loads of other accessories that someone else wants to sell or trade and that you may or may not be able to live without.

“How do you know you don’t need it unless you come down and see for yourself?”

Bring your own “extra” stuff to sell or trade – no fees for displaying your gear.

Remember to bring some old sheets or blankets or some butcher paper to cover the tables so we don’t scratch them up – THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR DISPLAYING YOUR MERCHANDISE

The answer to the question “How many rods should a fly fisher own?” is__ ONE MORE

 
 

Photos from the first day of our tropical saltwater fishout. In spite of storms and fierce wind, everyone caught juvenile tarpon (to about ten pounds), and a number of snook, including a gigantic one of 22lbs by Rich Quan.  For Rich and new member Augusto Abellar, it was their first tarpon, snook, and an unusual fish called a bocona, a  Laguna Slam. When the wind dies down, we'll fish for bonefish and permit.

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This summer you will undoubtedly be basking in the nice weather and thinking, gee, wouldn’t it be great to be fishing in the beautiful California Sierras, up in the mountains, away from it all, I mean, *really* away from it all?  Tons of sunshine, cooperative fish, nobody around, what’s not to like?  When you call around, you’ll discover that you can’t exactly be guaranteed a slot on the river/trail you’d like.   You can probably get some wilderness permit, but to get to the best fishing you would have had to made a reservation six months ago … which is exactly what we did for you.

The Flycasters have permits and plans for fishouts to three amazing Sierra destinations this summer, all carefully selected to be potentially fantastic fishing, awesome scenery, and yet be accessible to backpackers and fishermen of all ability levels.  The first is the San Joaquin River above Lake Florence July 10, then the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness July 24, and finally, Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin, Sept 11. 

If you were an out-of-state visitor looking for a quintessential California Fishing Wilderness adventure, you’d no-doubt be paying hundreds of dollars *a day* for the privilege, but with the Flycasters, our fishouts will cost dollars a day, and your membership fee gets you the camaraderie and expertise of your fellow members as well as the experience and planning of the fishmaster.  These are backpacking trips and require backpacking several miles on mountain trails.   Most of the preparation is somewhat do-it-yourself, but you knew that.

For more detail, see the fishout descriptions on this web site under File Sharing / 2014 Fishouts.   There are a very limited number of slots on these trips, you might want to contact the fishmaster as soon as possible.

 
Upcoming Events

07-10-2014 - 07-14-2014
Fishout - High Sierra / San Joaquin Backpacking

07-11-2014 - 07-13-2014
Scouting Trip - Medicine Lake

07-17-2014 - 07-20-2014
Fishout - Truckee River

07-17-2014 10:30 - 12:00
Veterans First Fly Tying event

07-17-2014 18:00 - 20:30
Orvis Free Seminar

Announcements
  • Please continue to support the donors to our 2014 conservation fundraiser. Look under Partners/Conservation Donors List.
  • Remember, the club's Casting Ponds are open from 8am to dusk.
  • Online Fish Cards Form can be found on the Fishouts page, right hand side.
  • Want to get more involved more with Flycasters? Volunteers always welcome.