Beginning June 2014 the club will no longer be producing a newsletter. This decision was made after realizing it was mostly redundant to the information found here on the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers website, the email reminders sent out by Jerry Marks, and the STFF Facebook page. To be added to the email reminder list contact Jerry Marks.
Past issues of the newsletter are still available in electronic form on the newsletter page of this website. The new format replacing the newsletter will provide information in the form of a monthly column (located on this home page) which includes announcements on all of the club’s activities. You’ll be able to obtain additional information on each activity by using the links incorporated into the text below.
Dick Recchia, President
The President's Line...
Dick Recchia, President
While the hot weather is certainly taking its toll on some of our favorite fishing waters, the hot temperatures haven't deterred STFF's activities. For a view of what’s happen with our club, check out STFF’s Facebook page.
STFF’s Clubhouse Project
The Clubhouse Building Fund Drive is still moving full speed ahead and I'm pleased to report that we recently received a donation of $5100 from our participation in the recent Banff Film Festival at the Cascade Theatre. Also, STFF has received a financial grant from Cabela's Outdoor Fund, in the amount of $10,000. Although those funds are intended to fund our community service projects (i.e.; trout in the classroom, fish camp scholarships, etc.) , the receipt of that grant will allow STFF to use our normal operational funds to contribute to the new clubhouse building. Taking all that into consideration, we now have a building fund with over $103,000 in actual funds and or pledges.
Because we are drawing closer to the goal of raising $135,000 in order to start construction, we have authorized our architect to complete a full set of construction plans. Once those plans are completed and reviewed/edited by STFF's building committee, we will be in the position to apply for our building permits. However, that won't happen until we have the necessary funds ($135,000) to complete the site work and the building shell.
In spite of our success to date, there are still a number of STFF’s members who have not contributed to the building fund. If all the members who have not supported our project would make a contribution, we could easily meet our goal of raising $135,000 and construction could begin this fall.
For the August 13th membership meeting we have a special presentation by Hal Janssen, author of “ Stillwater Fly Fishing Secrets”.
As a perfect follow-up to the presentation by Hall Janssen, Jess Hoopes, our new fishout chairman, has planned 2 new fishout “Stillwater” locations for the month of August. The first will be at Carriville Pond at the north end of Trinity Lake on August 21 (Float tubes Pontoons or Bank). The second will be at Trout Lake on Wednesday August 27. Details on both trips as well as the signup sheets will be available at the August 13th membership meeting. Contact Jess Hoopes for more information.
On Wednesday, August 6th the monthly Intermediate Fly Tying Class will be held starting at 6PM at the STFF Clubhouse. This month’s session will feature Phil Ryan on “Tying with Deer Hair”. Contact Jim Gunderson if you plan to attend this class.
The last of the three Kids Fishing Days will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at the Mt. Shasta Hatchery. It’s a great event for the kids…and a wonderful opportunity for STFF's members to volunteer. If you'd like to join the fun, just be at the Hatchery by 8:30AM. An enjoyable day, including a free lunch are provided.
On Friday, August 15th at 6PM in the STFF Classroom, The Fly Shop will be presenting a special presentation on Fly fishing in the Himalayan Outback. For more information check out the Himalyan Outback pages.
If you are interested getting to know your fellow members,as well has acquiring the latest fishing news, then plan to attend the STFF Breakfast Meetings [no host] on Thursdays, August 14th and 28th at Country Kitchen Restaurant on Hilltop Road.
Want to go to the movies and watch exciting fly fishing films, and at the same time contribute to the STFF Building Fund. The Fly Fishing Film Tour 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour is returning on October 4th.
Tight lines and good fishing!
Dick Recchia - President
Monthly Meeting Information
August 13th, 2014 6:30 PM.
Hal Janssen - Stillwater Fly Fishing Secrets