The President's Line...
Finally, one of my favorite months of the year. We’re almost done with the heat, cool nights are beginning to waken those wonderful fisheries we have here in the North State and insects are beginning to stir from their summer doldrums.
As we look forward to fall and winter fishing we’re beginning our activities accordingly. Our Saturday fly tying will start this month, outings will begin with Manzanita Lake on Thurs. Sept. 17th. Beginner fly tying starts next month, our intermediate tying class continues on the 1st Wed. of each month and ideas for other classes and seminars are in the planning stage.
This month will also begin our search for those people who want to assist in the inner workings of the club. I have formed a committee to nominate interested people to serve on our Board of Directors, if you’d like to consider this position, let me know by email or at our regular monthly meeting. Deadline for nominations will be the Sept. meeting.
We’ve set up a committee for our annual Banquet and fundraiser, which will be on March 19, 2016. Volunteers who would like to help with an hour or so at our dinner can let me know. We won’t overburden anyone with too much time, we want you to enjoy the festivities.
Our program for Sept. will be presented by Ryan Johnson, guide and owner of RJS Fly Trips. He will speak on an update of the work of Cast Hope, which provides kids with the gift of the outdoors through the sport of fly fishing. The other part of his program will be the other lower Sacramento River, target fishing for Steelhead, Stripers and Shad below Red Bluff. This fishery is an outstanding place to enjoy great fishing close to home. We need to start looking at these areas and take advantage of them.
Be sure to look for your President’s message next month and see about an “early bird” renewal that saves you 10% on your membership.
Don’t forget, this is your club, if there’s anything you’d like to see or have us do, let us know.
Phil Ryan, President