The President's Line...
Dick Recchia, President
Now that summer is over, the club calendar is once again beginning to fill with activities that will hopefully entice our members to participate.
#1: On September 6th we are offering a class on "Moving Water Fly Fishing". This will be an on-the-water clinic held on the water on the Upper Sacramento River at Dog Creek starting at 9:30AM. We will be meeting at 8:30AM at the Starbucks on Lake Blvd. to caravan to the class location.
#3: Jess Hoopes, the STFF Fishout Chairman, has developed a full schedule of fishing trips for STFF members. In September, Jess will be leading fishouts to the Trinity River on September 11th, and then to Cassel Forebay on September 23rd. Members can sign up for the outings at the September meeting. Please see the fishout schedule for all the planned outings for the remainder of this year
#4: We need your support for the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour on October 4th at the Cascade Theatre. Please use the form you recently received in the mail to order your tickets to go to the movies, watch exciting fly fishing film, and at the same time contribute to the Cal Trout’s Hat Creek Restoration Project and the STFF building fund!
If you prefer, you can also purchase tickets at The Fly Shop, or at the Cascade Theatre box office. But, hopefully, as an STFF member you will participate and give your support to this fundraising effort!
#5: FFF Certified casting instructors Guy Manning and Jim Wigington are seeking members interested in learning more about casting theory, techniques and practice. We hope to build a core group of people who wish to learn, share and practice with likeminded individuals on an scheuled basis. At this point there is no set agenda. A meeting will be arranged (date TBD) to discuss the expectations and desires of those members interested in participating in this program. Please see the casting page for details and contact information.
Possibilities that have been brought up so far are:
Understanding the common mechanics of differing styles of casting Learning teaching skills to help teach casting better at club events Working toward an FFF casting certification Fast track to becoming a great caster through the use of tournament casting skills
If you are interested in this program please call Guy Manning by email or at 222-2601.
#6: For those who are interested in joining the "Fishout" at the Owyhee River in Oregon, the dates have been changed to: arrival on October 15th, departure on October 19th. Hopefully, the water temperature by mid- October will provide better fishing than the current conditions. If you plan on joining the group, please sign up at the September meeting, or contact me by email.
#7: Junior Fly Tying Class will be starting On October 14th. If you know of any potential candidates, contact Tom Taylor by email or at 549-3529.
#8: We are beginning to plan another series of "Beginners Fly Tying Classes". If you have any interest in attending these classes, please register at the September membership meeting or contact Phil Ryan. There will be six weekly classes and all materials and equipment will be provided.
I want to acknowledge the recent generosity of Jim and Debbie Traylor, the owners of Wishes and Fishes Fly Shop in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. They provided our Project Healing Waters group with fly tying supplies at a tremendous discount. In that regard, if you are interested in buying tungsten beads at a great price, I suggest you take a look at their website .
Last, but of importance, are the two upcoming river clean up project the club is participating in. You can find informaiton about the Great Sierra River Cleanup and the Community Creek Cleanup 2014 on the Conservation page.
Monthly Meeting Information
September 10, 2014 6:30 PM.
James Wigington, Ph.D. - What Makes a Trout Stream Tick.