Lower Kern River Trip targeting Smallmouth Bass on Sunday July 26th, meet at 8:00 am.
Personal watercrafts are highly advisable on this outing. Kimberly stated it’s difficult to fish from the steep bank and it drops off very quickly, not much chance to wade. Additional details are forthcoming. We are trying to make arrangements to reserve special facilities for post float activities. The special facilities are being managed by a former SSFFC member. He was ”converted” to fly fishing.
Guy Jeans has offered his services on this special outing! I’ve never fished for Smallmouth bass before, so I’m all in.
Fly recommendations – Flies need to be big! I’ll get more details. Equipment needed: I’ll get more details. There maybe a few extra float tubes available, so don’t let that stop you. This will be a fun outing and lunch will be provided. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next club meeting is June 13th.
I will be looking forward to another of their awesome presentations. It looks like the river is fishing well, so lets all get together for a nice day of fishing and a great club meeting.
See ya there!!!
June 3 , 2015
Last day to comment on making history for the Kern River Rainbow!
The SSFFC public comment letter,
The Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club (SSFFC) is headquartered in Kernville, California, the gateway to the Southern Sierra and Golden Trout Wilderness. We support the collection of the native Kern River Rainbow (KRR) from SQNP as part of a native trout conservation strategy which will include reintroduction of pure strain KRR into their native waters within the vast Kern River Basin. This collection for is a major step towards the reintroduction of the KRR strain into waters where their genetic makeup has been compromised from past stocking practices. Multiple genetic studies by UC Davis have been completed and their recommendations for collection from multiple sites to prevent genetic bottlenecks is an appropriate model for the CDFW to follow. This project should also help to protect the KRR from a possible listing as a threatened species if its population were to continue to decline as many native trout species in California already have. The successful reintroduction of the Little Kern Golden Trout by the CDFW proved that it is also possible for the Kern River Rainbow. Thank you for your time and allowing us to comment.
The local fly clubs have been working on this project for almost 30 years and it's close to fruition.
Link to comment online
More info on the history
We appreciate your comment either for or against!
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The 2015 tenth year Rendezvous anniversary is in the books. I want to thank everyone that attended. Your participation has helped SSFFC continue its important programs and projects for another year. I hope everyone had a great time like I did. This Vous was the first one for our many of our new members and 10th for many of us old timers.
The main purpose of the Vous is to get together with old friends, talk fish stories and make new friends. The secondary purpose is to raise funds and bring in new members. I believe both missions were accomplished. Our Kids Academy program is so important that we held two special raffles to raise earmarked funds. We had a donated Yeti cooler and 4 fly boxes containing approx. 250 flies from our top fly tying members: Rob and Ryan Buhler, Allen Bell, Adam Petuskey and Bill Hammons. These items were almost enough to fund the 2016 Kids Academy. We just need a little more from the Kids Academy Pokers night and we will be set for 2016. Plans for another Yeti cooler are already underway and this Yeti will be taken on the road to many shows, outings and awarded at the 2016 Vous.
Big thanks goes out to our friends: Freddie, Phil and Tim for cooking the best tri tip and chicken bbq dinners . Outstanding job gentlemen, the food was delicious. A special thanks goes out to the Woodward Brothers for their donation of their Montana cabin and another special thanks to the Barnes Family for their winning bid on the cabin.
The Stoneflys rocked the canyon with their fun music and grew a big dancing crowd. Big thanks also goes out to everyone that donated raffle items. We also provided space to our important vendors and programs: Redington/Sage, CFR and Sierra Nets.
Thank you to everyone that helped pull the Vous together. Most importantly, thank you to the members that donated, participated and funded the SSFFC. This club is for you, the best Fly Club in the world!!!!
There are several top quality boxes available for this years raffle:
Legendary tyer, Bill Hammons and the Carson Fly Fishers have donated a box of over 60 trout flies!=$120-150 value
Allen Bell has donated some of his famous "StimuRaiders" and Missing Link's for a box that will also include four dozen trout flies from The Buhler Bros....equaling 72 top notch trout flies with a waterproof box. $150 plus value
A large selection of Crowley flies from Adam(Petundra) and The Buhler Bros....box included. $150 value
So Cal surf/bay box with 60 hot patterns and waterproof box from Rob Buhler. $200 value
This month we have a great speaker. Cmdr Joel Stewart will speak to our club on the Baghdad School of Flyfishing. The Kern should be fishing better every day now, so let's all plan to come up and have a great day fishing the river and that night, enjoying this very special presentation.
The meeting is 3-21, 7:00 at the Kern Chamber of Commerce.
Allen Bell did some scouting for this weekends Owens outing!
Hi guys, with the LowO outing next weekend, I went up yesterday. Nymphing was ok, not great in the morning. Usual flies. Around 12:30, the river lit up with a nice Caddis hatch. Brachy's !! Fish mainly eating egg layers,so be ready to make the fly hop a little. They are #18's with a thin black body and make the wing fluffy. Really nice fish taken during the hatch, including 3 over 16". Smallest I caught during the event was over 12. About halfway through, Blue Wings came out They were #16's. the fish were taking both. Too much fun!! The hatch lasted around 3 hrs and fishing was pretty slow after. BUT, that was a fantastic time, well worth the trip. So, tie a few flies, or I will have a few should anyone need a couple.
Hope to see all of you Sat am for breakfast!! Allen
Breakfast is at Petite Pantry at 8:00 am. Dinner is at Pizza Factory in Bishop at 6:30 pm
Link to join us for the celebration! cut and paste http://ssffclub.org/rendezvous/
SOUTHERN SIERRA FLY FISHERS 10th ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS! April 18, 2015
2015 OFFICER’S AND DIRECTORS INSTALLATION DINNER.
MOUNTAIN & RIVERS ADVENTURES CAMPGROUND – 15775 Sierra Way. Kernville, CA
Here we go again!!! Come and join the festivities regardless of your fishing ability and whether or not you want to participate in the tournament. This is our annual fund raising - club membership drive major event of the year. Bring your family and/or significant ‘other’. It’s always a fun time.
Freddie Ramirez and Jessica Stickland, from Trout Unlimited will be our February guest speakers. Freddie heads up the Fresno TU Chapter and is interested in creating a Satellite Club in our area. This format makes a lot of sense and I’m very interested in his ideas. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Kernville Chamber Room. I hope everyone can attend this important meeting.
We still have room in our Rod Building Class which starts at 9:00 am, also this Saturday.
Make it a SSFFC weekend.
Only two students learning from two master rod building gurus. Don't let this opportunity pass!
Rod Building Class on Feb 21st at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce . Cost will be $130, which includes the following:
Rod Building Kit: Blank, reel seat, cork handle, guides, tip top, thread & wind check. Everything will fit.
Rod Finish, cups & brushes
Drying Motor with Stand
1/8" Masking Tape
White China Marker
In class, there will also be epoxy, reamers & masking tape. The $130 is the SSFFC cost for these items and we pass it along to our members. This is the best deal you'll find anywhere. Combined this with Pete Emmel as the rod building instructor, priceless. I'll be assisting Professor Pete. Paricipants will be close to completing their rod by the end of the class. You keep the rod and all the supplies and tools. And you'll have the knowledge to build fly rods. It will also be a fun class.
SSFFC Membership is a requirement of the class. Join SSFFC: http:/ssffclub.org/join-the-club/membership-application/
We can take up to 8 members. Signup by replying or email email@example.com
Every year we vote for the Fly Fisher Of The Year. There’s always been an individual that has stood out, helping, teaching and leading by example.
For 2014, we have something very different. We have two individuals that have been outstanding fly fishers:
Rob and Ryan Buhler are the Co-Fly Fishers of the Year for the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers!!
They exemplify the true meaning of Fly Fishers. They have given their time to teach others, led on Club outings and presented at many of our monthly Club meetings. All in effort to bring our passion to people that wish to learn. They have always been first in line whenever I requested fly donations. They have taught me how to fish Dana Point Harbor, San Diego Bay, Lake Crowley, Kern River, Lower Owens and how to tye effective flies for each of these locations. I wish to thank them for everything they have taught me and many Club members and congratulate them for their well deserved award.
The evening was blessed with great friends, fun conversation, and the Buhler's parents attending. Allen Bell did a fantastaic job as the emcee and Ewing Restaurant is back!
The people of the SSFFC continue to make the club special!