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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!
Voting has started for the Fly Fisher Of The Year and will continue until Dec.28th. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a PM for the person that has contributed the most to our fly fishing community during 2014.
We will be having the FFOTY Award Banquet Dinner on Saturday Jan. 10th., tentatively at the Pine Cone Inn with social hour starting at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.
The Buhler Bros. are also holding Fly Tying Classes on the same day Jan 10th at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce starting at 9:00 am. Make it a SSFFC weekend.
This is always a fun event – roasting the FFOTY. I hope everyone can attend.
14 teams competed in the competition on the Kern River.
Way to to team and individual champion Ryan Spanel!!!!
More info and congrats on our FB. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Sierra-Fly-Fishers/219129942737?ref=hl
Don Rogers, Ryan Spanel, Chris Chamberlain, Craig Root, Ants Uiga.
We have our 2 Teams set for the Nov 8th SWC InterClub Tourney. Congrats to the following:
1. Chris C -Team Capt
2. Craig Root
3. Ryan S.
1. Joe (Tech) Team Capt.
5. Brad W.
The best of luck to our Teams!!!!
Check-In is 8:00 AM at the Fly Shop. There's an awards banquet at the Golf Course at 6:00 pm $30, I need your RSVP by Oct 31st.
We will be holding our Kids Academy’s major fund raiser Friday November 7 at the Kernville Golf Course Clubhouse with no host bar at 6:00 PM and cards fly at 7:00 pm. We’ll be paying Texas Holdem with a $25 buy-in. Since this is a fund raiser, you’ll be able to buy –in as many times as you want, with last buy-in at the beginning of the Final Table.
Members from the other SWC Clubs are invited with the InterClub Tourney the following day. The Team from Carson City FF has been boosting about their Texas Holdem skills and we need to show them how it’s really played. Even the President of the SWCIFFF plays every years and “donates” his $25 in the 1st 10 minutes of play.
You know how important this event is to our Kids Academy program. We need to fund next years Kids Academy and the majority of funds comes from this event. So lets buy-in and go all in to help the kids, the future of our sport.
Sample of prizes.
Mark your calendars, Oct 18th!
It's been way too long with the Rendezvous date swap.
Looking for volunteers. Donated polarized glasses, fly rods, and a ton of flies have arrived!
Must have a current family membership only $35: sign up here: http://ssffclub.org/join-the-club/
Location Kernville Fish Hatchery. 9am - 4pm 14415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238
Potluck and camping location for Saturday evening: http://www.frandy.net/
11252 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238
Last minute mini outing to Dana Point Harbor on Saturday Sept. 6th We’re meeting at 6:00 am at “Baby Beach, directions will be provided by Rob Buhler or google it.
Bring your float tube, yak or toon and the Buhler Bros will be guiding us to some fun times. We’ll start a signup list just to see how many people like to catch multiple species:
- 1. Chiaki (haramic)
- 2. Tim (Tim980)
- 3. Rob (clouserfreak)
- 4. Ryan (Ryan)
- 5. Richard (Richard Cullip) hopefully
- 6. Analize & Family
.This should be a very fun outing. The Buhler Bros are our resident experts to D P Harbor. I hope they can recommend some effective flies for DP. For harbor fishing, I only know of the Crazy Dad, SD Special and Orange Ruffy, thanks to Richard. I’m sure we’ll meet for lunch afterwards to talk stories and tell lies.
Flies: Size 2-6 Clousers(calftail or bucktail) orange over white, red over white, blue over white, and olive over white. Any other flies in this size and color scheme should work fine too. Orange was the clear favorite last weekend, but talked with a friend on the water who was sticking some with olive over white. If you want to try for some larger fish then upsize to larger baitfish patterns 4-6 inches in length. Deceivers plus Half and Half's are great in blue or olive over white. Brown over tan is a sleeper that has done well over the last two years. It looks like the wind should stay down all week and conditions will be good on Saturday!! Extra gear available, if anybody is on the fence, let me know!!
Our September speaker, Jack Trout, will describe various historical facts about the McCloud River, it’s trout, as well as other rivers and fish of Northern California.
This month, Jack Trout (now there is a name for a fisherman) will give us a history lesson. His presentation, The McCloud River Rainbows–Well Traveled Trout, will detail for us how trout, steelhead, and Salmon were shipped out all over the US & southern hemisphere. With historic pictures, rarely seen he will delve into the Aqua Train car that was built to transport fish after the completion of the transcontinental railroad. Ten of them were built. Have you ever wondered how the shad got into the Lower Sacramento River? Where the striped bass came from and how they survived the 2900 mile journey across the United States Who purchased the famous private clubs along the McCloud. Learn the history of Northern California trout from 1840 to the present and why we have rainbow trout in the Midwest. Jack has stories to tell.
Jack was born and raised in Portola, California, grew up fly fishing on Lake Davis and the Feather River and road trips with his father to the McCloud and Upper Sac. Jack’s dad, Ray, was a fishing guide at the Feather River Prep School in Graeagle & Walton’s Grizzly Boys Camp for years, where he taught and guided Leighton and Gray Hills of the Bollibokka Club on the McCloud River how to fly fish and school for their hunter safety licenses, so guiding and teaching is in the family blood.
Jack used to play sports against Mt. Shasta, Weed & McCloud area schools as a kid and later decided to move to Mount Shasta in 1994 and start a full-time local guide service. After that he started going down to guide in Chile and he met his Chilean wife Carola. They operate one of the best Chilean fly fishing guide services for one day trips and non lodge multiple day adventures. Jack guides in northern California on the Upper Sac, McCloud, Klamath, Trinity, Pit, Hat Creek and has 4 other independent guides he has worked with for years. Check out his blog adventures at www.mtshasta.com or the business site at www.jacktrout.com.
Come and get your fill of history while being entertained with rich stories of intrigue and daring do of the early pioneers of fishing.
We will be meeting at the Fly Shop at 7:00 pm Sept 13.