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.
Our June 21st speaker is my world famous cousin, Zino Nakasuji. Zino has fished waters that most of us have only dreamed of fishing: New Zealand, Belize, River Spey, Christmas Island, etc. One of his favorite methods of fly fishing is sight casting to difficult to catch fish. He has become an expert on Bonefish on the flats, having spoken at our Club and Marriotts on Oahu Bonefishing. He goes there only 3 or 4 times a year. I know, poor guy. Zino will be presenting fishing for Carp in the LA River and at Lake Henshaw. He will cover everything you ever wanted to know about catching carp in the LA River: top spots, flies to use, etc. For Lake Henshaw, you’ll find out about the hopper fishing for carp, that’s right top water action for carp. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Kernville Chamber of Commerce.
As an added bonus, come fish Sunday morning with Zino and Randy for Carp at Lake Isabella and find out how it’s done by two premiere carp fly fishers. Catching carp is not easy. Learn the secret techniques and flies used by the experts. This should be a fun time!!
The 2014 Vous is only a few days away!
Here’s a few last minute announcements:
1. Friday night pot luck will be held at Campground site #80, at Jay Ryan’s RV. Please bring some type of appetizer.
2. Just as a reminder, check-in for the C & R Tourney will be 7:30 to 8:30 am Saturday morning at the Fly Shop. Coffee will be provided and Guy’s Shop will be open to pickup any last minute supplies. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Please drive safely.
Sign up online here http://ssffclub.org/rendezvous/
Club membership: http://ssffclub.org/join-the-club/join/
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’ and have fun.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE: $25, dinner is included. A current membership is required. One year membership fee is $25 for an individual membership; $35 for family membership. Rendezvous and Membership applications will be emailed directly to current Club members. Non-members may request applications via PM or email to CopperDropper (email@example.com) or haramic (firstname.lastname@example.org). The maximum number of participants is 79 and we expect to fill all 79 spots.
- Check in: 7:30 to 8:30 AM at the Kern River Fly Shop
- Announcements: 8:30 AM
- Start fishing a t 8:45 AM until 2:00 PM Sharp Return check in: 2:00 to 2:30 PM
- Casting Contest, raffle ticket sales and social: 3:00 to 5:00 PM
- Dinner, entertainment and awards: 5:00 PM – ?
Rules of Tournament: Areas to be fished are from the Johnsondale Bridge to the bridge in Kernville, this area maybe expanded based upon the number of participants. Fly Fishing equipment and barbless hooks only, Catch and Release, Maximum three flies at one time No flotation devices (No rafts, boats, tubes, bath tubs, etc.) Return with a bag of trash that you picked up from your location (we will supply the bags). All fishing will be done in pairs to verify catch (Please find a participating partner, if you can’t, the tourney committee will do its best to assign a partner.) 10 inch minimum for qualifying fish, round down to the nearest inch.
*Trophy, prizes for biggest trout, most accumulated inches of trout, biggest Pike Minnow, biggest Sucker. *We will also have a kids division. *Prizes for best and worst dressed participant. (You have to wear it all day until you return @ check in) *Prize for most trash collected
DINNER AND FFESTIVITIES ONLY: $10 FEE, $15 non-member for those who aren’t able to participate in the Tourney, but want to attend the dinner, festivities and to support the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers. SSFFC membership is not a requirement for this portion of the event. We have many items for the raffle from a Guide Trip from KR Troutfitters to books, hats, flies, discount coupons for Fly Fishing products and MORE! We will also hold a silent auction.
For questions or more information, please PM or email contact me at email@example.com
Tired of the winter blues?? Low flows on your local got you down?? Ready to knock some of the rust off your casting arm??
Three events to help get you out of Spring cleaning!
When – Saturday March 8th
Where - Kern River- Meet at the Kern River Fly Shop at 8:30 a.m. for morning meet and greet.
Single Hand Casting Clinic. Mark Allen , Certified Casting Instructor.
This class will show you how to do some of these casts and mends, from a simple reach mend to aerial stack mends.
We will also discuss leaders and tippets and how to adjust them to get the most natural presentation of your fly.
We will also discuss how to best approach a fish in order to make your presentation casts easier.
Fly Tying Class; Rob & Ryan Buehler.
Details are still being worked out for this class. But, just the fact that the Buehler Boys are putting this on is reason enough to sign up. Space is limited so get on the list fast.
Fly Fisher of The Year Dinner and Roast
Pete Emmel (Pete) is our Fly Fisher of the Year! He received the most votes from our members, we admire Pete for his drive, determination for all he’s has done for the Club and for fly fishing.
He’s done tons for the Club, Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Water, rod building, rod swaps, etc. Pete keeps our Club as one of the leaders in rod building in the SWCFFF and the nation.
Please join us at his dinner banquet on March 8th at the Kernville Golf-course Clubhouse, social hour, no host bar stating at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.
RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s FREE to all SSFFC members. Not a member? You can easily join at the club website.
I’m very proud to announce Pete Emmel is our Southern Sierra Fly Fishers FOTY! He received the most votes from our members, including mine. I admire Pete for his drive, determination for all he’s has done for the Club and for fly fishing. He’s done tons for the Club, Casting for Recovery, Project Healing Water, rod building, rod swaps, etc. Pete keeps our Club as one of the leaders in rod building in the SWCFFF and the nation.
Pete has given so much to the Club and is the perfect example of what our sport is all about. This award is very well deserved.
Please join us at his dinner banquet (roast ) on March 8th at the Kernville Golf course Clubhouse, social hour, no host bar stating at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm. RSVP by replying to this email or email: email@example.com
The board has decided to make our SSFF newsletter public. We were struggling with members forgetting their passwords and not accessing it plus, Gary Silveira produces a stellar newsletter!
The next three months the Ring of the Rise will be sent to all current and past members. Please take time to review or inquire about your membership being current. The website makes it easier to renew but it’s a challenge with our everchanging renewal date. This year, April 5 at the Rendezvous. It would be a great for our new membership chair Amy Kileen to have the opportunity to be caught up by the the Vouz. Thank you for supporting the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers!
Cast it forward,
Feb. 22 and 23 are the weekend dates for the SSFFC February Outing to Lower Owens. Our Outings Chair, Chris, has assigned me to head up this outing. Based upon recent reports, it’s shaping up to be very good conditions. Traditionally, we’ve met for breakfast Saturday morning. I’m thinking of meeting at 7:00 am at:
Petite Pantry 2278 North Sierra Highway Bishop
It’s right next to Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop. The great Buhler Brothers, Rob and Ryan have offered help to anyone needing assistance in fishing the Lower O. A big thanks goes out to them again for helping the Club. Based upon their recent report, they really know this water.
After a fun day of fly fishing, let’s meet at 6:00 pm at the Pizza Factory 970 N. Main Street Bishop.The Club will be sponsoring our pizza dinner, while we swap tall tales of the day’s adventure.
Sue and I went 2 years ago on this outing and had a BLAST! We’re both looking forward to another fun adventure. I hope many of you can make this outing. If anyone is interested in what a fun time we had 2 years ago here’s my post from back then:
I’m trying to get Allen bell on this years outing, again. ;D We always have a fun time.
Yes, it’s that time of the year again to vote for your choice for SSFFC Fly Fisher Of The Year. Voting will be through Feb. 10th by “casting” your votes to me: email:firstname.lastname@example.org or PM. We will hold our Fly Fisher of The Year awards banquet on March 8th at the Kernville Golf Course Clubhouse.
While you’re casting your vote, please also RSVP to attend the awards banquet. Cost is $20 for dinner with a no host bar. Please attend and roast the Fly Fisher Of The Year. We had a great time last year “congratulating” Randy for the award. Too much fun.