Events

2013 Rendezvous Oct 4-6

  This is our annual fundraising club/membership drive major event of the year. Bring your family and/or significant ‘other’ and have fun.  Come and join the festivities regardless of your fishing ability and whether or not you want to participate in the tournament!

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 (gfsilveiira@charter.net) or haramic (haramic@aol.com). The maximum number of participants is 79 and we expect to fill all 79 spots.     

DINNER AND FESTIVITIES 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 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.  Guy Jeans Band The Stoneflys   https://www.facebook.com/stoneflypress#!/pages/Stoneflys/350287245053497 will be playing Friday night 8pm-?    Bernard's Surf Rock band plays Saturday evening

Tournament Rules:

Check in: 7:30 to 8:30 AM  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 PM to 5:00 PM  Dinner, entertainment and awards: 5:00 PM – ?     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  

Location:

Frandy Campground, across the street from the Kern River Fly Shop.   11252 Kernville Rd.  Kernville, CA 93238 http://www.frandy.net/
Campground reservations can be made by calling: (888) 372-6399 and mention you’re with Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club.  We have reserved the camp spots around Circle Drive, which is located on the upper right hand corner of the following campground map: http://www.frandy.net/facilities-map.asp   Frandy hsa RV spots with full hookups.  If you want to rent a RV, our Club member Allen Rose with Kern River Vacation Trailers has them:  http://kernrivervacationtrailers.com/  They are giving us the off-season rates:  http://www.frandy.net/rates.asp   The off season rates are at the bottom of the page.  My understanding is 6 persons per campsite.
 
The Club has already reserved the following spots for entertainment, BBQ, raffles and awards: 31, 32 & 33.  
If anyone is staying just Friday night, please email me, haramic@aol.com or call    (760)-913-SSFF  (760)-913-7733
  
Register online for Tournament: http://ssffclub.org/rendezvous/
  
Thanks!

 Chiaki Harami

April 13th Making You A Better Fly Fisher Series: Fly Tying

SSFFC is proud to announce another class in our “Making You A better Fly Fisher” series;

Tying with Ryan and Rob Buhler

   Have you ever wanted to get some quality help with your fly tying?  Have you ever thought?

“ I wish I could tie like Raider” Do you struggle with some of the finer techniques of fly tying? Have you ever wanted to get started in tying but just didn’t know where to start? Here is your chance;

What; Tying with Rob and Ryan Buhler

      ITINERARY:

1.Material selection, preservation, and storage

OPEN TO SUGGESTION-WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THOSE ATTENDING

2.Thread handling techniques: pinch wrap, fold in method, parachutes, perfect split tails, upright wings, etc…

3.Basic techniques: proportions, palmering hackle, ribbing and dubbing applications

4.Possible Flies: Wooly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams, Hare’s Ear Nymph for beginners. Spinning hair for Irresistible’s, Dahlberg’s etc…, Rubber leg-krystal flash Stimulator for intermediates.

Where; Kernville, CA

When; Saturday April 13th, 9:00 a.m. –12:00  This gives you plenty of time to try out your new flies on the river and attend the presentation at the club meeting that evening

              Who; Open to all SSFFC members at no charge. (To become a member go to  ssffclub.org)

What to bring; All vises, tools and materials provided by the club. If you have your own vise, tools and materials feel free to bring them.

Thanks,

Randy!

SWCFF Sports Chalet Report


SSFFC at Bakersfield Sports Chalet.

We had a great turnout with over 30 people showing up to watch the seminars on casting by Guy and fly tying by Allen Bell.   As usual the youth gravitated towards tying and stayed for a couple hours. Hopefully they sign up for the Kids Academy.

Mark and Randy spent time teaching people about gear in the Sports Chalet aisles.  And Joe, he brought an ice chest of cold ones for the slow periods.

Thanks,

Chiaki 
 

 

 SportsChalet

 

2013 Kids Academy May 4th

Mark your calendars!  Rods, reels, sunglasses, and other donations have arrived.  Four students on the list!

 More info coming about sixty days before event. Should be prime creeking time for the volunteers.

Thanks everyone!

Shane Goslin

661-428-5109

 

 

FOTY Vote and Date January 12, 2013

Hi Everyone,
  
Please send your vote for Fly Fisher of the Year to haramic@aol.com
Voting will end Dec. 31st. 
 
The FFOTY dinner will be held Jan 12th at the Golf Course Clubhouse social hr starts at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00pm. We will also have a special speaker from Trout Unlimited. 
 
We will also have a Rod Building Class during the day at the Chamber of Commerce. 
 
I'll see everyone there. 
 
Thanks
Chiaki

SWCFFF Inter-Club Tourney Results

It was a funtastic weekend from the Kids Academy Poker Fundraiser, the tourney, and ending with the exciting awards banquet!

Here are the results:

1. Deep Creek Fly Fishers!!!!
2. Carson City Fly Fishers
3. Southern Sierra FF Team Empty Creels - Capt. Randy Skidgel
4. Golden State FF (San Diego)
5. Fresno FF
6. Southern Sierra FF Team: Kern River Boys - Joe Martin Capt.
7. Sierra Pacific FF Mens Team
8. Sierra Pacific FF Womens Team

The top individual scorer was Bill Hammons  from  Carson City. He was a double winner this weekend, winning the KA Poker Night as well, going all in against BradW. The Carson City Team traveled 7 hours to participate in the Tourney.

Deep Creek FF have participated every year and were determined to win this year. Job well done to all the team members and Gary Applebee Team Capt.

Our team Capt for next year are Bill Yearsley and Randy Skidgel , the 2 top individual scores from SSFFC. A big thank you goes out to all the Controllers. We need to start practicing for next year to get the Championship back.

Thanks,
Chiaki

Kids Academy Poker Fundraiser Nov 2, 2012

Friday Nov. 2nd, 7pm, Kernville Odd Fellows Hall  50 Tobias St,  Kernville CA

One of our funnest events of year. Great prizes for a great cause.......the future generations of fly fishing.

To date, the SSFF Kids Academy has graduated 77 kids.   2012  had 17 graduates and we need to raise money for another 17 next year.

This evening ties in with the FFF Inter Club Tourney on Saturday Nov 3.

Upon graduation every student receives a new Redington Rod & reel setup among other donated items.

Next years Kids Academy will be held in May.

The social hour starts at 6:00 pm.  The Odd Fellows Hall has a bar.      Cards and chips fly at 7:00 pm.  Buy-in is $25 and you can buy-in as many times as you want until the final table.  At the start of the final table, there will be one final buy-in. 

First place Sage One 9ft. 4 wt. built by Chiaki    2nd place  1/2 day guide trip.     3rd place  One night stay at Kern Lodge    Working on a cigar auction and other items.   Prize of helping kids...priceless!  

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Thank You,

shane goslin

661-428-5109

 

 

 

FFF Inter-Club Tourney Nov 3, 2012

The Inter-Club Tourney will be held on November 3rd, the first Saturday in November. Try-out dates, to represent the SSFFC, will be held September 8th and October 13th. SSFFC will field two 5 person teams. Try-outs will use the same rules as the Inter-Club Tourney. The top scorer (Top Dog) from last year’s teams will automatically make the team. The top 4 scores from each of try-out dates will earn spots on the teams. The last (10th) spot will be the next highest score from the 2 try-out dates, to be known as the Wild Card. The next two highest scores are the alternates. The teams will be made up from the scores, the Top Dog and 4 highest scores will be Team A. Members can try-out both days. We will need controllers again for both try-out dates and the Inter-Club Tourney. Anyone that can help will be very much appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Unofficial Simple Rules: 

1.     Barbless flies  2.      No split shot (or sinkers)  3.      No indicator  4.      3 flies permitted, minimum 18” between flies  5.     No tying off the bend of the hook.  6.      Flies must be fully dressed 7.      Single visible beadhead no larger than 4 mm or 5/32 inch.    Official Rules:

ARTICLE 25: COMPETITION FLY RODS.  25.1. One conventional fly rod, not more than twelve feet/three hundred and sixty-six centimetres in length, may be used at one time.  25.2. Competitors may have spare fly rods with them but when boat fishing, these must not be assembled nor the reel attached.  25.3. Competitors are responsible for carrying and protecting their own equipment.  

ARTICLE 26: COMPETITION FLY LINES. 26.1. Any factory made floating, sinking or sink tip lines may be used, except for lead core lines.  26.2. Competition fly lines must be a minimum length of twenty-two metres.  26.3. Shooting heads are not allowed. 26.4. Neither sinking nor floating devices may be added to fly lines. 

ARTICLE 27: COMPETITION LEADERS.  27.1. A single monofilament leader may be used, of any length.  27.2. Leaders may be knotted or knotless, and continuously tapered down or level. A single loop may only be used to connect a leader to a fly line.  27.3. Neither sinking nor floating devices may be added to the leader.  

ARTICLE 28: COMPETITION FLIES. 28.1. Competitors may use floating or sinking artificial flies.  28.2. Each fly must be dressed on a single hook, without limit as to size.  28.3. The length of the dressed fly will be at the discretion of the competitor. 28.4. Weighted flies are permitted, provided the weight is hidden within the dressing. A single visible bead, not more than 4 mm in its maximum dimension, is also permitted. Painting alone does not constitute dressing. 28.5. A maximum of three flies is permitted which must not be closer to each other than 18 “measured eye to eye, hanging freely.  28.6. All flies must be attached to the leader in such a way that neither they nor their droppers move or slide along the leader material.  28.7. All flies must be dressed on hooks which are barbless.  

Guy’s ruling will be final on any rule disputes.    The Offical Rules are directly from the FIPS Rule book EXCEPT Rule 28.5 which the min distance has been changed to 18 inches.

Thanks,

Chiaki

2012 Rendevous Sept 22. Mento Buru Band!

SOUTHERN SIERRA FLY FISHERS  7th ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS

AND 2012-2013 OFFICER’S AND DIRECTORS INSTALLATION DINNER 

 SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2012 MOUNTAIN & RIVER 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’ 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 (gfsilveiira@charter.net) or haramic (haramic@aol.com). The maximum number of participants is 79 and we expect to fill all 79 spots.  The application deadline is September 15, 2012, so a headcount can be obtained.        Check in: 7:30 to 8:30 AM  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 PM to 5:00 PPM  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 FFEE, for those who aren’t able to participate in the Tourney, but want to attend the dinner, festivities and to support the SSFFFC. 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.  

WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NEW CLUB WEBSITE WHICH YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD FORMS AND MAKE PAYMENTS.  Stay tuned for additional announcements.        For questions or more information, please PM or email contact me at haramic@aol.com   

Thanks, Chiaki

 

 

Don't forget we booked the lengendary band Mento Buru!  You don't want to miss this Vous!!!

 

"Guide" Jeans

http://www.reverbnation.com/mentoburu

 Mento Buru is a wild 8-piece band that combines Jamaican SKA, rock, funk, salsa, hip-hop, jazz, and punky reggae creating a maddening musical experience.

Mento has been gigging non-stop since '91 and shows no sign of stopping. This band lives to play live and always gives the audience everything it has boiling in it's stew of rhythm!

There’s a big rumor of a special guest star (guide) who will be accompanying them on a few songs. This will be a special treat!!!

 Thanks! 

Chiaki