FOTY Vote and Date January 12, 2013

Hi Everyone,
Please send your vote for Fly Fisher of the Year to
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. 


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Shane Goslin

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.


2012 Grant Award KRRP

The  Southern Sierra Fly Fishers, were awarded a grant towards the Kern River Rainbow Project in the amount of $17,129 plus a not to exceed of an additional $10,000 towards the hatchery electrical, water distribution, and wellheads. A vote in principle to be validated by a quorum through e-mail was made by the Edison Committee to approve the recommendation to the Kern Community Foundation to approve funding of up to $27,000 to cover any additional costs related to inflationary or unforeseen costs with establishment of a reliable water supply to meet the needs of the Kernville Hatchery to raise native brood stock Kern River rainbow trout.

Shane Goslin

Conservation Chair

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





Rendezvous 2012 Results

Everyone who showed up was a winner! 

Total Inches: Eric Wessel  -  22 Trout over 10 inches

Dry Fly Division: Adam Petuskey - 14 fish

Youth Division: Tessa Kopp

Casting Competition: Shane Goslin - 20 Points

Biggest Trout:  Shane Goslin

Most Trash:   Shane & Grace Goslin

Thank you to everyone for making our annual fundraiser a success!



SSFF Team Tryout Results

I am proud to announce the SSFFC Tournament Teams for 2012!
Team Randy (name to be determined)
Alt. Erik

Team Joe (Kern River Boyz)
Alt. Ants

Congratulations to all!

Fly Fisher of the Year

It gives me great pleasure to announce the Fly Fisher Of The Year is Bill Darbee. Please join me for his awards dinner on Saturday February 11th at El Jacalitos. Social hour starts at 5:00 pm and the awards dinner at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to me via PM or

Bill has been a great ambassador of fly fishing representing the Club. He has also worked very hard as President of the SSFFC for many years. Tons of fun to fish with, he’s comes from fly fishing royalty. Bill has been rock steady, dependable, and the FFOTY award is well deserved.