Southern Sierra Fly Fishers 2017 Scheduled Events

March 18 – Upper Kern:  Guy Jeans will be leading this outing and providing fly fishing lessons.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to fly fish the Kern River from the best.  This class is limited to 12 members.  Please email to reserve your spot.  We’ll meet at the Fly Shop at 8:30 am for the fun day.

The evening of March 18th  Seth Blackamore will be presenting backpacking and fly fishing the back county of the Eastern High Sierras.  Meet at the Kernville Chamber at 7:00 pm.

March 19th – Fly Tying with Buhler Bros:  This class is specially geared towards beginner fly tyers or anyone that needs help with a certain fly.  Meet at the Kernville Chamber at 9:00 am.

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April 8 – Rendezvous: This is our Club’s biggest fund raiser and membership drive.  Catch and release partner tourney, casting contest, raffles, BBQ dinner and entertainment.  The main activities will be held at Rivernook.  Reserve your campsite and let them know you’re with SSFFC.  This event is always a fun party, please come out and support SSFFC.

May 6 Kids Academy: 15 kids, ages 8 to 18 will be learning how to fly fish during this fun filled day at the Kernville Hatchery.   Kids will learn casting, entomology, conservation, knots, fly tying and fishing for rainbow trout at the Hatchery.  Membership is required.  Please contact Kimberly at the Kern River Fly Shop for enrollment.  If you would like to help with the kids in this worthy cause, please email

June 24th: Women’s Fly Fishing Class.  This class will focus on learning to fly fish from the women’s perspective.  We have a number of outstanding women instructors including Kesley Gallagher and Analiza del Rosario.  Kesley has fished all over the world and holds a number of IGFA world records.  Analiza has been a Board member on the Southwest Council of the Federation of Fly Fisher as the Women’s Director and recently on the radio providing her expert advice.  We are lucky to have both as instructors for this new class.  Please email if you have any questions or like to sign up.  SSFFC membership is required.  Meet at the Fly Shop at 8:30 am.

On the same day, the men and other women will have a Carp outing on Lake Isabella led by Randy Skidgel, Carp Fly Fisher extraordinaire.  Randy will discuss the fly fishing gear, flies and techniques needed to catch the mighty carp.  Meet at the Fly Shop at 8:30 am.  Email for questions or to sign up.

Meeting: The evening of June 24th Kesley Gallagher will be our guest speaker.  She will talk about how to apply to the IGFA for world records, her current world records and her fly fishing adventures.  Kesley is becoming a fly fishing celebrity and here’s your chance to meet her as she rises to the top.  Meet at the Kernville Chamber at 7:00 pm.

July 22nd:  Guy Jeans will be leading our outing to the Lower Kern again this year.  We will be targeting bass on the lower.  Float tubes, pontoons or kayaks are highly recommended.  Meet at the Fly Shop at 8:00 am.