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Please visit our Club Web Site (http://amadorflyfishers.org) and click "Read more" below for links to Calendar, Trip Reports, Membership Application, Liability Waiver, and Tips on Joining A Zoom Meeting

Club Description

Amador Flyfishers (AFF) is a family-oriented organization established in 1991 to provide an opportunity for persons interested in fly fishing to share information, learn from others, experience fly fishing in various locations, and protect fisheries for future generations.

Before Covid, AFF met the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM the Amador County Administration Building located at 810 Court St., Jackson CA, 95642, to socialize with other flyfishers, share local fishing reports, and hear a presentation given by a prominent industry flyfisher. For the most part, AFF outings are ongoing because we can socially distance on outings.

Until we can get back to in person meetings, AFF will provide Zoom meetings which will include a presentation from a fly fishing luminary. See out Events page for our Zoom meeting topics and our outings..

• Calendar (http://shorturl.at/fyAOS)

• Trip Reports (http://shorturl.at/yADL2)

• Club Web Site (http://amadorflyfishers.org/)

• Membership Application (http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Forms/2021_AFF%20Membership%20Application-Release%20of%20Liability_FILL-IN.pdf)

• Liability Waiver (http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Forms/2021_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liability_FILL-IN%202.pdf)

• Joining A Zoom Meeting (http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Documents/zoom.pdf)

Upcoming events (4+)

Heenan Lake Fishout #2

Heenan Lake

This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s).
AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click the link for waiver. http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Documents/2020_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liablilty_FILL%20IN.pdf
Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are strongly encouraged to attend.
Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or loaner equipment.

Fishmaster John Rogers.

Contact me with any questions through MeetUp or at our regular monthly meeting.

Directions Heenan Lake (EL 7200') is 8 miles east of Markleeville on Hwy 89. You can reach Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass) from Hwy 395, south of Topaz Lake at Woodfords. It is about 7 miles to Markleeville and another 8 miles to the junction of Hwy 89 and SR4. Heenan will be on the right.

Clothing High Sierra lake, (7200'), be prepared for all conditions.

Fishing Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Moderate level of difficulty

Fish cruise throughout the lake. Popular areas are the inlets of Heenan Creek at the east end and lake south end, both areas with weed beds usually present.

Gear Float tube, pontoon boat, prams, and usual stillwater gear

5 or 6 wt. rod and reel

Floating & intermediate sink tip lines

4x leaders 7' to 9'

4x tippets

There will be plenty of quality fish on hand for the patient fly fisher. No water or food at the lake, bring your own food and beverages. I look forward to seeing you there.

Free Casting Lessons at Golden Gate Casting Ponds from the Golden Gate Club

THE GGACC 2nd SATURDAY FREE CASTING LESSONS ARE NOW BACK!
Location Golden Gate Park casting ponds (1232 JFK Dr., across from the Buffalo Paddock), San Francisco

The Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club's (GGACC's) Monthly Free Fly Casting Lessons are open to both Club members and the General Public. These free fly casting lessons are generally held on the 2nd Saturday of each month year-round from 9:30 AM - 12 Noon at the Golden Gate casting ponds. Free loaner equipment is also available on a first come, first served basis, but please try to arrive by 8:45 AM to take advantage of this limited free equipment.

A few points to consider –

These lessons focus on casting single-handed fly rods.
Casting lessons are a “go," rain or shine.
For safety reasons, no flies with hooks are permitted; only "yarn" practice flies are allowed (these practice flies are provided free of charge).
Students are expected to provide and wear their own eye protection (regular glasses, sun glasses, or safety glasses) at all times during the casting lessons.
Classes target four different skill levels (the classes are held concurrently):

Beginner
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced

Please pre-register for these casting lessons in order to help determine the number of needed instructors . To register, to go https://www.ggacc.org/event-4166663?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=10/15/2021

Finally, if you are interested in joining the casting instructor group or training for Fly Fishers International (FFI) "Casting Instructor" (CI) certification, please contact Willy George.

Upper Sac. River Dunsmuir, Ca.

Dunsmuir

Details to come at a later date

Lower Sacramento Guided Float

Redding

This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s).
AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click the link for waiver. http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Documents/2020_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liablilty_FILL%20IN.pdf
Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are strongly encouraged to attend.
Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or loaner equipment.
The Delta Fly Fishers have extended an invitation to join them on a Lower Sacramento Guided Float trip. If you would like to attend, RSVP on this page and also contact Jerry Neuburger to let him know that you
have signed up. I’m not sure if he follows our Meetup page.

On October 16, Delta Fly Fishers and guide Scott Sugimoto of On the Riffle Guide Service are again hosting a full-day guided trip starting from Redding, California.

The Lower Sacramento is a really great option for catching trophy rainbow trout nearly every day of the year. Water releases below Keswick Dam and three runs of Chinook salmon have created one of the finest wild trout fisheries in the nation according to expert Mike Mercer. Average size of its rainbow trout is over 16” and fish over 20” are common.

The guide fee is $250 per person (based on two anglers per guided drift boat). The fee includes flies, terminal gear, guide tip, and group hot lunch. Participants are welcome to bring their own rods and reels; however, guides will provide complete outfits on request and prefer to set up their guests’ terminal gear themselves. Host Bob Fujimura will send out details on the recommended fishing gear and outing agenda to paid participants prior to the event.

You can register and pay the outing fee online at https://link.waveapps.com/47vbuu-wvymng. If you want to use an alternative payment method, contact Jerry Neuburger at (209)[masked]. No refunds for cancellations – however, you may sell your reservation to others. Tentatively, we plan to close sign ups by September 15, or earlier if all spots are filled.

For outing details and gear suggestions, contact Scott Sugimoto at (530)[masked] or email [masked]. You may also call Bob Fujimura at (209)[masked] or email [masked] regarding pre- or post-drift group activities or lodging recommendations.

Act soon since October is a popular fishing season and it will become difficult to find experienced guides.

Hope to see you at this outing!

Past events (249)

Member monthly meeting with Jeff Putnam, Faults and Fixes in the Cast

11401 American Legion Dr

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