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It's that time of year again: mark your calendars NOW and come fish Pyramid Lake with AFF and Doug Ouellette! Friday afternoon (optional): Doug will present a review of his Pyramid Lake clinic in a classroom setting. Then Saturday and Sunday, fishing at Pyramid! Plan on dinner at Louis' Basque Corner on Saturday night! Cost: Friday's clinic: TBD (depends on how many people sign up) Sat/Sun guide service: $125 per person Attendance is currently limited to 8 fly fishers. As wait list grows, however, we have tho option of adding more guides and opening more slots. More details as we get nearer the date.
***This class is full*** Amador Flyfishers will teach "2019 Introduction to Fly Fishing". This will be the sixth year in a row we have taught this class with the participants giving it five star reviews! The cost is $45 and the class is limited to 25 people. It not only includes a full weekend of instruction(Saturday and Sunday), we also will be going on local fishing outings on April 27 and 28 to practice what you learn on both stillwater and moving water. Also it includes a membership in AFF for the rest of 2019! There is a printable flyer, printable class application, and a page of frequently asked questions on amadorflyfishers.org. As a member of the AFF Meetup group, you can participate in several ways: - You can be a participant! If you consider yourself a beginner to intermediate, this course will accelerate your learning and participation in the sport. If you have paid your 2019 dues, $20 will be refunded to you as participants get free membership to AFF for the rest of 2019. - Maybe you have a friend you think would like to learn to fly fish. Print the flyer and bug them to sign up! - If you know of a place that you frequent that allows you to post announcements, please print the flyer and post. Help us increase exposure and fill the class! This year our club will have total responsibility for filling the class, so it is more important than ever to help in the area. - We give away prizes at the class to make it more interesting and supply the participants some initial equipment. Things given away in the past are float tubes, fins, fly lines, leaders, tippet, nippers, forceps, vests, flies, etc. Please look through your inventory and see what you want to give to a beginner fly fisher to get them started in the sport. Send me an email and I'll arrange to get the stuff. I look forward to working with you all to make this another successful class. Thank you in advance for your participation! If after looking at the info on the website you still have questions, give a call to[masked]. Gary Swager Lead Instructor
This month our guest is KEN HANLEY speaking about Large Mouth Bass. Ken has been a fly fishing ambassador since the early 70’s. As a guide and instructor, he’s worked with thousands of students in the field. He was inducted into the FFF Hall of Fame (NCC Chapter) in 2005. He’s the author of seven fly fishing books. He also writes and photographs for both international and regional publications in the outdoor industry. In addition, his outreach to audiences includes videos celebrating both saltwater & freshwater adventures. Ken’s extensive field experience spans the globe; from the highest peaks in Tibet and the Himalaya, to the remote wilderness regions of Asia, New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, and North America. He’s on Pro Staff with the following sponsors; SAGE Instructor, SIMMS, RIO Products Intl, Daiichi, Renzetti, Dr. Slick, Hatch, and Patagonia
Beginners Fishout Clinic Date: April 28, 2019, Sunday Time: 09:00 to 12:00, arrive a little early to suit up and be ready to go at 09:00 Location: Moke River, End of Electra Road [19202 Electra Road], go past the paved parking lot and bathroom and park at the rock wall at the end of the road. Fish Master: Charlie Moore, 209/[masked], [masked] assisted by other AFF members This fishout clinic is for beginners. If you consider yourself a beginner, then this is the fishout for you. The object of this fishout clinic is to give you on the water instruction in stream fly fishing techniques for trout. Open to AFF members and guests Instruction will include demonstration and practice for: Knots Regulations Practice Casting Dry fly presentation Swinging flies and casting Indicator fishing and casting Fishing with a dry/dropper setup Nymph fishing with and without an indicator. Equipment: 2019 Fishing license, 9 foot +/- 4 to 6 wt rods with floating line, 7½ or 9 foot leaders and 3x tippet, bead head flies, hackle flies, streamers, wooly buggers the heavier the better except for a couple of dry flies. Members will also have flies. Waders and boots are nice but if you are tough you can wet wade the river. Just make sure that you have good shoes/boots to protect your feet and ankles. Wading staff, PFDs, vest or a small pouch of some kind. Landing net if you have one, members will have one. Water, snacks, lunch, cameras optional. AFF members will be available to mentor beginners. Hopefully there will be enough members for 2:1 mentoring.