Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Southwest Council's Fly Fishing Faire last weekend

Last weekend DFF members helped out with the faire. The event was held at Cerro Coso Community College in beautiful Mammoth Lakes California. The college is small but very nice and you can't over look the location!

Where the vendors and indoor classes were located

Entrance and welcome area

There were tarps in the parking lot for a casting area

And this is the view from the parking lot... horrible

One of the two vendors areas

Close ups of the gorgeous pottery and Nu Cast reels 

Having fun in Mammoth

Several members, and spouses, of the DFF traveled to Mammoth last weekend to help with the Southwest Council Fly Fishing Faire. Between helping we managed to have fun! Years ago it was common for groups of us to travel to fish, attend functions, and just have fun with like minded folks but with the changes in the economy this was not happening as often.

Last weekend we were reminded how much fun this is and therefore we need to do it more!

Thursday night there was a vendor and volunteer dinner at Lake Mary Marina. DFF helped with set up and busing.


Fishing and kayaking on Lake Mary. As you can see the weather and fishing were cooperative!

Saturday night our group got together for a potluck dinner... Great food and conversation. Alan treated us to halibut, Britta made her famous Calico Beans, there was a huge salad, we also had before the meal treats and cake for dessert. We spent plenty of time reminiscing about past outings and members that are no longer with us, having laughs about adventures and misadventures of outings past.

A great time was had by all! We have to do this more often!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monthly Meeting September 9th, 2014

Join us September 9, 2014 to welcome Fred Ramirez and Phil Davis 
for an incredible northern California trout program!

My name is Fred Ramirez. Phil Davis, my business partner, and I run Central Sierra Fly Fishing Adventures. We are a year-round fly fishing guide service in Clovis, CA. This area holds some of the best fly fishing in the Central Sierra. We have a wide variety of rivers, streams and lakes that offer the fly fisher a chance at rainbows, browns, brooks and the elusive golden trout.

I have lived in the Central Valley for 50 years, and have been fly-fishing here, and the Sierras for more than 38 years. I learned to fly fish at the young age of 12 in a small creek in the Sierras and have been doing so ever since.

Phil has been fishing the Central Valley for more than 48 years. He just retired from teaching, which now gives him even more time to fish!

In the summer we fish out of Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake in the High Sierra. We also do horse pack trips in the High Sierra. We have multiple areas in which to fish. In the High Sierra we have Upper Mono Creek behind Edison Lake, Lower Mono Creek below the dam, and all the other creeks that feed into Edison Lake. We also have the upper and lower section of the South Fork of the San Joaquin River, as well as a few small High Sierra lakes we can fish with float tubes.

We are one of the first guide services to have a permit to guide in the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. We have a variety of waters to fish-from the South fork of the Kings River to many small creeks. We also guide on the three sections of the Kings River: the South Fork within the park, the upper section above Pine Flat Lake, and the Lower Kings below Pine Flat Lake.

We are proud to announce that Central Sierra Fly Fishing Adventures is a Certified Tenkara Guide Service. Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly fishing, which uses only a rod, line and flies. Simplicity.

Give us a call. Don’t miss your golden opportunity! (559)859FISH