Future General Meetings at the Conzelmann Center will be cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Upcoming meetings may be via Zoom.
December - Members' presentations:
Completing the Western Native Trout Challenge with Laurie Banks and Ken Davis
Laurie and Ken have been together for 23 years and a fishing team for the last 15. Together they decided to spend last two their summer vacations pursuing the Western Native Trout Challenge (WNTC). Thinking it would take years to complete, they were surprised they completed the challenge in only 15 months. Laurie is a retired Continuation High School teacher and was president of California Fly Fishers Unlimited in 2014 and 2015. Ken is an Aquatic biologist who is currently working on several projects in Lake Berryessa and Putah Creek. As a Wildlife Photojournalist, Ken’s images have been published in more than 5000 periodicals. He has been fly fishing for more than 30 years. Ken especially enjoys fly fishing pursuits with Laurie as they approach it as a team effort. Although 74 fishers have completed the 1st level, Laurie and Ken are two of the five to complete the 3rd and final level and the first couple to do so. They will provide information about the WNTC and detail their adventure in this Zoom presentation.
Chasing Trout with Forrest Oldham
I have been a fly fisher since I was 13 and currently carry that 65-year-old title. I have been involved with this club, if not a member, for many of those years. I have learned lots and shared lots with the club over the years and recently experienced a wonderful project with some absolutely great people, chasing various trout throughout the west, including the twelve native to California. With help and encouragement from a small, dedicated cadre of fellow fishers, completed both levels of the California Heritage Trout Challenge, as well as the first level of the Western States Trout Challenge. This has become much more than just catching trout. Friendships have been forged, history learned, facts about the challenges meeting the trout have been observed, and parts of this great country we live in have been discovered. Many photos and short videos made, some of which made it into the cornucopia video I present to you this December’s Member’s meeting. Join me and my fellow Trout Chasers in a quick glance of not just trout, but some of the other experiences encountered in our journey, that continues next spring. Marna, Nick, Paul, Mike, and myself hope you enjoy this quickly thrown together presentation that may inspire you to join us in this intriguing adventure.
California Fly Fishers Unlimited, CFFU
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Richard Conzelmann Community Center
2201 Cottage Way, Sac., CA 95825
6:15 p.m.: Fly Tying Demo
7:00 p.m.: Club events information
7:15 p.m.: Program Presentation