March 6th, 2018
What Do Trout Eat? with Ernie Gulley
One of the most important questions that anglers ask themselves and try to answer every time he or she ventures onto the water is, “What are the trout eating this very minute?” This can be a tough question because trout often have many different food items from which to choose. In fertile waters, the choices are almost limitless. How and when do we first observe and then conduct quick and reliable research in order to choose the correct fly or flies that imitate what the trout are eating at that moment? This is the topic for our March Presentation. We will see how individual trout food items can be broken down, and why trout choose them. We will become familiar with many of these life cycles, the time of year they are most prominent and which food items trout in our waters love to key on most of the time. And we’ll learn the importance of understanding how these food items actually move in the water. Most individual food items move in different ways through the water column and this is often a key when trying to mimic how to fish your fly and make it look just like the real food the trout are seeking. Our guide for these very informative and valuable facets of our sport is Ernie Gulley. Ernie has visited and worked with our club a number of times. Ernie will help us understand what foods are in large abundance during which months of the season and, what the actual choices trout have. Most importantly, how and why they choose to eat what and, when.
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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.: Program Presentation
8:00 p.m.: Club Information