The CFFU Social Night offers a great way to connect with other club members, enjoy refreshments, and participate in an educational fishing presentation in a smaller gathering. Everyone welcome!
June- Swinging flies for Shad on the American River
When:Wednesday, June 27th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Gristmill Recreation Area (directions below)
Please join us Wednesday, June 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for an evening of fishing at Gristmill on the American River, followed by food, drinks and conversation at Perko’s Café and Grill (directions below).
Several of our casting instructors will be there to help you improve your cast and demonstrate the “swinging” technique. Come just to observe and learn, or better yet, participate! You may want to bring your rigged rod, fishing license, water, a chair, hat, sunglasses, sun block, water shoes /boots. The water may still be warm enough to wet-wade. If you want to join us at the restaurant afterwards, wear waders or bring a dry set of pants and shoes.
Directions to Gristmill Recreation Area, Mira Del Rio Dr., Sacramento
From Folsom Blvd turn north onto Butterfield Way. (Butterfield Way is between Watt and Bradshaw). Take the 1st right onto Stoughton Way. Stoughton Way will end at Mira Del Rio. When you are at that stop sign look across the street, one house to the left, and you will see the entrance to Gristmill. (The area is residential. The entrance to the park almost looks like someone’s driveway.) Follow the road to the parking lot. Parking costs $5.
Directions to Perko’s Cafe and Grill
After our evening on the river, join us at this casual, rustic café that is appropriately fishing themed. The address is 9647 Micron Ave, Sacramento. When leaving Gristmill go back to Folsom Blvd and turn left. Turn right on to Bradshaw and go across the freeway. Turn right on Micron. Perko's will be on the right.
Don’t hesitate to email or call me (916)709-1309 if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
July- No separate social; join us for the Tech Thursday Entomology Lab and Barbecue
Socials are very informal. Half the time we generally spend socializing over great food and drink. Speaking of that, if you would like to bring food or drink (even adult beverages) to share it would be much appreciated. Remember to wear your name badge if you have one.
When: Generally held the last Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Location: Unless noted, meetings are held at the Ranch Clubhouse, 150 East Ranch Road, Sacramento, CA 95825 MAP>
Contact: Laurie Banks
Directions: The East Ranch Clubhouse is part of a condominium complex. The address is150 East Ranch Road. It is located near Highway 50, off the Howe exit. The nearest cross streets are American River Drive and Munroe. East Ranch Road doesn’t have a street sign but a low stone monument in a flower bed. There are two entrances; the clubhouse is by the southern one. Power lines straddle this entrance providing a great landmark. As you turn on to East Ranch Road you will notice eight parking spots on the right hand side. (If these are full you can park on either side of the street). Directly in front of the parking spaces you will see the wrought iron fence surrounding the pool. The clubhouse is attached to the swimming pool.
About Social Nights
Social Nights offer a great way to connect with other club members, enjoy refreshments, and participate in an educational fishing presentation in a smaller gathering. Previous evenings have included fly tying lessons, entomology 101, fishing and catching techniques, rod rigging and knot tying, casting techniques, and more. We've learned about fishing lakes and rivers, toured local fly shops, and fished together.
Everyone is welcome. Think about attending if:
The socials were started in 2013 as a way to bring together women fly fishers. It was so much fun, the women decided to meet monthly. Since the original meeting the concept has grown. Women brought husbands and boyfriends to the meetings. Soon additional club members who were interested in the monthly topic joined us. Although the makeup of the meetings has changed the purpose is the same. The socials are a nice way to meet and talk to other fly fishers in a small, relaxed environment.