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!
Wednesday, April 26th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Topic: The Coachman Challenge
The Coachman Program was founded in 1983 by Mike Monroe, Forrest Oldham and Terry Thomas, to provide club members with an avenue to become more proficient in all aspects of fly fishing. Many CFFU members have gone through the program and found it a helpful way to obtain a firm grasp of fly fishing fundamentals.
The original concept has been modified and it now termed the “Coachman Challenge”. Paul Wisheropp is the director of this program. There are three levels to motivate you. Each level provides you with a structured set of goals and activities designed to increase your knowledge and abilities. Those of you who completed the original Coachman Program, can challenge yourself to complete the intermediate or advanced level. Those of you new to fly fishing will find the beginning level a great roadmap to help you learn the fundamentals and gain confidence.
At the April Social we will spend some time discussing the program’s logistics and provide copies of the levels. Copies can also be found on our website under Education/Coachman Challenge/ Challenge Charts. Paul can sign you off for skills and activities you’ve accomplished this year.
Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions. Hope to see you on the 26th!
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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
The 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.
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.