Gate Closure Time Change

Effective November 2016, the Granite Bay State Park will close and lock its entrance gate at 7:00 pm.  Our general meetings at the Club House will be affected by this policy, so please be sure to be inside the park before 7:00 pm, or you will miss the meeting.

Mike Lembke

As the owner of Wollaston Lake Lodge in northern Saskatchewan, Canada for the past 18 years, Mike Lembke has enjoyed learning everything he can about fishing for Northern Pike on the fly.

The concepts he learned and subsequently developed have been put to the test on arguably one of the finest pike fisheries in the world. His presentation will include information on pike biology, habitat, fishing techniques and also touch on pike fly design, concepts and patterns. This is a “don’t miss” presentation on a type of fishing few of us have experienced.


Meet, Greet and Welcome Event for New GBF Members

Free Pizza!

All new members who joined in 2016 and 2017 are invited to attend this welcoming event.  Directors and key committee members will also be there to welcome our new members and explain our many activities, and help them get involved. As a new member, here’s a chance for you to personally meet some of our most active members!

If you joined before 2016 and still feel like an outsider, you are most welcome to attend as well.

This is an RSVP event, because space is limited in the meeting room, and we need to know how much pizza to buy – the food is on us, the drinks are on you.

6:00 PM, Monday, February 20, 2017
Round Table Pizza – Private room
8755 Sierra College Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661

Please RSVP to



John_HoggLeader’s Line

At the January meeting, we made sure that everyone, member or not, was wearing a name badge, either their own, or a stick-on substitute, and guess what? Conversations increased, and folks reached out a little bit more to talk to their neighbor. Not a bad way to increase camaraderie! And speaking of that, we are having a New Member Meet and Greet on February 20 at Round Table Pizza for the same purpose – to make everyone feel more welcome at the Club. Check the announcement inside for further details!

The donation response for our Annual Dinner Auction and Raffle has been great! Members have donated rods, reels, hand tied flies, artwork, and cash. Our local fly shops, Fly Fishing Specialties, Kiene’s American Fly Fishing, and Orvis have also been very supportive. And many of the guides that our members have used have donated trips including Jim Andrus, Maury Hatch, and Bryce Tedford. If you would like to help or know someone who would, please let me know. (

And don’t forget the raffle grand prizes! A Sage One rod with Sage Reel, and an Orvis Helios II rod. A $2.00 ticket gets you in the running – go to the website or come to the meeting to buy tickets. You do not have to be present to win!

John Hogg

Annual Dinner Tickets Now Available

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Annual Dinner Tickets, Membership Renewal or Donation.

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“Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.  Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary”
-Patrick McManus

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This Month’s Events:

GBF Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 PM

General Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 7:00 PM

New Member Meet & Greet
Monday, February 20, 6 PM

Monthly Fly Tying Jam at the Club House
Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 PM

Yuba River/UCD fishout
Saturday, March 4

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