Gate Closure Time Change

Effective November 6, the Granite Bay State Park will close and lock its entrance gate at 7:00 pm.  Our general meeting on November 10 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.

Hello Members:

The ISE Show @ Cal Expo is coming our way January 19-22, 2017.

It’s a great time for new members and old to get together and promote Granite Bay Fly Casters. This is the time we invite prospective new members join us, learn the art of fly tying, rod and net building along with improving their casting skills.

You may go to our schedule and review time slots that are available, then contact Wendell Edwards to reserve your time. We will have sign up sheets at our January meeting. When you participate, (2 hours) you will receive a show pass that allows you to spend the day wandering through this big event.

Wendell Edwards, ISE Coordinator

Matt Heron

Our guest speaker this month is Matt Heron who hails from the Tahoe/Truckee area where he runs his Fly Fishing School and Outfitter in Squaw Valley and Truckee. He and his guide staff primarily focus on the Truckee and Little Truckee rivers on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

In the off season he hosts trips to some of the premier tropical fly fishing destinations. His presentation will focus on one of them, Cuba, and cover every aspect of booking your Cuban fly fishing adventure. That includes the culture, transportation, booking logistics, destinations and of course the fishing opportunities. Cigars, dancing lessons and salsa music are optional! Cuba has quickly become a new “must go” destination in fly fishing!

John_HoggLeader’s Line

For a holiday month, December burst with activity. The quarterly meeting of the conservation committee highlighted a discussion of disease control in California’s 30 fish hatcheries, (we had 16 members attend, a record!), then the Swap meet – well attended as usual, and then sadly, I must report on the championship of the Chili Cookoff which did not go my way. Nine entrants slaved over secret concoctions, only to be outdone by Dave Jones’ high school age daughter, Allie. (I have to say her chili was really, really, good!) Speaking of food, the club’s Potluck dinner was also a hit and attendees walked away having consumed more calories than they would like to admit. Many thanks to Mel Odemar, Wendell Edwards, Dave Jones, Bill Grigsby, Ron Fay, and all the volunteers who helped make these events happen.

For January, our speaker is Matt Heron who will be addressing fly fishing expeditions to Cuba – wow, sign me up for that one!

Don’t forget our annual dinner coming up on March 18! Tickets are limited – we have about 200 seats, and half are already sold. If you have something nice to donate for our silent auction – either fishing or non-fishing, it would be most appreciated. Let me know and we will arrange a pick up!

John Hogg

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Down at the core of every fisherman’s heart is the belief that on any day something wonderful and unlikely could be made to happen, and that if you’re careful and patient enough it could happen to you.”

– John Gierach, Standing in a River Waving a Stick

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This Month’s Events:

GBF Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 PM

General Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 7:00 PM

Monthly Fly Tying Jam at the Club House
Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 PM

ISE Show
Thursday-Sunday, January 19-22

Yuba River/UCD fishout
Saturday, January 28


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