Next Monthly Meeting:

Thursday, July 11, 2024 7:00PM

July Monthly Program

Jon Hubbard fell in love with fly fishing at age 13 in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Self-taught from the ground up (YouTube didn’t exist yet!), he put in a lot of time on the water to learn California’s unique fisheries, their seasons and bugs from the Trinity on down to the Owens and everything in between. Jon is first and foremost a steelhead and trout bum, but enjoys striper fishing, top water bass and dabbling in the salt.  After almost 30 years on the water, fishing and guiding in Alaska, Montana, Utah and California, Jon has caught enough steelhead and trout for a lifetime and is happier now getting folks out on the river to experience the joy and adventure of a day spent fly fishing on our local waters.

Jon’s presentation will focus on fishing local waters, primarily Putah Creek.

Leader’s Line

Hello GBF Members –

We have a new President, many new board members, and the same great team of class leaders, I am especially lucky that Kim has been willing to guide me through the perils of my first month. A big thank you to all who have stepped up to fill positions.

Please remember to wear your name tags as this facilitates better social discourse and new members and guests are helped to get to know us.

We have created a new budget for the coming year. Thanks to the wonderful efforts of all who contributed to the Annual Dinner, we are able to make a very strong conservation effort in concert with our local partners.

One more thing:
Thanks to your contributions, we were able to donate to a kids camp sponsored by TU. Chris Anthon played a big role in this effort; thanks Chris. Another thanks to the local Orvis shop; they generously matched our cash donations to this event. The local shop benefits when we shop with them personally, rather than ordering online. They sponsor us heavily, so shop direct with them if you can.

Let’s meet on the water.

Mike McKinley, GBF President 

New on the GBF site:

  • A reminder that all historic FLY TYING JAM recipes back to May of 2017 are available here in a single location under the Fly Tying menu tab. New to fly tying? Check out the educational links at the top of that page.
  • Check out the new Rod Building videos (at bottom of page) found here!
  • The Conservation area of the website has seen a major overhaul! Click on Conservation Corner for full details from new Conservation VP Jim Monical.
  • A list of all GBF past presidents all the way back to 1985 can be found here.
  • A list of GBF member achievers for the Fly Fishers International Fly Casting Skills Development Program is now available here.
  • Collectors and aficionados of vintage bamboo and glass rods, and reels will now find contact info for long-time expert Jim Adams of Adams Angling on the GBF Links page under Vintage Fly Gear, Books and More. A good source to check the value of granddads vintage fly gear.
  • Check out the GBF Photo Gallery here. Send your best photos to Chris Kight.

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To renew your 2024 Membership, please click here.

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“Fly-Fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the point.”            ~ John Gierach

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