Next Monthly Meeting:
Thursday, October 12, 2023 7:00PM
Small streams…Small fish
Our speaker this month is Chris Kight, a member since 2018, and known to GBF members as club Treasurer who also aggregates all those fishing photos members send him that get shown at club meetings and also on the website.
He fishes a lot, 35-40 times each year, mostly small streams and describes his interest/addiction as follows:
“From the start, my plan was to find and repeatedly fish just a few streams and get to know them really well so that I know what to expect of them seasonally. Of course, the list grew and grew because we have so much great water nearby. Over time, many members have asked for information about my experiences and that formed the genesis for my presentation.
My talk will cover a dozen or so streams and creeks in our zone of the Sierras and their access points. I’ll talk about how I find the areas that are productive and about choosing either Tenkara or 3 wt traditional rod (or both). I’ll also talk about reading trout water and how to improve small water skills. These waters vary from a short stroll to a couple hours of hiking, but most are pretty easy to access.
I have a large file of photos of each area and the fish that were caught there. It’s surprising how many great little streams and creeks are within a 2 hour drive of our clubhouse, how easy it is to access them and various simple styles of fly fishing that are appropriate and successful.
I’ll talk a bit about how I use Dreamflows, an automated program that provides real-time stream data to know when to get on the water each spring. Lastly, I’ll share my most effective Tenkara flies (that I tie) – a couple of which are my inventions.
Join me at the October meeting and I hope, at the very least, to entertain!”