Next Monthly Meeting:

Thursday, December 14, 2023 7:00PM

December’s Monthly Program

The annual club potluck dinner will occur on December 14th. The clubhouse doors will open around 5:30, and dinner will start between 6:00 and 6:30. Get there early—latecomers will be assigned KP duty. Here’s what you bring based on the first letter of your last name:

A-E: Desserts
F-K: Entrees
L-Q: Appetizers
R-Z: Salads

Here are some helpful hints:

  • Bring an extension cord – with your name marked on it – if your dish needs to be kept warm (slow cooker; crock pot; warming plate, etc.).
  • Same thing with serving plates and utensils: mark them, too – this is a rough crowd.
  • The club will provide napkins, paper plates and plastic utensils.
  • The club will also provide hot coffee, sugar/sweetener, bottled water and some sodas.
  • A limited number of spices – think salt and pepper – will be available.

Check your email for any late breaking news or email/call me if there are any questions.

TinaLyn Sell
(916) 765-9265

Leader’s Line

December is a special month—days get shorter and nights get longer. In fact, the winter solstice will occur on December 21st. The good news is that we will be on the upward swing of longer days by the time Christmas hits!

December is also a time when fishing opportunities become restricted by other commitments. These include commitments to family, faith and friends. These commitments are not to be trivialized because they are the glue that binds our society together.

Granite Bay Flycasters is fortunate to have a core group that also maintains a commitment to this club. Without naming names, they publish The Leader or provide refreshments at our meetings; they host fly tying jams, casting clinics or fish-outs; they coordinate the swap meet or maintain our website; and, don’t get me started on the Annual Dinner. These commitments allow our club, among other things, to harness the energy of 300 members to preserve, protect and enhance our local waters. These are worthwhile efforts.

This message stresses “commitments” in the hope that readers will take the time (right now!) to renew their membership in the club. Put differently, 2023 is coming to a close, and renewing your membership (right now!) is an appropriate way for each member to signal their commitment to supporting the club in 2024.

Hope to see ya on the water.

Kim Lloyd, GBF President 

New on the GBF site:

  • Check out the major overhaul of the Conservation area of the website! Click on Conservation Corner for full details from new Conservation VP Jim Monical.
  • The new GBF membership management and event registration system is released! Be sure to sign-in under “Member Options” and complete your member profile.
  • A list of all GBF past presidents all the way back to 1985 has been added 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 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 bamboo rod or reel.
  • 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.

To join GBF, please click here.

For Annual Dinner Tickets, please click here.

“In every species of fish I’ve angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory.  So I say it is good to lose fish.  If we didn’t, much of the thrill of angling would be gone.”
-Ray Bergman

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