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|Kim Lloyd – President
I started chasing trout on west slope Sierra streams while attending Chico State, circa 1975-1978. Countless crickets sacrificed themselves in this pursuit. Joining the club in 2008 helped me to learn about fly fishing and preserve the cricket population. However, the learning curve was virtually non-existent until I took advantage of the club’s many fish-outs and clinics. The resources offered by the club – including clinics, fish-outs, conservation meetings, monthly speakers and publication of the Leader – cannot be matched. My objective as a Board member is to do what needs to be done so that the club can help others as it has helped me.
|Mike Bean – VP Membership
I have been lucky to make a career out of guiding. I have made many lifelong friendships through the sport of fly-fishing. I enjoy teaching the sport to someone new or just talking fly-fishing. GBF has been a great experience for me. I am excited to meet new members and promote GBF.
|Bruce Emard – VP Conservation
I am a backpacker, hunter, and fisherman. I love to be outdoors in beautiful locations. It’s great to have found an organization of like-minded individuals with whom to share stories, knowledge, and experiences.
|Chris Kight – Treasurer
Finding Granite Bay Flycasters and dipping my toe into the Flyfishing world in late 2018, I found a passion for flycasting. After taking advantage of the Club resources to build a rod, I built a net, learned to tie flies, learned to cast and learned to fish Tenkara. I’ve been out 50 or 60 times in each of the last three years and caught fish most times – (sometimes a great many fish). I’ve enjoyed everything from small stream Tenkara to lake fishing in a float tube and epic guided fly trips on big rivers up north. I’m thrilled by fly fishing every time I get out. It invigorates me like nothing else. You’ll enjoy this sport and the members of this wonderful club are here to make fly fishing easy to approach, affordable and enjoyable. We really do care that our members have fun and enjoy the adventure.
|Don Harris – Secretary
After 40 years in the analytical instrument industry, I retired in March 2017. We moved from San Ramon to EDH in 2018 to be closer to family. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, backpacking and fly fishing in California with the occasional trip to the Pacific Northwest. I joined GBF in February 2019 shortly after we moved to EDH. What an outstanding club. I continue to be amazed at the organization, depth of talent within the club and the dedication of the members to share their knowledge of fly fishing along with the genuine friendliness extended to all who join. I look forward to contributing to the club in the future as a member and board member.
|Joey Nizuk – Director thru 2023
I grew up fishing the Sierra Nevada Mountains; I have great memories of fishing the opener every year in the Eastern Sierras with my dad and closing our season on the McCloud river! The American River Drainage has been my fascination, whether I’m hiking deep in the headwaters to pull out wild rainbows, trekking into the canyon to catch monster browns or fishing the lower American for Steelheads in the winter. I joined the club in 2019 after meeting some of the guys at the ISE show. My first meeting was great! Members welcomed me with open arms and everyone was eager to get me up to speed, teach me their techniques and take me fishing! The club has been an amazing place to meet like-minded fisherman and make some great friends!
|Victor “Vic” Maiello – Director thru 2024
I was introduced to fly fishing over 50 years ago, and throughout that time I would fish in the high Sierra streams while enjoying nature whenever I could. I didn’t realize how much I still had to learn until I joined GBF. Through clinics, guest speakers, and mentors I continue to increase my knowledge and improve my techniques. The camaraderie when on fishouts with GBF are my most memorable experiences in my journey to enjoy nature, preserve it, and catch a few fish while doing so. I am also a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited.
|Drake Johnson – Director thru 2024
I started out fly fishing in the early 1990’s on a backpacking trip with my young son using a Fenwick backpacking rod and a Pflueger reel with a mismatched floating line. Moving ahead to the late 1990’s, my wife and I moved to Roseville. I learned about the club from GBF co-founder Terry Eggleston, a manager at a local sporting goods store. So like many of you, I went to a meeting, became a member and started my real fly fishing journey. From the beginning, the mentorship philosophy of the club and its members quickly hooked me on fly fishing. The clinics expanded my knowledge and skill in casting, fly tying, and fishing techniques’ like short-line nymphing. The camaraderie of the fishouts was just what I was looking for in a club.As a board member, I want to continue the stewardship of the club’s environmental pursuits, and the philosophy of mentorship to new members.
|Brett McKague – Director thru 2023
Ever since I was 6 or 7 years old, I have been fascinated by moving water. My earliest fishing adventures were in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and then later in the East Bay as I was growing up. I remember around 6th grade taking a fly tying class at the Pleasanton Recreation Center before I had even touched a fly rod. A number of years later, while attending Chico State, I began the ever-continuing journey of learning to fly fish. Along with playing guitar, fishing has been one of the constants in my life. My son is now learning and I hope he enjoys the same love of the sport. What I value most about GBF is the friendly and welcoming nature of the club’s members and the incredible amount of collective knowledge. As a director, my goal is to work hard to make sure that GBF is here for the next generation of fly fishers.
|Mike Churchill – Director thru 2025
A life-long Californian, I grew up spin fishing for trout, catfish, and bluegill in any body of water I could get my parents to let me near. I took up fly fishing seriously in 1999, when I moved from San Diego to San Jose and joined the San Jose Flycasters. I learned to cast and catch fish on flies by attending every club outing I could, following people around and asking lots of questions. Having benefitted greatly from those experiences, I do my best to pay it forward to those less experienced than I am now. I moved to Sacramento in 2005 and joined CFFU, then later spent a year with the Salinas Valley Fly Fishers while working in Monterey County. A medical condition ended my legal career too soon and curtailed my outdoor activities for several years. When I decided to start fishing again in 2019, I joined GBF in search of new fishing partners. That goal achieved, I am greatly enjoying chasing trout, Stripers, pan fish, and bass of every kind as often as I can.
|David Jones– Director thru 2025
I had fly fished for 30 years before moving to California in 2008. After getting here I realized I knew nothing about “how or where it was done” in CA. To overcome my knowledge deficit I immediately joined GBF. It was the best fishing decision I have ever made. Through the club and its members, I had access to over a million years of fly fishing experience (only a slight exaggeration). The club has afforded me an incredible opportunity to learn the craft in-depth. I am honored to serve on the Board and give back a little of what I have received.
|Bob McCarthy – Director at Large
Somewhere in the middle of the last century, someone (likely my Grandmother) put a fishing rod in my hands, and pushed me out of the house, not to return until sunset. Attached would be a 15 foot selection of her finest cotton thread, ending up with a strip of raw bacon attached to a 4/0 hook. And it caught fish. Mostly perch and bullheads. Fast forward 30+ years, and my co-workers presented me with a fly fishing outfit ‘to relax’. And fish I did, until the mid-life motorcycle touring bug hit, wherein no angling took place. So here I am. Again. This time with a renewed purpose to (re)learn what I thought I remembered the first time around, but likely forgot, and get back out on the water. Let’s fish!!
|Committee Chairs, Project Leads, and Volunteers|
|Annual Dinner||Brett McKague, with volunteer committee|
|Casting Instruction||John Hogg, Rick Radoff|
|Classroom Egg Program||Frank Stolten & volunteers|
|Conservation Committee||Bruce Emard. Others ad hoc per meeting. All members welcomed.|
|Education (clinics)||Eric Palmer|
|Fishmaster – Rivers & Streams||Tony Jelinek|
|Fishmaster – Stillwater||Doug Kytonen
|Fly Tying||Jim Holmes|
|Fly Tying Jam||Jim Holmes/John Peterson|
|Golden Trout Program||Victor Maiello|
|Tenkara Project Lead||John Pellegrin|
|Holiday potluck dinner||TinaLyn Sell|
|ISE Expo||Mike Bean|
|Leader Editor & Publisher||Frank Stolten|
|Leader Layout||Vivian Mevorah|
|Monthly Speaker Programs||David Jones|
|Picnic||Merged with April One-Fly contest this year.|
|Swap Meet & Chili Cook-off||Drake Johnson|
|Webmasters||Eric Palmer, Don Whitecar, Joey Nizuk|