The October Potluck was a great time. As usual, more food than we could
eat. Our speaker was Bill Beckett of Headwaters Kayak in Lodi. He
brought two well equiped kayaks to demonstrate what is available for
fishing. If you haven't looked a fishing kayaks in the last five years,
go and visit their shop. These boats are much better than what was
exhibited at the last Fly Fishing Show.
The October meeting is supposed to be the time to nominate and vote in
officers for next year. Happily, we will have new President, Jerry
Neuberger, and Vice-president, Cliff Hoover.
We also have a new member of the board of directors, Gary
Techlenberg, thanks Gary.
Thanks to outgoing President Gil Parker for his efforts during last two
The October outing was fishing for rainbow trout in Redding, Ca. The
weather was sunny, the river flow was just right and the fish were
hungry and fat. Everyone had a good time and caught fish, some up to 22
inches. We had a nice club dinner at Olive Garden Saturday night. Thanks
to Bruce Rollans for organizing a great outing.
Our November 9th meeting will feature Robert Tamson's program on Fly
Fishing the Everglades. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at John R.
Williams School. Robert Tamson’s program at the November meeting will be
on the amazing fly fishing opportunities of the wild and scenic
Everglades National Park in Southwest Florida.
This presentation will include the Everglades National Park, the 10,000
Islands National Wildlife Refuge and other flyfishing hot spots of
Robert has gained his experience in these saltwater destinations by
spending the last several winters living with his brother, Ed Tamson,
who lives in Naples Florida and is another avid fly angler. He will
share with us the when, where and how to fish for Tarpon, Snook and
As a native Californian, Robert has been flinging flies at fish since
age 11. Currently and over the last 15 years, He has held the position
as Director of both the Wilderness Unlimited Fly Fishing School and the
Becoming an Outdoors Woman of California fly fishing programs.
Now retired from his real job as a Real Estate Broker, He puts in over
200 days on the water annually in both fresh and salt water from
California, Montana, Florida and beyond. This will surely be a great
presentation for any fly angler who is considering a fly fishing trip to
The November outing is on the Outings tab.
The outing chairman and interested members are making up the schedule
for next year. If you have suggestions or are willing to be a
fishmeister for one of the outings, contact Al Smatsky, Jerry Neuberger,
Bob Fujimara, or Steve Von Berg. All help is greatly appreciated.
The Fall Trout Bout at Oak Grove Park is coming up. More information on
this event next week.