Potluck and swap meet scheduled for October 14
By Steve VonBerg
Our October 14th general meeting will be the annual club potluck at John R Williams School. There will also be a swap meet prior to dinner. The swap will begin at 6:30PM, with dinner being served at 7:00PM. Members are asked to bring something to share:
A to C: bread and butter
D to J: hot or cold veggies
K to N: salads
O to Sh: desserts
Si to Z: main dishes (casseroles, pastas, meat dishes, etc.)
Bruce and Sallye Rollans will be leading the club outing on October 17 and 18 to the Lower Sacramento River. If you are going, please contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To conclude, nominations for club officers and board members will be taking place at the October meeting, with elections taking place in November. We have 9 board positions and 4 officer positions to be filled.
October's Outing on the Lower Sac features some of the best trout fishing to be found anywhere in the west
by Bruce Rollans
Delta Fly Fishers, Inc. members looking for large, wild rainbows on a scenic float need to get ready for the DFF October Outing on the Lower Sacramento River at Redding, California. This will take place Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015.
Note the trophies landed by Bruce and Sallye Rollans. You can access these big shouldered beauties up to 24 inches. If you have done this float before, you know everyone on the water has an opportunity for a great experience.
Those not familiar with this water are strongly advised to hire a guide. While there are a number of independent local guides, they are usually booked far in advance of our October outing as this is when salmon are in the water and trout are feeding on eggs.
The best source for guides is The Fly Shop in Redding at 800 669 3174. If you want to book a guide DO IT NOW! Do not wait. The current rate at The Fly Shop is $500 per day for one or two anglers (if two you simple split the fee). This includes flies, tackle, equipment and lunch.
If you want to use your own equipment, plan on a 6 wt. medium action rod about 9 ft. and one of the indicator lines from such companies as Rio or Scientific Anglers.
There is amply lodging available in and around Redding. Bruce recommends the following: Best Western Plus Twin View Inn just off Interstate 5 on Twin View Blvd at the north end of town; Best Western Plus Hilltop on Hilltop Drive east of the interstate; Hampton Inn and Suites on Larkspur Lane just off Cypress east of the interstate, Hilton Garden Inn on just of Bechelli Lane west of the interstate at the south edge of town or the Oxford Suites on Hilltop Drive. Charlie Reames may be a god source of information about RV/camp grounds. The AAA travel guide is a good source of information about these and other locations in the area. For more information on lodging contact Fish Meister Bruce Rollans at 209 781 6408 or at email@example.com
The past couple of years those participating in this outing have met for dinner on Saturday night at The Olive Garden Restaurant. If you want to enjoy the association of fellow members over dinner, contact Bruce Rollans to add your name to the dinner list.