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March 2014 Events March 1, Trout Bout, Oak Grove Park March 5, Stillwater Clinic, 6:30pm, Oak Grove Nature Center March 12, General Membership Meeting, John R. Williams School March 15, Outing, Fuller Lake March 19, DFF Board Meeting, Oak Grove Park| March 26-30, Pyramid Lake Outing
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NCCFFF Hall of Fame Dinner, February 22, in Fremont
Please join us at the Annual 2014 Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held February 22nd at the Fremont Elks Lodge, in Fremont Ca.
There will be a no host bar and a Prime Rib buffet dinner with all the extras.
Exciting raffle items will be available as well as silent and live Auction items.
Please join us in honoring our newest Hall of Fame recipients Don Cheserak, Hugh Miller as well as honoring John Ryzanych and Mark Rockwell.
This is currently the only fundraising event the Northern California Council holds. Funds received are used for conservation, education and the promotion of fly-fishing. We need your support to allow us to continue to support these important activities. ,
For more information and to sign up, go to NCCFFF.org. The cost is only $50 per person.
In The News
March's program: HAL JANSSEN
Hal Janssen, nationally known writer, artist, lecturer, video personality has been fly-fishing over 50 years in fresh and saltwater. Golden Gate Casting Club “old-timers” adopted him as a child, giving him a shooting head, teaching him to cast. His rare naturally polarized eyes enable him to quickly analyze stream conditions, taking fish when others are unsuccessful. Growing up in the 50’s Hal was an active member of the Rivers of a Lost Coast greats group and a consummate stillwater authority, Hal’s self-confidence and fiery enthusiasm seem to guide him in everything he does.
Hal and Scientific Anglers developed S/A’s wet tip fly line. He helped develop Sunset Line Company’s fly lines, the first tapered lead core line, and the invention of the density compensated uniform sink line. Hal was the first to conceptualize the clear fly line and was part of changing Amnesia from solid to fluorescent colors. He created fly display boxes, tools, shirts, and more\. Hal also designed a signature line of hooks with Partridge-U.K., and consulted with a number of companies on rod design. Over 70 Janssen fly patterns are distributed worldwide. Hal's has a series of three DVD’s, and is about to launch a new stillwater book.. He with his wife Jane founded the Hal Janssen Company in 1979, the first exclusively fly fishing equipment distributor until they retired in 2007,
As a fine artist, Hal Janssen has illustrated all the fly drawings and paintings for Anglers’ Calendar for over 20 years and has illustrated many magazine articles. When Hal gets involved he usually gets “Best of Show,” as with his fish carvings. He calls them “Living Wood” because of their unique life-like realism. In his spare time Hal restores classic cars and has achieved professional pin striper status.
Hal has written over 25 articles for leading fly-fishing magazines. He has contributed to 21 books as both artist and author. Hal gained broad recognition as an instructor for his stillwater fly-fishing seminars and schools, and has entertained thousands in fly club presentations, as a member of the Coors Outdoor Team, and Ed Rice's International Sportsman's Exposition Pro Staff. He helped found the Diablo Valley Fly Fishers Club and is a fisheries consultant to conservation groups.
Hal’s book “Fly-Fishing Secrets Stillwater” is full of never before available stillwater information, revolutionary fly patterns and instruction on how to tie and fish them.
Hal is a member of the Federation of Fly-Fishing Hall of Fame (2012) and is a member of the prestigious California Outdoor Hall of Fame. He is an exceptional individual who has made significant contributions to the sport of fly-fishing.
Hal’s will demonstrate some of his fly tying techniques and patterns prior to the start of the meeting at 6:30 pm. His oral presentation will be “Everything you need to know about Stillwater Flyfishing”. Hal will be sharing his secrets to make you a better stillwater fly fisher. Your questions are always welcome! Autographed copies of his new book “Stillwater – Fly Fishing Secrets” will be available for purchase. If you are interested in joining us for dinner prior to the meeting, please RSVP.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 12, 6:30, at the John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton, The public is welcome to attend.
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