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      The Tracy Fly Fishers is a family-oriented, non-profit organization, dedicated to the education of fly fishing and the conservation of fish and fisheries


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      ~ AUGUST ~

      August 6: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      August 20: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm. This month's Guest Speaker is our very own Newsletter Editor and world traveler... Craig Gittings.  The presentation will feature Craig's perspective on a recent saltwater trip to Belize for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook. If the fishing does not get you excited, perhaps side trips to Mayan ruins will. Hope to see you there.

      ~ JULY ~

      July 2: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      July 16: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm.  MOVIE NIGHT.  Ever wonder what fishing guides do on their day off?  What else... they go fishing (without clients).  Come enjoy the feature presentation... No Sports... courtesy of Ben and also enjoy a little popcorn as well.

      July 19: Milton Reservoir Outing.  See the TFF Events Calendar for more information or click here.

      ~ JUNE ~

      There is no Club Meeting this month

      June 4: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      June 20 - 22: Davis Lake OutingSee the TFF Events Calendar for more information or click here.

      ~ MAY ~

      May 7: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      May 21: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm.  This month's Guest Speaker is Mikey Wier.  Mikey will be presenting a video tour of some of the projects he's been working on for the past year and a half that includes Cal Trout's conservation work in a number of areas including the East Carson, Truckee, Hat Creek, Pit River and Fall Rivers to name a few.  Additionally, the presentation will include updates on North Coast and Southern California Steelhead, the Golden Trout Wilderness Area and the Tahoe Area in general.  Of course, he'll also discuss fishing opportunities for all of the above.

      ~ APRIL ~

      April 2: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      April 16: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm.  This month's Guest Speaker is Dan Lecount presenting "Seasons of the Truckee".  Join us at 6:30 for a fly tying demonstration session with our Guest Speaker Dan Lecount.

      April 19: TFF Club Outing at Kistler Ranch... Sun up to Sun down.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY event that is included with your PAID membership.  No additional cost to attend and TFF will be providing Sausage/Bratwurst sandwiches.  Please bring your own beverages and a side dish to share with your fellow club members.  Liability Waiver must be signed and provided to the Outings Coordinator.  Children MUST wear floatation devices if fishing from a float tube or small boat... No Exceptions.

      April 26: TFF Club Outing - White Pines Trout Opener.  Contact Bruce Germolus for more information... or click here for general information on the outing.

      ~ MARCH ~

      March 5: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      March 19: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm.  This month's Guest Speaker is Ed Lawrence and he will be presenting Bozeman Montana area Fly Fishing opportunities.  Join us at 6:30 for Fly Tying featuring one of our club's Master Tyers... (tba).

      ~ FEBRUARY ~

      February 5: Board Meeting at Safeway Community Room - 7 pm sharp!  All Club Members are welcome.

      February 19: Club Meeting at the Tracy Transit Station - 6:30 pm.  This month's Guest Speaker is Rob Anderson and he will be presenting Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing opportunities.  Join us at 6:30 for Fly Tying featuring one of our club's Master Tyers... Steve Potter.

      February 21 - 23: The Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.  Show hours are: Fri 10am to 6pm - Sat 9am to 5:30pm - Sun 9am to 4:30pm.  Click here for more information.

      ~ JANUARY ~

      Club Annual Installation Dinner is Saturday January 19th at the Tracy Community Center (950 East St).  Doors open at 4 pm.  This year's event has SOLD OUT.

      REMEMBER... There is no Club Meeting this month... see you in February at the Tracy Transit Station.

      THANKS to one and ALL of you that attended this year's Installation Dinner!
      You all had a hand in making it another HUGE success !!
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      Congratulations to Mark McLean and his award of being named the 2013
      Fly Fisher of the Year!
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      Congratulations also to Jeff Fadden for being named the recipient of the 2013
      Dry Fly Award!
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      August's Guest Speaker is Craig Gittings
      presenting Fly Fishing in Belize

       
      One should never fall into a lull with respect to their comfort zone in this sport, lest it gets old. Last year’s trip to Belize was more of an eye opener for this trout fisherman. Having fished the salt a number of times in Baja with some degree of success, I soon found out that the game would have to be upped in order to catch fish in Belize.

      There is a fine line between humility and success for this type of trip as it becomes apparent once on the water. Sometimes, you just have to live vicariously through others’ actions and success. If you are on the short end of the catching, know that your time will come as well. Given a year to analyze my shortcomings and make the needed adjustments was more than sufficient time to mentally prepare myself for round two.

      Fly-fishing always has me asking what could I have done different. Of course, it doesn’t help to have folks tell you it is just luck. If that is the case, luck had been a rolling brown out for me. The measurement of success is a very personal thing at best. One can also let frustration either be your adversary or ally. Reflection and problem solving skills are all that are needed. If last year’s guide was considered part psychotherapist, this year’s guide was a horse whisperer. Both wanted to see you achieve success. It becomes your job to filter the outside stimulus surrounding the moment when you make your cast in hopes that the fish will eat.