March 1: Board Meeting - 7 pm at Perko's Cafe. The meeting is held in the "back room" of the cafe and ALL members are welcome.
March 16: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATION. This month's speaker is Lance Gray presenting "Breaking Down Stillwater".
February 23: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATION. This month's speaker is Jeff Currier presenting "Fly Fishing Warmwater - Bass, Pike, Carp and More".
There is no Club Meeting this month. See you next month on the FOURTH THURSDAY at the Tracy Transit Station... yes, our "old" digs... we're moving back... and yes, refreshments will once again be served!
Tracy Fly Fishers - March Club Meeting
This month's guest speaker will be Lance Gray
"Breaking Down Stillwater"
This is Lance's newest presentation and is 100% different than any of his others you may have attended. Lance will show us how to breakdown stillwater, look for the transition zones and pick which weapon out of your tool bag to use to get to the fish to eat. A great new concept in providing fly fishers the information they need.
Lance and Kirsten Gray have more than 50 years combined experience in fly fishing. Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age 7. In his teens, Lance began tying flies commercially for shops all around Northern California. At 17, he went to work at Powell's in Chico, working in the fly shop and building rods. He guided for Powell’s, conducted fly-tying and fly-fishing schools, and traveled.
In 1993, Lance and Kirsten started Saltwater Innovations, a company that manufactured and distributed products for saltwater fly fishing. Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line and the Raghead Crabs are all Saltwater Innovations products. Kirsten worked behind the scenes, handling the day-to-day operation running the manufacturing floor of the company.
In 2003, Lance and Kristen launched Lance Gray & Company, a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops and a travel agency.
Lance conducts presentations at fly clubs and outdoor shows and supports local groups like Cub Scouts and 4H. He's a signature tier for Aqua Flies, pro staff member for Sage and Rio and is a featured writer, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing.