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What's Up 2017


What's up? 

New 2017 Club Meeting location is the

TRACY TRANSIT STATION at 50 East 6th St Tracy, CA

Club Meetings have moved to the 3rd THURSDAY of each month    

Congratulations to Paul Gamache and his award of being named the 2016 Fly Fisher of the Year!

Congratulations also to Dave Hiromoto for being named the recipient of the 2016 Dry Fly Award!

~ JANUARY 2017 ~

January 14: Installation Dinner (Crab Feed) at the Tracy Community Center - 4 pm

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!


~ FEBRUARY 2017 ~

February 4:  Annual Planning Meeting - 9 am at the Banta Inn.  All members are welcome.

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".

February 24 - 26: The Fly Fishing Show - Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Tracy Fly Fishers - February Club Meeting

This month only, join us on the FOURTH Thursday of February
(the 23rd) for the monthly club meeting. 

This month's guest speaker will be Jeff Currier who is in town for the Fly Fishing Show (Friday the 24th - Sunday the 26th) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

 

Join us for Jeff's presentation on:
Fly Fishing Warmwater - Bass, Pike, Carp and More

Despite all the different species of fish out there to catch on a fly most anglers only fly fish for trout, salmon and char.  They’ll drive right past the neighborhood bass pond and then travel four hours to fish a crowed river on opening day.  Just the thought doesn’t make sense to Jeff and because of this he’s made it a personal campaign to share his passion of fishing for warmwater fish species.

“Warmwater Fly Fishing – Bass, Pike, Carp and More” not only encourages you to give some new fish species a try but also teaches tactics for many fish such as smallmouth and largemouth bass, pike, carp and more.  Learn the best flies, what rods to use and what leaders work best.  You’ll be amazed at Jeff’s gorgeous fish photos and entertaining stories about some incredible fish that very possibly live down the street from you!

Tracy Fly Fishers - March Club Meeting

This month's guest speaker will be Lance Gray
 
Join us for Lance's presentation on:
"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.

Kirsten is a fantastic photographer who's had images published in periodicals and on websites throughout the outdoor industry.





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