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Bill Forward, a California native has fished the Sierras for 55 years (35 yrs. exclusively fly). He is an award winnning biology instructor.
Bill merges his years of classroom and university teaching experience with his expertise for fly fishing, bringing together a unique combination of knowledge of the Sierra waters, natural sciences and an enthusiasm for guiding and instruction.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Bill will be instructing the Amador Flyfishers on leader construction. Join us for this great presentation! Guests are welcome to attend.
|January 21||Greg Vinci||Winter Steelhead on the American River|
|February 18||Ernie Gulley||Fly Fishing Lake Crowley|
|March 18||Randy Doughty||The Steel puzzle on the Trinity River|
|April 15||Kara Tripp||The Fish Camp and more: a program for families, youth and beginner fly fishermen|
|May 20||Darrell Stevenson||CA current Fish and Wildlife regulation, cases and problems in Amador County|
|June 17||Thomas (T.J.) Ferreira||A hands on use of Tenkara rods and fly tying demonstration|
|July 15||Movie Night||"Dry Fly Approaches" by Nate Brumley|
|August 19||NA||Club annual pot luck social at Lake Tabeaud|
|September 16||Lance Gray||Flyfishing Lassen Park|
|October 21||Bill Forward||Leader construction|
|November 18||Mark Papazian||The Lost Coast for Steelhead|
More details to follow.
On a beautiful October morning Team AFF arrived at Heenan Lake to an overflowing parking lot. Ten members and two guests, comprised of Ken Brown, Ron Calvert, Jimmy Dixon, Jimmy McCraw, Don Mittelstaedt, Barbara Price, John Rogers, Dustin Rocksvold, Gary Slade, Gary Swager and guests David Swager and Ernie Franco sought to hook and land large Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. In addition, Calaveras Fly Fisher Vince Sereno joined the group, making this our first joint outing with the Calaveras club. For many the fish did not cooperate.
Ron Calvert, Gary Slade, Gary Swager, Jimmy McCraw, Dustin Rocksvold and David Swager all managed to net fish between 14 and 25 inches. In addition, Barbara Price and Don Mittelstaedt reported hooking fish and being broken off. Fish were taken at various depths on a range of flies from Leech patterns, Buggers, Wiggle Tails to Chironomids under a strike indicator.
From observation, it was not a red hot day for any of the many anglers on the lake that day. However, there was some parking lot banter indicating that those who arrived early fared better than most.
Heenan will be open for fishing Friday, Saturday and Sunday only though October 26, 2014.
A beautiful Heenan morning
On to hand for Vince Sereno of Calaveras Flyfishers
The gate was open
A nice one for Mr. President
Fish on for David Swager