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Jeff Currier Thursday March 2, 2017

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Jeff Currier resides in Victor, Idaho with his wife Yvonne where he bases his globe-trotting career in fly fishing. He is an active member of the R.L. Winston Rod Co Professional Advisory Team as well as Simms, Scientific Anglers, Costa Sunglasses, Yeti, Bauer Reels and Kate’s Real Foods. Jeff is also a “Fishing Ambassador” for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures hosting exotic trips and exploring new destinations. Jeff is a fly fishing lecturer and well known fish artist. He has taught the skills of fly fishing, guided fly fishers throughout Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park and escorted fly fishers on six continents. Jeff has fished in over fifty-five countries and caught over 375 species of fish on the fly!

Jeff has won numerous fly casting competitions and the Jackson Hole One Fly. He also led Team USA to its first ever top-ten finish in the World Flyfishing Championships in Jaca, Spain. During the competition Jeff managed to fool fish on every venue and placed third in the individual standings, becoming the first American ever to take home a medal in the thirty year history of the Championships.

Jeff lectures throughout the United States and Canada on nearly every aspect of fly fishing. He demonstrates fly casting, teaches seminars on the basics to the advanced skills of fly fishing and presents many fly fishing destination programs ranging from his home waters to the most remote corners of the globe. Some of his shows take you to destinations you’ve never heard of and will leave you in awe that such creatures can be enticed to eat a fly!

Upcoming Outings

February: "Learn how to Tight Line"

We are lucky to have Jared Kaji as a club member. He is an expert using this technique and has converted several club members who have increased their success rate dramatically!

This is a “Great News and Bad News EMAIL!”
I’ll start with the Great News; we are finally getting the much needed rain for our water supply! 
The Bad News is that all the rain is blowing out the local rivers.   So our February outing is in jeopardy(rain is predicted for all of this week).  We are going to postpone next week’s outing, hoping that the water recedes to fishable levels over the next few weeks.
Jared is keeping a close eye on the flows and will make the call on what weekend might be the best for the outing.
In the meantime, I’d like to gage interest; so can you please reply to this EMAIL confirming your interest in this outing and checking the all dates that you would plan on attending?

Feb 18 YES/NO =
Feb 25 YES/NO =                Same weekend as Pleasanton show.
Mar 4  YES/NO =
 
Thanks
Leo
lclabbe@comcast.net

Kings River Poaching

 
Now that fishing is good in the Lower Kings River poaching has increased dramatically.  Much of the reported poaching occurs behind Avocado and below Cobbles.  I routinely find empty power bait jars and worm containers in the “Catch and Release” section.  Regulations in that section require single barbless hooks using flies or artificial lures.
 
If you witness a poaching or polluting incident or any fish and wildlife violation, or have information about such a violation, immediately dial the toll free CalTIP number 1 888 334-CALTIP (888 334-2258), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
 
Or you may submit anonymous tips to CDFW using tip411. tip411 an internet based tool from CitizenObserver.com that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to wildlife officers and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation.  Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to CDFW by texting "CALTIP", followed by a space and the message, to 847411 (tip411).
 

Or download the free CALTIP smartphone App which operates similarly to tip411 by creating an anonymous two-way conversation with wildlife officers to report wildlife and pollution violations.  The CALTIP App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.  With this App you may easily send photos of the incident.
 
Be prepared to give the fullest possible account of the incident including the name, address, age and description of the suspect, vehicle description, direction of travel, license number, type of violation and when and where it occurred. You do not have to give your name.
 
Information from the call is relayed to the CDFW region where the offense occurred and an investigation is undertaken locally.  If the information supplied by the caller results in an arrest the caller becomes eligible for a reward.  (Rewards up to $1,000 have been paid.)  The case is then reviewed by a volunteer citizen's group known as the "CalTIP Rewards Committee".
 

How to find the action of your fly rod by lance Gray

Who We Are

Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

Our Mission

We are a FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS affiliated club, a national organization whose goal, like ours, is to promote the wonderful sport of fly-fishing as well as protect our natural resources. We promote catch and release, education, conservation, and above all, encourage and help those who desire to learn more about all aspects of fly-fishing.
Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) was organized in 1961 by a group of devoted fly fishers deeply concerned with the preservation of trout and all game fish, their environment, and the quality of fishing. Our club has maintained two goals since that time: To foster and promote the sport of angling with artificial flies. To protect, conserve and increase our angling resources.

DONATE

Fly Fishers for Conservation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. This means you can use your contribution as a tax deduction. The club gets revenue from member-ship dues and the annual fundraiser dinner. We try to contribute to conservation issues in the area and to our youth with our Trout in the Classroom program, the No Child Left Inside program and by holding a Youth Fly-Fishing Academy annually. The club is al-ways in need of funds. Please consider donating. You may send a check to Fly Fishers for Conservation at 100 E. Sierra, PMB 3310, Fresno, CA 93710. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and they will help the club fulfill its obligations.