2017 Spring Banquet will be on April 29, 2017 Mark your Calendars!!!
Richard Gill Thursday April 6, 2017
After high school, Richard attended UC- Santa Barbara graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with a specialty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
After getting his undergraduate degree, Richard attended Fresno State (CSUF) receiving his Master’s degree in 1982 in Aquatic Biology.
Upon finishing his Master’s, Richard worked in a number of entomology-related positions, but most recently he retired after 27 years of service as an entomologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Parlier, CA.
Richard has fished the Lower Kings River since the mid-1950s after learning to fish with his father. He has been a fly fisherman for 55 years, and has been a long-time member of the Fresno Fly Fisher for Conservation. Richard is an accomplished fly tier and a true club resource for anything “bug-related” as far as collection, identification, life cycle and why bugs “do what they do”.
Richard says he still holds hope for the Lower Kings in spite of it’s current difficulties, and has seen the fishery prosper at times, and yet struggle at other times. When I asked him a favorite place to fish, he immediately said the Lower Kings, which certainly shows the hope he has for this fishery that is truly in our own back yard.
Date: April 8, 2017
Bob Scheidt and Leo Labbe will host outing
We will BBQ some burgers.
Have you ever caught a double digit fish?
this is a good opportunity as 10+ pounders are very common; heck even a small fish of 2 pounds puts up a good fight!
San Luis O'neill Forebay Presentation
Who We Are
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.