NOTICE: ITFF GRADUATION OUTING WAS POSTPONED TO MAY 5-7 DUE TO HEAVY WATER CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK IN REGULARLY TO CONFIRM THE DATES BASED ON EXPECTED HEAVY SNOW RUNOFF
Saturday Nite Dinner has been moved to Astorga's Mexican Restaurant (2206 N Sierra Hwy) at the junction of See Vee Ln and 395 near the Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop. 6:30PM Order from the menu. (no prime rib - sorry. Sign ups were so delayed coming in, we released the Country Club so they could take another group.)
The ITFF Graduation Outing is designed to help students from the recent Introduction to Fly Fishing course to start fly fishing on our fine trout streams. Students will be matched up with instructor/guides for on the water experience.
We headquarter in Bishop, CA. Most participants drive up on Thursday and are ready to fish on Friday morning. Both students and instructors are responsible for their own accommodations and food. There is a group dinner planned for Saturday evening where we tell tall tales of great piscatorial feats and generally enjoy the company of fellow fly fishers.
Friday and Saturday Morning: students and instructors meet at 9:00 AM behind BBQ Bill's (1/2 block south of Line on Main) to match up for the morning fishing.
As you begin the registration process, you must select a registration type. If you are an ITFF Studant, select that type whether or not you are a SPFF member. If you are attending as a volunteer instructor, select Instructor whether or not you are a SPFF member. If you are a SPFF member going up to fish on your own but plan to join us for dinner, then select Member.
ITFF students may register for Friday and/or Saturday fishing with instructors and also for the Saturday Dinner. Students may also register a companion for the dinner. Be sure to click the "Add Companion/Guest" button before clicking "Next". You may also reserve a loner rod, reel, line. While waders are not absolutely necessary, they are very helpful. You can also choose to stay out of the water or wet wade. You may want to pick up a few "expendables" at a fly fishing store such as The Fisherman's Spot in Van Nuys or tha Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop in Bishop: a tapered leader (9 ft, 5X), a spool of 5X tippet, some split shot (BB and smaller), and a few flies (pheasant tail nymphs, zebra midge pupae, Adams and elk hair Caddis all in size 18 and/or 16 and possibly a couple of woolly buggers in black or olive size 8 or 10).
SPFF members who are interested in serving as volunteer instructors should contact Steve Ebersold. If you are designated as an instructor, please register for Friday and/or Saturday instructor activities. You may also register a companion for the dinner by clicking the "Add Companion/Guest" button before clicking "Next".
SPFF members who are in Bishop for the weekend are all invited to come to the dinner. Please register yourselves and your guests.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the El Rancho Motel (274 Lagoon St. Bishop, CA 93514) for this event. Please contact Steve Ebersold (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if interested in a room.