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May 2019 Newsletter
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BEGINNING FLY TYING CLASS: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 & 20, 2019
This seven week course will get you well on your way to a satisfying lifetime creating flies that will catch fish! You'll begin by learning basic techniques that you'll use to tie simple flies. Week by week you'll acquire more advanced skills and you'll apply them to create more complex flies.
You'll be guided by an experienced fly tier who will be your coach throughout the course. We will loan you a vise, a lamp and all the tools required for the course. Your cost for the course is $75 which is partial payment for your materials, course manual and accompanying DVD. SPFF pays the balance of the cost. Payment for the course is required at the time you register.
Unless you are absolutely sure about the vise and tools you intend to purchase, we strongly encourage you to WAIT and use our loaners. The instructors will have a variety of vises & tools and you'll be able to get some valuable advice as to what you may want to buy.
In addition to this course, we meet most Wednesdays throughout the year to learn how to tie a fly that's taught by one of our group or a talented guest tier. Many of our "graduates" join us for these sessions and then go on to become future instructors. Registration is closed.

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING (ITFF): February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 29 & 30, 2019

  If you have ever wanted to learn to fly fish, here is your chance - SPFF’s classes will take 
you step by step from your first cast to landing a beautiful trout on the Owens River. The classroom sessions at the ONE GENERATION CENTER cover everything from knot tying to choosing the correct flies. At the nearby pond in Reseda Park you will learn the essential casts to prepare you to fish in rivers, lakes and streams.  SPFF supplies loaner rods and reels to get you started.  The classes are run by certified instructors and experienced Club members. The first four Saturday morning classes are February 23 thru March 16 with a special graduation class in Bishop, CA  March 29 & 30. Classes start at 8.30 am and run until 12 noon.

February 23
 – One Generation and Reseda Park Pond: 
General introduction to fly fishing. Explanation of equipment, local fishing opportunities, and you will learn the Pick- Up and Lay-Down Cast.

March 2 - One Generation and Reseda Park Pond: Dry fly fishing, knot tying, and you will learn the Roll Cast.

March 9 - One Generation and Reseda Park Pond: Nymph fishing, more knots, and you will learn the FALSE CAST.

March 16 - LA River, start time to be determined: Take your new skills to the LA River – where we'll teach you some presentation casts and line control techniques to use on moving water. 

March 29 & 30 -  Bishop, CA: Graduation weekend in Bishop CA on the Owens River. This is an optional event but we definitely recommend it.

The cost for all sessions including the Bishop graduation outing is $40 for adults, free for those under 18, and includes all classroom materials and handbook. Travel and lodging in Bishop is not included.

  For more information, you can contact Steve Ebersold at, or Michael Peratis at

Click here to Register.......Introduction To Fly Fishing - Class #1 - 2/23/2019

NYMPHING CLINIC: October 25 & 26, 2019

The nymphing clinic will consist of 2 mornings of instruction, Friday and Saturday mornings. The clinic will be geared to teaching students how to fish with nymphs below the surface.  The location of the clinic will probably be on the Lower Owens right outside of Bishop. This might change if the flows still continue to be too high towards the end of October.  The cost per student will be his or her travel, lodging and food expenses. On Saturday evening at 6pm there will be a group dinner. The location of the group dinner will be announced as soon as details become available. Everyone attending the dinner will be responsible for his or her expenses.
  We will meet in our traditional spot, the public parking lot behind BBQ Bill's, at 8:30 Friday and Saturday mornings to assign instructors to students and discuss dinner plans.
Registration information will be available early in September, 2019.

SATURDAY CASTING CLINICS: Most 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month
Please click on Casting Practice in the menu on the home page for directions & information. Additionally, email reminders are sent to club members a few days before each clinic. Having casting challenges?....These are great opportunities to get some  good instruction.

Registration is not required...just show up!

Information to follow soon


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