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ITFF Graduation Outing

The ITFF Graduation Outing is designed to help students from the recent Introduction to Fly Fishing (ITFF) 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 or Gary Pintar. 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". 

Saturday evening we plan to have the Bishop Country Club banquet room reserved for our group dinner.This year, we will once again offer the prime rib special dinner ($29.99 plus tax) plus a range of selections from the 19th Hole salad and sandwich menu. You must select the prime rib dinner when registering to be assured of having it at dinner. And of course, there is the no host bar. Note that there is a $10 corkage fee if you bring your own wine, so if you bring it, make it worth while.

SPFF members who are in Bishop for the weekend are all invited to come to the dinner. Please register yourselves and your guests.

NOTE: The El Rancho Motel will not be available this year. Please continue to check the website for updates to the room situation. Please contact Steve Ebersold ( directly if interested in a room.

Friday, March 23, 2018 to Sunday, March 25, 2018
Bishop, CA to fish the Lower Owens River, Hot Creek, and the Upper Owens River.
James Fleisher, MD
(818) 990-4921
Registration is required
This event takes place before the general Eastern Sierra fishing opener. Fishing is restricted to only those waters open all year and only catch-and-release. Lower Owens, Hot Creek, Upper Owens above Benton Crossing bridge
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