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March 8: Weekend Wade - WF San Gabriel River
Our first outing to the West Fork in several years

 

The ‘West Fork’ as most of us call it, is one of the very few catch and release streams in Southern California. Many of us caught our first trout on a fly in this stream. Fishing can be quite good and the scenery is always fabulous. The West Fork has been really pounded by the drought, but recent rains have restored its flows. And, hopefully, rejuvenated the trout population. Visit the Event Calendar for more information, maps, & directions. The outing is free but please Register for email updates on the calendar.





March 9: Trout in the Classroom at Culver City Middle School
About ten minutes from Santa Monica

 
We will be at the Culver City Middle School where we will demonstrate fly tying to science teacher Tom Kim's seventh grade science classes. We need four TIC volunteers to cover the morning and afternoon shifts. In each shift one person will tie a dry fly and the other tyer, a nymph.

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Contact Celia and let her know which shift(s) you can cover. Morning shift is 8:20 AM to 12:00 PM. Afternoon is 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. You don't have to be a fly tying guru to impress the kids.



March 10: Trout in the Classroom at KHSRA
About twenty minutes from Santa Monica


Who: Linwood-Howe 3rd Graders

What: Trout fry release - More info on the Event Calendar
Where: Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
When: One shift: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Picnic afterward!
Volunteers Needed: Casting instructors (3 ) and 1 volunteer each for Timekeeper, Bugology, Fly Tying Demo and Fry Release. Fishing before and after is encouraged. Bring a picnic lunch.


March 14: Double Haul Ball
Always fun and always something new to learn


The Double Haul Ball is a FREE all day event designed to promote and educate the basics of fly fishing California's most accessible resource, her majestic coastline. FFF master casting instruction on shooting heads and line management, open panel discussion of fly fishing tactics for the surf, fly tying demos and much more. Watch the Event Calendar for a schedule of the day's activities. Also we need volunteers to help out. Contact Larry Carroll at WildernessFlyFishers@gmail.com.


March 15: Apres DHB Surf Outing
Come see what the buzz is about


Each year we get people stoked about surf fishing at the Double Haul Ball and then... nothing. This year the plan is for clubs based near the beach (like us) to offer an introductory outing on the day after DHB. SWC will help publicize it. Club members will provide gear, rods, reels, stripping baskets, etc. People who want to learn more about surf fishing need only bring waders and a fishing license. If it works, we may get some new members. If no one shows, what the heck, we will just go fishing anyways. Register to receive email updates.


March 16: TIC at Culver City Middle School
Still only ten minutes driving time from Santa Monica

 

This is our next to last day this year at the Culver City Middle School where we will demonstrate fly tying to science teacher Crystal Peters' seventh grade science classes. We need four TIC volunteers to cover the morning and afternoon shifts. In each shift one person will tie a dry fly and the other tyer, a nymph.
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Contact Celia and let her know which shift(s) you can cover. Morning shift is 8:20 AM to 12:00 PM. Afternoon is 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. You don't have to be a fly tying guru to impress the kids.



March 17: Kevin Bell & Steve Jensen - Wild on the Fly Travel Adventures
Add some choice items to your bucket list


For the Wilderness Fly Fishers’ March meeting, we are going to see and hear about fantastic fly fishing in Russia, as well as in the Bahamas, Alaska, Slovenia and a few places in between. We’re going to be led in this journey by Kevin Bell and Steve Jensen, two experienced fly fishers who work with the Wild on the Fly Travel Adventures, located at Bob Marriott’s Flyfishing Store in Fullerton, California. Register online.

March 21: Ernie Gulley - Stillwater Clinic
Add some choice items to your bucket list

  Wilderness Fly Fishers is sponsoring an all day stillwater clinic with Ernie Gulley on Saturday, March 21. It will be held at Lago Fig, a small lake on a private ranch north of Santa Barbara. The clinic will include aquatic entomology, presenting food items, reading water, and fly selection. Ernie’s instruction will cover knot tying, leaders, and proper rigging. Along with these stillwater techniques, Ernie will teach shoreline wading, float tube, pontoon boat, and large boat techniques. This clinic will offer plenty of “on the water” instruction and hours of angling time to practice these techniques. Non-members are welcome. Please Register Online.

 

 
More Events and Information on the Calendar

Non-Members Are Welcome At All Our Events!

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Founded in Santa Monica, California in 1965, Wilderness Fly Fishers is one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in the Los Angeles area. It is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of all fishing waters. WFF promotes stream and river protection with self-sustaining fish populations through conservation, environmental activism, catch-and-release ethics, and education.

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