March 13: Fishing New Zealands South Island
Get the skinny on DIY fly fishing in NZ.
Our March speaker needs no introduction. Some of us will recognized him as “The Fishing Fanatic,” others as a celebrity landscaper, yet others as a master fly tyer who invented the “Mel’s Mangled Cripple” and “Mel’s Bunny Emerger” fly patterns for wary trout. By any other name he is our own former WFF President, fly tying chairman and long-time member, Mel Light.
Recently returned from a 3-month long fishing expedition to New Zealand’s South Island, Mel has promised to walk us through the best times and places to fish, the best techniques and patterns to use, and how to navigate the land of the Kiwis without necessarily hiring a guide.
February 10: Owens River Annual Clean Up
Stay over and make it a full weekend of fishing.
Join the annual clean up of Bishop’s blue ribbon fishery - the Lower Owens. Meet fellow anglers from the Southwest Council, Trout Unlimited, CalTrout, etc. Coffee and baked goods in the morning, lunch at noon — and a Tenkara clinic in the afternoon! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the river while giving back to one of the Sierra’s best fisheries.
Non-Members Are Welcome At All Our Events!
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.