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Monthly Meeting: All About Entomology w/Dr. Michael Parrella, Jan 29, 7pm
This month we will hear from Dr. Michael Parrella, Chair of Entomology at UC Davis. You’ll learn all you need to know about bugs, including how to identify them, how they behave, and how best to imitate them.
The meeting will be Thursday, January 29th at 7pm at the Long Beach Casting Club Clubhouse Details.
Fly Buy: Saturday, Jan 31, 9-3
The Southwest Council of the FFF will be hosting their annual Fly Buy event at our clubhouse Saturday, 1/31 from 9-3. There will be numerous tiers, new and used equipment for sale, and a silent auction. Price is $10/IFFF members, $15 Others. Includes lunch.
January Outing: Lower Owens 2/5-2/8
Join us for the second of our 3 winter trips to the Lower Owens. It fishes best in the winter with low flows and surprisingly moderate air temperatures. The February trip will also feature a river clean-up opportunity on Saturday and of course our Saturday night pizza get together. Don’t forget to get your new 2015 license
Lower Owens Pre-Trip Workshop, Saturday, 2/1 9am
Attend this workshop to prepare yourself for fishing the Lower Owens. It will cover what to bring, where to go, and when to eat.
Nooner Lunch: Wednesday, Jan 21, Noon
Join us for our monthly lunch and start your new year right. Held the third Wednesday of the month, this is a great way to meet new members and enjoy a good meal in the company of others. Bring a desert if you can.
Beginner Fly Tying Class: Tuesdays Starting Oct 28 at 7pm
Beginning fly tying class is going strong. These open-to-the- public classes have been popular for decades. Class leader Doug Smith has some good instructor talent lined up and each fly is taught by a different instructor to give you a lot of variety in styles and teaching methods.
This popular class will run for 17 weeks, including the intro. Each of the 15 flies you’ll learn to tie have been carefully selected as being useful for our waters, both fresh and salt. Also, these flies will give you practice with the techniques used to tie almost any fly. Pass this info on to your non-club friends as well. Drop in on any or all of the remaining classes.
Fly Tying Material Sale: Tuesday before Fly Tying Class Starting Oct 28 5:30ish-7pm
Stock up on tying materials at unbeatable prices. Long Beach Casting Club’s Project Healing Waters program has been blessed with generous donations of tying materials again this year. Like last year, we’re going to be selling these materials during the hour before the club’s tying classes.
We have thread, wire, chenille, dubbing, fur, hair, feathers, hooks, and lots more, for $1 each. This year we have hackles also; they won’t be $1 but they will be very reasonably priced. There are a few very nice vises also. We should be open for business between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm, depending on the traffic, and will stop selling at 7:00 pm when the class gets started.
This is a terrific opportunity to get the tying materials you need (or just want) at fantastic prices all while you are supporting our Project Healing Waters program.
Club Casts: Sundays, 1/4, 1/11 & 1/18, 9am
You know you need to practice your casts and our Sunday casts are just the ticket. We have targets to aim at and lots of experienced casters happy to improve your technique. Don’t wait until your next trip and be sorry.
Fly Tying Forum: Wednesday’s at 7pm
We’ve started a weekly fly tying forum to provide members with a chance to learn new techniques and flies or to just show up and tie what you like/need. Contact Howard Uller for details.
LBCC Library List Now Available
The list of books and DVD’s available for check-out from the club library is now viewable online. We’ve had a large number of recent additions so download the list and make your selections. A
searchable LBCC Library Catalog is now available for download.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! You do not have to be a member to participate in most of our activities, including our monthly Club Trips.
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