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Monthly Meeting: Floating the Koktuli River w/John Squires, Nov 20, 7pm
This month we will hear from John Squires of Against the Flow Adventures. He will discuss floating the Kaktuli River in Alaska and will present us with amazing photographs and a typical itinerary for his guided trips. If you’re thinking about fishing Alaska, come hear about this great alternative.
NOTE: Due to Thanksgiving falling on our normal meeting night, the meeting is the third Thursday this month.
The meeting will be Thursday, November 20th at 7pm at the Long Beach Casting Club Clubhouse Details.
Nooner Lunch: Wednesday, Nov 19, Noon
Join us for this Thanksgiving edition of our monthly lunch featuring Turkey Dinner with all the good Fixins. 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.
Venison Stag: Saturday, Dec 6, 6pm
Join us for our annual Venison Stag for a chance to spend an evening with your club friends and meet some new members. It’s a warm and wonderful event featuring great food and fellowship. $20. See Target Talk for RSVP form.
Beginner Fly Tying Class: Tuesdays Starting Oct 28 at 7pm
Beginning fly tying classes start on Tuesday, October 28. 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.
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, 11/23, 12/7 & 12/21, 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.
We’re still looking for ideas for a December outing. Holidays and the Venison Stag reduce our options but if you’re up for leading a local trip (river, stillwater, or salt water) contact Yash Iseda.
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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