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On The River Clinic: Wednesdays Oct 22-Nov 12th 7pm, Outing Nov 15-16
This is our best overall class of the year. You will be introduced to the equipment needed, entomology, stream structure, casting applications, short and long line presentation, reading the water, fly selection, how to organize your fly box and basic knots. You will then take the knowledge you have gained and apply it to a Lower Owen’s weekend outing where you will receive individual instructions from river wise instructors. The class is free but restricted to club members. If you’re not a member it’s not too late to join.
On The Salt Clinic: Thursday, Oct 23 at 7pm, Local Surf Outing Nov 8
If you’ve always wanted to try fly fishing our local surf, attend this one night clinic and you’ll be all set. Then join us for a local surf outing. Class is free and open to the public.
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.
Pond Cleaning: Saturday, Oct 18, 7am
Come help clean the pond so everyone can keep their line clean.
Monthly Meeting: Bamboo Rods, Oct 30, 7pm
This month we will hear from C.T. Robertson of Cane Loops. He will share his love for cane rods and how he builds them. His work can be seen at some of the finest fly shops in the area and he has taught classes as well as given demonstrations of his craft.
The meeting will be Thursday, October 30th at 7pm at the Long Beach Casting Club Clubhouse Details.
October Outing: Redding CA, Oct 16-19
Northern California has lots of great waters and we’ll attempt to fish it all. Contact Pablo Grabiel or Evan Morgan right away to let them know you’re going (or even thinking about going), especially if you think you’re interested in a guide so they can make arrangements. Pre-trip meeting will be Wednesday, 10/8 at 7pm.
Nooner Lunch: Wednesday, Oct 15, Noon
Join us for lunch and a break from your day. 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.
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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