2015/16 Fly Tying Classes

November 5, 2015

 Al Smatsky  

Central Valley Chad

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It seems like ever time you go shad fishing, there is always one angler in the line that has the hot rod!  Maybe it’s the color of his flies, maybe his leader length, tippet size or the type of fly line he is using.  Al Smatsky of Excellent Adventures has been shad fishing for over 45 years.  Al’s Central Valley Shad presentation will explore these topics along with optimum water flows for our valley rivers and timing the shad runs.

Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

We are a FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS affiliated club, a national organization whose goal, like ours, is to promote the wonderful sport of fly-fishing as well as protect our natural resources. We promote catch and release, education, conservation, and above all, encourage and help those who desire to learn more about all aspects of fly-fishing.

Our Mission

Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) was organized in 1961 by a group of devoted fly fishers deeply concerned with the preservation of trout and all game fish, their environment, and the quality of fishing. Our club has maintained two goals since that time: To foster and promote the sport of angling with artificial flies. To protect, conserve and increase our angling resources.

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