Outings for 2021

Next outing: September 18- 20

I have reserved the usual two cabins at Tom’s Place for the 19th. and 20th. of September. That is a Sunday and Monday night. The weekend nights were booked. 
I’m asking that any members interested in the trip send $80 to treasurer Dana Kahler to pay for the rooms. If at least 9 members sign up, we’re good to go. If more than that, the club will make a few bucks. 
Please register right away if you plan to come. I need a count. If more than 12, I’ll have to arrange for extra rooms and/or just tell the later sign ups that they’re on the waiting list. 
Deadline for reservations and payment of $80 is August 27. If we don’t have enough members signed up by then, the trip will be cancelled and money returned to the disappointed members.

future outings:

September 18:  Outing: COVID: Twin Lakes. No COVID: Eastern Sierra outing, three days Keep fingers crossed!

October 16:  Outing to Cedar Grove

November 13: Annual striper outing


Note: Most of these outings involve physical challenges. These will be outlined in the Fly Dope before each outing. Check the current Fly Dope for details. Didn’t get a Fly Dope? Not a member? Fill out a membership application and join us! It’s fun!


Past outings

January 9    This outing was a great success, with many trout in the net. Check the pictures below . 


Youngster gets off to a good start

Leo tries his luck. It was good!

When the fishing is good, word gets around. We had lots of company on the river.

Typical Lower Kings rainbow

February 20:  Sycamore Island outing. Read more about the area in the Fly Dope and on this website:  https://www.riverparkway.org/things-to-do/fishing-at-sycamore-island

March 20:  Upper Kings River  Here are some pictures of that outing:

We had a good turnout for this one!

Bill Bruce and Brian Loven showed us how to tight line:

and this shows that fish were caught:


May 22: Cancelled due to snow! Hard to imagine from the point of view of summer!

June 5: Successful outing to Weaver Lake. Some pictures:

Some of my favorite High Sierra trout flies


Past year’s  outings


The outing to First Dinkey Lake was a success. Luckily for us, the smoke from wildfires had not yet polluted the air, the weather cooperated, and fish were caught in a beautiful High Sierra setting.    Here are a  few pictures:






Check out High Sierra lakes on my website here: https://flyflinger78.wixsite.com/alpine-lakes

More Past outings
January outing Sycamore Island:  We went to Trout Pond on January 25.  Trout Pond  is a new one for the club. Sycamore Island does not open to the public until February, so we had the place to ourselves. 
Thanks to Sarah Parkes and Bill Tuell of the Sycamore Island park for making this outing possible. I think most of us came away knowing about a new place to fish close to home.
Address to Sycamore Island:  39664 Avenue 7 1/2, Madera, CA
93636, USA
Here is a link to a map to the site:
Better map, thanks to Dave Grubs.
Check out Sycamore Island on this website:  https://www.riverparkway.org/things-to-do/fishing-at-sycamore-island
picture from the January 2020 outing:


Leo’s bass