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Truckee Flyfishers to hold annual fundraiser Oct. 27

Bruce Ajari
Gone Fishin'

The Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers will be holding their Annual Dinner/Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Tahoe Biltmore Nevada Room.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with no host cocktails, dinner and program. The general public is welcome to attend this event.

The cost of the event is $35 per person if pre-registered or $45 at the door. If you get your registration in by Oct. 20, you will be eligible for an early bird drawing for a complete five- or six-weight Orvis outfit that includes rod, reel, line and backing. This is quite an incentive to attend the fundraiser.

The local club strives to promote the sport of fly fishing and conservation efforts of our local fisheries. A list of their many projects includes their Trout in the Classroom Project, the Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge program, the Cliff Frazier Memorial Youth Program and Truckee River Day. In addition, they support many other conservation groups such as Cal Trout, the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited. The dinner event is the club’s only major fundraiser of the year.

The speaker this year will be Richard Dickerson, who will talk about Fly Fishing in Northern Nevada. Dickerson is an author, guide and instructor. His book, “The Nevada Angler’s Guide,” published by Frank Amato Publications in 1997, is a terrific resource to fishing Nevada’s waters.

I have personally seen his program and can attest to the fact that you will certainly learn quite a bit about fishing our neighboring state. Many of us purchase Nevada licenses each year and would love to find out about the many locations that are available to us within the state. Dickerson’s program will reveal many of these places.

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As usual, the event will also have a great silent auction and raffle to raise funds for the many programs that the Flyfishers are involved with each year. There are many great items that will be included. Among the most popular are boxes of flies tied by some of the most notable fly-tyers in the club. Many are well known throughout the western states.

For more information on the event call Fred Wickman at 583-2628. If you are interested in going you may also go to the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers Web site at http://www.ttff.net. Click on the newsletter section and pick the October Newsletter. A copy of the Annual Dinner form is located on page three of the newsletter. Fill it out and mail it back to the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers at P.O. Box 5704, Tahoe City, Calif., 96145.

Remember to get it back by Oct. 20 to be eligible for the early bird drawing!

Bruce Ajari is a Truckee resident and regular fishing columnist for the Sierra Sun and other area newspapers.