Bruce Ajari: Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers’ meetings present helpful info
I attended the monthly meeting of the local fly fishing club, the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers (TTFF), on a recent Wedensday evening.
The meeting was changed to Wednesday evening from their normal fourth Thursday of the month due to room scheduling conflicts at their new meeting location, the Squaw Valley Public Service District building at 305 Squaw Valley Road.
David Lass, our local Trout Unlimited representative, is the president this year and local guide, John Roberts is vice president. The TTFF is part of the network of clubs under the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF). TTFF is a member of the Northern California Council of clubs.
The club’s purpose is consistent with those of the FFF. The purposes of the FFF are as follows:
Cultivate and advance the art, science and sport of flyfishing as the most sporting and enjoyable method of angling and the way of fishing most consistent with the preservation and use of game fish resources;
b. Be the voice for organized fly fishing;
c. Promote conservation of recreational resources;
d. Facilitate and improve the knowledge of fly fishing;
e. Elevate the standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy of anglers:
f. Cherish the spirit of fellowship among anglers everywhere;
g. Establish and maintain liaison with other organizations of anglers and conservationists and government agencies concerned with the sport of angling; and
h. Keep its members informed of developments of interest to the membership.
The program for the evening was a presentation by Mikey Wier, a fishing professional and filmmaker. He is the owner of Burl Productions, which produces the very popular Fish Eye series of CDs. His CDs are entertaining, instructional and motivational.
Many of the sequences in his CDs include local fishing guides and others involved in the industry.
Wier’s program was excellent. His main focus was to show us how to fish his hopper dropper system. I found the program to be extremely interesting and I learned a great new system.
If you are interested in learning more about the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers, go to their Web site at http://www.ttff.net. Anyone is welcome to come to the monthly meetings where there is typically a program and a nice raffle. It is a great chance to interact with many people who love fly fishing.
Bruce Ajari is a Truckee resident and regular fishing columnist for the Sierra Sun and other area newspapers.