GONE FISHIN’: Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers to hold annual dinner | SierraSun.com

GONE FISHIN’: Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers to hold annual dinner

The Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers will hold their annual dinner Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Crystal Bay Club. The annual event is a fund-raiser for the local club that promotes the sport of fly-fishing. Club president, Jon Twichell, wants everyone to know the general public is welcome at this gala event. The evening will begin with a no-host cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., a flytying demonstration from 6:30 p.m. and the dinner and presentation at 7:30 p.m. The club is pleased to announce its annual speaker will be local fly-fishing expert Ralph Cutter.

Cutter resides in Truckee and runs the California School of Fly Fishing with his wife Lisa. Cutter is an author, has been a fishing guide and runs his previously mentioned school. He also travels the world in pursuit of the sport. Besides his famous school, Cutter is best known for authoring the book The Sierra Trout Guide. It is a wonderful book that anglers preparing to fish the Sierra Nevada must read. The book covers a wide range of topics from the trout itself to the environment in which the trout exists and, of course, how to catch them.

The presentation this year will focus on a day trip he and his wife Lisa took in our area to try to catch five species of trout in the same day and on one fly. The targeted species were brook, brown, cutthroat, golden and rainbow. These species all exist in local waters. The program should be very interesting and you may even learn where the particular species were caught.

In addition to Cutter’s presentation the evening will include a great raffle and silent auction. After all this is a fund-raiser and there will be many prizes that have been donated by local businesses, the fly-fishing industry and individual club members. As Twichell puts it, it should be “a killer raffle and silent auction.”

Funds from this event are used to fund the many activities in which the club participates including the well-known Trout in the Classroom project at our schools. In this program trout are reared in aquariums by local students from eggs and then released into the wild as fry. During the process the children learn about the trout and their environment.

Because trout are reared in cold water, aquarium chillers – refrigeration units – are needed to make the project work. These units have become more and more expensive in recent years and the fly-fishers, along with grants and other donations, have supported this project.

The cost for this event is $20 per person and children under 12 are admitted for $12. The dinner will be a choice of prime rib or a vegetarian special for those who do not eat red meat. You can signup by sending in your check made out to the Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers, P.O. Box 5704, Tahoe City, CA 96145.

Be sure to include a telephone number and tell them how many adults and/or children will be attending.

For more information you can call Jon Twichell at 583-4186 or Jim Normandin at (775) 832-7151.

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