For March’s meeting we welcome master guide Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters. Jon has an all new presentation especially created for fly fishers looking for a more technical program on fishing during the spring runoff in the Sierra Nevada and other weather-related periods of big water. “High Water Tactics” entails a look into the causes of high water, safety, turbidity and trout, water to target, tight line nymphing, fishing streamers, fighting large trout, equipment, and flies. Beautiful images and new, detailed animated slides will provide clear and concise information for future endeavors on the water during extreme conditions.
Speaker 2019-03 BaiocchiJon has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, educator and innovative tier. Jon serves on the Truckee Trout Unlimited Board of Directors, and volunteers his time with the South Yuba River Citizens League. After he was born in San Jose, Calif., his Dad moved the entire family to Paradise, Calif. during 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues and to raise his family in the spectacular forests of Northern California.
Jon’s Dad, Bob Baiocchi – inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame during 1999 – was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age. After finishing high school, Jon opted out of college to pursue a career as a professional snowboarder, competing at a national level, starring in feature movies, and working with manufacturers in their research and development programs. After his career ended during 1993, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing and conservation, learning even more of the intricate details of his home waters.
Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service in Northern California, where he has been guiding for the last 20 years. The waters he guides include Lake Davis, the wild and scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman Reservoir, the North Fork Yuba River, the Big and Little Truckee rivers, the Lower Yuba River, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County.
Jon can be contacted at https://tvff.wildapricot.org/, by telephone at (530)228-0487, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.