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Quarry Lakes Veterans First Fly Fishing

  • October 18, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Quarry lakes, Fremont, CA

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Volunteer Event:

(This event is highly encouraged by the TVFF Board of Directors, and an   excellent use of voluntary time)

This is a fly fishing only event for veterans where Tri Valley Fly Fishers have the opportunity to assist Veterans First Fly Fishing (VFFF) introduce and engage veterans with fly fishing.  Numerous Bay Area fly fishing clubs will be assisting in this 3rd annual event at Quarry Lakes in Fremont which is always very worthwhile to the veterans, and to those volunteering their time.

This event is for disabled veterans.  A section of the lake will be netted off and stocked with several hundred pounds of Rainbow Trout.  This is a catch and keep event with the trout donated by Lassen Trout.  The use of the park & the netting off of the “pond” is courtesy & generosity of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).

Agenda:

Volunteers meet at 8:00 AM for orientation and assignments

9:30 AM Veterans show up

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Veteran light Breakfast – Provided by VFFF

Veteran orientation & badges distributed

10:15 – 12:00 Fly Fishing for Trout & Casting & Tying instruction

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch - - - - - - - Provided by VFFF

1:00 -2:00 PM or thereabout more Fly Fishing for Trout & Tying instruction

Volunteers will be needed to help with:

  • Passing out and collecting the badges (needed for getting meals – will collected at  lunch time)
  • Cooking, and cleaning the kitchen area
  • Maintaining Safety (Keeping people from wandering into backcast area)
  • Assigning and collecting rods from fly fishers
  • Monitoring and moving the fly fishers allowing everyone to have an equal chance 
  • Providing casting instruction and helping veterans to catch fish 
  • Providing Fly Tying instruction 
  • Providing Knot Tying & leader construction lessons

There will be free entrance and parking for volunteers and veterans. No equipment is necessary as all is being provided by the FFI program.

Please note that the TVFF Board of Directors has also donated $100 to the event to help offset their expenses.

Location: 

Quarry Lakes Regional Park
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA. 94536

https://www.ebparks.org/parks/quarry_lakes

For more information:

Please contact Daniel Kitts, 510-816-2846



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