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November Meeting - Lance Gray: Fishing Valley Rivers

  • November 05, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Zoom

Event Description:  Zoom Presentation (details to follow via email)

Lake Almanor: Seasonal Strategies for Trophy Trout and Bass

Fishing the Valley Rivers

Lance and his wife, Kirsten, have more than 50 years combined experience in fly fishing. Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age 7. In his teens, he began tying flies commercially for shops all around Northern California. At 17, he went to work at Powell's in Chico, working in the fly shop and building rods. He guided for Powell’s, conducted fly-tying and fly-fishing schools, and traveled.

In 1993, Lance and Kirsten started Saltwater Innovations, a company that manufactured and distributed products for saltwater fly fishing. Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line and the Raghead Crabs are all Saltwater Innovations products. Kirsten worked behind the scenes, handling the day-to-day operation and running the manufacturing floor of the company.  In 2003 they launched Lance Gray & Company, a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops and a travel agency. Lance is a pro staff member for Sage and Rio and is a featured writer, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing.

Lance will be presenting on fishing the valley rivers. This is a Club presentation that he also won rave reviews for recently with his Zoom presentation. We are pleased to have Lance join us and share very detailed information on river access points for wading and boat access, best spots to fish, tactics, how to fish the very different rivers, and rigging and fly setups with a detailed Q&A at the end (prepare your questions now). It is timely, since the valley rivers will be loaded with steelhead and salmon and that means the “Egg Drop”. Specifically, Lance will be talking about the Lower Sac, Feather River and the Yuba Rivers, and he will cover wading and boat accesses. 

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