Fly Fishing - It’s good for your soul
It’s been a tough few weeks for everyone. With the “Opener” scheduled for June 1st it’s time to start making some plans.
Fly Fishing - It’s good for your soul – it’s time to commit to going. Look through the list of outings we have available for you this year – it’s a longer list that any we’ve offered before.
Reward yourself with getting outside and slowing down enough to not only see, but feel what it is to wet wade the San Joaquin and see the results of the wind storm from 2012, trees laying crisscross, snapped at the ten foot mark.
Throw a parachute ant pattern at the beautiful brookies below the Lembert Dome and bathe in the beauty and magic that is Tulomene Meadows.
Hike through the fine glacial dust of Little Lakes Valley just to see the natives on patrol at the edges of the depth line. Or maybe see the wave of yellow hoppers fan out in front of you with every step across the Long Valley Caldera.
Feel the warm wind, smell the sage.
It's not long now and we will have our outdoors available to us again.
Pick a time and place – come with us and learn some new skills, make a new friend – put some miles on the car and travel that 12 inches from your head to your heart.
See you out there!
President Conejo Valley Fly Fishers
MEMBERS ARTICLES | Scott Olson
BEYOND THE RAINBOW
One of the great joys of angling for rainbow trout is their incredible variety.
I’m sure all of us have observed the great multitude of variations in the coloration and hues in the rainbow trout that we have caught over the years.
There are rainbows so light in color that they show only a hint of pink or salmon on a background of pale gin greyish silver and mottled with a scattering of black dots in some high Sierra lakes.
Conversely, I’ve also seen examples with an almost iridescent quality sporting flecks of turquoise and aquamarine with deep red accents reflecting the serpentine rock that their creek beds run through like the Downie River in Gold Country.
There are also the vibrant scarlets, greenish blues and pinks that the fish sport during their spawn. Sort of an in your face challenge to rivals for the females attention and an unmistakable message that it’s time to renew the species.
No matter what your favorite color of rainbow is there is one thing you can be assured of, and that is that these wonders of the freshwater world will always provide good sport along with an aesthetic that is second to none.
Tight lines and fighting fish to all!
- Scott Olson
CLUB MEMBER PHOTOS | fly fishing, Fly patterns, travel & scenic photos
ALL PHOTOS SHOWN BEFORE WERE TAKEN BEFORE THE COVID-19 ISOLATION AND RESTRICTIONS WERE IN PLACE.
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WHAT DOES A FLY FISHERMAN DO WHEN HE/SHE IS ABIDING BY SOCIAL DISTANCING? TIE FLIES, BUILD RODS, MAKE HOMEMADE BREAD, BEER, WINE & WHISKEY AND PATIENTLY WAIT TO GO FISH.
Created with images by Luca Bravo - "untitled image" • Atharva Dharmadhikari - "untitled image" • Taylor Grote - "Fly Fisherman" • Dan Roizer - "Virgin forests around a river" • kazuend - "Rushing Stream" • Jeremy Bishop - "untitled image"