|Date:||Wednesday, June 7th|
|Time||Open - 6:45 PM|
|Meeting - 7:00 PM|
|Place:||Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos|
Joe Contaldi is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the Eastern Sierra. He stalks trout from the East Walker River in Bridgeport to the Lower Owens River in Bishop, CA, and his enthusiasm is catching. This man truly loves what he does. With each body of water discussed, he will show us what flies and nymphs he used to lure the wily trout and how we might procure some for ourselves.
"Matuka" Joe is the owner and lead guide for Perfomance Anglers Guide Service in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He started his fishing career as a child in the New Jersey countryside. He relocated to Southern California during his high school years. He joined up with an outdoor retailer and soon began running saltwater charters, giving fly-casting demonstrations, lecturing at fishing clubs and outdoor expos. A few years later he was traveling the world in search of sport fishing adventures; this is when he discovered the Eastern Sierra wilderness and her blue ribbon trout streams.
For several years he taught beginning fly fishing clinics as a service to new anglers in the Los Angeles area. It was here that he met his wife Julia, and they are still fishing together today. In his off time, Joe enjoys fishing and hiking with their boys, Quinn and Logan.
This presentation focuses on the waters open during the fishing season, from Bridgeport to Mammoth Lakes. Joe informs us of the best equipment to use and how to present both dry and wet flies for success. Bodies of water covered are Hot Creek, East Walker and the Upper Owens River , Crowley Lake and three hike in lakes Kirman, Parker and Walker. He will also address the winter fly fishing experience on these waters as well.