|Date:||Wednesday, April 5, 2017|
|Time:||Doors open at 6:45 PM|
|Meeting starts at 7:00 PM|
|Place:||Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos|
This is our newest presentation based on over twenty years of fishing the "Hex" at Lake Almanor. This great fishery offers anglers a chance to catch big fish on big dry flies. It's a great way to spend an evening fishing on the lake. The presentation will illustrate how to breakdown the lake, flies, rigging and personal safety while fishing.
Lance and 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 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 conducts presentations at fly clubs and outdoor shows and supports local groups like Cub Scouts and 4H. He's a signature tier for Aqua Flies, 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.
Kirsten is a fantastic photographer who has had images published in periodicals and on websites throughout the outdoor industry.