|Date:||Wednesday, February 6th, 2019|
|Time:||Open - 6:45 PM|
|Meeting - 7:00 PM|
|Place:||Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos|
For February's meeting, we welcome back master guide Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi's Troutfitters. Jon has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, educator, innovative tier, and an award-winning public speaker, giving fly fishing presentations to clubs and expos across the state of California and Nevada. Jon serves on the Truckee Trout Unlimited Board of Directors, and volunteers his time with the South Yuba River Citizens League.
Born in San Jose in 1965, his dad moved the entire family to Paradise, CA in 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues, and to raise his family in the spectacular forests of Northern California. Jon's dad Bob was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame in 1999 for his peerless conservation work and was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age. After a stint as a professional snowboarder, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing and conservation and learning even more of the intricate details of his home waters.
Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi's Troutfitters guide service in Northern California, where he has been guiding for the last twenty years. He has a reputation as a very hard-working guide who has been trained by some of fly fishing's best-known anglers and guide, both past and present. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious, and combined with his simple approach to teaching, gives students the skills needed to be successful and all types of water. He guides on Lake Davis, the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Feather River, Frenchman's Reservoir, the North Fork of the Yuba River, both the big and little Truckee Rivers, the Lower Yuba, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County. His philosophy on fly fishing is to keep it simple, be confident in your presentation, and have fun.
High Water Tactics is a more technical program on fishing during the spring runoff in the Sierra and other weather-related periods of big water. It looks into the causes of high water, safety, turbidity and trout, water to target, tight line nymphing, fishing streamers, fighting large trout, equipment and flies. Beautiful images and new, detailed animated slides provide the audience with clear and concise information for fishing during extreme conditions. This will be a program you do not want to miss!