CONGRATULATIONS TO LARRY LACK--MARIN COUNTY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Our own Larry Lack--Guide, Fish Whisperer, College Professor, Scientist, Three Sport Coach, Board Member and Program Chair was just named to the Marin County Athletic Hall of Fame. Read all about it here! https://www.marinij.com/2018/10/11/marin-hall-of-fame-swimming-wrestling-coach-lacks-impact-felt-throughout-marin/
WELCOME TO MTFFMTFF is a fly fishing club in Marin County, CA. Since 2004, we have been bringing together fly anglers to share knowledge, experience, and good times. We host monthly meetings, fishing trips, casting clinics, and social dinners and events. Our members span all skill levels from beginner to veteran. We offer membership to anyone interested in fly fishing regardless of the skill level. Prospective members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, meet current members, and learn more about us. If you would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Dunsmuir FishOut - October 19-21
Club Meeting with Gary Bard--Knots You Need to Know - October 23
Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Ave., Terra Linda
Time 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Gary Bard is the 'knotty guy'. Knots fly fishers should know, and how to rig them. Gary is a master at fly fishing knots. You will be amazed at how useful your new knowledge and skills are.
Gary Bard lives in Alameda and for 28 years was the deputy fire chief for the city of Berkeley. After retiring in 1998, Gary has worked for outdoors firms and as an avalanche training instructor for clients like the Marine Corps. He has volunteered for many outdoor rescue teams and is on the board of Grizzly Peak Flyfishers. Here is what he has to say about his avocation as an expert on knots.
Why I love knots
One evening he came home very upset that the recruits could “hardly tie their shoes”
One week later he came home with a Knot Board with about 30 knots.
He explained that I had six months to learn them all and there would be tests every few weeks.
Lower Sacramento River Steelhead Float - October 23--NOTE CHANGE OF RIVER
Jeff Franzini just talked with Lance Gray about our trip on Tuesday, October 23rd. Lance said that the fishing on the Feather River has been very poor. He has several guides that work for him and have been floating the river several times each week and the numbers have been 1 or 2 fish for 6 anglers. So with that in mind, he is switching the river to the Lower Sacramento River.
So the plan is as follows: On Tuesday, October 23rd, we will meet (ready to get in the boat) at 9:00 a.m. at the Bonneyview Boat Launch at John Reginato River Access Park. Lance sent me an updated info packet which is attached to this email with all the info, including lodging options, directions, etc. Since you already completed and sent Lance the waiver forms you don't need to send Lance anything further. The new PDF is just for your info.
ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT! If you'd like to go, please let Outings Chair Jeff Franzini know at email@example.com.
In a shocking about-face, the EPA has agreed to drop proposed restrictions that would have banned construction of the Pebble Mine in Alaska. This move paves the way for Northern Dynasty Minerals, - the Canadian company behind the mine and which has a terrible record of devastating spills and toxic releases – to seek permits for building the massive copper and gold mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay, where it would imperil the world’s largest run of Sockeye Salmon. The EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, made this decision after a half-hour meeting with the mining company CEO, and shocked all the remaining scientists in the EPA who have spent years researching this proposal and have unanimously concluded it would be a disaster and would ‘irreversibly’ destroy one of the most pristine and productive locations on the planet.
Just weeks after the EPA reversal, fishermen in Bristol Bay were reporting near-record levels for this year’s Salmon run, a testament to the strength of the $1.5 billion sustainable fishery that supports 14,000 local jobs and is central to the culture of Native peoples in SW Alaska. The colossal open pit Pebble Mine, which would be as deep as the Grand Canyon and generate 10 billion tons of toxic mining waste, was stopped in 2014 when the EPA study (twice peer reviewed) said the mine posed catastrophic risks to the Bristol Bay watershed. One of the main problems lies in the fact that the huge earth dam which will hold most of the toxic tailings lies almost on top of an active Earthquake fault. “In keeping with the Trump Administration’s pro-polluter, pro-extraction agenda, the EPA has utterly abandoned sound science and the people of Bristol Bay”, said Taryn Heimer, a scientist with NRDC’s Land and Wildlife program, which organization partnered with hundreds of grassroots organizations to convince the government to stop it in 2014. More than 80% of local residents oppose the Pebble Mine. To push the message, “No Pebble Mine. Not now. Not ever.” go to <nrdc.org/stoppebble
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