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August Meeting - Well Traveled Trout with Jack Trout
Date: Tuesday, Aug 26th
Place: Town Center Corte Madera - Room 201
Upstairs, above the AT&T store
Hwy 101 at Tamalpais Blvd. in Corte Madera

This month we are thrilled to have Jack Trout visit our club with a phenomenal
presentation on the history of the McCloud River and its famed Rainbow Trout -
the world's most traveled trout.

He will be covering the history of trout, steelhead and salmon as well other
fish that made their way to California after the 1870's. Including the Spencer
Baird, Livingston Stone and the entire history regarding how trout, steelhead
and salmon were shipped out all over the Southern Hemisphere. Pictures from
the 1800's of the McCloud, Pit, Upper Sac before dams or even Shasta Lake.

Do you know about the Gov. Aqua Train Car that was built to transport fish
after the completion of the transcontinental rail road? Have you ever wondered
how the shad got into the Lower Sac? How you ever wondered where the striped
bass came from and how they survived the 2900 mile journey across the United
States? There are 3 famous private clubs on the McCloud River, have you ever
wondered how they were purchased and by whom?

See very rare photos rarely ever seen on the west coast from the Smithsonian,
Library of Congress and local historical societies and ones given to me by club
members in the past. Learn about the entire history of the north state from
1840 to present. This will be a history lesson, bring your note pads folks!

Jack will also be showing modern fly fishing pictures of rivers and
destinations, that he guides on in Northern California as well as Argentina,
Belize & Chile.

Born and raised in Portola California, Jack grew up fly fishing on Lake Davis
and the Feather River and road trips with pops to the McCloud and Upper Sac.
Jack's dad Ray was a fishing guide at the Feather River Prep School in Graeagle
& Walton's Grizzly Boys Camp for years, where he taught and guided Leighton
and Gray Hills of the Bollibokka Club on the McCloud River how to fly fish and
school for their hunter safety licenses, so guiding and teaching is in the
family blood. Jack moved to Mount Shasta in 1994 to start a full-time local
guide service. After that he started going down to guide in Chile and he met
his Chilean wife Carola. They operate one of the best Chilean fly fishing guide
services for one day trips and non lodge multiple day adventures. Jack guides
in northern California on the Upper Sac, McCloud, Klamath, Trinity, Pit, Hat
Creek and has 4 other independent guides he has worked with for years. Check
out his blog adventures at www.mtshasta.com or the business site at

Casting Clinic at Marin Civic Center
Date: Sunday, September 14th
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Place: Marin Civic Center Lagoon

MTFF is hosting free casting instruction to club members and the general
public, beginning at 8:00 AM (rain or shine) at the lagoon at Marin Civic
Center (near the small dock adjacent to the auditorium). Expert casting
instructors will be on-hand to assist you, regardless of your casting level.

Whether you are a beginner, or trying to hone more advanced skills, we can
help answer your questions and/or provide you with resources for additional
information. Club members are available to answer questions about fly fishing
in general, or to help with beginning or advanced casting.

All levels of fly casters are welcome!

If you just want to come out and find out more about the Mount Tamalpais Fly
Fishers, please feel free to drop by, members will be on hand to answer any

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