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I DO GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS TO FLY FISHING CLUBS, FLY FISHING SHOWS, FLY FISHING FAIRS AND FLY FISHING SHOPS. I HAVE SPOKEN TO EVERY FLY FISHING CLUB IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, SOME TWO OR THREE TIMES. I HAVE ALSO SPOKEN TO MANY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLUBS AND NEVADA FLY FISHING CLUBS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ANY REFERENCES YOU MAY CONTACT ANY OF THE CLUBS I HAVE LISTED BELOW FOR MY REFERENCES. MY SPEAKING FEE IS $350.00 PLUS MY FUEL AND EXPENSES. BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN A PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF A FLY FISHING CLUB I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET GOOD QUALITY SPEAKERS AT A VERY GOOD PRICE. I WILL WORK WITH EACH CLUB TO SEE HOW I CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY ON MY TRAVEL FEES. MY FIRST THOUGHT IS TO TRY TO GET MORE THAN ONE CLUB IN YOUR AREA ON THE SAME WEEK SO I CAN SPEAK TO ALL CLUBS AND DIVIDE THE FEES BETWEEN ALL CLUBS INSTEAD OF JUST ONE CLUB PAYING FOR THE WHOLE FEE. IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE CLUB SPEAKING IN THE SAME WEEK OR CLOSE TOGETHER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO WORK OUT A SMALLER FEE FOR EACH CLUB ON MY EXPENSES.

PRESENTATIONS:

CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS

TROPHY STILLWATERS OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

CHIRONOMIDS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

STILLWATER FLY FISHING TACTICS

FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NEVADA


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CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS

"Crowley Lake Fishing Tactics" The name Crowley Lake speaks for itself. For the last couple of decades this stillwater has consistently been one of the best stillwater fisheries in the West. The fish are getting bigger with larger numbers every year! A lake that has revolutionized the way we look at indicator fishing for trout. I cover the best places to fish on the lake depending on the months you are fishing by showing a map of the lake. The migrating patterns of the fish from opening day to the closer. How to get to the fish using water craft, boats, tubes, pontoons etc. and how to fish out of each one effectively. How to anchor your craft and make a solid platform to fish from. This is the most important rule to learn when indicator fishing. Once you find the fish how to attack them by using three simple rules that will make you better than 90% of the fisherman on the lake. Many, many pictures of my fly patterns that have worked over the years and today! Leader setups for both regular indicator fishing and deepwater indicator fishing as deep as 25 feet of water. Also just because you are indicator fishing doesn't mean you have to always fish a midge. We fish perch patterns, leach patterns, damsel nymph patterns and stillwater worms under an indicator very successfully. I will also talk about stripping/retrieving tactics and how to set up your leader systems to fish perch, damsel and leach patterns on sinking and intermediate lines. Not only do these tactics work well at Crowley but can be taken anywhere in the world that has stillwaters and good midge and fry populations and will successfully and consistently catch trout. Also eye candy of some very large fish that my clients and I have caught and released this year and last!

FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NEVADA

"Fly Fishing Lake Pyramid, NV" I start the presentation with some history of the lake, statistics and more specific history of the fish in the lake. Move forward with how the Paiute indians have done such a fantastic job in recreating this fishery and sustaining the great fishing we have there year after year. I talk about the new break thru in finding the Pilot Peak Strain of Cutthroat that was the original Lahanton that was completely wiped out to the lake in the 40's and now has been brought back by the Lahanton National Fish Hatchery Complex in Gardnerville, Nevada. I cover the weather that you will encounter at this lake which can be very brutal most of the time. I cover the best places to fish on the lake breaking it down from month to month movements of the fish. How and where to find them and how to attack these fish by fishing from ladders. I bring in a custom ladder that I fish from and also a simple ladder you can buy from any home depot and customize it to show you how to make it a better fly fishing platform. I cover tactics on shooting head applications to reach the fish and also cover indicator fishing tactics that has just taken off the last few years. I break down leader set ups that we have used over the years and the flies we use. I cover ladder tactics and how to land fish from your ladder and how to set up your ladder before and after you get into the water. I cover the specific rods we use and what weights and lengths of rods will better fit you for shooting head and indicator fishing applications. Oh course along the way there are plenty of BIG FISH pictures with fish up to 20+lbs. (fish are now consistantly being caught this year in the 20 to 25 pound class) and are getting bigger as we speak. I like to call them fish porn if I may! In my humble opinion Lake Pyramid is one of the best opportunities to catch a trout up to 25+lbs and over in the Western United States in a stillwater while casting a fly.

PLEASE READ MY ARTICLE ABOUT PYRAMID LAKE POSTED IN THE RIO FLY LINES BLOG AND CLICK THE LINK BELOW.

www.rioproducts.com/blog/an-ancient-inland-sea-by-ernie-gulley/#more-980

TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

Let me take you on a grand tour of three of the best trophy trout fisheries we have in the Eastern Sierra. We will cover Kirman Lake, the Best Brook Trout fishery in California. We will cover Heenan Lake which is a brood stock lake for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Finally Crowley Lake which in my humble opinion is the best and possibly the most perfect stillwater we have for trout. I will cover history of each individual lake including elevations, size, depth, when lake was started and seasons and regulations. I will break down and discuss bugs, food items and what the best flies to use to be successful at each stillwater. Leader systems, water craft and specific rods to give you the best advantage possible on each body of water.

CHIRONOMIDS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

Let me share my philosophy and tactics that I have learned from putting thousands of hours on the water fishing chironomids at one of the toughest and most technical stillwaters we have in the West! I will show you all of my leader setups, type of fly rods and reels, fly patterns, the chironomid life cycle and how to make sure you are always putting your fly at the proper depths for success. Depth, color and size of bugs in that order are the most important aspect of learning how to fish chironomids. Let me show you all of my secrets of success.

Guest Speaker Schedule Lists

International Sportsmen's Expos Sacramento        January 19th         "Chironomids Top to Bottom"

"International Sportsmen's Expos Sacramento        January 20th        "Crowley Lake Fly Fishing Tactics"

"International Sportsmen's Expos Sacramento        January 21st         "Chironomids Top to Bottom"

California Fly Fishers Unlimited                    February 7th           "Crowley Lake Fly Fishing Tactics"

The Fly Fishing Show Pleasanton                    February 24th     "Crowley Lake Fly Fishing Tactics"

The Fly Fishing Show Pleasanton                    February 25th     "Chironomids Top to Bottom"

The Fly Fishing Show Pleasanton                    February 26th     "Crowley Lake Fly Fishing Tactics"

Santa Barbara Fly Fishers                        November 7th     "What Trout Eat"

Orange County Fly Fishers                        November 8th     "What Trout Eat"

Pasadena Casting Club                            November 9th      "What Trout Eat"

Golden State Fly Casters                            November 13th      "What Trout Eat"

Wilderness Fly Fishers                            November 14th      "What Trout Eat"

Sespe Fly Fishers                                November 15th        "What Trout Eat"

Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers                            November 16th      "What Trout Eat"

JANUARY 21ST                         INTERNATIONAL SPORTMANS EXPO                             CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS      

 

JANUARY 22ND                        INTERNATIONAL SPORTMANS EXPO                             CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS   

 

JANUARY 23RD                         INTERNATIONAL SPORTMANS EXPO                            CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS   

 

FEBRUARY 1ST                         SAN DIEGO FLY FISHERS                                               TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA 

 

FEBRUARY 25TH                       TRACY FLY FISHERS                                                       TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

FEBRUARY 28TH                       PLEASANTON FLY FISHING SHOW                                TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

MARCH 5TH                               THE FISHERMANS SPOT HARDY VIP DAY                     TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA  

 

MARCH 8TH                               DOWNEY FLY FISHERS                                                   TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

APRIL 5TH                                  GOLD CONTRY FLY FISHERS                                        TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

APRIL 15TH                                SANTA LUCIA FLY FISHERS                                            TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

APRIL 21ST                                 TAHOE TRUCKEE RIVER FLY FISHERS                         STILLWATER INDICATOR FISHING TACTICS

 

MAY 26TH                                   LONG BEACH CASTING CLUB                                       TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

 

SEPTEMBER 17TH                     SOUTHERN SIERRA FLY FISHERS                                  TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

JANUARY 7TH KERN RIVER FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NEVADA

JANUARY 8TH INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN EXPO CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS

JANUARY 9TH INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN EXPO TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

JANUARY 10TH INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMAN EXPO CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS

FEBRUARY 19TH MOTHERLOAD FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NV

FEBRUARY 20TH THE FLY FISHING SHOW TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

FEBRUARY 21ST THE FLY FISHING SHOW TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

FEBRUARY 22ND THE FLY FISHING SHOW TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

FEBRUARY 23RD MERCED FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NEVADA

MARCH 3RD GOLD COUNTRY FLY FISHERS CROWLEY LAKE FLY FISHING TACTICS

MARCH 10TH HI-DESERT FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NV

MARCH 30TH LOS ANGELES ROD AND REEL CLUB FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NV

APRIL 8TH CONEJO VALLEY FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

JUNE 10TH SOUTH BAY FLY FISHERS FLY FISHING PYRAMID LAKE, NV

JULY 22ND DEEP CREEK FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 6TH SANTA BARBARA FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 7TH ORANGE COUNTY FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 8TH PASADENA CASTING CLUB TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 12TH GOLDEN STATE FLY CASTERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 13TH WILDERNESS FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 14TH SESPE FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

OCTOBER 15TH SIERRA PACIFIC FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

NOVEMBER 3RD AGUABONITA FLY FISHERS TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

NOVEMBER 11TH DESERT FLY FISHERS, AZ TROPHY STILLWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

NOVEMBER 12TH ARIZONA FLY CASTERS, AZ TROPHY STILWATER OF THE EASTERN SIERRA

I WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE PLEASANTON FLY FISHING SHOW ON FEBRUARY 22ND, 23RD AND 24TH OF 2013

I will be speaking in the Destination Theater on Crowley Lake Fishing Tactics

Friday, February 22nd 4pm show

Saturday February 23rd 10am show

Sunday February 24th 10am show

HERE IS A LIST OF CLUBS I WILL BE SPEAKING TO IN 2013 AND WILL UPDATE AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEW YEAR! PLEASE VISIT THERE WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THERE CLUB ACTIVITIES.

FEBRUARY 19TH AMADOR FLY FISHERS www.amadorflyfishers.com

FEBRUARY 20TH TRACY FLY FISHERS www.tracyflyfishers.com

FEBRUARY 21ST PENINSULA FLY FISHERS www.peninsulaflyfishers.com

FEB 22ND PLEASANTON FLY FISHING www.theflyfishingshow.com

23RD AND 24TH SHOW

APRIL 9TH E.C. POWELL FLY FISHERS www.e.c.powellflyfishers.com

APRIL 10TH RUSSIAN RIVER FLY FISHERS www.russianriverflyfishers.com

APRIL 11TH NAPA VALLEY FLY FISHERS www.napavalleyflyfishers.com

APRIL 24TH MISSION PEAK FLY FISHERS www.missionpeakflyfishers.com

JUNE 4TH AGUABONITA FLY FISHERS www.aguabonitaflyfishers.com

SEPTEMBER 4TH SANTA CRUZ FLY FISHERS www.santacruzflyfishers.com

OCTOBER 8TH HI-DESERT FLY FISHERS www.highdesertflyfishers.com

I WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE PLEASANTON FLY FISHING SHOW ON FEBRUARY 22ND, 23RD AND 24TH OF 2013

I will be speaking in the Destination Theater on Crowley Lake Fishing Tactics

Friday, February 22nd 4pm show

Saturday February 23rd 10am show

Sunday February 24th 10am show

HERE IS A LIST OF CLUBS I WILL BE SPEAKING TO IN 2013 AND WILL UPDATE AS WE MOVE INTO THE NEW YEAR! PLEASE VISIT THERE WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THERE CLUB ACTIVITIES.

FEBRUARY 19TH AMADOR FLY FISHERS www.amadorflyfishers.com

FEBRUARY 20TH TRACY FLY FISHERS www.tracyflyfishers.com

FEBRUARY 21ST PENINSULA FLY FISHERS www.peninsulaflyfishers.com

FEB 22ND PLEASANTON FLY FISHING www.theflyfishingshow.com

23RD AND 24TH SHOW

APRIL 9TH E.C. POWELL FLY FISHERS www.e.c.powellflyfishers.com

APRIL 10TH RUSSIAN RIVER FLY FISHERS www.russianriverflyfishers.com

APRIL 11TH NAPA VALLEY FLY FISHERS www.napavalleyflyfishers.com

APRIL 24TH MISSION PEAK FLY FISHERS www.missionpeakflyfishers.com

JUNE 4TH AGUABONITA FLY FISHERS www.aguabonitaflyfishers.com

SEPTEMBER 4TH SANTA CRUZ FLY FISHERS www.santacruzflyfishers.com

OCTOBER 8TH HI-DESERT FLY FISHERS www.highdesertflyfishers.com

HERE IS A LIST OF CLUBS I HAVE SPOKEN TO IN THE PAST AND YOU CAN USE FOR REFERENCES