I am very honored to be a part of the SoCal Fly Fishing Club Consortium for the 4th time in my speaking career. It has been an honor to work with the Consortium Co-ordinator, Jeff Pill. He has worked in the film, television and movie industry for over 40 years and has taught me a great many things about creating the very best presentations, that are educational, fun, captivating and pleasing to the anglers of all of the fly fishing clubs, shows and shops that I have spoken to in California and the West.
I am currently on the Consortium trail and moving into my second and final week for this years club speaker for the month of November. My newest show, “What Do Trout Eat” has been very well received. I have been very pleased to have some very captive audiences with many participants telling me it has been a very easy to follow, pleasing to the eyes and an educational experience. My highest compliment I can received as a guide, teacher, writer and a presenter is for my audience to pass on to me that they have learned something they have never learned before thru my presentations. It was my goal, well before I became a guide, and has continued thru my guiding years, my goat to be able to teach and pass on the love, passion and knowledge that I have with Stillwater fly fishing to ever angler that I can. Receiving personal feedback thru letter, emails, phone calls, personal and social media, this is what keeps me always trying to learn more and more each day and share it with my friends, clients and family in the fly fishing industry.
My journey, while creating this new presentation, “What Do Trout Eat” has been a wonderful challenge for me. I have learned a lot more specifics about the different food items that trout have have in their Stillwater environment and its been fun sharing this knowledge and learning right along with my fellow anglers. My philosophy on fly fishing is simple, I personally can learn something new ever single time I am out on the water.
My most important goal of this presentation if you can take anything and remember something from this new show is this: How does each individual food item move in its natural environment and how do they move in each individual stage of their life cycle.
In my humble opinion, this is the key to fly fishing. Once you know how our food item moves in the water, then you can ask yourself, what type of fly lines will I need? Do I need a floating line with an indicator?, a floating line with a long leader?, a hover line? a clear-camo or regular intermediate? How about a type 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or type 7 sinking line?
Remember your flies are tied to resemble the same food item to be buoyant (float), or to sink slowly or sink like a rock. With this in mind you must choose accordingly. These are a few of the questions I answer in my new presentation.
I hope that my friends, clients and fellow anglers will be able to make it to one of the last four shows I will be speaking too in this the last week of the Consortium
MEETING PLACE FOR GOLDEN STATE FLY CASTERS
TIO LEO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
3510 VALLEY CENTRE DRIVE
DEL MAR, CA 92130
HAPPY HOUR AT 6PM
DINNER AT 7PM
“WHAT DO TROUT EAT” SHOW AT 8PM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
SESPE FLY FISHERS
MONTEREY AT ENCINO
SEPULVEDA GOLF COMPLEX
16821 BURBANK BLVD.
ENCINO, CA 91436
COCKTAIL HOUR AT 6PM
DINNER AT 7PM
PRESENTATION AT 8PM
I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday season, please be safe and enjoy your families.
I do love me some Stillwater fly fishing……Ernie