Presidents Message

Our May Speaker is Jarett Coons. Born and raised in the Owens Valley. If you’re tired of hearing about trout fishing in the Eastern Sierras, Jarett is bringing something different. He is going to talk about the warm water fishing in the Owens Valley. Fishing for bass and carp is becoming a bigger and bigger thing all over. Jarett is also going to be talking about a class he will be offering to our club. I’m sure you’ve seen the fishing reports of the rivers and streams over flowing in the Eastern Sierras. The upper Owens will be hard to get to until late June with the snow becoming mud. What access there will be will be really crowded. A lot of people don’t fish the warm water ponds along Hwy. 395. They run from Lone Pine up to Bishop. I’m excited to hear his talk. I don’t know about you guys but I’m going through fishing withdrawals!!

We had a miss communication about the Small Stream Class. It has been rescheduled for Saturday June 3rd from 9:00am to noon. Two people are coming but registration is open again for others to sign up. After this class we always go on a small stream to try out the techniques from the class. Don’t tell Bill Hughes, but I have 8 or 10 booklets from last year that I will be passing out in the class. We are now giving PDFs instead of printing, so when these books are gone, they are gone. The books have maps of the local streams we talk about.

We have eleven women signed up for our Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Class. This is a FREE class on June 10th and lunch is provided. If you know of a woman that might be interested in coming have her sign up on the website. We can have 25 sign up. Let’s fill this class! Spread the word.

This year the White Elephant Sale is Saturday June 17th at the Clubhouse. We will start at 5:00pm to socialize and buy raffle tickets. Dinner will be at 6:00pm. We are having a taco cart on the back patio, so come and have dinner with us. This year the price for dinner will be $10.00. Also we have a raffle and Silent Auction. The raffle will be $5.00 for a square or 5 squares for $20.00. Please bring fly fishing gear in good condition that you no longer need to donate. Hope to see you there!!

In June we will be going back to 2nd Sunday casting. Next month it is June 11th from 8am to 10am. Come and join us. Something we might try is the FFI’s casting program. This is where people can work on their cast and get a certificate for Bronze level, Silver Level, and Gold Level. This is not to become a Certified Casting Instructor, it is for someone that wants to be a better caster. Look for more information soon.

Mike Stuhl will be teaching a Knots Class on May 20th 9-noon at the clubhouse. This class is on various Knots to use when you’re fishing. Sign up at:

We are going to discontinue the 2nd Wednesday Fly Tying. There just isn’t enough interest in tying flies together. We have the clubhouse reserved so we could do something else on those Wednesday nights. I’m looking for ideas on what we can do. Talk to me at a meeting or email me at president@deepcreekflyfishers.

As always if you have any questions about the club or what we are doing send me an email at

Gary Applebee