Fly fishing the McCloud River

The Fly Fishers of Davis will be hosting guest speaker, John Rickard.

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This month, Tuesday May 28 at Harper Junior High School, the Fly Fishers of Davis will be hosting guest speaker, John Rickard, who will speak about  the McCloud River, home of the most famous rainbow trout in the world and the brown trout that eat them.  John will share some of his favorite stories, helpful tips & tactics, The McCloud’s seasonality and geography. John will give even the seasoned McCloud River angler another perspective on the iconic fishery. John Rickard is co-owner and guide for Wild Waters Fly Fishing in Mount Shasta California. Wild Waters Fly Fishing is Orvis 2018 Outfitter of the Year and is comprised of dozens of the hardest working guides in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The McCloud River defines half of their business and is loved by all of their guides and clients. This success has allotted thousands of guide days and a firm understanding of the river. John has nearly fifteen hundred McCloud River guide days under his wading belt and has seen this river change dramatically over the last 20 years. Besides fishing, John practices analog photography and has married his two passions in a published book. The McCloud River.  The Fly Fishers of Davis normally meet to swap fish stories at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School.  The meetings are free and open to newcomers and guests. Come around 7:00 pm to check out the various outings, ask about the Club, or try your luck at the monthly raffle.  If you’re interested in learning to fly fish come to the meeting and ask anyone about our introductory and intermediate Fly Fishing courses. The club is also working on a program for young fly fishers (under 16). For more information call Lowell Ashbaugh at 530-797-6722, email or visit the club’s web page at]]>

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