Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.)
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass in the Amazon
with Jim Black
If you ever thought about fishing for Peacock Bass in the Amazon, you will want to hear Jim's presentation, during which he will share his experience — covering the "how to" and "where to" of this great adventure. (His brother, Mike Welle, lived in Brazil at the time and made arrangements for the trip.)
Jim Black has fished the Delta for Stripers, Christmas Island for Bonefish, Loreto for Dorado, and a number of trout waters in Northern California including the Lower Sacramento River, Fall River, Trinity River, McCloud River, Pit River and Henderson Springs. His trip to the Amazon was a reward and a challenge after a serious operation in 2010, from his son-in-law.
Jim Black joined the Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen several years ago with his friend John Shaw, when he lived in Cupertino. Jim has since moved to Aptos and is now a member of the Santa Cruz Flyfishing Club. He continues his membership in the DVFF, calling it "...one of the best clubs in Northern California." Jim is also long time Rotarian in Cupertino.
Jim graduated in 1962 from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Professional Mechanical Engineers License, a General Contractor's license and a Broker's License. He was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stationed in Germany from 1963 to 1965. He has worked on a number of office buildings and condo projects as well as Stanford Hospital and large raw land approval projects, including the Tassajara Valley development. Jim is married with four married children and 11 grandchildren.