Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.)
Heather Farms Community Center
301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek
Fall River with Craig Nielsen
"The famed Fall River is the largest spring system in the country. Its steady flows and ideal water temperatures create nearly fifteen miles of prime habitat for the legendary trophy Rainbow Trout that inhabit its crystal clear waters. Renowned for prolific and predictable hatches, Fall River rivals the finest spring creeks in the West for outstanding dry fly fishing. In between hatches one can enjoy swinging and retrieving streamers along with dead drifting nymphs. The incredible evening Hexagenia hatch of size six mayflies in June and July has to be experienced to be believed. Craig Nielson will share proven tactics, strategies and techniques refined by local guides who regularly visit the Fall River. The program is designed for novices and seasoned anglers alike with concepts offered in a light spirited and informative manner. Audience participation is encouraged.
Craig is the owner and operator of Shasta Trout, a fly fishing guide service featuring over a dozen of the finest guides in the shadow of Shasta. His clients appreciate his patience, angling versatility and local knowledge. A certified casting instructor, Craig has taught at Mel Krieger's school and was one of the first authors on switch rods. He has presented to dozens of fly fishing clubs in California and Oregon and as a celebrity in the west coast International Sportsmen's Exposition and Fly Fishing Shows. He holds a teaching credential and a master's degree from Chico State where he worked as an instructor, administrator and counselor before following his passion to guide full time.