Peninsula Fly Fishers

September 15th, 2022

General Meeting

The General Meeting for September 15, 2022 was well-attended. We welcomed 3 new members to the meeting: Giulio Accornero, Don Handal, and Mike McNamara. There were also two observers there to evaluate joining PFF: Gary Bell and Bob Bigelow. Gary was a prior member of the club, and held the Presidents role from 1985-1986.

The evening's featured presenter was veteran guide Joseph Contaldi, who is Lead Guide and Owner of Performance Anglers Guide Service and Pyramid Lake Anglers Guide Service based in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Joe emphasized the waters open during the fishing season from Bridgeport to Mammoth Lakes. He covered Hot Creek, East Walker, the Upper Owens River and Crowley Lake. Also covered were Kirman, Parker and Walker Lakes.

He detailed his favorite flies for each of the beautiful Eastern Sierra waters he guides on.  These flies were perhaps one of the most interesting and surprising aspects of his presentation!