Peninsula Fly Fishers

General Meeting with Lance Gray

  • October 18, 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Club House

Our club will be hosting Lance Gray at this months general Meeting. Below is a description of the event as well as a bio of Lance Gray

Bio for Lance & Kirsten Gray

Lance and Kirsten have more than 50 years combined experience in fly fishing. Lance started fly fishing with his father and brother Lincoln at age 7. In his teens, he began tying flies commercially for shops all around Northern California. At 17, he went to work at Powell's in Chico, working in the fly shop and building rods. He guided for Powell’s, conducted fly-tying and fly-fishing schools, and traveled.

In 1993, Lance and Kirsten started Saltwater Innovations, a company that manufactured and distributed products for saltwater fly fishing. Lance’s Crystal Popper, Gray’s Billfish Fly, the KO Charlie line and the Raghead Crabs are all Saltwater Innovations products. Kirsten worked behind the scenes, handling the day-to-day operation running the manufacturing floor of the company.

In 2003 they launched Lance Gray & Company, a full-service outfitter offering guided trips, fly-fishing schools, workshops and a travel agency. Lance conducts presentations at fly clubs and outdoor shows and supports local groups like Cub Scouts and 4H. He's a signature tier for Aqua Flies, pro staff member for Sage and Rio and is a featured writer, with articles published in Angling Trade Magazine, California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing.

Kirsten is a fantastic photographer who's had images published in periodicals and on websites throughout the outdoor industry.

Lance will be speaking primarily about fly fishing the Feather River. He will also be including some of his other favorite places to fish.  He will speak about conditions & tactics to fish the Feather River and highlight current & upcoming conditions.  The Feather River has been seeing greater numbers of salmon and steelhead. Consequently, there will be some differences in fishing techniques this year versus other years.  Something to note, the Riverbend Park in Oroville has been closed for repairs because of the flood damage from the Oroville Spillway Crisis in 2017.  This directly affects drift boat activity in this area. No worries though, Lance will try to shed some light on this inconvenience.

Lance is always entertaining and insightful.  Be sure to be there for his presentation.

Peninsula Fly Fishers 1976-2016
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