Peninsula Fly Fishers

September General Meeting with Bill Scharninghausen

  • September 17, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom videoconferencing

Stillwater Stripers on the Fly

Bill Scharninghausen will be speaking to PFF members on how to fly fish for striped bass in still water.  Bill was member of the pro staff at the former California Fly Shop where he was a frequent presenter on such far ranging topics as Tenkara, fishing the California surf, stillwater stripers, high Sierra trout fishing and many others. Bill was also the head fly tying instructor at the shop and enjoys teaching beginners on tying their own flies. Bill is a frequent presenter and guide for many of the Bay Area’s fishing clubs.  

In his presentation, Bill will cover all aspects of fly fishing for striped bass in stillwaters.  He will bring sample striper flies and will explain rigging, techniques and his float tube set up when using it to fish for stripers in stillwaters.

NOTE: PFF will host an associated stillwater striper fishout that Bill will guide on Saturday, Nov. 14.  All attendees should have attended this September meeting and seen Bill's presentation.

A brief bio:

Bill Scharninghausen has been fly fishing for over 40 years. He got his start fly fishing for trout in the high Sierras as a youngster on backpacking trips with his parents. A California native, Bill has a fished all over the Golden State in pursuit of trout, bass, stripers, shad and numerous surf zone species. In addition, Bill has fished across the US, perusing everything from trout to tarpon.

Does he have a favorite fish or place to fish? “Well that’s a hard one to answer! Probably stripers in the Delta and tarpon are my current favorites. However I fish a very special creek in the central Sierras which has a very healthy population of wild brown trout that has probably never seen another angler. It’s my 'Curtis Creek' and shall remain nameless. It’s my all-time favorite!”

As always, members can join the speaker and other members at 5:30 pm for dinner and a beverage beforehand at City Pub, 2620 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063.

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