Major Activities of the Santa Lucia Fly Fishers (SLFF)
As a non-profit, all-volunteer fly fishing club, we don't use a hard-sell approach when recruiting members. Our goal is to continue being a great club, not a large club. Most members continue membership due to the camaraderie, friendships and activities facilitated by the club. Here are some of our major activities:
Meetings of SLFF are on the second Thursday of each month, except for the March fund raiser and the August beach picnic/bbq. The first portion of our meetings include: selling tickets for our raffle which can include some cool fly fishing items, introduction of new members & guests, members sharing their recent good fishing experiences and general announcements of upcoming events and activities. The meeting then continues with a program given by a guest expert or club member on a topic related to fly fishing. Speakers include fishing guides, authors, conservationists and club members.
are free and open to the public. Meetings are held in our own room at Margie's
Diner 1575 Calle Joaquin SLO. Check the Home page for directions. The March meeting is our annual fund raising
luncheon auction and raffle held an another location.
club provides a wealth of information to members through "Tight Lines" our
monthly newsletter. The newsletter presents articles on outings, programs, fly
tying and conservation, as well as a calendar of events. These articles are
written by members, other local fly fishing groups and nationally known
The club organizes a number of fishing trips each year, which may range from informal day trips to professionally guided trips. Some of the destinations include surf perch outings on local beaches, still water outings on local lakes, multi-day outings to the Western & Eastern Sierras, Northern California trips to Manzanita Lake & Lake Almanor and steelhead trips to the Trinity & Klamath rivers. Occasionally out of state trips will be organized. Members have access to trip details, invaluable for planning for and participating in an outing. A list of our normal annual trips is on the Outings page in the About section.
Members have access to the members-only sections of the website, including the "trip book" which lists club members who are highly experienced on certain waters and are willing to share their information with others. The members-only section also includes a wide variety of discussion topics on the Forum page.