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Novice Basic Skills Clinic on the Truckee

Join "da Dean" Frank Pisciotta for a summer day of learning the basic fundamentals of fly fishing alongside the Truckee River at the Glenshire Bridge.

The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers’ "Basic Skills Clinic"is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020.  It is intended for fly fishing novices with no or minimal  fly fishing experience and those those beginner/intermediates wishing to brush up on their existing skills.  It is open to TTFF adult members (18 years+).


Participants will be introduced to the basic skills of fly angling in a fun and very relaxed atmosphere. Upon completion of the clinic, participants can pursue the sport at their leisure building upon the introduced basic skills needed to dupe a wild trout….thereafter making this fascinating sport as “simple or sophisticated” as they wish.


The angling topics introduced/discussed will be:


1) Fly Fishing Gear

2) Three Essential Knots

3) Two Fundamental Fly Fishing Casts

4) Trout Foods

5) Fly Selection  


The clinic lead is Frank R. Pisciotta and other TTFF club members


There is room for 6 participants. Space will be made available on a first-come first-serve basis. There is a $20.00 fee to off-set costs for Tahoe National Forest usage-fees; leaders, flies in addition to a clinic packet which includes print-outs of Frank’s essays entitled “Truckee River Primer”, “Trout Needs” and "What Fly Do I Use?"


WHAT TO BRING----Participants will need to bring their California fishing license, fly rod/reel, wading gear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and  lunch/drinks. We’ll meet at the Glenshire Bridge on the Truckee River at 9AM. The event will end at 2-3PM.


TO REGISTER----Please register in advance.  This clinic is popular and fills quickly.   Additional information will be sent via email during the month before.


Saturday, August 01, 2020, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Go to east end of Glenshire Bridge on the Truckee River.
Truckee, CA  
Frank r Pisciotta
Sponsored Workshop
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
If you need to cancel, contact Frank directly at 530-587-7333. There are no refunds. There are always other folks that would like to take your place.

This well-known clinic fulfills one of TTFF's 3 mission statements: "Value To The Membership"
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