Fly Fishing Faire draws crowd

fishermen_at_convict.jpgFor those into fishing and the Eastern Sierra outdoors, a Friday through Sunday event centered in Mammoth Lakes will cover the Owens River, Hot Creek, Rush Creek, the Walker Basin, the Inyo Forest, trout stocking, and actual fishing.

The Fly Fishing Faire, sponsored by Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers, centers at Cerro Coso College in Mammoth. Event organizers say 500 people are pre-registered for the Faire but walk-ups are expected. Admission is $15 per person and $20 for families with teens 16 and under free. Eastern Sierra residents get a $5 rebate.

Events at or departing from Cerro Coso in Mammoth include a Rush Creek Tour led by the Mono Lake Committee and CalTrout, a Walker Basin Restoration panel discussion, an update on the Inyo National Forest Plan revision and Golden Trout Wilderness grazing allotment, and news on trout stocking, hatcheries and the yellow-legged frog.

Bennett Mintz of the Faire said participants will see fly-fishing films, clinics, workshops, casting demonstrations and fly-tying. He said volunteers and pros, including local fly-fishing guides, will conduct workshops at the college and on nearby waters.

On Saturday participants and all members of the public can join a Clean Up Day in the Mammoth Lakes Basin from 9am to 4pm. Meet at Horseshoe Lake. Sunday, from 8:30am to 11:30am – a Morning at Hot Creek led by Friends of the Inyo. Meet at the Hot Creek Interpretive Center.

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6 Responses to Fly Fishing Faire draws crowd

  1. Big Rick OBrien September 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    If Bennett went out in the field to take a current photo for every story she reported on, there wouldn’t be any time left for her to WRITE the stories. JEEZ…

  2. DESCO September 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I will gladly pay to raise, stock and catch them, rather than drive into the mountains to listen to frogs.
    If people did not believe that a fishing license allows them to keep and/or kill as many fish as they can we would have no need for police.
    If people would learn to put a few fish back in the water, correctly, for someone else to catch, we would not need as many stockers.
    The picture isn’t current. What the hell has that to do with anything???

  3. bobby joe September 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Wild fishing population went extinct in Mono County well over a decade ago, along with all the decent sized fish! Pay to fish for Stockers…who are these people?

    • Mark September 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

      Pay to fish for Stockers…


      We pay them to raise them

      We pay them to stock them

      We pay them to catch them

      We pay them to police us while we’re trying to catch them

      We pay them to have check points so they can look in our ice chest to see how many we have in our posession.

      No thanks I’ll pass on fishing.

      btw, the picture in this story isn’t even recent. No leaves on trees and I think I see some patches of snow in the background.

      • Pedro September 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

        Next DFW checkpoint Monday,Bishop. Don’t let them catch you rustling trout. Only native fish in OV are suckers and pupfish, They don’t seem too concerned about protecting them. High Sierra lakes had no fish until we decided they should be there. We should just use the money to raise cows and let tourists hunt them. Cost less for pound. Catch and release Bull Riding?


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