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September Raffle

Our September meeting is going to feature our big Fly  Fishing  FilmTour (F3T) so we figured we should have some special raffle prizes and door prizes. Click on the link below to visit our online store to  purchase your lucky raffle tickets!

WINNERS CHOICE RODS AND REELS
We are going to be giving away a couple of rods and reels to a couple of our lucky winners. First we have a 10 ft. 2 wt. Euro-nymph rod, perfect for our challenging Sierra streams. The second will be a
V-Access 9 ft . 6 wt.  rod with 5/6 CNC machine cut reel. Both rods are four piece and include a cordura covered  hard tube case.

5 GALLON YETI LOAD-OUT BUCKET
How about a load of Yeti? We start out with a 5 Gallon Yeti Load-out bucket packed with a Yeti Rambler Bottle, Yeti 750 ML Yonder, and Yeti Thin Ice block. Great quality stuff to make your next outdoor adventure totally enjoyable.

DRY CREEK Z GEAR POUCH
If you are heading to the great outdoors you are going to need something to stash all your goodies. We have a Simms DRY CREEK Z GEAR POUCH. It`s totally waterproof with a self-healing zipper and has clear view accessibility. Also includes a really cool Simms slate Captain`s Cap.

THE FINE PRINT
Raffle tickets cost a dollar each, $20 bucks gets you 25. Click on the following link to purchase your lucky raffle tickets:
https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/


The online raffle ticket sales office will close at noon on Wednesday the day of the monthly meeting (9/6/23). Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win. The prize  drawing will take place at the regular monthly meeting.

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Summer Raffle Schedule

by Jeff Goyert, Raffle Chairman

The Fly Club raffle is taking a short break for the summer. There will be no meeting or raffle in July, in lieu of the August meeting we will be holding our annual summer BBQ. No raffle but we will have some great door prizes. Don’t miss out. 

September will see our regular meeting with both online and in-person raffle ticket sales. 

Many thanks to all who participate in our raffles, your support is greatly appreciated. 

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Summer Raffle Schedule

by Jeff Goyert, Raffle Chairman

The Fly Club raffle is taking a short break for the summer. There will be no meeting or raffle in July, in lieu of the August meeting we will be holding our annual summer BBQ. No raffle but we will have some great door prizes. Don’t miss out. 

September will see our regular meeting with both online and in-person raffle ticket sales. 

Many thanks to all who participate in our raffles, your support is greatly appreciated. 

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June Raffle

Ok folks, it is now June and time to really get serious about some fine fly fishing.
We have some great raffle prizes help get the party started.

ROD AND REEL PACKAGE
How about a winners pick for either a 5wt, 6wt, or 7wt V-Access 9 ft four piece rod in a cordura hard case along with a matching machine cut HCH reel. Winners choice from mountain trout streams to open water stripers and everything in between. One rod/reel prize will be awarded, winners choice.

HEXAGENIA FLIES
For some of us, June means one thing-HEX HATCH! And that means Lake Almanor, Butt Valley Reservoir, Lake Davis, Fall River, and a few other guarded secret spots that produce the mid-summer Hexagenia Fly. Lance Gray, famed Lake Almanor guide, has put together a box of a dozen of his favorite Hex flies ranging from his Swimming AP, Hex Wiggletail, Hex Dunn, to a Loop Wing Paranymph plus a few in between. A great selection of some great flies.
Note: Henderson Springs has quite a prolific hex hatch in mid-May.

STILLWATER GUIDE BOOK
The good news is that we had a very wet winter however the downside is that some of our favorite streams and rivers will be running high well into summer. Might be time to give some thought to Stillwater options. To that end we have a great book raffle prize “Fly Fishing California Stillwater” by Bill Sunderland.
This beauty is loaded with extensive stillwater techniques, detailed maps, gorgeous photographs, fly selection tips, and local connections to help you achieve success in our mountain and valley waters. A true treasure trove of stillwater information.

THE FINE PRINT
Raffle tickets cost a dollar each, $20 bucks gets you 25. Click on the following link to purchase your lucky raffle tickets:
https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/
The online raffle ticket sales office will close at noon on Wednesday the day of the monthly meeting (6/7/23). Club membership not required to participate, need not be present to win. The prize drawing will take place at the regular monthly meeting.

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May Raffle – High Flow Adventures

Under the heading of little known facts, when the Romans ( or whom ever it was) were putting together the calendar they named the month after April with the hope in mind that all of the land MAY be done with what seemed like never ending rains. With that said, let’s take a look at the great raffle prizes we have up for grabs at the May 3rd meeting.

Winner’s choice of either an Intouch Euro-nymphing 10 foot 2 weight Competition Nymph rod or a V-Access 9 foot 6 weight rod  with a matching reel.

Need an extra reel? Take a look at this GP model in black from Albright. While it is rated for 3/4 weight use, its oversize spool makes it more than adequate for 5 or 6 wt lines and backing.  It has a super smooth drag and can be set up for right or left hand retrieve.
With the expected higher than average stream conditions it would be wise to make use of a safety wading staff. This Aventik  four section spun aluminum collapsible staff will provide the confidence needed to safely reach the productive pieces of water. Comes with a neoprene belt sheath  which keeps the staff handy when needed.
Lucky raffle tickets cost $1 each, twenty bucks gets you 25. Click on the following link to purchase tickets:
Club membership not required to participate,  need not be present to win.
Online ticket sales will end at noon on the day of the monthly meeting, May 3rd.
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April Raffle – Spring into angling endeavors!

A lot of us fisherpeople (is that a word?) think of April as the kickoff of a new season to launch our angling endeavors across the great outdoors. To that end we have some great raffle prizes up for grabs.

How about a winners pick for a V-access rod and reel package? This is a great way to fill in that empty slot in your fly rod quiver.  The winner (singular) has their pick of either a 5wt,6wt,7wt. or 8wt rod along with a matching reel. These picks can get you covered from the small Sierra streams to the big Northern rivers or the Stillwater in between.  It’s a winners choice!
Thinking of one more trip to Pyramid or maybe a spring trip to Mammoth Lakes?
Take a look at this Simms Gortex hat that will keep you warm and dry. The fold down flaps will keep your ears and neck warm while darkened underbill cuts down on reflected glare. Don’t let the cold and wet put a damper on your next angling adventure.
Anybody thinking about getting into Fly Tying? Anybody looking for a great gift for a Fly Fishing friend? Anybody need neat little Fly Tying kit to pack away on your next trip? This Fly Tying kit from Colorado Angler Supply is just the prize you’re looking for. Packed away in a classic wooden box is a vise with a pedestal base along with seven  quality tying tools. Also included is a basic fly tying instruction book. A really sweet prize for a lucky winner.
Raffle tickets are available online, click on the following link to purchase your lucky tickets:
Tickets are a dollar each, twenty bucks gets you 25. The ticket sales office will close at noon on the the day of the April meeting (4/5/23). Club membership is not required to participate,  need not be present to win.
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March Raffle – Get Back on the Water!

March is here, winter is just about over, and it time to get back out on the  water. We have some great raffle prizes to help you get back in the swing of things.

Planning a trip to Pyramid? Maybe some Delta bass or stripers? Taking a run at our local surf spots, How about some North coast rivers for Steelhead? Any of these plans would be enhanced by adding this nice 8wt rod and reel to your quiver. This is a 9 foot 4 piece 8 wt V-access rod with a large arbor VII reel.
Comes with a cordura covered hard tube and a neoprene stretch reel pouch.
If you spent the winter tying flies or need to organize your existing inventory this fly box case from Adamsbuilt  with 4 fly boxes is a perfect  way to get ready for the upcoming season. The padded storage case has belt loops that will allow you to have hundreds of stored flies at your fingertips.
When you look at that big pile of gear that needs to somehow get packed away for your next outdoor adventure, think about this great wet/dry gear bag from Adamsbuilt. It’s got bunches of storage room, a removable waterproof liner, and a molded hard bottom to keep your gear clean and dry. Waders, boots, vest, and more; there is room for just about everything including external Velcro straps to secure both wading staff and rod tube.
Online ticket sales are available by clicking on the following link:
Tickets are a dollar each, 20 bucks gets you 25. The raffle drawing will take place at the March 1st meeting. Club membership is not required, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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February Raffle – something different

Something a little different for our February Fly Club raffle since we have so many prizes and later in the month at the Fundraiser.

We have a great prize to kick off the winter/spring season at Pyramid Lake.
Working with the Reno Fly shop we put together a complete kit of everything needed to be successful at the ‘Lake of the Giants’.
The kit includes:

  • 32 custom flies; woolly buggers, nymphs, midges, beetles, and balanced leaches.
  • A 25 yard spool of 12 pound Blue Label Seaguar fluorocarbon.
  • 3 Jaydacator balsa indicators.
  • 2 weighted depth finder clips.
  • A 12 pound 2 pack of Pyramid Lake dropper leaders.
  • A Rob Anderson deep water break away indicator system.
  • Plus a copy of Terry Barron’s classic:
    “Guide to Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake” along with the the Trout Creek Outfitters four part guide and Rob Anderson’s beach descriptions.

This is a great prize for both the beginner and veteran of Pyramid Lake along with those who have never gone but always wanted to take a run at the ‘Giants’.

The ticket sales are open and close on Friday before the Fundraiswer (2/17/23).

Click on this link to purchase tickets: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/

Tickets are a dollar each, $20 bucks get you 25. The drawing of tickets will take place at the monthly meeting. Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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January Raffle

It’s January! Two important things: the “Holidays” are over (yay!) And it is time win some great fly fishing raffle prizes.

 First we will do a winner’s pick for a 5WT or a 6WT Echo Carbon XL 9 Ft 4 section Fly rod along with a matching ION large arbor disc drag reel. One rod prize awarded, winner’s pick. 

Float tubers should take a look at this great landing net up for grabs. It features a long handle for an over length of 35 inches with an oval basket size of 20 inches. Perfect for the Almanor hex hatch,  Forebay Stripers, and Eagle Lake Rainbows.

It is probably time to organize and freshen up  your stash of tippets. How about winning 5 spools of Rio Powerflex tippets, 30 yards each testing from 2X to 6X? These spools are held in a trick Fishpond Headgate tippett holder.

The ticket sales are open and close at noon the day of the meeting (1/4/2023). 

Click on this link to purchase tickets: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/

Tickets are a dollar each, $20 bucks get you 25. The drawing of tickets will take place at the monthly meeting. Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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December Raffle

Who out there has tried Euro Nymphing? Who out there has heard about it and wanted to learn more about it? Who out there has no idea what it is and wants find out what is so special about Euro Nymphing? Anybody in any of these situations had better do two things:

First. Be sure to attend the December Fly Club meeting to hear guest speaker Devin Olson’s presentation on Euro Nymphing. 

Second. Be sure to buy a bunch of raffle tickets to win your share of the Euro Nymphing prizes we have put up for grabs.

This month’s prizes include winner’s choice of either a Maxcatch Competition nymph rod (10′ 2 WT) or Adamsbuilt “Ready to Fish” rod (9.4′ 5 WT), 50 Euro Nymphing flies (tied by Barry Burt) with pocket box, or a DVD outlining everything you’ll need to know about successful Euro Nymphing.

The ticket sales are open and close at noon the day of the meeting (12/7). 

Click on this link to purchase tickets: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/

Tickets are a dollar each, $20 bucks get you 25. The drawing of tickets will take place at the monthly meeting. Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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November Raffle

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we all pack away our gear, there are still a lot of opportunities out there to enjoy. Take a look at this neat stuff we have this month. This month lucky winners have chance to win a “Salmon Fly” Spey rod, a choice between two heavy-duty Adamsbuilt bags, and a Maxcatch fly fishing vest.

The ticket sales are open and close at noon the day of the meeting (11/2). 

Click on this link to purchase tickets: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/

Tickets are a dollar each, $20 bucks get you 25. The drawing of tickets will take place at the monthly meeting. Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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October Raffle

End of Summer Raffle! This month we have three great prizes. Winners get the choice of a 4-piece 9-foot rod & reel set (5 WT, 6WT, or & WT), hand-tied striper flies by Lee Haskin (Perfect for the Forebay), or a set of Motorola Walkie-Talkie units with batteries included!

The ticket sales are open and close at noon 10/5 the day of the meeting. 

Click on this link to purchase tickets: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/

Tickets are a dollar each, $20 bucks get you 25. The drawing of tickets will take place at the monthly meeting. Club membership is not required to participate, need not be present to win.

Support your club, buy a raffle ticket!

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September Fly Club Raffle

This month’s lucky winners have a chance to win their choice of one of three rod and reel packages (5wt, 6wt, or 8wt) from our friends at Rajeff Sports, a heavy-duty folding chair (local pick-up only), or a collapsible walking staff.

The ticket sales office opens on the Sunday before the meeting(9/4) at noon. Click on the following link: https://www.santacruzflyfishing.org/product-category/raffle-prizes/ – Tickets are a buck each, $20 gets you 25.

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OK FLY TYERS/THIS RAFFLE IS ALL ABOUT YOU!!!

by Jeff Goyert - Raffle Chairman

No rods, no reels, no bottles of questionable booze; this month’s raffle is all fly tying materials. Our queen of fly tying, Elaine Cook, waded through thousands of dollars worth of new donated materials to come up with eight different treasure bags stuffed with hundreds of dollars worth of quality tying materials as follows:

Bag 1 Nymphs
Bag 2 Drys
Bag 3 Terrestrials
Bag 4 Buggers/Streamers
Bag 5 Small flies
Bag 6 Ocean/Surf
Bag 7 Stripers
Bag 8 Beginners

Ticket purchasers should designate which Bag they wish to have their tickets applied toward. The more tickets purchased, the better your chances are to win. I really gotta’ say, this is some nice stuff!

To purchase tickets, click on this link:    https://santacruzflyfishing.org/raffle

Raffle tickets go for a dollar each, $20 bucks gets you 25. Ticket office is open  and closes at noon on the day of the meeting
(Wednesday 8/3). Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the meeting/BBQ/swap meet. Need not be a member to participate or be present to win.
Questions? Call or text Jeff at  831-234-0033

BTW!
Great door prize/everybody attending gets a free ticket:    $50 gift card from the The Fly Shop in Redding.

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June Raffle

by JEFF GOYERT

As they say “June is busting out all over” and we say it’s time to get serious about fly fishing!  To that end we have some great raffle prizes up for grabs.

How about a little change up in your game with your choice between two speciality rods.
     How about a Spey rod to spice things up a bit? Think swinging flies on big Steelhead waters! This SalmonFly rod is 13ft 7in and rated as a 9/10 weight.
                             Or
     Plan B,  an Intouch competition 10ft 6in euro-nymph rod in 3 weight. Perfect for our Sierra trout streams
The winning ticket holder gets their pick.
Everybody needs an extra reel loaded with maybe an intermediate line or maybe a full sink line or some other specialty line that is needed to save the day. This Sougayilang machined aluminium reel in 5/6 weight will fill the bill. It is light weight with a large arbor and can be set up with either right or left hand retrieve.
Like the old TV commercial used to say”don’t go out without it”, don’t go wading on any of our trout streams without a sturdy wading staff. This ‘third leg’ not only helps keep you upright in the slippery rock streams, it also makes it easier to scramble down the bank to get to the stream. This collapsible staff comes with both a quiet rubber tip as well as a soft bottom basket tip along with a carabiner clip and neoprene belt sheath.
The fine print:
Raffle tickets are available for sale online up until noon on the day of the meeting June 1st.  Click on this link to purchase tickets:
Tickets cost one dollar each, 20 bucks get you 25 tickets. The raffle will be held at the June 1st meeting at the Grange Hall in Aptos.  Club membership not required, need not be present to win.
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In person raffle and door prizes

GOOD NEWS: Big club fishout at Pyramid Lake the first week in April. ?
BAD NEWS: There will be no online raffle Prior to the April meeting.?
HOWEVER: There will be a raffle, and door prizes, at the April 6 meeting held at the Aptos Grange starting at 6:30 pm.?

Take a look at these great raffle prizes.

Let’s start with 200 plus pages of beautiful trout artwork by world renounded artist James Prosek. His famous work “Trout of the World” deserves a special spot on any fly fisher’s book shelf.

Next take a look at this custom wood laminated release net. Perfect size for serious trout and Black bass as well as school sized stripers. Low visibility soft vinyl netting is gentle on the catch. Included is a magnetic release and a carbineer clipped tether cord.

Classic is a word that comes to mind when describing this St.Croix “Triumph” rod. It is a 4 weght eight foot medium/fast action 4 piece rod perfect for small stream trout. It is match with a Sougayilang CNC machined aluminum alloy reel for light weight and balance.

Great prizes to win, come to the meeting and buy some tickets; ones dollar each, twenty bucks gets you 25.

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March Raffle Prizes

Whether you’re throwing midges under an indicator or stripping Beetles along the bottom you will need some serious gear to do battle with the monster trout of Pyramid lake.

Either a 9 foot 8 WT Echo ION XL 4 piece rod or a bit heftier 9’8″ 9 WT G.Loomis IM6 2 piece rod.
The matching Katuysha 6071-T6 aluminum alloy reel is corrosion resistant and has a large arbor for increased backing capacity and a fast retrieve.
Speaking of Beetles and Midges, take a look at these Pyramid lake beauties. We have a dozen Beetles and 16 midges packaged up in a pocket size Adamsbuilt two sided case. Keep them handy in your shirt pocket to save yourself a trip off the ladder back to your truck when you need to re-rig. Proven Lahontan Cutthroat winners.
A great new book by John Gierach: “Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers”? It is a great collection of short stories, there is even one about Pyramid lake! A book like this is also great for those dark winner nights that are too cold to walk to the bar.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS
The online ticket sales are available and will close at noon on Wed. March 2nd. Tickets are a dollar each. 20 bucks get you twenty five. Click on this link to purchase tickets:
https://santacruzflyfishing.org/raffle

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Great choices for the February Raffle

Two good things about February, first we are nearly through winter with spring not too far off and second, it’s time to win some new gear for the upcoming season! Our raffle this month is designed to help us get on with it.

Rod and reel package
What would be better to get started this spring than a brand new 5 WT 9 ft high carbon max catch rod in a hard denier case matched with a aluminum alloy Sougayilang reel. A classic California trout outfit perfect for all skill levels.
Be a winner, buy a ticket!

Fly Box Case
We all might need to spend a little time in our gear bags organizing our varied and numerous flies. To help with this endeavor we have, from Adamsbuilt, four Super Slim Series fly boxes along with a fully padded denier textured nylon carry case. Perfect way to keep track of and access hundreds of flies.
Be a winner,buy a ticket!

Fish Whistle
Back by popular demand, we have a Simms Fish Whistle up for grabs. Tried and true, this gem will save the day when the fishing gets tough. Kit includes papers, whistle, Bic, and waterproof stash container. (Stash not included). All contained in a hard zippered cordura mini pack with carabiner clip. Endorsed by fishing guides coast to coast.  Be a winner, buy a ticket!

THE FINE PRINT:
Raffle tickets are a dollar each sold in blocks of five, twenty bucks gets you 25 tickets. Click on this link to purchase tickets:  https://santacruzflyfishing.org/raffle

Club membership not required to purchase tickets, need not be present at Zoom meeting to win. Ticket sales will open at noon on Sunday 1/30/22 and will close at noon on Wednesday, the day of the monthly zoom meeting, 2/2/22.

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WINNERS GET TO PICK, PICKERS GET TO WIN!!

by Jeff goyert

Buy your tickets from home or buy them at the Posse Grounds BBQ meeting. Or both!
To celebrate our first “in person” meeting in many moons, we have a bunch of choices for our lucky raffle winners.

  1. Look at these rod and reel packages:
    2 Spey rods, one 7/8 wt and one 9/10 wt.
    3 BlackStar high carbon 9 ft rods in 4wt, 5wt. or 8wt. The winning ticket holder gets their choice of any one of the five rod and reel packages!
  2. If you are going to land a fish you are going to need a net, you pick the right one for you.
    How about a classic wooden handle net to be hang from the back of your vest?
    Maybe a long handled wooden net for your float tube, pontoon boat, or kayak.
    We also have the perfect Pyramid Lake net that you really gotta have to land that trout of a lifetime when you are fishing for the big boys.
    3 to choose from, the winner gets to pick!
  3. What better prize than a box of flies?
    We have boxes of flies donated by Matt Maurin that are up for grabs. Leaches. Steamers, and hoppers; take your pick.
    We also have a box of Pyramid Lake midges and beetles along with a Clear Lake crappie/bass rig.
    Be a winner, take your pick!

How do I win? Easy. Just buy tickets!   There will be 3 chances to win!
Tickets are a dollar each sold in blocks of five, Twenty bucks gets you 25 tickets.
Tickets will be available starting at noon on Saturday January 1st. Click on:
https://santacruzflyfishing.org/raffle
The cutoff to purchase tickets will be at noon the day of the January meeting Wednesday 1/5/22.
Tickets will also be available that evening at the meeting. Need not be present to win.

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Door Prizes in December!

by Jeff Goyert

Everyone who attends the December Fly Club zoom meeting get a free ticket to the monthly door prize drawing.
We have some neat stuff, keep it yourself or use it for fly buddy stocking stuffers.

  1. The FirstAid kit is not intended for major surgery but will come in handy for cuts, bruises, and other minor medical mishaps that might be encountered during a fly fishing adventure.
  2. The four function Coghlan’s has a compass, magnifier, thermometer, and whistle. Great on the the back trails or on your float tube on the water.
  3. How about a National Geographic trail topographic map for the Merced and the Tuolumne river? Great for planning and executing a fly fishing back pack trip.

These prizes are all from the new REI store that has opened up in Santa Cruz across from Dominican Hospital. Great place, check it out .  Gift receipts are included if you would like to swap out the prize for some other treat.