Appearances & Presentations...
Appearances and presentations are what it's all about for Kirsten and I. We love to share our passion. Every fly fisher who has joined us at a fly-club presentation or has attended one of the many shows or fairs sees that we are energized about this great sport.
The presentations are a great way to receive accurate and detailed information about a piece of water. Kirsten and I have a ball at all of these events and we look forward to each and every one. At the right is a list of upcoming events that we will be involved with. We hope you enjoy these great presentations.
Lance Gray & Company Presentations...
Handouts are included for all presentations. Handouts include but not limited to; maps, equipment needed, fly choice and special rigging information. All handouts will be made available on this page for a limited time after the presentation.
"Steelheading on the Feather"
The Feather River located in Oroville, CA has a large Fall and Spring run of steelhead. The presentation gives a well-rounded view of the river. The lecture portion of this presentation covers history, angling information, access points, fly-fishing techniques and flies. Lance will go into the difference of the Fall run verses the Spring run fish and the different tactics we use for targeting these great fish.
“Fly-Fishing Northern California”
This presentation has a little of everything – an overview of what Northern California has to offer the fly-fisher. The venues include rivers to the beaches. Moss Landing, Yuba River, American River, Feather River, Lower Sac, Lake Almanor, East Park Res, Lassen Park and the little Spaniard creek called Putah. Northern California has many types of fish to cast a fly too. Steelhead, trout, shad, stripers, surf perch, bass, rock fish and halibut are represented in these presentations. We mix and match for areas and club desires. A great program.
"Angling the Lower Sacramento"
“Angling the Lower Sacramento” is, of course, a presentation on the Lower Sacramento River. It's more than showing off the grip-and-grins photo of the big wild rainbows. It's not about drifting the river, per se (although drifting is covered). The presentation focuses on precisely what an angler needs and the locations of access areas for wading anglers and boat launches for those who drift. The presentation will educate the fly fisher on the entire Lower Sac.
"Fly-Fishing Lassen Park"
The Lassen National Volcanic Park is a fly fishers dream. Concealed within its boundaries are legendary waters like Manzanita Lake and the headwaters of Hat Creek. There is no fish planting schedule for the park, only wild fish are found. The presentation will focus on a variety of fisheries including both stillwater and freestone streams. Equipment and techniques, including Tenkara are highlighted and discussed during the presentation.
"Fly-Fishing Tenkara Style"
Tenkara is the Japanese traditional form of fly fishing. It’s a simple technique that is becoming popular with fly fishing enthusiasts everywhere. This presentation highlights the fisheries that this style of fly-fishing is great for and also gives the club member a hands on look into Tenkara Rods, flies and techniques. This simple way of fly-fishing will take you back to your youth, fishing small streams and enjoying fish rising to dry flies. There is nothing better.
“The Yuba River”
Fly fishing the Yuba is simply awesome. You can swing, dry fly fish, nymph or swing soft hackles on grease lines. The fish are very welling if there in mood to eat. The presentation is a great way to get to know the Yuba, the wild rainbows that call it home, hatches, rigging and tactics that are successful on the Yuba.
“The Hex Hatch at Lake Almanor”
Our newest presentation based on over twenty years of fishing the “Hex” at Lake Almanor. This great fishery offers anglers a chance to catch big fish on big dry flies. A great way to spend an evening fishing on the lake. The presentation will illustrate how to breakdown the lake, flies, rigging and personal safety while fishing this great lake. The presentation is a great way to get a taste of the Hex Hatch on the lake.
“Breaking Down Stillwater”
This is our newest presentation. This presentation is 100% different than all of our others. The audience has hands on interaction with this class / presentation. We simple show you how to breakdown stillwater, look for the transition zones and pick which weapon out of your tool bag to use to get to the fish to eat. This is an animated presentation. A great new concept in providing fly fishers the information they need.
Lance Gray & Company is always nearby...
On April 6, 2017 Lance will be back at the Santa Cruz Flyfishermen doing a presentation on Lake Almanor. The presentation will start at 6:30pm. The meetings are held at the Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr. in Aptos. For more information please go to the SSFF website.
On April 12, 2017 lance will be at the Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers in El Cerrito. Lance's presentation is "Breaking Down Stillwater". This antimiated presentations is geared to teach the fly clubs members how to breakdown areas of the stillwater to catch more fish. This is a great presentation. The presentation is at the Kensington Community Center it starts at 7:30pm.
On June 6, 2017 Lance will be at the CFFU fly fishing club in Sacramengto doing a presentation on "The Hex Hatch at Lake Almanor". This will be a perfect timing for anglers to get first hand knowledge on the hatch since it will starting around the 6th. The meetings are held at Richard Conzelmann Community Center in Sacramento. For more information please go to the CFFU website.
On June 28, 2017 Lance will be at the Mission Peak Fly Fishers doing a presentation on Breaking Down Stillwater. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm at the George M. Sulliman Community Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Avenue, Newark, CA. The MPFF is a great club and if your are in the area please stop by.
In August 2017 Lance will be on the road doing a three presentations in three nights. We will be at Kern Fly Fishers on August 2, 2017, Fresno Fly Fishers on August 3, 2017 and Kaweah Fly Fishers on August 4, 2017. The programs begins at 6:30pm. The presentations haven't been picked as of yet. We will have it up once the club chooses the topic. All three of the clubs' websites are listed below.
On October 12, 2017 Kirsten & Lance will be at the San Lucia Fly Fishers. Lance will be conducting his new presentation "Breaking Down Stillwater". The presentation will be at Margie's Dinner located at 1575 Calle Joaquin in San Luis Obispo. The prersentation is at 7:00pm. The SLFF website is below.
On December 19, 2017 Lance will be back at the Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen. Lance's presentation wil be "Breaking Down Stillwater". A great program with hands on instruction. The meeting is held at 6:30 at the Gardens at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek.
Cost per Presentation is $300. Travel expenses, lodging and mileage (if over 200 miles) are additional.