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Fly casters’ group to hear speaker

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The High Sierra Fly Casters will meet Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Carson High School, Room 145, 1111 Saliman St., Carson City. Guests should enter by the north driveway to the rear of the building and find the entrance ramp. At 6:30 p.m. a fly-tying demonstration will be held. A raffle will be available with prizes provided by the Sierra Fly Shoppe. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Speaker of the evening will be Richard Dickerson, himself a native Nevadan who has fished almost as long as he has walked. Dickerson started writing about fly fishing 10 years ago. His articles have appeared in publications such as Flyfishing, Western Fly Fishing, California Fly Fisher, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Nevada Magazine, Reno Gazette-Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal. Just this spring he published his first book, Nevada Angler’s Guide – Fish Tails in the Sagebrush. Copies will be available and he will sign them. Dickerson has also taught beginning and intermediate fly-tying courses at the Truckee meadows Community College since 1989. He is president of the Truckee River Fly Fishers.

The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit organization, is a family-oriented club. Women and children are encouraged to attend. The club’s goal is to introduce and promote fly fishing (a family sport) in Western Nevada and Northeastern California. Jack Kowalski, president, says beginners are welcome.

“We do everything we can to help you become effective fly fishers. It’s a great sport the whole family can enjoy,” he said.

For information regarding the club or meeting, contact Kowalski at 782-6576 or Susan Oakwood at 833-7257. The public is welcome.