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Fly Casters to hear Bishop guide

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The High Sierra Fly Casters will hold its monthly meeting tomorrow, Sept. 25, at the Minden Elementary School on Buckeye Road in Minden. The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration of fly-tying.

At 7 p.m., Gary Gunsolley will speak on the subject of fly fishing in the Bishop, Calif. area, centering on the wild trout section of the Lower Owens River and the recently re-watered Owens River Gorge. Since 1989 Gunsolley has been owner and operator of the Brock’s Fishing Specialist in Bishop, which carries a large supply of fishing equipment.

Born in Long Beach, Calif, he began fishing and hiking in the Eastern Sierra age the age of 10 when his family vacationed in Bishop. Gunsolley is a Federation Fly Fishers (FFF)-certified fly casting instructor, a licensed guide who specializes in teaching fly fishing, focusing on the beginner.

A non-profit organization, the High Sierra Fly Casters is a family-oriented club. Men, women and children are invited to attend and share in the experience of fly fishing. Beginners are welcome – members are available to assist others to become effective fly fishers, and fly tying instructions are available.

For information regarding the meeting or the club, call Jack Kowalski, 782-6576.