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Guide to speak at Fly Casters

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Jeff Gedecke, owner and master guide of Success Fishing Guide Service in Redding, Calif., will be the guest speaker Wednesday, Dec. 17 for the High Sierra Fly Casters. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Minden Elementary School off Buckeye Road in Minden.

Gedecke will speak at 7 p.m. He has 39 years of fishing experience, five years on the pro-bass fishing circuit, where he placed in the top 10 on two occasions. He has been a professional guide for 11 years fishing for king salmon, trout, black bass, steelhead, shad, stripers and sturgeon. His main interest is guiding for king salmon and shad.

Trained by one of the top guides on the Sacramento River, Gedecke has surveyed fish from above and below the surface, giving him a prospective of the fishes habitats and spawning characteristics.

Many of his clients ask, “How come you hook so many fish?” when many other boats in the same water are not hooking fish. Gedecke attributes this to the tricks of the trade, the time he has spent on the individual species of fish and, of course, the old phrase, “just plain good luck.”

Gedecke considers himself a unique guide in that he not only takes his clients fishing, but teaches them 100 percent of what to expect in the feel of the line for catching fish.

The High Sierra Fly Casters, a non-profit organization, is a family- oriented club for men, women and children. The group meets monthly, encourages fly fishing and supports proper management of all fisheries in the Carson Valley area. Guests are welcome.