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High Sierra Fly Casters clean up Topaz Lake

Staff reports

In conjunction with their goals of performing community service, the High Sierra Fly Casters held a Fishout and Work Party at Topaz Lake recently. The group of fly fishers cleaned up the area near Topaz canal, which is the outflow from Topaz Lake, located on the east side past the campground. A total of 400 pounds of trash was collected during this clean-up project.

The High Sierra Fly Casters members are interested in teaching and promoting fly fishing, as well as community service. The group’s sixth annual Fly Fishing Festival will be held Sunday, April 16, at and co-sponsored by the Carson Valley Inn, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A variety of local fly-tiers will demonstrate throughout the day and casting demonstrations and contests will be held in the parking lot. Denny Rickards, a full-time guide on Upper Klamath Lake, will be keynote speaker and a number of local persons will offer presentations on fly-fishing oriented-subjects. A number of guides in the region will share their secrets to success on each of the region’s most popular waters.

Fifteen to 20 booths featuring a variety of fly fishing and tying equipment, guides, packers, stores and a number of fishing destinations in the general area will be available for perusal.

Door prizes will be available and a silent auction will be offered. Admission is $5 per person, children under are 16 free, or $25 will provide a one-year family membership in the High Sierra Fly Casters, one club hat or T-shirt and family entry to the Festival.

The HSFC, a non-profit, family-oriented organization, is open to all ages of men, women and children. Everyone is welcome.

For information, call Leigh Miller, president, 783-9434, or Gene Young, festival chairman, 720-4363.