Price of the Senior Pass for National Parks increasing on Monday, August 28, 2017

Price of the Senior Pass for National Parks increasing on Monday, August 28, 2017

On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The additional revenue will be used to enhance the visitor experience in parks. Learn more about the changes, what they mean for you, and how the additional funds will be used.

Why is the price of the Senior Pass increasing?
The price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is increasing as result of the Centennial Legislation P.L. 114-289 passed by the US Congress on December 16, 2016.

When was the last time the price increased for the Senior Pass? 
The Senior Pass has been $10 since 1994.

How much is it increasing?
The lifetime Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80.

Why $80?
The legislation states that the cost of the lifetime Senior Pass be equal to the cost of the annual America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, which is currently $80.

What if a senior citizen is on a fixed budget?
The legislation also establishes an annual Senior Pass for $20. That pass is valid for one year from the date of issuance. Four annual Senior Passes purchased in prior years can be traded in for a lifetime pass. Additionally, access to the majority of National Park Service sites remains free—only 118 of 417 National Park Service sites have an entrance fee.

What if I have a current Senior Pass?
The current passes are lifetime passes and will remain valid.

Will the benefits of my Senior Pass change?
No. All benefits of the current Senior Pass stay the same.

What if my current Senior Pass is lost or stolen?
Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
If lost or stolen, a new pass will need to be purchased.

Who is eligible for a Senior Pass?
US citizens or permanent residents 62 years or older are eligible for the Senior Pass.

CVFF – Mammoth Outing – Thurs to Sun > 09/14/17 to 09/17/17. Well priced at $60 per person!

Conejo Valley Fly Fishers announcing:
an “Outing of Mammoth Proportions!” 

  • Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • $60 per person for the WHOLE WEEKEND!
  • 09/14/17 to 09/17/17
  • Arrive Thursday / Depart on Sunday
  • Hosted by: Peter Sumner
  • Open to all members* of all levels and abilities of fly fishing. / ** Check with Peter regarding inviting guests.

MUST RSVP as there are spots for only 7-8 persons in Mammoth condo.
Contact/Hosted by:  Peter Sumner
(805) 279-2307

Cost per person:  Approx $60 per person for a total of 8 persons.
** Less than 8 the price will go up accordingly.
To fish with friends and enjoy everyone’s company.
Help out each other in fishing different areas.
– Group will decide as we go.
– May decide to go out or cook in. There is a Vons grocery store locally.
– Fishing gear
– Bedding or sleeping bag, pillow
“Horizons” Condo, # 14
2113 Meridian Blvd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Google Maps (click on text)

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Healing Waters Event “Healing Saturday” – 09/30/17

Our programs will be hosting simultaneous daylong events on Saturday, September 30, 2017 to raise funds and awareness of our cause and the injured and disabled veterans we serve in communities across America. Join us in celebrating the volunteers, supporters and communities that help make a difference in the lives of our nation’s disabled veterans.

Fullerton, CA
* (underlined text = links)
Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store 
PHWFF Long Beach, CA Program



Project Healing Waters: Teaching Veterans with Disabilities How to Fly Fish – Wednesday 09/13/17

Project Healing Waters:
Teaching Veterans with Disabilities How to Fly Fish.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
6 pm-8pm at the Veterans Memorial Building.

2017 Schedule:
9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13.

Contact: Joseph Narkevitz 805-705-3208
Veterans Memorial Building
112 W. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Project Healing Waters Website (click on text)


Courtesy Posting: Sespe Fly Fishers Casting Clinic / Sat. Sept 2 (Labor Day Weekend)

Courtesy Posting:
Sespe Fly Fishers “Casting Clinic”
Sat. Sept 2 (Labor Day Weekend)

The Casting Clinic
The clinic is back! The extremely popular casting clinics are scheduled to resume in September and continue on the first Saturday of each month.

The clinics are open to SCFF members and non-members alike. So get ready to hone your casting skills or learn a new cast from one of the certified instructors.

Bob Smith is currently the SCFF’s Casting Director and is an FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor.  Bob is available to anyone who would like some help with their casting.

See you at 9am Saturday September 2. (Labor Day weekend) at:
Chumash Park
750 S Petit Ave
Ventura, CA  93004 

Registration not required

For more information, exact dates, times and changes:

Casting Clinic Page:

SCFF’s Official Website:


Courtesy Posting: Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers Nymphing Clinic / Bishop, CA / Oct 27-29, 2017

Courtesy Posting:   SPFF (fly fishing club – Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers) has a great outing coming up October 27-29.

Visit their website & calendar for more information at:

SPFF will be hosting a Nymphing Clinic that will be in the Bishop area, fishing on the Lower Owens. This clinic will show you how to fish with nymphs below the surface. There will be 3 days of instruction, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.

There will be no fee charged for the outing, and students are responsible for their own lodging and expenses.

On Friday and Saturday morning, they will be meeting at the rear parking lot of BBQ Bills to pair up students with instructors at 8:30am. A group dinner planned for at 6pm.

On Saturday evening so everyone can tell their fish stories. The location will be provided to everyone as details become available.

Registration for the clinic is required on the website. Make sure you check off the days of instruction that you would like as well as the dinner on Saturday evening.

Registration is REQUIRED:
For any further details on the clinic, you can contact:
– Steve Ebersold at
– Gary Pintar at
– James Fleisher at