STREAMER FISHING FOR TROPHY TROUT
ROB & RYAN BUHLER
TUESDAY – APRIL 7, 2020
It’s the end of a long day on the water, the sun is setting and it’s turning chilly. You’ve been fishing nymphs and dries all day catching those 12-16″ browns and rainbows, the residents of our Eastern Sierra rivers.
On a whim you tie on a streamer and get a cast to an undercut bank of the Upper Owens and your day can go from average to spectacular. As a huge brown or rainbow tears line off your reel, you will wonder why you did not think of streamers earlier. It is common to think of streamer fishing only as a last resort or as a way of prospecting unknown waters. A systematic approach, the right fly and a lot of casts can produce the fish of a lifetime.
Our April presenters Rob and Ryan Buhler (“the Buhler Brothers”) will show us why the phrase ‘the tug is the drug’ very much applies to the Kern, East Walker, Owens rivers and Lake Crowley.
Born in Idaho but raised in Southern California, they will share their 20 years of experience chasing trophy trout in waters that will look very familiar to you.
The brothers’ dynamic show will cover equipment, flies and the best times to tie on a streamer that can be the size of a small bird or a tiny punk perch. Ryan and Rob are on the pro staff of Kern River Fly shop and run a small fly tying company.
When not weekend warrior fishing or working, the Buhler Bros can be found giving fly fishing presentations, fly tying demos and classes. They will be tying flies prior to the meeting and offering some for sale. Their flies are used by top local guides Guy Jeans, Joe Contaldi and are stocked at Orvis in Pasadena.
DINNER – 5:00 to 6:30pm (Optional)
3955 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA 91362 – map
MEETING LOCATION – 6:30PM
THE ELKS LODGE | more info
2330 Los Feliz Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 – map
CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE
6:30pm: Meet & Greet / Fishing Reports / Club Announcements
7:00pm – 8:30pm: Program / Speaker / Presentation