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Fly fishers will hear from warm-water expert

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Hogan Brown shows off a summer striper caught on the Lower Sacramento River. Courtesy photo

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From page A16 | October 23, 2013 |

“Warm-Water Fly Fishing: A Primer by Hogan Brown” will introduce anglers to the three major species of warm-water fish — largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and carp — at the October meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the multipurpose room of the Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd.

Brown talks about the fish behavior, habitat and how those play into an angler’s basic approach when fishing for these fish. The idea of this presentation is to give anglers an overview of the options found in warm water and motivate them to try a new style of angling outside of trout/steelhead fishing.

Brown began fly fishing from an early age, virtually growing up on the banks of the North Fork and Lower Yuba rivers. In junior high school, he began hitchhiking the 5 miles from his house to the Lower Yuba River with a fly rod in hand. He has chased trout and steelhead in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, along with Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta provinces in Canada.

Far from being a trout snob, Brown has spent considerable time fishing for largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass and carp on a fly. He has become one of the leading innovators in warm-water fly fishing in Northern California. Just as passionate about fly tying, Brown has developed an unusual approach to tying bass, carp, steelhead and trout flies, with the Sierra foothills and the California Central Valley as his testing ground.

Brown is a contract tier for Idylwilde Fly Co. and has more than 40 patterns under commercial production. He began guiding the North Fork and Lower Yuba rivers when he graduated from high school and eventually relocated to Chico to attend Chico State.

He is a 2005 graduate of Chico State with a degree in social science and a minor in psychology, and went on to graduate from National University in 2006 with a single-subject teaching credential and a master’s degree in education.

Brown is also the marketing director of the nonprofit Cast Hope, which is geared at growing the sport of fly fishing by taking youths on free guided trips, providing free clinics and equipment to remove the barriers that keep kids from getting outdoors and fly fishing.

With two young boys and a full guide schedule on the Lower Yuba River, Lower Sacramento River and Feather River — along with various bass and carp water and small streams and rivers outside of Chico — Brown stays plenty busy. He is also a published author with articles appearing in Northwest Fly Fishing, Southwest Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing and California Fly Fisher.

He is also a certified casting instructor and has appeared on the nationally televised programs “Fly Fishing the World with Conway Bowman” and “The Fly Fishermen.”

The Fly Fishers of Davis normally meet to swap fish stories at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. The meetings are free and open to newcomers and guests.

If you’re interested in learning to fly fish, come to the meeting and ask anyone about the club’s introductory and intermediate courses. The club is also working on a program for young fly fishers (under 16).

For more information, call Lowell Ashbaugh at 530-797-6722 or visit www.flyfishersofdavis.org.

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