The Fly Fishers of Davis will host Carlo Bongio on Tuesday, Jan. 28, for a program titled “Winter Steelheading on the Coast.” He will unravel some of the mystery surrounding this fish and the techniques used to catch it.
Bongio has been fly fishing for more than 40 years and has been a fly casting instructor and licensed guide for 15-plus years. He is the past president of the North Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited and has fished throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, Florida, Mexico,Belize, the Bahamas, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Bongio is a published outdoor writer and holds two California Heritage Trout awards. When he is not fishing, teaching or guiding, he enjoys backpacking, diving, field herpetology, mushroom hunting, nature and reading.
The Fly Fishers of Davis normally meet to swap fish stories at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. 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 our introductory and intermediate fly fishing courses,” a news release said. “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.