Veterans First Fly Fishing (VFFF)

Veterans Fly Fishing Outing
By Art Livingston
On  Saturday, December 14, Granite Bay Flycasters hosted four veterans from the Sacramento Veterans Center, to a day of fly fishing at Big M Fishery in Lincoln. Twelve club members worked in teams to instruct in fly-casting, and how to land the fish. The fish were very cooperative. They all caught several nice fish. I think we just hooked all four of the veterans on fly-fishing. They will be going back to their group with some wonderful fish stories. Their group leader, Albert, said that once the rest of his group finds out how much fun we all had, they will have more in attendance next time. 
I am very proud of all the GBF members who volunteered to help with this event. Special thanks to Mike Howes, Don Van Sant, Dick Davis, Mike Gervais, Rick Radoff, Frank Stolten, Chuck Garland, Ed Lloyd, Joe and Joey Tax, and David Chanell. 
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 Veterans First Fly Fishing

3rd Annual Benefit Dinner

Saturday November 15th 2014
Sinodino's Steak House & Restaurant
36665 Cedar Blvd.
Newark, CA 94560
Live & Silent Auction - Bucket items available
No Host Cocktails: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Before October 31st price is $45/person or  $425 for table of (10)
November 1st price is $50/Person or  $475 for table of (10)

Raffle tickets available at the dinner
25/$20 or 12/$10 or 6/$5
Ticket sales end November 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM PDT
Menu - Choice of:
Entree 1 - New York Steak & Mashed Potato
Entree 2 - Chicken Marsala & Rice
Entree 3 - Salmon & Rice
Vegetable, Salad coffee & tea Included

You will be contacted after payment for menu item of choice.

The payment below is a donation to sponsor a Veteran to attend the banquet

Please call for availablity  510 909-4304 or 510 793-7913
Make Check payable to:
Memo: Tax ID# 94-3124970
Send reservations to:
Veterans First Fly Fishing
P.O. Box 8114
Fremont, CA. 94537

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4th Annual Shadow Cliffs Veterans First Fly Fishing Event


Veterans First and Fly Fishing is What We Do
Hundreds of disabled veterans, both the physically disabled and those with PTSD, are finding peace and rehabilitation with the Veterans First Fly Fishing program. Fly fishing aficionados will be especially interested in seeing the adaptive fly-tying equipment designed for veterans who have the use of only one hand. This is an inspirational and interesting show for everyone, fishermen or not.
 Click on this link to view the video:
Show # 390, recorded at KMVT Studios, Mountain View, California, June 24, 2013

Tracy Fly Fishers Donate $410.00 to Veterans First Fly Fishing

Each year at the Tracy Fly Fishers Annual Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, they offer, at auction, a conservation item where 100% of the item bid price goes to the conservation organization of choice by the winner.  In addition to the winning bid, the Tracy Fly Fishers provide matching funds up to a maximum of $200.00.  This years lucky bidder with a winning bid of $210.00 was Chuck Sterni.  A veteran himself, Chuck has selected Veterans First Fly Fishing to receive the total amount, $410.00.


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