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Calendar Item: Free Pasadena screening of ‘Eternally Wild,’ Thursday

Join Craig Ballenger, California Trout Fly Fishing Ambassador, for an evening of fly fishing films, tales and discussion at the Pasadena Orvis Store, Thursday, Feb. 7, starting at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Craig will be showing a few of his outdoor film projects, “Eternally Wild” — an official selection of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, in addition to two projects on the Pit River, and will hold a Q&A following the films. Come and see why Craig calls the Pit “the most adventurous trout stream in California.”
“Eternally Wild” is a film about the iconic Smith River, a salmon and steelhead stronghold, its history and its plight. The Smith is threatened by a proposed nickel mine that would sink 59 drill holes over 4,000 acres on the pristine North Fork of the Smith River. This would pave the way for one of the largest nickel mines in the Western United States.
As usual, pizza and beers on us. RSVP here!
See you on the river, Jim Burns

Calendar Item: Thursday evening at Orvis Pasadena

BHA is an up-and-coming conservation organization here in So Cal, well worth your support. Also, if you don’t know guide Jimmie Morales, this is a great opportunity to meet him and pick his fishing brain about the Sierra’s western side. 

Calendar Item: Fly Fishing Faire comes to So. Cal. on Oct. 20-21

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Here are some sessions to consider, all free with your $15 admission:

— CalTrout’s Dr. Sandra Jacobson on endangered Southern California steelhead

— Pasadena Casting Club’s Chris Leonard on winter fishing on the Lower Owens

— The incomparable guide Jimmy Morales on fly fishing the western slope

— Luong Tam on the joys of tenkara

— Steve Schalla on goldens in Cottonwood Lakes

— Al Q on getting into corbina on the fly

And, if you want to spend a bit more for a class, consider:

— PCC’s own Naomi Okamoto’s lesson on tying extended-body flies

This promises to be an absolutely awesome event, Don’t forget, if you’re fishing for carp in the LA as an event excursion, please send me a photo of your catch. Believe me, it’s better than Instagram!

For more info,

See you on the river, Jim Burns

Calendar Item: Come join me Thursday night at the Pasadena Casting Club

Yucking it up in 1938: Herald-Express photographer Coy Watson Jr. (left) and reporter Fred Eldridge (Courtesy KCET).


Hello everyone,

I’m speaking this week about the critical juncture in the story of the LA River, the time we’re in right now.  So get your inner river nerd on this Thursday, Sept 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Pasadena Casting Club in Pasadena’s beautiful Lower Arroyo Seco. If you haven’t seen the casting pond, check it out. The event is  free and you don’t have to be a PCC member to attend. No reservation required. Here are directions. Note, the clubhouse doesn’t have an address.

See you on the river, Jim Burns