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Utah's Great Green River

with Gordon Tharrett



7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9th, 2016

San Marino Masonic Lodge
3130 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108



Not too far from southern California is the trout-filled Green River, which flows from the bottom of the Flaming Gorge Dam near St. John, Utah. The Flaming Gorge Reservoir and “The Green” straddle the near-borders of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. As this river slices out from the dam through the Uinta Mountain Range, it creates a fly fishing paradise known as one of the world's premier trout streams. The population of trout is estimated at between eight and 22,000 per mile. This consistently flowing cold, clear water and the associated plant and insect life are just a few of the reasons for the phenomenal growth rate of one to two inches per month!

Our speaker this month is Gordon Tharrett who will take us on amazing Green River adventure. Gordon started guiding for the legendary Denny Breer of Trout Creek Flies Fly Shop and Green River Outfitters back in the early 90s, planning to stay a couple years. He’s been there ever since...and that beginning of his Green River guiding career was 24 years ago. But Gordon has also guided in such diverse locations as New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina, so he is definitely an experienced fly fishing guide and not a “one-river” guide.

Gordon was born in upstate New York, the youngest of five siblings, and grew up just a five minute walk from the St. Regis River, where he started fly fishing with his grandfather. When he was 12 years-old on a fishing trip with his grandfather and an older brother on the Ausable River, they stopped at the Adirondack Sport Shop that was owned by Fran Betters. There Gordon met Joan and Lee Wulff, who, to this day, are idols of his. Gordon has spent his life in our sport and loves all of it, but especially the Green.

So if you want to learn all about this great river, its abundant hatches, its stunning beauty and diversity, the tackle to use, and the best tactics for fishing this mecca of fly fishing, join Gordon at our June meeting and enjoy his lovely presentation. To learn more about Gordon and what he does, go to www.ontheflyutah.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the San Marino Masonic Lodge, 3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino, 91108, on Thursday evening, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m.



Program Chairperson
Seymour Singer