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Monday, 10 October 2016 04:42

Website Updates

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New features have been added to the site to aggregate content from numerous fly fishing and fly tying sources around Northern California and Nevada.  This will allow the users to see the ten newest posts to each of the sites that are linked through the menus.  

The Fly Tying Menu now contains links to articles or posts from Fly Fish Food, Fly Tying 123, Fly Tying Reddit and Orvis.  Each of these links should display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The News menu now contains links to the California DFW, CalTrout, CSPA, Drake Magazine, International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Trout Unlimited and the Water Education Foundation. Mostof these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  CA DFW and TU are set up to display the latest posts by those organizations on Twitter.

The Trip Reports Menu now contains links to my reports, as well as posts from Alpine Fly Fishing, Andy Guibord, California Fly Fishing, Confluence Outfitters, Fish Kennedy Brothers, Fly Fish Nevada, Fly Fishing Specialties, Four Seasons Fly Fishing, Gilligan's Guide Service, Jack Trout, Jon Baiochhi, Kern River Fly Fishing, Lost Coast Outfitters, Matt Heron, Norcal Fly Guides, Northern Califonia Trout, Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing, Pyramid Lake Guides, Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters, Reno Fly Shop, RJ's Fly Trips, SC Guide Service, Sierra Fly Fisher, Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, The Trout Spot, Tight Lines Guide Services, Trinity Fly Shop, Truckee River Fly Fishing, Wild Waters and Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide.  Each of these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The Tips Menu now contains links to posts from Ask About Fly Fishing, Chris Parsons, Fly Fishing Traditions and The Other Side of California.

I spent a bunch of time recently adding links to various fly tying sites, guides, informational sites, organizations, retail sites and water information sites.  These can be found sorted by category in the Links menu.  All of the sites listed above have been added in one of the categories.

 

Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:10

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Drake Magazine

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  • Montana Writers Rally to Support State Public Lands

    Featured Content May 22, 2017 | 15:47 pm

    Clear rivers and one's right to wade them in search of swirling trout have always been, in the great state of Montana, prerogatives worth fighting to keep. Now more than forty of Montana’s best writers have unholstered their pens to bring original essays and testimonials to the battle, advocating for the protection of public lands and endorsing Democratic House of Representatives candidate Rob Quist’s position on an issue of indispensable value to anglers.

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  • Rock-Bottom Salmon Forecast Shutters Snake River

    Featured Content May 20, 2017 | 12:06 pm

    A new forecast halving the expected return of spring chinook to the Columbia River and its tributaries led Washington to close Snake River salmon fishing earlier this week. The spring chinook return to the entire Columbia-Snake River Basin this season was predicted to be 160,800. It's now been cut to 83,000 and recreational fishing has been closed above and below Bonneville Dam near Portland. Upstream in Idaho, the chinook fishery has also been cancelled. And steelhead aren't faring much better, with just 825 wild adult B-runs expected to pass through the lower Snake River in 2017. Historically, Snake steelhead numbered 1 million fish, with the most recent 10-year average at 30,982.

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  • Wader Makers: Generations

    Featured Content May 13, 2017 | 18:11 pm

    From our friends at Simms: "Born and raised in Montana, first and second generation Wader Makers Leona and Michelle Helvey reflect on family, fishing, and a mother/daughter bond that continues to help them get through sad times." Watch the vid, then go give your mom a hug.

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  • Guaranteed Refills for a Thirsty 'Glades

    Featured Content May 11, 2017 | 12:27 pm

    After months of negotiations, this week Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that could help reverse the 40-year ecosystem decline occurring in the Florida Everglades. SB10, sponsored by Sen. Rob Bradley, will fund the creation of a 78-billion gallon deep-water reservoir (enough water-holding capacity to fill 120,000 Olympic-size swimming pools) south of Lake Okeechobee. 

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  • Iconic Cooler Maker Targets “Trump Wall” Contract

    Featured Content May 5, 2017 | 10:02 am

    Colemann this week announced its bid to construct President Trump’s long-promised southern border wall out of a surplus of unsellable coolers. Company spokesperson Steve Bingham said, “You won’t see us in many drift boats this summer, but a 1,900-mile-long Colemann barricade could be the comeback we’ve all been praying for.” The Colemann WALL®—currently banned in California—would be engineered from convenient Party Stackable hard-sides. Trump said he’s optimistic about working with the icebox maker. “Don’t let the fake news fool you,” he tweeted. “A tall, powerful Party Stackable wall can be built.”

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 13:58

IFFF News

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  • BC Flyfishers “simply tie” with guide flies

    FlyFishersInternational Apr 10, 2017 | 17:25 pm

    BC Flyfishers “simply tie” with guide flies BCFF Broome County, NYThe BC Flyfishers (BCFF) chapter of IFFF just completed another innovative fly tying class. But unlike the previous two classes the chapter has offered, this one focused on very simple flies. Fly tying, after all, doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or arduous and time-consuming. And contrary to what some might think, the best flies are simple in design and less than perfectly imitative. These flies are often termed “guide flies”. Why, you may ask?Frank Sawyer’s Killer Bug is an example of an extremely simple fly that was designed to catch greyling in English streams. The BCFF Guide Fly Tying class included a U.S. version of this fly, called the Utah Killer Bug.In order to be effective, guides must be efficient. The rigs they tie for clients must work, and the flies used must catch fish for all clients, even for those with little to no fly fishing experience. While a guide can’t promise fish, repeated trips with poor results will mean less referrals and less income. As is said with any kind of business; no margin – no mission. So guide flies make for quick, inexpensive ties that catch fish. And the BC Flyfishers last tying class focused exclusively on these fly fishing marvels.The Guide Flies fly tying class consisted of four weekly tying “chapters”, each taught by different tiers: John Trainor (BCFF board member and local angler), Tim Barrett (BCFF board member and NY State Guide), Joe Cambridge (Local angler and author), and Kevin Gilroy (Local angler and commercial tier). The classes ranged from a refresher on tying basics to tying simple nymphs, wets, streamers, and a few more involved dry flies. In addition to the lead fly tiers for each class, up to seven helpers – BCFF members with fly tying experience – were on hand[…]

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  • IFFF in London

    FlyFishersInternational Apr 9, 2017 | 07:12 am

    IFFF in London An IFFF team of 19 strong, including 10 MCI's and 5 THCI's, ran a booth, provided free instruction all day and put on 15 demonstrations at the inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair ("LFFF") on March 10-11, 2017.  The team, whose members travelled from as far as Scotland and Switzerland, was also assisted by some trusted colleagues from GAIA and AAPGAI.  The IFFF team also made presentations on becoming a certified instructor in the LFFF talks area and answered many questions from members of the public about casting, the instructor program, fishing and tackle.  The LFFF is the brainchild of the visionary father and son team of entrepreneurs John and Fergus Kelley.  It is the only major UK fly fishing fair to be held in Western Europe's largest city.The IFFF demonstrations at the Fair were:Power - Brian McGlashanRoll Casting - Bryan MartinTip Path-On the Straight and Narrow - Phil Ratcliffe Two Handin' it - Ally Bremner, Phil Ratcliffe, Chris Hague Saltwater Casting - Chris Hague, Sekhar Bahadur Single Handed Spey Casting - Christopher Rownes Switch Rods - Christopher Rownes When the Wind Blows - Paul BrownOn Sunday March 12, the day after the Fair, the team held an IFFF Instructors' Day at Sportfish in Reading, England, about a 45 minute drive west of London.  Around 30 people attended.The day started with 5 short workshops and then the participants fortified themselves with bacon sandwiches expertly grilled by Rob Doyle, APGAI before open casting and mentoring sessions in the afternoon.The workshops were:Presenting with Impact - Phil RatcliffeDistance Casting - James Evans and Tracy Thomas, British Fly Casting Club Skagit Casting - Alun Rees The Five Essentials Over Time - Sekhar Bahadur Who Am I? A Two Handed Game of Charades - Ally Bremner(Picture captions left to right or up to down.) Photographs by Paul[…]

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  • Welcome New Affiliate Clubs

    FlyFishersInternational Mar 16, 2017 | 08:31 am

    Welcome to these new affiliate clubs that have joined over the past several months.  Fidalgo Fly Fishers           Anacortes           WA http://www.fidalgoflyfishers.com/Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers     Wenatchee        WA http://www.wenatcheeflyfishers.comDelaware Valley Fly Fishers         North Wales       PAhttp://www.delawarevalleyflyfishers.org www.facebook.com/delaware.fishersKisatchie Fly Fishers       Boyce    LAhttp://www.kisatchiefly.org

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  • Public Lands Position Statement

    FlyFishersInternational Mar 2, 2017 | 06:55 am

    International Federation of Fly Fishers Policy on Public Lands and Waters of the United StatesAndPosition StatementInternational Federation of Fly Fishers is a global organization dedicated to the support, enhancement and protection of the recreational opportunities and enjoyment of fishing with the artificial fly.  We do this through teaching all aspects of fly fishing and most importantly through our advocacy, demonstration and voice for conservation of our natural resources.   Clearly, conservation of fishes and their habitats is fundamental to our opportunities and those of our children to fly fish.  Those habitats largely are the connected waters of the United States, the streams, lakes, rivers and estuaries that must remain clean, healthy and functional.  Just as important are the health and wellbeing of the watersheds that recharge, nourish and protect the function of our wetlands. These habitats collectively reside by ownership, law and public policy as public resources and lands.  Many are managed and protected by state or federal agencies or environmental law on the public behalf, while others are protected by private interests or environmental organizations in perpetuity as conservation easements.  Regardless of ownership or legal designation, they collectively are much more valuable than simply as wetlands, watersheds and fish habitat.  These are the habitats of a vast array of wildlife, plant and insect species, including those that may be threatened or endangered with extinction across our country.  What must not be forgotten is that these very landscapes of minerals, waters and plants are essential to our own quality of life as human habitat.  These are the landscapes that grow the plant communities that produce the clean air we breathe and process carbon dioxide into oxygen.  The wetlands that clean and recharge our sources of fresh water are necessary to our lives.  There is no question that these lands must be[…]

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  • Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden

    FlyFishersInternational Feb 9, 2017 | 08:08 am

    Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden Weekend Sport Fish Cruise in Sweden shared by Thomas Berggren.Last weekend February 4th - Thomas Berggren (IFFF MCI and Two-Handed CI) represented the IFFF on the Sport fish cruise. He shares some great photos of the event.Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for :  The Swedish Sportfish Fair is as you know 17-19 Marchhttp://www.easyfairs.com/…/medverkande-foeret…/stand/656190/ 

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  • Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show

    FlyFishersInternational Feb 8, 2017 | 13:07 pm

    Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show Make plans to attend the Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association's Annual Show in Iowa City, Iowa on February 17-19, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.  We will be talking paddling Iowa's rivers to get fish with Orlan Love and other regional presenters. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy our two main speakers (Lori-Ann Murphy and Fishy Fullum), other regional presenters, an Iowa DNR visit, fly fishing and tying vendors, fly tying demos, silent auctions, and some great bucket raffles! Bring friends and family or meet new angling friends at this year's show. All are welcome. As always, proceeds go to benefit conservation and outdoor education efforts. More athttp://www.facebook.com/fly.fishing.iowa/ andhttp://hawkeyeflyfishing.com/

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  • The Rogue Goblin

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 17, 2016 | 09:13 am

    The Rogue Goblin MY MEMORIES OF BOB ROBERTSBy Ed Morphis I was never in Bob’s tying class, but he gave me individual instruction in his workshop. When I had questions about tying his flies, he insisted I come to his home where he taught me how to tie a Vernille Caddis Fly that is a killer (I think he called it the Extended Body Caddis), and his patented Roberts’ Rogue Hopper (which is marketed by Umpqua Feather Merchants). He was very generous with his time, knowledge and energies. I was fortunate to take his rod wrapping class and help with it the next year (which means I got to experience the class again without paying for it). I am enriched because I knew him. He was a more valuable person than he realized.Bob Roberts was a prime mover in developing the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers club, and determining the nature of it. He saw to getting world class presenters for the programs. He also served it in various capacities, both official and informal. He had, for many years, served the fly fishing community with guiding, providing materials; tying flies, building rods, etc. I have been attempting to build the history of Bob’s steelhead fly, the “Rogue Goblin,” which he developed. Because Bob was always humble and low key about his accomplishments, I have been unable to retrieve much history from the memory of others about the fly. The only facts I have, come from John Shewey, Steelhead Flies, pp. 75 and 204; a column by Dick Adams in the Newsletter of the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, May 2002 with a Spey version of the fly, with no attribution; and two different versions of the fly from estates of deceased members of the club (these only in my memory, as they were auctioned off, but[…]

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  • Livingston, Montana

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 13, 2016 | 08:43 am

    Livingston, Montana Livingston Montana was the gathering place as fly fishers around the world descended on the city in early August 2016 to take part in the International Fly Fishing Fair.  The week-long event brought some of the best fly fishers in the sport together to share their skills and learn new ones.  A group representing Fishing Vision LTD attended and filmed portions of the event so that others in Japan and around the world could learn about the many activities of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.  Credit for the production include FISHING VISION Co.,LTD, www.fishingvision.tv , President Ryo Arisawa, Executive Director Junya Miyaji and 3 other production staff members. Click to watch the trailer." https://fishingvision.tv/video/event/2016-international-federation-fly-fishing-fair.phpLivingston will once again be the host of the International Fly Fishing Fair.  It will be held August 1-5, 2017. 

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  • Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017

    FlyFishersInternational Dec 7, 2016 | 09:57 am

    Good Bye to 2016, Hello to 2017 Hello to 2017Closing out a calendar year usually brings up sooner or later these two thoughts for me.  Income tax must be paid and I hate the process.  I feel very liberated once it is over.  Thought number two is that I didn’t fish enough and I should make a plan to fish more in the coming year.  This is an annual process that never seems to change.Lets move on to our current daily business.  Today the water is too high and the temps are so cold that fishing won’t work for me.  I loose my fishing courage when my fingers begin to look like cherry popsicles.  So now what do I do?  I could tie some flies but some other things could possibly be more time sensitive.  Here is what I came up with for consideration.·      Renew or join the IFFF·      Renew or join your local club·      Renew your fishing licenses·      Renew your Park Passes·      Inspect and replenish your fishing gear·      Consider a donation to the non-profits that do conservation work·      Reassess your fishing and conservation values·      Ask your local club to display their IFFF affiliation on their website homepage along with a link·      If you use Instagram, use these hashtags, #fedflyfishers #ifffmember #catchandreleaseThese are just some of my ideas.  I would love to hear yours.  Down at the bottom of each posted article is a place to post a comment. Tom Collett, your IFFF bloggerSteelhead catch and release

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  • Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society

    FlyFishersInternational Oct 19, 2016 | 16:36 pm

    Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society Jake was recently spotted in Glide at the UVFF Fly Tying Festival manning an information table then again manning a table at the Rogue on the Fly event at Indian Mary Park.  Jake is the Native Fish Society Southern Regional Manager, overseeing the organization’s work in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  The NFS is an organization that works to protect and recover wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.  Jake works with local people to provide up to date information and monitoring on the ground and helps them be more effective at protecting sensitive native fish populations and their habitats.  Teamwork is usually the optimal situation.Jake, a fisherman and outdoorsman is eager to be a driving force to protect the native fish.  Jake came to Southern Oregon from Colorado where he studied environmental policy and earned a Masters Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University.  It looks like he found a home.

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Saturday, 08 October 2016 09:58

CalTrout News

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Water Education Foundation

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  • California redwoods license plate dies for lack of interest

    Aquafornia

    A four-year campaign to raise money for California’s state parks system with a new commemorative license plate featuring redwood trees has failed for lack of support. … A plate designed to raise money for environmental restoration at the Salton Sea — a vast inland body of water in Imperial and Riverside counties — died earlier this year when it sold only 151 copies, according to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs.Original article

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  • Developer reviving Temecula water park project

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    The City Council on Tuesday, May 23, will be discussing in closed session the potential sale of land at the corner of Dendy Parkway and Diaz Road, a 32-acre parcel that has long been eyed as a potential site for a water park by city officials and  developers, including the team that managed Wild Rivers in Orange County.Original article

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  • Commentary: The ludicrous plan to pump Mojave water to Los Angeles

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    In 1992, prospectors in Los Angeles hatched an idea for a new water supply that was improbable and speculative, even by Southern California standards. Far off in the Mojave Desert, beneath the flat dry lake bed of the Cadiz Valley, millennia’s worth of groundwater could be pumped and piped 43 miles to the Colorado River Aqueduct, the crown jewel of the Metropolitan Water District’s massive web of infrastructure.Original article

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  • Drought over, Russian River and Lake Sonoma ready for summer visitors

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    With the unofficial start of summer looming over the Memorial Day weekend, outdoor enthusiasts and recreational businesses alike are looking forward to returning to Sonoma County waterways rejuvenated by record rains after five years of drought.Original article

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  • Kent Lake water flow study to look at fish impact

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    With one report saying the state is facing an unprecedented loss of fish species, a local group has won $158,000 to look at how water released from Kent Lake affects local coho salmon and steelhead trout. The Marin Municipal Water District — the agency that operates the Kent Lake reservoir — is under a 1995 state Water Resources Control Board order to release water periodically to aid federally endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead trout.Original article

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  • Go West, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

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    A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.Original article

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  • Oroville residents urge city to ask for more from DWR

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    Residents raised their voices at a town hall Monday, letting the city council know their opinions about the city’s relationship with the state Department of Water Resources and the Supplemental Benefits Fund.Original article

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  • Farmer faces $2.8 million fine for plowing field

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    A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County. … Because the property has numerous swales and wetlands, [John] Duarte hired a consulting firm to map out areas on the property that were not to be plowed because they were part of the drainage for Coyote and Oat creeks and were considered “waters of the United States.”Original article

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  • Massive landslide covers Highway 1 in southern Big Sur

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    Caltrans said Monday its unclear how long Highway 1 in southern Big Sur will remain closed after a landslide covering between a quarter and a half mile brought millions of cubic yards of dirt and rock down the hillside at Mud Creek on Saturday. According to Caltrans spokeswoman Susana Cruz, there are five active landslides in the area, which is about 9 miles north of the southern Monterey County border.Original article

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  • Yosemite access from Tioga Pass may not be clear until July as crews inch forward

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    Plowing a road that cuts through the high Sierra after a record year for snowfall is no easy task in Yosemite National Park. Crews are working hard on clearing Tioga Road, the main artery that connects Yosemite Valley with Highway 395 in the eastern part of the Sierra.Original article

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Any Waders or Wading boots with HBP marked on them.

Any fly rods marked Bill Carnazo.

Horseshoe Bar Fish and Game Preserve is devastated to announce that thieves broke into our storage area where we house our equipment for the Wounded Warrior Event that is held the first week in October every year. Finding out that someone felt they needed to steal from these veterans is heart breaking. It is like stealing from a church or organization that helps the needy of our community. This break-in will set us back many years as the amount of equipment they stole exceeds $25,000. Much of the equipment has the initials HBP written on it. Only the veterans that attended our events or members of Horseshoe Bar Preserve would have equipment with the “HBP” letters printed on it.. Any other gear was most likely this equipment that was stolen during the break in this week. If you see this equipment being sold, please contact me immediately at 916-205-6073 or the sheriff’s department to report it. (Placer County Sheriff)

If you see this equipment being sold, do not say anything or accuse anyone. Make note of the time, location, description of the items and persons involved.

Please contact Tom Bartos, manager of Horseshoe Bar Preserve immediately at 916-205-6073 or you’re local police department and let them know you believe it may have been equipment stolen from Horseshoe Bar Preserve in Foresthill, CA.
Reference Police Report # 15-11343.

This equipment was used for a very good veterans program and its loss is huge!!

If you would like to help us replenish the equipment that was stolen, please contact us at , 916-205-6073 or go to our website: www.horseshoebarpreserve.com/ww where you can make a donation.

Thomas G.M. Bartos
President & Founder
Horseshoe Bar Preserve, Inc.
916-205-6073
www.horseshoebarpreserve.com