A Native Northern Californian with 45 years of hands on fly fishing for trout, Jon Baiocchi carries on the tradition of sharing the knowledge and the passion passed down from his father; a fly fishing hall of famer, and a legendary voice for saving California fisheries. Jon’s home is the rich flora and fauna of the foothills to the Northern Sierra. Fishing, guiding, public speaking, tying, writing, and teaching. The legacy continues.
Monday, October 4, 2010
From Italy With Love
There is no question that I'm proud of my Italian heritage and the mother land. My grandfather "Papa Frank" relocated from Lucca Italy to San Francisco in 1927 just for the hunting and fishing that Northern California had to offer. He taught my Dad how to fish, my Dad taught me, and now I teach others the way of thy rod and reel. So when my friend Kristen asked me If I would like to teach Gabriella, a native Italian who is from a few clicks south of Lucca to fly fish - I was all over it. Gabriella's love for fly fishing far exceeds more than anybody I have known! This was her very first time, so I took her to the North Fork Yuba where wild and willing trout come to a dry fly every time. We had a blast, caught native rainbow trout, and had the pleasure of studying aquatic bugs thanks to biologist, educator, and scientific illustrator Christine Elder (http://christineelder.com/). It's safe to say we have another fly fisher in the making, and this one is from Italy with love! Ciao!