Bill Forward, with well over 60 years experience fishing in the Sierra, is a full time resident and fly fishing guide in the moving and stillwaters near Graeagle, CA. As a former award winning biology and physiology instructor, Bill merges his 32 years of classroom and university teaching experience with his passion/expertise of fly fishing, and has been a featured speaker at the International Sportsman’s Expo in Sacramento as well as presented numerous programs at the Fly Fishing Show in Pasadena and Pleasanton. Predominantly dealing with the technical aspects of fly fishing, Bill has over twenty-five articles on the subject in print to date. Six years ago Bill’s enthusiasm for fly fishing stillwater lead to a partnership with TV’s host of the New Fly Fisher, Phil Rowley in their co-development of the California Stillwater School of Fly Fishing. Bill is currently Sr. Editor of Sierra Fisherman Magazine.
At our November 18th meeting Bill will be sharing his program Trout Vision and a Look at UV. The subject of trout vision has lent itself to a great deal of misunderstanding, conjecture and confusion as we will never really know what a trout actually sees. Nevertheless, touching upon the topics of the mechanics of light, trout optics, a trout’s view (Snell’s Window and background light space) and UV light, this program will clarify and arm you with the current knowledge and understanding to help you navigate through this subject that so directly effects your fly fishing success.