WELCOME TO MTFF

MTFF is a fly fishing club in Marin County, CA.  Since 2004, we have been bringing together fly anglers to share knowledge, experience, and good times. We host monthly meetings, fishing trips, casting clinics, and social dinners and events.  Our members span all skill levels from beginner to veteran.  We offer membership to anyone interested in fly fishing regardless of the skill level.  Prospective members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings,  meet current members, and learn more about us.  If you would like more information please email info@mttamflyfishers.org.

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CLUB FISHING TRIP TO SUGAR CREEK JUNE 19 AND 20

Join host Jeff Franzini at this sensational series of spring fed lakes.  You'll catch rainbows approaching 10 pounds using float tubes or casting from shore.  For more info, prices and to reserve your space, email to info@mttamflyfishers.org


TELL THE STATE HOW YOU WANT YOUR TROUT!

I have a HUGE favor to ask.  

Currently, the CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife is collecting public input that will directly affect their Strategic Trout Planning for the near future.

The more we can advocate for NOT stocking Hatchery Trout in our rivers and streams, like Montana did 3 decades ago, the sooner we’ll be able to have a robust and healthy fishery like Montana.  

For an example closer to home – Putah Creek, where I have Guided fly fishers dozens of times each year for over 20 years, was given ‘Wild Trout’ status, with a ‘Zero Take’ limit by the CDFW 4 years ago.  The population just 10 years ago was in a steep decline, primarily from overfishing and over harvesting, but since the Wild Trout status was installed 4 years ago, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the populations and health of the Rainbow population in that stream.  I have volunteered on several CDFW census teams recently that have proven the wisdom of not stocking hatchery trout, which was ceased in those waters 8 years ago.

The more folks we can direct to www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Inland/Trout-Plan and answer a brief questionnaire, the more we can help build a healthy and robust fishery within our state!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and please feel free to forward this request to your FF colleagues.

The trout thank you.

LarryLack                                                                                                                                   

TERRIFIC CLUB FISHING TRIPS NOW THROUGH JULY!

We want to let everyone know about our upcoming fishing events and invite you to put these on your calendar and send your deposit (if appropriate). 

Shad (Day trip June 4) – Float with Guide Frank Duarte Event – Roy to host.  Currently scheduled for June 4 on the Yuba River, BUT date and river subject to change as we know more about the shad run.  This trip is an annual favorite.  Cost p.p. about $225.

Sugar Creek Ranch (2 Days) - June 19 & 20 – Float Tube or Shore Fishing Event – Jeff to host.  Cost p.p. about $145 per day.

Missouri River (7 Days) - June 24 – 30 – Float with Guides & Wading Event – Roy to host.  This is the club’s premier event.  Private lodge (air conditioned and 6 private baths), all meals and three shared days with guide on America’s best dry fly river.   Missouri River 2018 Trip Writeup.docx

QUESTIONS? —Shoot us an email at info@mttamflyfishers.org

COMING UP: GREAT PROGRAMS THROUGH 2018

Thurs, June 14 - Mark Won “Fishing for Surf Perch on the NorCal Coast”  Marin Rod & Gun Club

Pebble Mine Would Put America Last

In a shocking about-face, the EPA has agreed to drop proposed restrictions that would have banned construction of the Pebble Mine in Alaska.  This move paves the way for Northern Dynasty Minerals, - the Canadian company behind the mine and which has a terrible record of devastating spills and toxic releases – to seek permits for building the massive copper and gold mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay, where it would imperil the world’s largest run of Sockeye Salmon.    The EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, made this decision after a half-hour meeting with the mining company CEO, and shocked all the remaining scientists in the EPA who have spent years researching this proposal and have unanimously concluded it would be a disaster and would ‘irreversibly’ destroy one of the most pristine and productive locations on the planet.

Just weeks after the EPA reversal, fishermen in Bristol Bay were reporting near-record levels for this year’s Salmon run, a testament to the strength of the $1.5 billion sustainable fishery that supports 14,000 local jobs and is central to the culture of Native peoples in SW Alaska.  The colossal open pit Pebble Mine, which would be as deep as the Grand Canyon and generate 10 billion tons of toxic mining waste, was stopped in 2014 when the EPA study (twice peer reviewed) said the mine posed catastrophic risks to the Bristol Bay watershed.  One of the main problems lies in the fact that the huge earth dam which will hold most of the toxic tailings lies almost on top of an active Earthquake fault.   “In keeping with the Trump Administration’s pro-polluter, pro-extraction agenda, the EPA has utterly abandoned sound science and the people of Bristol Bay”, said Taryn Heimer, a scientist with NRDC’s Land and Wildlife program, which organization partnered with hundreds of grassroots organizations to convince the government to stop it in 2014.   More than 80% of local residents oppose the Pebble Mine.   To push the message, “No Pebble Mine.  Not now.  Not ever.”  go to <nrdc.org/stoppebble

The fish thank you.

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