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.

Upcoming events

August 23 Club Meeting
"Pizza Night at Mary's"

Date: Tuesday, August 23

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Mary's Pizza Shack, San Marin Drive, Novato

Once or twice a year we just relax and have a social get-together with friends.  Join us at Mary's for pizza and beverages on August 23.  It'll be a low-key event with a lot of talk and tips about fly fishing in Northern California and elsewhere around the world.  This is a Dutch treat evening.  Guests and new members are especially welcome!

Monthly Fly Tying August 19--The Smokejumper

Dear FF Colleagues:

Friday, August 19, is our Friday Night Fly Tying session at The Club at McInnis Park, 6:30 – 8:00.

Fly of the month

Our youngest daughter, an artist like her Mom, and a horsewoman, has a 10 acre ranch with a small herd in Dry Valley, a high desert community about 30 miles north of Reno.  2 weeks ago, dry lightning strikes caused 3 huge fires around her property that burned over 32,000 acres, with shifting winds putting her home and ranch at risk from every direction.  The hard work of CDF borate bombers and several Volunteer Departments, Truckee Meadows Fire District, and U.S. Forest Service Firefighting crews prevented any loss of homes, although several had flames right up to their back porch.  As a tribute to those firefighters, this month’s Fly of the Month is a great little Midge pattern called ‘The Smokejumper’.  We’ll be tying some of these at our Aug Fri Night Fly Tying, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. At the Club at McInnis Park.  Vises, tools, and all materials will be provided.

Hook:  TMC 2487, size 18
Thread:  Olive or black 70 denier
Abdomen:  Stripped peacock herl
Coating for abdomen:  Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails
Thorax:  Olive or black dubbing
Wingcase and wing:  2 CDC feathers, Dun or White

Hope you can join us.

Larry Lack

The Board Room at The Club at McInnis Park.  This is the same room our board uses the third Tuesday of every month.  It’s actually more central to all of Marin, and again we can use it for free as long as a few folks order something off the menu; like a beverage, or a small salad, or quesadillas, or cheeseburger, etc.

If you’ve never been to The Club, go east on Smith Ranch Rd, past the Regency Theaters, then past several soccer pitches, all the way to the end and you’ll see The Club.  Go in the entrance to the restaurant, turn right and proceed past the Golf Pro Shop to the Board Room.

Hope to see you there.

Fish Sun Valley

Our friends at TU are sponsoring a great trip to Idaho.  Many members of each organization are also members of the other.

North Bay Trout Unlimited is organizing a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho for four days and four nights of great fishing, hiking, biking, and sight-seeing this September 2016.  We will be staying just north of Ketchum on the Big Wood River. The accommodations may be seen here. <https://www.naturalretreats.com/us/destinations/united-states/west/sun-valley/accommodation/north-hulen-way-400-hulen-meadows>
The trip begins the evening of Tuesday, September 6th and departs on Saturday, September 10th. The cost includes breakfast and lunch every day with dinner served on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The accommodations are steps away from the Big Wood River as well as a bike and hiking path which runs North toward the Sawtooth Mountains and South for over fifteen miles through Ketchum to Bellevue. There are many activities in this historical area and you will be two miles from downtown Ketchum, the center of shops and restaurants. Conde Naste lists Sun Valley as the #2 vacation destination!
There are many types of fishing opportunities including out your back door on the Big Wood River's Catch & Release section for rainbow and brown trout, small creeks, beaver ponds and the Queen of Idaho spring creeks and Silver Creek, 25 minutes south, where rainbows average 14” and browns run to 36”. Fish with anywhere from # 22 baetis and tricos to large grasshoppers and beetles. It is truly a fishing classroom and a beautiful stream with abundant wildlife, even the occasional moose!
You will be hosted by fishermen with over fifty years of experience in the area. Guides are available at all the local outfitters in Ketchum. They also have equipment rentals:  www.picaboangler.com <http://www.picaboangler.com/>  or http://silver-creek.com/ <http://silver-creek.com/> . Bicycle rental shops are abundant and there is plenty to do in addition to fishing. We will be only thirty minutes from the Stanley Basin, the Sawtooth Mountains, and the River of No Return (Salmon River.)
The cost for four nights with all food and fishing info:
$600 per person - Bunk room. Shared with one other person. If using more than two bunks - $1400.
$800 per person - Shared twin room (or private for a couple), beds either king or two twins & shared bath.
$900 per person -  Sold out - fireplace, king size bed, and luxury bathroom with spa tub ($1800 per couple or $1600 per single).
It's an eleven hour drive from the Bay Area or flights are available directly from San Francisco to Hailey, ID where car rentals are available. Less expensive flights are available to Boise with a two and a half hour drive to Ketchum.
This trip will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A $300 deposit will secure a spot.  Please include which accommodation is best for you. Make the check to NBTU and send to George Starn, 220 Corte Colina, Novato, CA 94949.  If you have any questions email George at gstarn@sbcglobal.net <mailto:gstarn@sbcglobal.net>  or phone 415-883-7447.  All proceeds will go to NBTU

RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC Featuring Simon Gawesworth on Saturday August 27
Fly lines are the most overlooked and possibly most important piece of your fly casting system.  This is true for both single-hand and Spey rods.  Discover which fly line is right for you and your rods on Saturday, August 27th at the RIO Line Demo Day at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club ponds in San Francisco.  Head RIO line designer and world famous casting instructor Simon Gawesworth, along with local RIO pros and members of GGACC will be on-hand with an assortment of RIO single-hand and Spey lines for you to demo on your own rods or on Sage and Redington rods that will be provided for the event.  Participants will be eligible for raffle prize drawings (must be present to win!).  All participants will receive a special discount coupon redeemable for 20% off any RIO fly line at 8 top fly shops in Northern California (see list below).  Free lunch sponsored by The Fly Shop.  The event runs from 9 AM until 3 PM and is free and open to the public.
There will be two special casting demonstrations by Simon Gawesworth:

  • 10 - 10:45 AM - Simon Gawesworth - "The Importance of Fly Lines & How Tapers Affect Their Performance"
  • 1:30 - 2:15 PM - Simon Gawesworth - "Casting Demonstration - Single handed Rods & Two-handed Spey Rods"
Remember to mark your calendars for Saturday August 27 from 9 AM - 3 PM for this very special event and be sure to bring your own rods to "test drive" all the latest RIO lines.  You are welcome to use the ponds to cast Spey lines as well so bring your waders and boots.


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