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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Mt Tam Flyfishers Skills and Knowledge Faire

May 24, 7:00pm, Marin Rod and Gun Club

Come one, come all, to the Mt  Tam Flyfishers Skills and Knowledge Faire! Designed for all skill levels, our revival of an old favorite program features face-to-face meetings with four club experts in an open, roundtable meeting that allows beginners, intermediates, and even advanced anglers to ask a lot of questions and try out new skills in the wonderful, large auditorium of the Marin Rod and Gun Club.

AND we’ll have door prizes and giveaways. We have three, never-fished, rod, reel and line outfits that suit any trout angler. Every attendee gets a chance to win! We have a huge selection of flyfishing books for the taking (one to a customer, please). These books range from fascinating memoirs to hard-hitting manuals for success. And you’ll get to stock up on club apparel, hats, and badges.

Larry Lack will host a table with continuous instruction on tying those sometimes-mysterious knots that will let you master your gear and actually land the fish you hook!

Philip Swett will give you the inside lowdown on three of your club’s favorite Northern California rivers: the Upper Sacramento, the McCloud, and the Pit. Each is only a ride up Interstate 5 to get to, but each is a different and unique experience.

Jeff Franzini will host our stillwater exhibit. Learn what a float tube or kickboat really is and see how it gives you the freedom to fish our abundant lakes. Jeff will have his rods, lines, and flies for you to inspect. Get excited about the big fish in NorCal’s lakes!

Finally, we’ll have a special table to feature fishing right here in Marin: the lakes that hold out water and the bays that can be fished while wading with a fly rod.

You WILL have fun and learn a lot!



The next Friday night fly tying session will be on May 13, at 6:30 at our usual location, Mary's Pizza Shack in Novato. Jeff Franzini will be demonstrating tying a Peaches and Cream Nymph on a Jig hook. This nymph is a hot pattern right now on the Lower Sacramento River.

Here is a recipe for the Peaches and Cream:

Hook: Size 14 or 16 barbless nymph hook like a Tiemco C400BL

Bead: Gold slotted tungsten bead in 2.3mm

Thread: 70 denier (8/0) burnt orange

Ribbing: Gold wire in Brassie or Small size

Body: Mercers buggy nymph dubbing or similar in Light Cahill

Tail: Wood Duck or Mallard Flank feather


Fish for Wild Trout in Mountain View Idaho May 20-22

Our guide for this outing, Rob Anderson, has decided to move the event to Mountain View ID and our new dates are May 20 - 22.  The reason for the move is that for the last several years we have not been able to fish Wild Horse due to weather issues and always drove to Mountain View ID to find good weather and great fishing.

The outing costs $225 per angler which includes a 2 ½ day experience covering Stillwater techniques, proper rigging, and shoreline wading as well as float tube, pontoon boat and small pram techniques.  It also includes 2 dinners and 2 lunches.  There will be lots of free time to practice and catch some big trout and bass.  *This is a camping trip - no hotels in the area*  If interested, email us at  info@mttamflyfishers.org


Hats, Stickers and Shirts now Available!

Due to a special arrangement with a maker of name brand sunblock apparel,  the club has a limited inventory of great fishing shirts with the new Mt Tam Flyfishers logo front and back.  They are good looking and functional--show your proud Mt Tam Flyfishers membership in our 2nd decade of everything fly fishing!  Credit card only, exchanges and returns are manual.  Limited inventory for now, but if demand develops, we will have more!  Members enjoy more than 50% savings, but you have to sign in to get our club discount.


The Silent, Stunning Disaster off California's Coast

In just a few years, a warm water sea urchin has destroyed 90% of California's kelp forest.  This disaster is just as if the forested Sacramento and McCloud Rivers were clear cut to their banks in 5 years.  Yet hardly anyone is aware of this.  Click on this short video, compliments of the Nature Conservancy.



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