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

Friday Night Flytying November 22

This Fri night, 6:30 - 8:00 in The Board Room at The Club at McInnis Park, we'll be conducting our monthly Fly Tying session.  This month the pattern is called the Grey Duster.  It's an old British pattern (which you might note from the name 'Grey' as opposed to the Americanized 'Gray') but over the past year those who've used this ubiquitous little dry fly have found it's a great imitation of a Midge (in size 18) or a Mayfly or Caddis Emerger or Cripple (in size 16 or 14).

The main thing is, .  .  .  .  it's ridiculously easy to tie!  Just a hook with black thread, a dubbed body and Badger Hackled wings/legs.  That's it.  Everyone will probably be able to tie 3 or 4 of them in the 90 min we're there.  

All materials and equipment and instruction will be available.

Hope you can join us.

Larry Lack

November 26 Meeting and Program--Joe Contaldi's "Best Fishing in the Eastern Sierra"

7:00pm, Room 201, Town Center

"Best Fishing Opportunities in the Eastern Sierra".  This is an original presentation which Joe has reworked for the Fly Fishing Show this coming February, so we'll get to see it first.  Joe Contaldi is a veteran Guide on the waters of the Eastern Sierra. He is Lead Guide and Owner of Performance Anglers Guide Service based in Mammoth Lakes, California.

He started fishing in New Jersey as a child and came to southern California during his high school years. Soon he was fishing all that California and Nevada had to offer. He started working for a local outdoor retailer and started running saltwater charter trips, giving fly casting demos, lecturing at fishing clubs and outdoor expos.

He is a dedicated fly fishing enthusiast who fishes both salt and freshwater. This man truly loves what he does and his enthusiasm is catching! He is a Celebrity Speaker at The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA. He has been quoted in many articles, books, and has been a featured Guest Host in many radio shows.

During Joe’s presentation, he shows you exactly what flies to use and where to fish them. (His motto is “No Secrets!”)

Joe resides in Mammoth Lakes Ca with his wife Julia sons Quinn and Logan. In his off time Joe enjoys fishing and hiking with his family.

We have some terrific trips and programs coming up for you.  If you are interested in one or more of our trips, now is the time to let us know!

Upcoming Fishing Trips

We are preparing  our 2020 Fishing Plans now!

Fall Programs—put these in your calendar now!

November 26:  Joe Contaldi, Performance Anglers of Mammoth Head Guide & Outfitter Eastern Sierra on the Fly; Mammoth to Bridgeport

Bristol Bay and Pebble Mine Update--An Important Bulletin

The window for action is closing quickly on Pebble as the Trump administration seems determined to press the permits through as quickly as possible. The Army Corps of Engineers is dangerously fast-tracking Pebble, and the Environmental Protection Agency has recently removed important safeguards for Bristol Bay. 

It’s clear politics are overriding science and the public sentiment when it comes to protecting Bristol Bay and now is the time for Congress to step in. 

So, whether you live in Alaska or not, your voice matters. Urge your elected officials to use their power to hold agencies accountable and ensure that steps are taken to protect Bristol Bay. 

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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