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.

Upcoming events

ANNUAL BANQUET AND MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 27, 2019

REGISTER NOW!

EVENT DETAILS:

Our Annual Dinner is a club tradition where members get to socialize and enjoy food and drink, as we celebrate the events and accomplishments of the previous year, and welcome the New Year by inducting our newly elected Officers and Board Members.

In addition, we spice up the evening with some great fundraising fun, in the form of raffles and silent auctions for items both large and small.  Past events have included guided fishing trips, fishing equipment, art and fine wines.

Dinner Menu

Choice of Prime Rib, New York Steak, Herb Crusted Salmon or Penne Pasta

Dinner includes: Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, French Bread, and Dessert with Coffee or Tea

Wine will be served with dinner and there is a "No Host" Bar at the restaurant.

How To Register

  1. Log into the website
  2. Click on your name (top right of page)
  3. You'll be directed to "My Profile" page
  4. Select "My Event Registrations"
  5. Select "2019 Banquet and Officer Installation Dinner"
You'll be able to choose your entrée, list guests (and their dinner choices) and pay either through PayPal (which supports bank credit and debit cards) or send a check to the club (MTFF, PO Box 211, Corte Madera CA 94976

Best regards,

The Officers and Directors of Mt Tam Flyfishers


Luk Lake in January 

 

Jeff Franzini and Roy Little recently learned that a club favorite--Luk Lake off Interstate 5 in Corning--can fish well in December.  Bass are active and king-sized trout will have been planted as soon as the water cools in this 65-acre, easily accessed, lake.  Jeff and Roy are going to look ahead at the weather forecasts for December and settle on a date when the temperatures are nice and the winds are low.  We would love to have some members join us and we will release an eblast announcing the date as far in advance as possible.  THIS IS A SELF-GUIDED DAY TRIP and the fee will be around $135 per person.  Let us know if you are interested at mailto:info@mttamflyfishers.org


JANUARY FLY OF THE MONTH

Perdigon Fly (Spanish Fly)

This is a competition fly, designed by members of the Spanish FF Team for use in the World Championships after having been out of the top 5 placers in 2014.  In 2015 in Bosnia, the Spanish barely beat the U.S. to win the World FF Championships, with many of their team using this Perdigon fly.  In 2016, here in the U.S. at the World FF Championships, the Spanish eked out a victory over the 2nd place French team to win it all, with the U.S. placing 3rd.  For 2017, the French team all used this fly almost exclusively in the river portions of the competition, and won the championship over 2nd place Czech Rep. and 3rd place Spain.  The following year, 2018, at the World Championships in Italy, the Spanish Team Captain had their whole team using this Perdigon exclusively and again won the championship over the 2nd place Czech team and 3rd place Italy, with the U.S. in 4th.

This is a small (so trout are less discriminating) but weighted fly (so it gets right to the bottom quickly) which is built on a jig hook (with the weight below the eye, this insures the point rides in an up position, thus reducing snags).  As this international competition has taught us, using small competition nymphs tied on jig hooks = far more fish in your net!

Hook:  Competition Jig hook, size 16

Bead:  Tungsten slotted bead 3.3 mm

Wt:     3-4 wraps of .010 or ,015 lead, shoved up into back of beadhead

Thread:  Red, 70 denier

Tail:   5-6 barbs of Pheasant tail or Coq de Leon

underbody:  small Gold tinsel

overbody:  ribbing of stripped peacock quill, wrapped about 1/2 quill width apart

wingcase:  spot of black Sharpie on same side as hook eye

coating;  2-3 coats of Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails


FISHING THE YUBA WITH CLAY HASH (February 26)

Room 201 Town Center Mall

Starts 7:00pm

A timely presentation since the Yuba (a day trip away!) is one of California's premier winter dry fly fisheries.


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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