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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

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What Trout Like to Eat and Flies to Feed Them

This presentation will include video of aquatic insects, bait fish & crustaceans trout eat to survive and the fly patterns we use to imitate them.  One of Tim Flagler’s most popular presentations is titled “What Trout Like to Eat and the Flies to Feed Them”. Tim has spent a lot of time over the years shooting spectacular underwater footage of many different species of aquatic insects, bait fish and crustaceans. In addition to sharing this wonderful footage, he also includes footage of the patterns that we tie to match the various bugs that he has captured on video. He oftentimes can also include the best ways to fish the patterns so as to achieve the best result. 

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Tim Flagler is the owner of Tightline Productions, L.L.C., a video production company located in Califon, NJ. Although he produces video programs over a wide range of topics, his specialty is fly fishing. Tim is a well-known fly tying instructor. His YouTube videos are some of the best in the business and his YouTube channel, currently has over 106,000 subscribers and 33 million views. Almost every week he produces a new fly tying or “how to” video which appear not only on his YouTube channel but on Midcurrent and the Orvis News fly fishing blog as well. They’re also featured on Trout Unlimited’s national website and in the Orvis Learning Center. In addition, he has a regular column “Beginner’s Masterclass with Tim Flagler” in Fly Tyer magazine, which selected Tim as their “Fly Tyer of the Year”  in their Winter 2022 issue. Many of Tim’s tying videos take the viewer well beyond just the tying of the fly and show what it looks like underwater, what natural it represents and how it can be fished.


Monday Night Flytying with Dan Habig

February Date TBD

Stonefly Nymph

 This fly is an adaptation of a fly that a friend gave to me years ago when we were fishing on the Piedra River in Colorado. I never knew the name of that original pattern, or even if there was one, so I don't really have a name for this fly. With the Skwala Stonefly hatch on the Yuba just around the corner, I thought January was a good month for this fly.

I tie this fly in a lot of sizes and a couple of different colors, depending on which stonefly I'm trying to imitate. I will also include some orange highlights if I'm trying to imitate a Salmonfly. I almost always tie it weighted, and use this as the weight in my nymphing rig to get the flies on/near the bottom.


Hook: A long curve shanked/heavy wire nymphing hook such as a Daiichi 051760. However a straight shank is good too, such as a TMC 5263. Sizes 4-12.

Thread: Black or Brown 6/0 or 140 denier thread

Dubbing: Kaufman's Black or Brown stonefly dubbing

Legs and tails: Brown or Black goose biots




Tying and Casting Demos

Lodges and Trips

Equipment and Accessories

In addition to being the largest gathering on fly fishers in Northern California the show provides an excellent opportunity for fly fishers to work on and improve their fly casting skills. Fly fishers can participate in fly casting instruction provided by FFI Certified Casting Instructors from Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club as well as instructors from other areas in Northern California. It allows people to work on their casting and work on ‘pushing their envelope’. The casting instruction takes place on each day of the show out on the open grass fields at the East end of the event buildings.


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.

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Catch and Release Guidelines

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