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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Soft Hackle Fly Tying Class

Friday, Dec 6, 2019     6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

  Marin Outdoor Trading Co.

Join us to learn how to tie variations of this old pattern which have regained immense popularity as more fly fishers have realized how effective they are as a ‘trout attractor’.

We’ll be tying a Red Butt Peacock Soft Hackle, a Bead Thorax Pheasant Tail, an Olive & Partridge Soft Hackle, and a March Brown Spider.

Cost is $35.  $5 off for members of Mt Tam FF.  Your fee includes all materials, descriptive handout, etc.  Vises and tools will be available if needed. Class will be held at the Marin Outdoor Trading Co. and is limited to 5 fly tyers.    Contact Marin Outdoor Trading Co. at 1407  4th St, San Rafael, or call 415-295-7683.

About our instructor:  Larry Lack is an innovative award winning fly tier and author, has been a California flyfishing guide for 23 years, and has been teaching flyfishing and tying classes at College of Marin since 2008.

A life or death meeting for the Delta, December 11th

We really, really, really need you to attend this meeting of the California Fish and Game Commission in Sacramento on Wednesday, the 11th of December. The fate of the Delta is in your hands.

The SoCal water districts are again pursuing the idea that the striper is the cause of the decline of the salmon fishery and the collapse of the delta smelt. They are seeking to change the policies of the Fish and Game Commission to view the Striped Bass as an uncontrolled predator, responsible for the near-total collapse of all delta fisheries, even though stripers and the other species were healthy fisheries for over 100 years. The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and other water interests are determined to identify the striped bass as the problem.

The F&G Commission is meeting on December 11th at 8:30 a.m. at the Natural Resources building, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento.

We are asking ALL those that who care about the Delta to turn out to demonstrate their advocacy for stripers & Delta fisheries at the F&G Commission meeting.

Mark Rockwell, President
Northern California Council, Fly Fishers International

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

TU and CalTrout are teaming up to protect states' powers to defend clean water.  Historic rights of California are being stripped.  See this short appeal.


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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