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.

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October Events !

We have some great events lined up for you this month. We have a great in-person meeting and program coming up on October 25th. We have TWO fishing trips ready to go. And you’re welcome at Fly Fishing International’s Yuba Fest mid-month. Here goes…

October 10-14 Float Tube Fishing for Lahontan Cutthroats on Pyramid Lake  Everyone loves our early spring ladder trip to catch the huge Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, but now you have an opportunity to fish from a float tube when the weather is warm! Jeff Franzini is your host so come join us on a DIY outing on Pyramid Lake. You can either camp on the beach or stay in a hotel in Reno. Since this is a fish on your own event you can fish as few or many days as you like. If interested, email us at info@mttamflyfishers.org


October 15-16 Yuba Fest This two-day festival of fly fishing features guides, instruction, camaraderie, and music. Go for one day or two. Saturday will offer a full day of fly fishing learning, casting with certified casters, fly tying with experts, the opportunity to learn what is happening in Conservation from numerous organizations, and a tribute for Jon Baiocchi. Sunday will offer a variety of on-the-water activities: both a guided drift boat trip and a guided walk and wade trip on the Lower Yuba. Clay Hash will do a workshop on how to fish highly technical waters. For beginners, a full day on “How to Fly Fish” given by local experts.

October 22 and 23 Fish the Upper Sac with fellow club members  Our annual fall trip to Dunsmuir and beyond has been pushed back a week to make room for the Pyramid Lake trip and Yuba Fest. Still, late fall fishing can be tons of fun and the autumn light and colors will still be beautiful. You can camp or stay at local accommodations. Roy’s your host for this one and he’ll be glad to share his fly box and maps of the best spots on this blue-ribbon river. Please RSVP and send any questions to Roy at info@mttamflyfishers.org.

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October 25 Mike Malekos “Pocket Water Fishing”  This in person club meeting features well-known author Mike Malekos on techniques that Work here in Northern California. The venue is TBD at this writing, but it will be comfortable and convenient!

Finally…CADFW (aka Fish and Game) is asking your opinion about striped bass. Needless to say, a proposed expansion of “catch and eat” has a few problems. We encourage you to complete and send back the electronic survey you recently received (if you have a California fishing license).


MT TAMALPAIS FLYFISHERS SUPPORTS THE UPCOMING "YUBA FEST," PRESENTED BY THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNCIL OF FLY FISHERS INTERNATIONAL

Join Us for Food Fun and Music

Come Fishing with Us.  Here Are Our Upcoming Trips!


October 10 to 14 - Pyramid Lake Float Tube Outing

Everyone loves our early spring ladder trip to catch the huge Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, but now you have an opportunity to fish from a float tube when the weather is warm!  Jeff Franzini is your host so come join us on a DIY outing on Pyramid Lake.  You can either camp on the beach or stay in a hotel in Reno. Since this is a fish on your own event you can fish as few or many days as you like.  If interested, email us at info@mttamflyfishers.org


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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.

Pebble Mine Project Defeated After Years of Struggle

Biden Administration, Settling a Long Feud, Moves to Block a Mine in Alaska

The E.P.A. has proposed to ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed, a decision that very likely means the end of the Pebble Mine project.

May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday took a major legal step toward protecting Bristol Bay in Alaska, one of the world’s most valuable sockeye salmon fisheries that also sits atop enormous copper and gold deposits long coveted by mining companies.

Citing its authority under the 1972 Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a legal determination that would ban the disposal of mining waste in the Bristol Bay watershed. It’s a move that could deal a death blow to the proposed Pebble Mine, an intensely disputed project that would have extracted the metals but also irreparably harmed the ecosystem, scientists said.

The proposal, which would create permanent protections for the waters and wildlife of Bristol Bay, about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, will be finalized later this year.

The determination would prohibit any entity from disposing mine-related waste within 308 square miles around the site of the proposed Pebble Mine project. That’s an area about four times as large as Washington, D.C., but just a small fraction of the entire 40,000-square mile area of the Bristol Bay watershed.

“The Bristol Bay watershed is a shining example of how our nation’s waters are essential to healthy communities, vibrant ecosystems, and a thriving economy,” said Michael S. Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “E.P.A. is committed to following the science, the law, and a transparent public process to determine what is needed to ensure that this irreplaceable and invaluable resource is protected for current and future generations.”

Blocking the Pebble Mine would be a promise kept for President Biden, who pledged on the campaign trail to “listen to the scientists and protect Bristol Bay.”

Extolling the region as foundational to the way of life for Alaska Natives, a prized destination for anglers and the source of half the world’s sockeye salmon, Mr. Biden said, “It is no place for a mine.”

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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.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2021/07/saving-californias-kelp-forests-cte-spc/?src=e.ch_ca.eg.x.gpn.0908.n.sas.loc_ca&en_txn8=NewSch.WJEMSA2109NPNZNZZE04Z00-ZZZZZ-ST00&lu=8aa09633-ccf4-4f20-a679-edf9c7e1ce05

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