WELCOME TO MTFFMTFF 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL BANQUET AND MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 27, 2019
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.
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.
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The Officers and Directors of Mt Tam Flyfishers
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
A timely presentation since the Yuba (a day trip away!) is one of California's premier winter dry fly fisheries.
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
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