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Outings & Events Calendar

Welcome to the club's calendar. We encourage all members and their guests to join us for any of our outings; however we do require that each guest sign the club's liability release. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings.

Upcoming events

    • January 27, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Yuba River
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Prepare for the Skwala season workshop on the Yuba:


    TVFF is once again offering a Skwala workshop outing for up to 4 anglers on  (January 27, 2021 and on January 30, 2021 on the weekend) on the lower Yuba river near Marysville and the Highway 20 bridge with Jon Baiocchi.  We are getting a head start on the other Clubs for these workshops which will also allow us to be fishing the river after the workshop for the entire season.

    Please register on the Events page for the date that you would like to attend; either the 1/27/2021 weekday workshop (this page for registration) or the subsequent Event for the weekend 1/30/2021 workshop.

    Jon has been a recent speaker at the club and the Yuba has been his home river for over 20 years. In this one day workshop Jon will provide key information early in the season this year to that attendees will be well prepared to fish the hatch for the entire hatch season through the end of March.   He will concentrate on the current Skwala hatch on Dry Fly/Dry Dropper and nymphing presentations and tactics specifically for the Skwala stonefly hatch, including Leader Formulas, Fly Recommendations, Access Areas, local inside knowledge, insight on the hatch and all the details that pertain to it. Leaders, tippets, lunch, drinks, and handouts included.

    The Skwala hatch has been widely promoted in the early season, and the wild trout and steelhead that live in the Yuba River key in on this first big meal of the new year. Fishing a Skwala dry is the most rewarding way to catch large educated trout on the Yuba, and seeing the take happen in real time is the epitome of fly fishing. The Yuba River has one of the best Skwala hatches found in the west, and it is the perfect classroom to hone your skills and your ability to match the hatch for challenging trout and steelhead. You will learn much from this most informative workshop centered on entomology that you can apply all over the west.

    • Tackle
      • Rod weights: 5 & 6wt. 9 to 10 ft. Medium action rods with a softer tip will help protect delicate tippets.
      • Lines: Floating WF
      • Leader: 9ft. 4x 5x leaders (we will be making custom longer leaders)

      • Tippet: 4x 5x

      • Other: Personal vest with basic equipment so each angler can be self-sufficient while on the water

    • Flies: it sis suggested that you purchase your flies ahead of time or Jon will have a limited selection for purchase on the stream.  There are many sources on line.
      • Unit Skwala #10-12, Double Dutch Bug #10-12, yellow/olive Stimulators #10-12. Other hatches present are BWO and PMD - Loop Wing parachutes (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16) Sparkle Duns (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16).
      • Dropper Nymphs; Hogan’s S&M olive # 16-18, Jimmy Legs Stone yellow/brown #8-10, Pheasant Tail Flashback #16-22, JuJu Midge #18-22, red Copper John #16-18.
    • Other gear
      • Waders, boots
      • Wading staff, rain jacket, net
      • Polarized sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera
      • Plan for that day’s weather, winter rains to mild overcast or sunny days. Bring a chair for lunch.

    Fishmeister is Rob Farris.
    Cost is $150 per angler, payable in advance for the workshop.


    • January 30, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Yuba River
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Prepare for the Skwala season workshop on the Yuba:


    TVFF is once again offering a Skwala workshop outing for up to 4 anglers on  (January 27, 2021 and on January 30, 2021 on the weekend) on the lower Yuba river near Marysville and the Highway 20 bridge with Jon Baiocchi.  We are getting a head start on the other Clubs for these workshops which will also allow us to be fishing the river after the workshop for the entire season.

    Please register on the Events page for the date that you would like to attend; either the 1/27/2021 weekday workshop )preceding Event) or on this page for the weekend 1/30/2021 workshop.

    Jon has been a recent speaker at the club and the Yuba has been his home river for over 20 years. In this one day workshop Jon will provide key information early in the season this year to that attendees will be well prepared to fish the hatch for the entire hatch season through the end of March.   He will concentrate on the current Skwala hatch on Dry Fly/Dry Dropper and nymphing presentations and tactics specifically for the Skwala stonefly hatch, including Leader Formulas, Fly Recommendations, Access Areas, local inside knowledge, insight on the hatch and all the details that pertain to it. Leaders, tippets, lunch, drinks, and handouts included.

    The Skwala hatch has been widely promoted in the early season, and the wild trout and steelhead that live in the Yuba River key in on this first big meal of the new year. Fishing a Skwala dry is the most rewarding way to catch large educated trout on the Yuba, and seeing the take happen in real time is the epitome of fly fishing. The Yuba River has one of the best Skwala hatches found in the west, and it is the perfect classroom to hone your skills and your ability to match the hatch for challenging trout and steelhead. You will learn much from this most informative workshop centered on entomology that you can apply all over the west.

    • Tackle
      • Rod weights: 5 & 6wt. 9 to 10 ft. Medium action rods with a softer tip will help protect delicate tippets.
      • Lines: Floating WF
      • Leader: 9ft. 4x 5x leaders (we will be making custom longer leaders)

      • Tippet: 4x 5x

      • Other: Personal vest with basic equipment so each angler can be self-sufficient while on the water

    • Flies: it sis suggested that you purchase your flies ahead of time or Jon will have a limited selection for purchase on the stream.  There are many sources on line.
      • Unit Skwala #10-12, Double Dutch Bug #10-12, yellow/olive Stimulators #10-12. Other hatches present are BWO and PMD - Loop Wing parachutes (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16) Sparkle Duns (Baetis #16-22) (PMD #14-16).
      • Dropper Nymphs; Hogan’s S&M olive # 16-18, Jimmy Legs Stone yellow/brown #8-10, Pheasant Tail Flashback #16-22, JuJu Midge #18-22, red Copper John #16-18.
    • Other gear
      • Waders, boots
      • Wading staff, rain jacket, net
      • Polarized sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, camera
      • Plan for that day’s weather, winter rains to mild overcast or sunny days. Bring a chair for lunch.

    Fishmeister is Rob Farris.
    Cost is $150 per angler, payable in advance for the workshop.


    • February 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (PST)
    • February 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Alameda County Fairgrounds

    Event Description:

    The 3-day annual show in Pleasanton featuring fly fishing authors, celebrities, fly-tiers, exhibitors, and a learning center. Tri-Valley Fly Fishers, a long time exhibitor, will be there with a booth staffed by our Club members. Stop by and say hello!

    Pleasanton Show Hours:

    Friday, February 19th – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday, February 20th – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
    Sunday, February 21st – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Tickets:

    One Day Pass $15
    Two Day Pass $25
    Three Day Pass $35
    Military with Photo ID: $10
    Children 6-12: $5
    Children 5 and under: Free
    Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform 16 and under: Free

    Tickets are non-refundable, processing fees will be added if ordered online from the Fly Fishing show.

    More information regarding the show can be accessed here at the show information as a show schedule and agenda is available for download:

    https://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/

Past events

January 09, 2021 TVFF Feather River Steelhead Day Weekend Trip
January 07, 2021 January Meeting - Fishing Stillwaters with Phil Rowley
January 05, 2021 TVFF Feather River Steelhead Day Weekday Trip
December 03, 2020 December Meeting - Joe Contaldi & Eastern Sierra Fishing
November 21, 2020 Surf Fishing Workshop with Evan Praskin; Nov 21st
November 05, 2020 November Meeting - Lance Gray: Fishing Valley Rivers
November 04, 2020 "Tag-Along" Feather River Steelhead Trip
October 28, 2020 TVFF Feather River Steelhead Guide Float Trip
October 27, 2020 TVFF Feather River Steelhead Guide Float Trip
October 01, 2020 October Meeting - Speaker TBD
September 30, 2020 "Tag-Along" Milton and Heenan Lakes Camping Trip
September 20, 2020 Central Oregon with Deschutes River Float - Cancelled for 2020
September 03, 2020 September Meeting - George Revel - Ten Tips in Swinging for Steelhead
September 01, 2020 TVFF On River Memorial for Kent McCammon
August 29, 2020 Kent McCammon Livestreaming Memorial Service
August 28, 2020 Southeast Alaska Fishing -Cancelled
August 06, 2020 August Meeting - Evan Praskin
July 24, 2020 "Tag-Along" -Truckee Watershed Camping Trip
July 11, 2020 La Paz Mexico ocean fishing
July 09, 2020 July Meeting - Ryan Williams
July 09, 2020 "Tag-along" Trip Baum & Manzanita Lakes Camping Trip
June 27, 2020 Weekend Only: Almanor Hex Hatch - Cancelled
June 27, 2020 Kids Sierra Trout Camp
June 25, 2020 Weekday: Almanor Hex Hatch - Cancelled
May 15, 2020 Hat Creek Salmonfly Hatch - Postponed
May 14, 2020 May Meeting - Speaker TBD
April 29, 2020 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Session #5 - Postponed
April 29, 2020 Opening Day - California Freshwater Fishing
April 25, 2020 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Session #4 - Postponed
April 25, 2020 Kistler Bass Ponds #2 Weekend Trip -Cancelled
April 24, 2020 Shadow Cliffs Veterans First Fly Fishing- Cancelled
April 22, 2020 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Session #3 - Postponed
April 18, 2020 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Session #2 - Live Casting - Postponed
April 16, 2020 Spring Pyramid Lake Trip - Cancelled
April 15, 2020 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Class - Session #1 - Postponed
April 06, 2020 Fly Tying for summer Boy Scout Camp - Postponed
April 02, 2020 April Meeting - Cancelled; Jay Murakoshi Fly Fishing Adventures
March 28, 2020 Kistler Bass Ponds Weekend Trip #1-Still on
March 21, 2020 Fly Fishing Entomology-On Stream Session 4: Postponed
March 11, 2020 Fly Fishing Entomology-Session 3: Beginner & Intermediate Level
March 05, 2020 March Meeting - Jim Roberts Wild Waters Fly Fishing
March 02, 2020 Fly Tying for Pyramid lake
February 26, 2020 Fly Fishing Entomology-Session 2: Beginner & Intermediate Level
February 21, 2020 Int'l Fly Fishing Film Festival at Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show
February 21, 2020 Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show
February 06, 2020 February Meeting - Club Installation dinner
February 05, 2020 Fly Fishing Entomology-Session 1: Beginner & Intermediate Level
February 05, 2020 Andros Island Bahamas Bonefish Trip
February 01, 2020 Lower Yuba River Skwala Weekend Workshop with Jon Baiocchi
January 28, 2020 Lower Yuba River Skwala Weekday Workshop with Jon Baiocchi
January 20, 2020 Feather River Steelhead Weekday Trip
January 16, 2020 International Sportsman's Show (ISE)
January 09, 2020 Mokelumne River Steelhead "Tag Along" Day Trip
January 06, 2020 January Fly Tying Get Together
January 04, 2020 Feather River Steelhead Day Weekend Trip
January 02, 2020 January Meeting - Annual Fly Tyer's Event
December 05, 2019 December Meeting - Golden Trout Pack Station
November 17, 2019 TVFF Annual Trinity River Steelhead Trip
November 07, 2019 November Meeting - Stewart's Lodge BC Presentation
October 30, 2019 Mexico Madness ocean fishing
October 21, 2019 Lower Sac Rainbows
October 19, 2019 Annual TVFF Cleanup of Arroyo Mocho
October 18, 2019 Quarry Lakes Veterans First Fly Fishing
October 03, 2019 Lady FlyFishers Meet & Greet
October 03, 2019 Bamboo rod & casting clinic
September 13, 2019 "Tag-Along": Heenan Lake/E Carson - Robert Nishio and Jim Broadbent
September 05, 2019 Monthly Meeting - CalTrout Programs, Patrick Samuel
August 31, 2019 Jim Robert's Montana Trip 2nd Group
August 30, 2019 "Tag-Along": Heenan Lake - Chris McCann
August 24, 2019 Jim Robert's Montana Trip 1st Group
August 03, 2019 Euro Nymphing Class for Intermediate and Advanced Fly Fishers
August 01, 2019 Annual TVFF Membership Picnic
July 25, 2019 Truckee Watershed Camping Trip
July 12, 2019 Baum, Manzanita & Medicine Lakes Camping Trip
July 11, 2019 July Monthly Meeting
July 09, 2019 "Tag-Along": Upper Sac trip - Joey Tchang
June 30, 2019 Stewart's Lodge British Columbia
June 29, 2019 New Member/Novice Trip to North Fork Stanislaus River
June 18, 2019 "Tag-Along": Almanor Hex Hatch - Chris McCann
June 17, 2019 Wente Boy Scout Camp Fly Fishing Merit Badge Assistance
June 06, 2019 Monthly Meeting - Advanced Nymphing, Jordan Romney
June 03, 2019 Monthly Fly tying Meeting-Burlap Flies
May 18, 2019 Jon Baiocchi High Water Tactics Workshop, postponed due to snow
May 07, 2019 Hat Creek Salmonfly Hatch
May 02, 2019 Monthly Meeting - Scharninghausen – Shad Fishing
April 24, 2019 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing; Session #2
April 20, 2019 Kistler Bass Ponds Trip #2
April 17, 2019 Fundamentals of Fly Fishing Session #1
April 17, 2019 Trout in the Classroom release field trip
April 04, 2019 Monthly Meeting - Gear Selection, Zach Miller
March 30, 2019 Kistler Bass Ponds Trip #1
March 07, 2019 Monthly Meeting

Outing Basic Requirements

Membership:  You must be a TVFF member with a signed Liability Waiver on file to attend an outing.

Personal Flotation Device Requirements: In addition, “Each participant shall wear a Coast Guard approved protective safety flotation device (PFD/SFD) at all times while boarding, disembarking or on board the watercraft” and those Outings where participants use owned, rented or loaned watercraft such as, but not limited to, boats, canoes, kayaks, prams, pontoon boats and float tubes.

The requirement applies to participants in any Guided Float Trip, and is also strongly recommended if you are wading challenging waters.

Guest Requirements

TVFF welcomes guests on many of its outings throughout the year. If you plan on inviting a guest please contact your Fishmeister who will advise you of any additional requirements for guests. Note that ALL guests must sign the Club’s Liability Waiver in order to attend an outing. The waiver is available on the website Member’s Page, and must be signed and sent one week in advance of the Outing to the Club’s Treasurer at TVFF, P.O. Box 2358, Livermore, CA 94551.

Cancellation Policy

To sign-up for a TVFF Event  that is currently open for registration and chargeable (as set by the Fishmeister), you must both register and pay online, or via check or cash, within two weeks of registering (sent to the TVFF Treasurer) whatever fee is described for that particular Event (trip) at the time of registration. There may be multiple payments required before the trip is actually taken (usually in the case of expensive trips), but it is necessary that you do make payment in the above timely fashion for the initial amount to secure your position on the trip.  However, please note that you are still responsible for the entire amount of the trip if you should need to cancel. 

Once you are registered, there are no refunds for chargeable Events and trips.  In the situation that a member is, for any reason unable to attend, they may resell their registration slot to another TVFF member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  New participants must come first from the waitlist in the order they signed up.  The member cancelling is fully and solely responsible for contacting potential members to replace them and notifying the appropriate Fishmeister.

Effective Date: October 3, 2019

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Protocol

TVFF Outings Policy as of September 20, 2020

As a Club, the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers have developed and agreed to a set of required guidelines, protocols and rules in order to help direct our members on how to stay safe for one-day outings, multi-day outings, or individual “Tag-Alongs”.

These protocols were developed by the TVFF Board of Directors with input from other local clubs, which included a member virologist, various safety committees, and member experts. We feel that these protocols and guidelines are consistent with public health information and experts. These protocols are assured, observed, and enforced by outing leaders as well as members themselves. Extra masks, spray disinfectant and sanitizer are available from the outing leaders.

Please note that the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers accepts no liability for inadequate protection or the transmission of Covid-19 among members or guests. Therefore, each member should review the following protocols that the Club subscribes to and make an individual decision of whether to participate in an activity or not, based upon their individual circumstances and requirements for personal and family member safety.

TVFF Outings protocols are as follows:

  • If you are sick with cold/flu symptoms then we ask you to please stay home
  • All attendees should drive up and back alone unless you are in a mutually agreed social bubble where both parties have been tested negative and agreed to the risk (such as family members)
  • On all outings the Club will have available and use an infrared thermometer for temperature checks
  • We believe in social distancing and require that all members keep a full fly rod distance of at least 6’ distance between parties
  • We ask that all parties wear masks if within 6’ even if only briefly. Note that the CDC has not recommended the use of buffs or gaiters as the material is not thick enough for adequate protection.
  • Everyone will be responsible for making, bringing, and consuming their own separate food and drinks
  • When camping all members and guests are required to use separate camping tents, or rooms when hotels are arranged
  • Please handle your own gear (and your own fish!) only. No sharing for doctored fish pictures.
  • In the event that there are common surfaces (i.e., car surfaces, door handles, etc.) please wipe them down with sanitizer or hand wipes
  • All attendees should wash and sanitize their hands frequently
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