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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

    • April 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun club
    • 8
    Register

    Session #1. Introduction to Fly fishing and Recommendations on Equipment

    This class (all sessions) have been postponed until further notice and availability of the Club facilities and assured safety for all students. 

    Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offer the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced club members for new members, and especially for those beginners just starting their fly fishing journey. 

    The course objective is to educate and prepare new fly fishers to the sport with sufficient depth to enable each attendee to fully enjoy the sport and begin to effectively fly fish on their own in both streams and lakes. 

    The course consists of three nights of classroom instruction and a Saturday morning casting lesson with a certified FFI casting instructor. There is also an optional Saturday practical session on the water at the annual Kistler Lake Club outing about an hour and 15 minutes from Livermore.

    TVFF membership is not required to participate in this class.

    Registration for this first session also registers you for each of the remaining classroom and casting sessions as well. Once registered for this class you do not need to re-register for subsequent sessions, except for the optional Kistler Trip #2 on stream practical session on April 25. Your instructor may register for you and will inform you in class.

    Costs:  

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this series of classes is $40 for each participant. A participant may also add up to two guests for $40 each.

    Credit Card price: Price of $41.20 for participants and their guests includes payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge.

    Additional Costs: You may also register for the supplemental "practical" session event conducted this year on Kistler Lakes Trip #2 in conjunction with a Club BBQ.

    Education Director: 

    Please register here on the website, or contact Kent McCammon if you are interested in the class.

    Full Class Agenda:

    • Introduction to fly fishing and equipment needed for the sport
    • Recommendations on fly fishing equipment and buying wisely
    • Basic aquatic entomology (fish food for the hungry…)
    • Tying your own flies
    • Stillwater (lake) fishing
    • How to tie the knots you need to know
    • How to rig a fly rod
    • Reading the water for success in finding fish
    • Fishing streams effectively
    • Etiquette and courtesy while fly fishing
    • Casting instruction (roll cast, overhand, false casting)

    Session 1 Agenda

    • Introduction to fly fishing and equipment needed for the sport
    • Recommendations on fly fishing equipment and buying wisely
    • How to rig a fly rod
    • Casting basics

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • April 16, 2020
    • April 21, 2020
    • Pyramid Lake, NV
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Event Description:  


    This trip has been cancelled since Pyramid lake has been shutdown to the CoronaVirus.  Depending upon when it is cleared will dictate whether this can be re-scheduled this spring but that is doubtful at this point.  This is the annual spring Club trip to Pyramid Lake fishing for large Lahontan trout. This event may be either a fully guided event using local guides or individual fishing, based upon interest. In any event, the fishing will primarily be from ladders, or watercraft if the prevailing winds allow.

    Several of our members will be on site the entire five day period, but individuals can determine how many days they prefer to fish and set their schedules accordingly.

    Cost: 

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members and $70 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $70.75 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Fishmeister: Chris McCann

    Accommodations and Food:  

    Accommodations and food are available at the lake at Crosby's Lodge (rustic cabins in high demand) or in Sparks at multiple hotels/casinos (45 minutes away by car).

    Camping (with the necessary tribal permits) is available along the lake as well in non reserved, first come first served un-improved sites.

    Below is some general information about the area.  Shoot me an E mail or give me a call for more detail. 

    925 321-0678

    Permits:  Tribal fishing permits are required and will be checked by rangers.  The lake is all barbless and strictly enforced.  Permits can be purchased on line or at the lake

    http://plpt.nsn.us/rangers/

    Pyramid Lake Rangers

    Links. PLPT Home. Ranger Home. Permit Pricing. Purchase Permits Online. Re-Print Permit. Fishing Survey. Permit Vendors (updated 1/15/2020) Lake Map (print). Lake Map (large). Pyramid Lake Fisheries Website

    plpt.nsn.us

    Fishing:

    Traditionally this time of the year is primarily ladder fishing with indicators with chironomids and balance leaches.  Some may also choose to strip beetles and wooly buggers, depending on the wind and lake moss.  

    Patterns:  The go to chironomid is the Albino wino, other popular patterns are Snow Cones, 49'ers and blood.   Attached is a link to the Reno fly shop with other patterns.  As the time gets near, I will send out what patterns are on tracking.

    https://renoflyshop.com/product/marabou-midge/

    Marabou Midge - Reno Fly Shop | Northern Nevada Fly Fishing Outfitters

    A stillwater classic that has seen a Pyramid Lake upgrade. The RFS Marabou Midge is heavy (tungsten bead), durable (epoxy coated) and angler proven to catch huge Lahonton Cutthroat Trout.

    renoflyshop.com

    Balance leaches popular colors are black, midnight, brown, olive. and white

    Streamers are the typical wooly buggers, colors are midnight, black and chartreuse, although we have had some success with Tui Chub pattern.

    Beetles are your typical white back with chartreuse, black back with red or motor oil body.

    Sizes can vary between 8 and 12's  although I will go all the p to 2's on the streamers.

    Rods & lines:

    I use 7 wt to 9 wt.  Floating line for indo fishing full sink or sink tip for streamers and beetles.  Tippet is fluorocarbon 8 lb to 15 lb.  I usually use between 10 & 12 lb.

    Ladders:  Any 4' to 6' ladder is fine.  If you don't have one, we will need solicit the membership to see what we can find. 

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-350-4-ft-Aluminum-Type-2-225-lbs-Capacity-Step-Ladder/999921656

    Werner 350 4-ft Aluminum Type 2 - 225 lbs. Capacity Step Ladder at Lowes.com

    Shop werner 350 4-ft aluminum type 2 - 225 lbs. capacity step ladder in the step ladders section of Lowes.com

    www.lowes.com

    Accommodations:

    There are several options  ( I would suggest to stay near the lake, the trip into Sparks ends up taking an hour each way )

    The old Crosby lodge fifth wheel trailers

    Sleep between 2 to 3 depending on the unit.  They are clean and self sufficient, easy to find and next to the lodge.  Cost is about$ 110 a night

    https://www.crosbylodge.net/lodging

    Lodging — Crosby Lodge

    LODGING. Crosby Lodge offers our guest a plethora of options to choose from for their stay at Pyramid Lake.With all of these options that we offer, we are sure that you will find a cozy spot that is just right for you. PLEASE CALL 1-775-476-0400 FOR CURRENT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY.

    www.crosbylodge.net

    Camping at either the Marina RV or on one of the beaches

    The Marina is full hook up with showers

    Contact Jerry at 775 304-5398

    Cost is $ 30 a night or I think 150 a week

    Beach camping is open parking but no hook-ups.  You need to call Jolene at 775 686-9355 

    Then there is Sparks hotels, 

    https://www.westernvillagesparks.com/

    http://www.nuggetcasinoresort.com/

    Reno Hotels – Sparks, NV Hotel | (800)-648-1177

    The Nugget Casino Resort is located in the heart of Victorian Square in Sparks, NV, Our Reno-Sparks Hotel offers accommodations, casino thrills, dining, nightlife and entertainment that are nothing short of extraordinary.With a newly renovated, full-service casino and Resort tower guest rooms, we are committed to making sure your stay at our hotel near Reno, NV is comfortable, enjoyable and ...

    www.nuggetcasinoresort.com

    Homepage [www.westernvillagesparks.com]

    The Western Village Inn & Casino in Sparks, NV offers 147 designed rooms and suites complete with ample space to relax in comfort. Suites include kitchenettes for true vacation relaxation.

    www.westernvillagesparks.com


    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Rod & line weights/types: 7,8 & 9 weight rods, reels with floating and sinking lines.

    Leaders and tippet: We will be fishing for large fish up to 28" and 10+ pounds that are not leader shy.  Hence using 2 or 3X leaders while fishing from the ladders, or 1-2X if trolling or pulling a streamer is the recommended setup.

    Other gear: Standard waders, boots, with float tubes, pontoons, or kyacks if you plan on floating the lake.

    Flies: Flies to match the lake activity will be determined as we get closer to the dates and better understand how the weather and water are impacting the fish.

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • April 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • San Ramon Civic Center Park

    Session #2. Fly fishing Casting Instruction by FFI Certified Instructor (San Ramon Location)

    Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offer the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced club members for new members, and especially for those beginners just starting their fly fishing journey. 

    The course objective is to educate and prepare new fly fishers to the sport with sufficient depth to enable each attendee to fully enjoy the sport and begin to effectively fly fish on their own in both streams and lakes. 

    The course consists of three nights of classroom instruction and a Saturday morning casting lesson with a certified FFI casting instructor. There is also an optional Saturday practical session on the water at the annual Kistler Lake Club outing about an hour and 15 minutes from Livermore.  

    Please register for the first session, or contact Kent McCammon, if you are interested in the class.

    Session 2 Agenda:

    Casting instruction (roll cast, overhand, false casting) to prepare students for on stream and lake environments with effective casts.

    • April 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun club

    Session #3. Entomology, Stillwater Fishing, and Need to Know Knots

    Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offer the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced club members for new members, and especially for those beginners just starting their fly fishing journey. 

    The course objective is to educate and prepare new fly fishers to the sport with sufficient depth to enable each attendee to fully enjoy the sport and begin to effectively fly fish on their own in both streams and lakes. 

    The course consists of three nights of classroom instruction and a Saturday morning casting lesson with a certified FFI casting instructor. There is also an optional Saturday practical session on the water at the annual Kistler Lake Club outing about an hour and 15 minutes from Livermore.

    Please register for the first session, or contact Kent McCammon, if you are interested in the class.

    Session 3 Agenda:

    Basic aquatic entomology (fish food for the hungry…)

    Stillwater (lake) fishing

    How to tie the knots you need to know

    • April 24, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Shadow Cliffs Lakes, 2500 Stanley Boulevard, Pleasanton
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    Volunteer Event:

    (This event has been cancelled)

    This is a fly fishing only event for veterans where Tri-Valley Fly Fishers have the opportunity to assist FFI introduce and engage veterans with fly fishing.  Numerous Bay Area fly fishing clubs will be assisting in this 10th annual event which is always very worthwhile to the veterans, and to those volunteering their time.

    The lake at Shadow Cliffs will be netted off for a specific section, stocked with several hundred pounds of Rainbow Trout.  This is a catch and keep event with the trout donated by Lassen Trout Hatchery.  The use of the park & the netting off of the “pond” is courtesy & generosity of the East Bay Regional Park District        (EBRPD).

    April 24, 2020

    Shadow Cliffs
    2500 Stanley Boulevard
    Pleasanton, CA

    http://www.ebparks.org/parks/shadow_cliffs

    Volunteers will be needed to help with:

    •  Passing out and collecting the badges (needed for getting meals – will collected at  lunch time)
    • Cooking, and cleaning the kitchen area
    •  Maintaining Safety (Keeping people from wandering into backcast area)
    • Assigning and collecting rods from fly fishers
    • Monitoring and moving the fly fishers allowing everyone to have an equal chance 
    • Providing casting instruction and helping veterans to catch fish 
    • Providing Fly Tying instruction 
    • Providing Knot Tying & leader construction lessons

    Entrance to the park will be free for all veterans and those assisting FFI with their Veterans First Fly Fishing event.  No equipment is necessary as all is being provided by the FFI program.

    Please note that the TVFF Board of Directors has also donated $100.00 to the event to offset their expenses.

    For more information please contact Daniel Kitts, 510-816-2846

    Shadow Cliffs Veterans First Fly Fishing 11th Annual Event

    Volunteers meet at 8:00 AM for Breakfast, orientation and assignments

         9:00 AM Veterans show up
         9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Veteran Breakfast – Provided by VFFF & Pleasanton Lions
         9:30 AM Veteran orientation
         9:45 – 12:00 Fly Fishing for Trout & Casting & Tying instruction
         12:00 – 1:00 Lunch -    -     -    -    -    -    -   Provided by VFFF
         1:00 -2:00 PM or thereabout more Fly Fishing for Trout & Tying instruction

    This is a fly fishing only event for veterans.

    Contact: Your VA Recreational or Clinical Therapist               

    There will be free entrance and parking for volunteers and veterans

    • April 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Kistler Ranch
    Register

    Event Description: Day trip including on site BBQ lunch

    This is a bass trip to Kistler bass ponds outside of Oakdale, California.  It is an unguided trip, and an excellent one for both families and those new to fly fishing.  It is close to the Tri-Valley, has excellent shore access as well, and can accommodate large groups such as TVFF on several different ponds.

    Fishing is available from either the shoreline or from float tubes or pontoon boats.

    Cost: 

    Cost includes a Club offered and cooked BBQ lunch.

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cash price for this trip is $35 for TVFF members and $80 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $36.05 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $81.05 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Fishmeister:  Ken Tetzel

    Accommodations and Food: Each individual attending will be offered a Club BBQ and drinks consisting of grilled hamburgers or Chicken with sides.  Unfortunately due to the location and limited facilities, we cannot accommodate food requests such as gluten free, paleo, etc. so if you require special food requirements please make the necessary arrangements to bring whatever you need.  The Club will provide water and soft drinks for everyone attending.  

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations: 

    Rod & line weights/types: I use a 7wt rod with a floating line. 6 wt rods would be fine also. Some guys use a Sink Tip and strip large flies if the top water action is slow.

    Leaders and tippet: For myself, the leader set-up isn’t critical. 10 or 15 lb mono around 6-8’ is fine. Whatever feels good turning over larger flies. Keep it simple.

    Flies: Like all fly fishing, what to use can be a good question! I prefer to use hard body bass poppers in a medium size and blue gill poppers on occasion.  Frog olive and is my go to color. I enjoy chasing bass with top water flies. It’s not always the most productive but it makes me feel good! If you decide to fish wet; Muddlers, Wooly Buggers, Hares Ear Nymphs, Damsel Fly Nymphs, Light Clousers and any other recommendations from club members. 

    Other Gear: Beer, bourbon, lawn chairs, bug repellent, camera, water, determination and a few good jokes! Kistler is a fun kinda’ fishin’ place. It’s not like the high stress trout fishing at all. Enjoy!

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • April 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Kistler Lakes, Oakdale, CA.

    Session #4. Practical on Water Session at Kistler Lakes with Annual Club Outing

    Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offer the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced club members for new members, and especially for those beginners just starting their fly fishing journey. 

    The course objective is to educate and prepare new fly fishers to the sport with sufficient depth to enable each attendee to fully enjoy the sport and begin to effectively fly fish on their own in both streams and lakes. 

    The course consists of three nights of classroom instruction and a Saturday morning casting lesson with a certified FFI casting instructor. There is also an optional Saturday practical session on the water at the annual Kistler Lake Club outing about an hour and 15 minutes from Livermore.  

    All students will need to register separately for the Kistler Lakes practical session and BBQ lunch.

    Please register for the first session, or contact Kent McCammon, if you are interested in the class.

    Session 4 Agenda:

    Fly Fishing practical knowledge fishing for bass on three medium size lakes easily accessible only 1.25 hours from Livermore in Oakdale, CA. Easy bank access with little to no casting obstructions and many Club members present to assist with each student. This is an annual club event that is open to families as well.

    • April 29, 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • November 07, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Statewide

    Event Description:

    Opening day for California freshwater fishing.  some waters have been open all year but be sure to check the specific CDW website for specific regulations for each watershed.  https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=165631&inline




    • April 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun club

    Session #5. Fishing Streams, Reading the Water, Fly Fishing Courtesy, Using TVFF Website for Further Education

    Tri-Valley Fly Fishers offer the popular Fly Fishing Fundamentals Class taught by experienced club members for new members, and especially for those beginners just starting their fly fishing journey. 

    The course objective is to educate and prepare new fly fishers to the sport with sufficient depth to enable each attendee to fully enjoy the sport and begin to effectively fly fish on their own in both streams and lakes. 

    The course consists of three nights of classroom instruction and a Saturday morning casting lesson with a certified FFI casting instructor. There is also an optional Saturday practical session on the water at the annual Kistler Lake Club outing about an hour and 15 minutes from Livermore.  

    Please register for the first session, or contact Kent McCammon, if you are interested in the class.

    Session 5 Agenda:

    Reading the water for success in finding fish

    Fishing streams effectively

    Etiquette and courtesy while fly fishing

    Using the TVFF website to enhance your learning and resources

    • May 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

    Note: this meeting has been moved to the second week of May due to a conflict with a Rod & Gun Club event the first Thursday   More specific information will follow as the details get firmed up.




    • May 15, 2020
    • 7:30 AM
    • May 17, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Hat Creek/Burney, CA
    • 0
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    Event Description: 

    This is a 2 night-3 day trip to explore the 3.5 miles of fishable wild trout water at Hat Creek. It is scheduled for the traditional large Salmonfly hatch that occurs during this period, as well as several other hatches. We will be fishing five different areas on Hat Creek from knee deep riffles at the Powerhouse and mid-stream to the gin clear, quiet flats, and to the downstream area of thigh deep water. This is a wading trip although it is recommended to stay out of the water unless absolutely necessary as the fish as very skittish due to the fishing pressure. It is barbless hook, catch and release water only. Fishing styles can include Euro nymphing, streamers, and indicators in the riffles, with dry fly presentations on the flat water.

     

    The trip will encompass the Powerhouse 2 riffles in the early day followed by late morning dry fly activity below the riffles in the flat water to rising fish. Mid-day will shift to the mid-stream shallow riffles for high sticking/euro nymphing, or indicator fishing. Late in the day we will continue moving downstream to the meadow area for the Salmonfly hatch.

    This is a wading trip and will require moving around frequently with some hikes of a maximum of about 2 miles in some areas, although individuals can choose to fish specific areas rather than transit between them during the day.

    We will be leaving early AM from the Tri-Valley with stops in Redding at The Fly Shop for last minute supplies/flies as well as for gas and a lunch to eat in the car.  That will get us to check-in some five hours after leaving the Tri-Valley and put us on the water the first evening ready for the late afternoon/early evening caddis hatch at Carbon bridge.

    Cost:  

    Accommodations and food are extra; approximately $100 - $350 depending upon your choice of accommodations and food. And don’t forget your contribution to The Fly Shop’s continuing success…

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members and $70 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $70.75 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF. 

    Fishmeister: Rob Farris, RFFarris@comcast.net, (925)286-5502

    Accommodations and Food: Lodging is available nearby in Burney, CA which is inexpensive and about $125 per night. I recommend the Green Gables if you won’t be camping. It is rudimentary but quite clean and comfortable. Camping is available in the area for those desiring it at the Burney Falls State Park (about 7 miles away) which is fully developed, and there is also camping at Baum Lake’s campground (rustic); 4 miles south of where we will be accessing Hat Creek in the mornings.

    Each individual is responsible for their own food and accommodations. Burney only has a few really good restaurants and most close before 9pm, so if we are out late it will be a challenge that leads us to either the local steakhouse (more expensive), the local McDonald’s, the local Indian Casino (not much) or the bowling alley. There are also gas grills available at the hotel which I have used before if I have brought along food to cook.

    Breakfast is available in town at a reasonable café that is quite good. Be sure to bring a lunch for each day as we will not be returning to town after leaving in the morning. There is a Safeway in town that does prepare their normal Signature sandwiches and salads unless you wish to bring your own lunches for the trip.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Rod & line weights/types: 4, or 5 weight rods, reels and floating lines

    Leaders and tippet: Fishing style dependent but normally I fish a 9’ 4X leader and adjust with added tippet of up to 4-6’ of 5 or 6X for the dry flies. Depending upon the weather we also hit a Trico hatch in early morning in which case you will need 7X for the #22-26 flies. Euro nymphing rigs (i.e. mono rigs) will also be useful in the riffles.

    Other gear: Note that no float tubes are allowed on Hat Creek in the wild trout section.

    Flies: Flies to match and we will send out a more current list as we get closer to the dates and better understand how the weather and water are impacting the hatches. Typically you will need Salmonflies in sizes 8-12, various nymphs (complete list to follow), and an assortment of dry flies in sizes 14-18’s (list to follow as well). The fish are very picky and this is noted as a technical spring creek type fishing environment with dry flies, so fly matching with either dries or emergers is important, as is long leaders (up to 12 or 14’) with excellent presentation skills in the flat water.

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • June 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 26, 2020
    • 9:30 PM
    • Lake Almanor
    Register

    Event Description: Weekday Trip

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    Fishing the traditional Lake Almanor Hexagenia hatch in the late afternoon and evenings. Early and mid day fishing of local small creeks while awaiting the late, sundown hatches. This is a very exciting hatch and surface explosion of both large brown trout and bass just as the sun sets, so it is a frantic one hour period of time, with pre-hatch deep nymph fishing earlier in the afternoon.

    We will meet up either early and drive or carpool up together, or meet up and fish at the Lake later in the day based on individual schedules. If you do not have the necessary Hexagenia flies (both nymphs and dries) you should consider a stop in Chico at the FishFirst shop on the way up. They are very knowledgeable and have a good selection of flies. Fish First! 766 Mangrove Ave, Chico, CA 95929. 530.343.8300.  info@fishfirst.com

    This is primarily a float trip at the Lake for the Hex hatch and wading for the small local streams. Please access local fishing reports for more information and suggestions.

    Fishmeister: Chris McCann

    Cost and Accommodations:

    This is a full club trip so everyone will be responsible for their own accommodations, either in local hotels or a campsite. Last year Chris reserved a single campsite that accommodated four of us and this site will be updated with where we will be camping as soon as it is determined, and if a decision has been made regarding a larger group campsite, depending upon the number of registrants (additional cost required).

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members and $70 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $70.75 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF. 

    Departure Information: 

    We will meet up and carpool or drive individually from Pleasanton, or meet up at the Lake depending on individual schedules. It is approximately a five hour drive via I-5/Highway 36.

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • June 27, 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • June 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Resort at Squaw Creek & Sawmill Lake

    Event Description:

    Please register directly with TU.

    Trout Unlimited

    Our 2020 Kid's Fly Fishing Camp is Open!

    Get geared up for California’s premier fly fishing camp in Truckee, CA. Campers will learn all skills required to become fantastic fly fishers. Activities include fly casting, fly tying, insect identification, knot tying and fly fishing for trout. The camp is run by TU staff and expert local guides. You won’t find better instructors anywhere. All equipment is provided to the campers, along with prizes and awesome SWAG!

    This is not an overnight camp, but it takes place at two private lakes donated for the day by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitter and Matt Heron Fly Fishing. There is not a better place to catch fish.

    • June 27th-28th, 9am-5pm
    • Ages 10-12
    • Limit 20 campers
    • $150/camper

    To sign your child up, please contact Lauren Herbine at lauren.herbine@tu.org. Reserve your child’s spot ASAP while there is still space!

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    • June 27, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • June 28, 2020
    • 9:30 PM
    • Lake Almanor
    Register

    Event Description: Weekend only 

    Image result for lake almanor the hatch

    Weekend only fishing the traditional Lake Almanor Hexagenia hatch in the late afternoon and evenings. Early and mid day fishing of local small creeks while awaiting the late, sundown hatches. This is a very exciting hatch and surface explosion of both large brown trout and bass just as the sun sets, so it is a frantic one hour period of time, with pre-hatch deep nymph fishing earlier in the afternoon.

    We will meet up either early and drive or carpool up together, or meet up and fish at the Lake later in the day based on individual schedules. If you do not have the necesary Heagenia flies (both nymphs and dries) you should consider a stop in Chico at the FishFirst shop on the way up. They are very knowledgeable and have a good selection of flies. Fish First! 766 Mangrove Ave, Chico, CA 95929. 530.343.8300.  info@fishfirst.com

    This is primarily a float trip at the Lake for the Hex hatch and wading the high elevation small streams around Lake Almanor during the day. Please access local fishing reports for more information and suggestions.

    Fishmeister: Chris McCann

    Cost and Accommodations:

    This is a full club trip so everyone will be responsible for their own accommodations, either in local hotels or a campsite. Last year Chris reserved a single campsite that accommodated four of us and this site will be updated with where we will be camping as soon as it is determined, and if a decision has been made regarding a larger group campsite, depending upon the number of registrants (additional cost required).

    Cash price:  You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire.  If you do pay cash you will be put into  "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks.  Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $25 for TVFF members and $70 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $25.75 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $70.75 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF. 

    Departure Information: 

    We will meet up and carpool or drive individually from Pleasanton, or meet up at the Lake depending on individual schedules.  It is approximately a five hour drive via I-5/Highway 36.

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • July 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

    More specific information will follow as the details get firmed up.




    • July 09, 2020
    • July 12, 2020
    • Lassen area
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Event Description

    This is a three night, four day camping trip to Baum and Manzanita Lakes in the Shasta and Lassen National Park watersheds. You can fish from shore at both lakes but a watercraft is recommended. See the location notes below for more information.

    The fishmeister will be present all four days, but participants can attend whichever days work for their schedules.

    Cost

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3%. If you do pay by cash or check, you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. For TVFF members, the cost for this trip is $25. For non-members and guests, the cost is $70 and includes a 12-month TVFF membership.

    Credit Card price: Member cost is $25.75 including the 3% credit card fee. For non-members and guests, the cost is $70.75 and includes a 12-month TVFF membership.

    Fishmeister:  Mark Spruiell

    Accommodations and Food

    Camping will be at Manzanita Lake campground. The fishmeister will reserve enough sites for tent campers. If you are planning to bring an RV or trailer, you should reserve your own site as soon as possible. The campground also offers some cabins that can be reserved.

    Each individual is responsible for their own food, although we may decide later to do some group meals at an additional cost based upon number and food costs.

    Location Notes

    Baum Lake

    Fed by both Hat Creek and Crystal Lake, Baum Lake has a current and therefore an anchor is strongly recommended. There are some areas near the ramp where the current is light and you can live without an anchor, but that also puts you in casting range of folks on shore. You should bring an anchor; this one works well for me with my pontoon. If your boat has oars, you should definitely bring those too.

    Baum is shallow with lots of weed beds and some deeper channels (3-8'). The rainbows and browns in this lake have plenty of food, so they grow quickly and fight well. The abundance of bugs means regular hatches and good opportunities to fish dries. Fishing nymphs under an indicator is very common, and stripping streamers can also work well.

    It's about a 45 minute drive from Manzanita Lake campground to Baum.

    Restrictions: No gas motors; electric motors are allowed

    Cell service: You can get a Verizon signal only in a couple of spots on the water; AT&T supposedly works in the parking lot

    Manzanita Lake

    Located just inside the gate of Lassen Volcanic National Park, Manzanita Lake's wild trout make it popular with fly fishermen. It's considered a good lake for fishing dries, and there are plenty of shallow areas (2-8') where you can use nymphs to target fish holding in the weed beds. There's also a large central area with deeper water up to 30' where stripping streamers with an intermediate or sink-tip line can be very effective.

    Given its location inside a national park, there is a $30 park entrance fee per vehicle unless you have a lifetime or annual pass.

    Restrictions: No motors; barbless hooks; catch & release

    Cell service: Basic calling/texting on Verizon works in some areas of the lake; other carriers unknown. No Verizon service in campground, although there is a pay phone near the camp store. Decent Verizon service can be found inside the park about a mile from the campground.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations

    Rod & line weights/types: 4, 5 or 6 weight rods, reels and floating and sinking lines

    Leaders and tippet: For streamers I build my own leaders with 2-3' of 20# mono, 3-4' of 15# flouro, a tippet ring, and at least 3' of 3X fluoro tippet. My indicator leader is similar, usually with a longer and possibly lighter tippet. A typical dry fly setup would be a 9’ 4X leader and adjust with added tippet of up to 4-6’ of 5 or 6X. 

    Other gear: Float tube/pontoon boat/pram, and normal fishing wear.

    Flies: Flies to match hatches above and we will send out a more current list as we get closer to the dates and better understand how the weather and water are impacting the hatches.

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations. In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • July 11, 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • July 18, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • La Paz, Mexico
    • 11
    Register

    Event Description: 

    This is a broad-based fishing excursion in La Paz, Mexico hosted by guide Gary Bulla with fishing for Dorado, rooster, mangrove snapper, yellowfin, grouper, wahoo, and cabrilla pargo.

    Cost:

    Cost per person includes all food, beverages (including beer) and single occupancy accommodations, not including airfare, airport shuttle, licenses, and guide tips. A deposit of 50% of the total trip is due by April 7th to secure your position on the trip.  

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if their is space still available. Cost of $2,980 per angler.

    Credit Card price: Price of $3,069.40 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge.

    Fishmeister: Jim Broadbent

    Accommodations and Food: All lodging (single occupancy) and locally and home cooked food is provided, as is daily guide services.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    To be sent out via email later in the summer to all registrants.

    Rod & line weights/types: 

    Leaders and tippet: 

    Other gear;  

    Flies

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • July 24, 2020
    • July 27, 2020
    • Stampede Reservoir, Logger Campground
    • 6
    Register

    Event Description: 

    This is the annual TVFF Club 3 night-4 day camping trip at Logger Campground, Stampede Reservoir with four days of fishing the Big Truckee, Little Truckee, and Milton Lake for rainbow and brown trout. It coincides with the peak of the multiple aquatic hatches in the area, and will include river wading opportunities and a day of either float tube or bank fishing at Milton Lake. Fishing techniques to be used include traditional indicator nymphing, Euro nymphing, streamers, and dry fly techniques.

    Registration is expected to be large so the camping group will be split up to fish the various locations during each day as to not crowd each other. We will be fishing the Big Truckee at Glenshire, Boca, Hirschdale and downstream in the Farad area with access via a 2 mile riverside trail. We will also be splitting into smaller groups to fish the Little Truckee on the main river in three separate locations, as well as the Boca inlet and Cave Rock. I will be asking a few folks to be assistant Fishmeisters on the trip for each group, and we will be providing maps as well.  The third group each day will be at Milton Lake off highway 89 near Jackson Meadows. And then we'll play musical chairs and shift the groups to new locations each day with full reports that evening over beer and scotch around the campfire.

    On this first evening, July 24th we may plan to have a local guide join us over dinner to discuss where, how to fish, and current flies that are working in the areas at that particular time. It should be a great kickoff for 3-4 full days of fishing in the area since we won't be going in "blind" to the conditions.  If so, there may be a slight incremental charge to cover the cost of the guide stopping by.

    Hatches during this period should include: Blue Wing Olives, Midges, March Browns, Red Quills, Mahogany duns, Green Drakes, Pale Morning Duns, Little Green Drakes (Flavilinia), Golden Stones, Little Yellow Stones, Spotted Sedge Caddis, Green Sedge Caddis, Saddlecase Maker Caddis, Micro Caddis, and the usual crawfish and baitfish (streamers) so a lot to prepare for. You may want to stop in Mountain Hardware in Truckee (an excellent selection of local guide tied flies) to check on their excellent reports and  superb fly selection, as well as anything else you may need for the week.

    Cost: 

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this trip is $40 for TVFF members and $85 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $41.20 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $86.20 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Fishmeister:  Rob Farris, RFFarris@comcast.net. (925)286-5502.

    Accommodations and Food:  

    Campsite Reservations: You should make your reservations now. We have reserved a double campsites for TVFF  in Logger Campground (site #53) as our general staging and dinner area. The Club's double campsite can accommodate 4 tents and 2 non RV vehicles (extra vehicles cost +$5/day), so we are offering those reserved sites to the first 6 TVFF anglers that have signed up that are not bringing up their RV/motor homes.

    For those not on the list above or bringing an RV/Motorhome, you may want to secure a campsite at Logger Campground. Our site is located in the loop close to the kiosk check-in station and restrooms. Campsites are $23/night for singles and $49/night for doubles. 

    This campground on Stampede Reservoir (just above the Little Truckee) is quite popular and fills up quickly, so you should make your reservations as soon as possible to secure a site. The reservation site is listed below, as are the maps availability links.

    http://www.californiasbestcamping.com/truckee/logger.html

    https://cdn.recreation.gov/webphotos/facilitymaps/71643_LOGC.pdf

    https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232858/availability

    Each individual is responsible for their own food, however we are planning for a group potluck the first evening with a local guide joining us for dinner to fill us in on current conditions, gear, flies, etc.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Rod & line weights/types: 4, 5 or 6 weight rods, reels and floating lines

    Leaders and tippet: Fishing style dependent but normally I fish a 9’ 4X leader and adjust with added tippet of up to 4-6’ of 5 or 6X for the dry flies.  The Truckee is home to large browns so if you plan on throwing some streamers you'll want a 5 or 6 weight rod as the current flow can require a stouter rod.  Lake fishing will be dependent upon your style as well.

    Other gear: Standard waders, boots, wading staff (for the Truckee), float tubes only allowed on Milton with no motors, and normal fishing wear.

    Flies: Flies to match hatches above and we will send out a more current list as we get closer to the dates and better understand how the weather and water are impacting the hatches.

    Current Fishing Reports (Mountain Hardware-Truckee):

    BIG TRUCKEE: Flows on the Truckee River are still in great shape. Water temperatures have been on the rise with these warmer days. Best times to fish are the early mornings, with the water temperatures being their coolest due to overnight cooling. Success is being had nymphing in the faster riffles. Fish are in these waters because they need the oxygen provided in this type of water. You can still get some fish by skating your caddis dries, but nymphing is still the best producer. Steamers are also a good bet in these faster riffles too. Ask the guys at the shop how to best fish theses, and don't forget about those crayfish patterns. It's busy out there on the water, so give your fellow angler plenty of space and don't crowd them. Release your trout as quick as possible and try not to handle them if at all possible. These high temperatures really stress out the fish. Try and be off the water by noon to help minimize the stress on them.

      

    LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER: NO BAIT!!! NO SCENTED LURES!!! PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER ANGLERS AND THEIR SPACE! PLEASE DON’T FISH ONE SPOT FOR TO LONG. CATCH & RELEASE PLEASE!!!

    FLOWS: 98.1 CFS!

    LITTLE TRUCKEE: The flows on the Little Truckee River remain at 95 CFS, at these flows anglers will have to be stealthy if they want a shot at these fish. Cox tippet, long leaders (12 FT) and accurate fly selection are all a necessity. As with most everywhere; fishing here will be best in the mornings and evenings. However, being a tailwater the water temps have remained relatively stead in the mid-60's.

      


    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • August 28, 2020
    • 6:00 AM
    • September 05, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Event Description: 

    Have you ever wanted to fish Alaska? I am sponsoring a Tag Along Fishing Trip to Prince of Wales Island in South East Alaska. The trip will be at Mike and Sarah Warner's, Coffman Cove Adventures. We will plan to arrive at Prince of Wales on August 28th and depart on September 5th.


    Mike is holding seven spots open for us until after the March meeting. If interested sign up on line or call me and bring a $700 check (no credit cards) made out to TVFF to the next meeting.

    Coffman Cove is located near two dozen rivers within 5-90 minutes from the cabins and each offers something different to anglers. Depending on the river, we will be fishing for Coho, Pink or some Sockeye Salmon or Sea Run Cutthroat, Rainbow or Dolly Varden Trout. Each fishing group will have a private cabin(s) with full access to the amenities of the dining cabin.

    The down payment cost of $700 is required at the next meeting (with the remaining $700 final payment due at the lodge), and includes the package below, with the group use of a vehicle (fuel paid for by guest). This is a great trip for people looking for amazing river action.  

    During the time we are there, it is expected that the rivers will have Coho, Pinks and some Sockeye Salmon as well as Sea Run Cutthroats, Rainbows and Dolly Varden Trout.

    Included in this package:

    • 7 nights lodging/6 days fishing
    • 3 home-style meals per day with a sack lunch
    • Fish cleaning and packaging with 2 fish boxes for transportation
    • Use of a vehicle
    • Transportation from the ferry or any float plane base on the island

    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Transportation to and from Prince of Wales Island
    • Alcoholic beverages or soda
    • Fishing licenses
    • Vehicle fuel
    • Extra fish boxes $35

    Cabins - During your stay with Mike and Sarah you will be staying in one of two clean comfortable two bedroom cabins. The Squirrels Nest and the Robins Nest both offer a private bathroom, two bedrooms, and a living area for relaxing or gear storage. A queen bed or full/twin bunks provide sleeping arrangements based on the makeup of your party. Coffman Cove Adventures can accommodate up to 7 guests in the 2 cabins but can have groups of up to 9 if all are in one party. Both cabins overlook a beautiful Southeast Alaska muskeg which has regular visits by deer, mink, marten, and eagles. All linens are provided and laundry facilities are available in the Dining Cabin. Cabins also have DirectTV and wireless internet.

    Dining Cabin - Breakfasts and dinners are served in the Dining Cabin. A sack lunch is also provided for your day of adventure on Prince of Wales. Breakfast will be served at the time of your choosing. For those on the run, quick meals such as oatmeal, cereal, fruit or toast are provided. For those who enjoy a hearty breakfast, we will provide a filling ‘farmer style’ breakfast. Dinner is also cooked around your schedule including fabulous home-style meals and desserts. Only one rule: no diets at Coffman Cove Adventures!

    The Dining Cabin also has laundry facilities, TV/DVD, wireless internet, living area, and gas fireplace making it a great place to relax after your day of adventure.

    If you have any question don’t hesitate to call me.

    Cost:

    Cost per person includes all food, beverages (including beer) and single occupancy accommodations, not including airfare, airport shuttle, licenses, and guide tips. A deposit of 50% of the total trip is due by April 7th to secure your position on the trip.  

    Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if their is space still available. Cost of $XXX per angler.

    Credit Card price: Price of $XXX includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge.

    Fishmeister: Martin Plotkin

    Accommodations and Food: All lodging (single occupancy) and locally and home cooked food is provided, as is daily guide services.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    To be sent out via email later in the summer to all registrants.

    Rod & line weights/types: 

    Leaders and tippet: 

    Other gear;  

    Flies

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • September 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

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    • September 20, 2020
    • 6:30 AM
    • September 25, 2020
    • 11:00 PM
    • Bend/Sisters Oregon
    Registration is closed

    Event Description: Interest Only until Finalized

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    This is a six day trip to Central Oregon to fish key productive waters in the area, under the guidance and suggestions of Dave and Mary Ann Dozer (previous Club presenters and local residents). We will be concentrating on fishing the Bend area as well as staying in the same locale for the entire time.

    This event is for "registration of interest only" and does not require any financial obligations until such time as the trip details are settled, and there are no cancellation penalties until that time. Please register for the trip and choose the appropriate option that you are interested in for camping in the area, or sharing a local AirBNB/VRBO property. Once final details are settled the event will transition to a paid event where cancellation policies are in effect.

    The key areas of focus for fishing, as recommended by the Dozers are:

    1. East Lake – Located about 40 miles east of Bend. Probably the most consistent lake fishery in the Bend area, with some very nice brown trout fishing with chironomids, terrestrials, and streamers. Browns are typically in the 15” to 22” range.  It’s possible to bank fish but fishing is primarily done from float tubes and drift boats.  

    Optional Activity:  

    The cost for one day of guided lake fishing from a drift boat:  $500 for 2 people, or another local stream can be fished without guide services.

    2. Metolius River – Located about 12 miles west of Sisters (and 25 miles West of Bend). This is a beautiful spring creek fishery with great access and a renowned highly technical fishery for Browns, Rainbows, Whitefish, and famous Bull Trout.  The Metolius has great stonefly, caddis, and mayfly hatches but can tend to be a “Intermediate/advanced” fishery…lots of educated fish. The Metolius fishes well all season but the most notable hatches are in May (green drakes), June and July (golden stoneflies), and September (green drakes and little yellow stoneflies).  Guiding is not allowed on the Metolius River.

    3. Crooked River – Near the town of Prineville (40 miles east of Bend). A great tailwater fishery with primarily rainbows and whitefish. Tends to be more of a nymphing fishery than a dry fly fishery. Most fish are in the 8” to 15” range. This is fantastic water for EuroNymphing…mostly small nymphs in the #18 or #20 range.  Very good access for about 8 miles below the dam. This is relatively easy to figure out how to fish this water if you know anything about nymph fishing.  The key to this water is to know what flies to fish. The Crooked River probably has the highest fish count/mile of any of the local waters. The river would be fished on your own, or in concert with the clinic offered below.

    Optional activity:

    Mary Ann Dozer has offered a EuroNymphing Clinic on the Crooked River with a half day of on-the-water instruction and a half day of fishing on your own to polish up what has been learned. So, each person only pays for half of the standard guide costs. A typical example would be for 4 people, two people would be instructed in the morning (and fish on their own in the afternoon) and two people would be instructed in the afternoon (and fish on their own in the morning). So, the total cost would only be $450 for all 4 people.

    4. Lower Deschutes River – Located north of Bend about 30 miles and a premier Western River. The main stretch where you would fish is near the town of Madras.  While there is some, but limited bank access (some areas in a protected Indian reservation) for walking/hiking however this is primarily a drift boat fishery. This part of the river is larger water and wading can be a little challenging. Although this is a drift boat water, no fishing is allowed from a boat…fishing is only allowed from the bank. So, fishing is drift down a ways, get out and bank fish, then drift down further and get out again. This is great one day drift from Warm Springs to Trout Creek. The lower Deschutes is famous for its Salmon Fly hatch in May, but has great golden stonefly and caddis hatches as well. Fish are typically in the 10” to 20” range. June and September fishing can be especially good for some of the larger rainbows. Cost for a one day float on the Lower Deschutes River: $550 for 2 people.

    We are also planning a hosted BBQ and bamboo shop tour by the Dozers one night. Dave offered to host ,but depending on how much we use their guided services we may want to contribute to the food and drinks served.

    Cost:  

    The following costs are all inclusive estimates based on one guided float trip on the Deschutes River.  

    Total all inclusive estimated costs for the trip are $900 including guide fees for just the Deschutes river float trip, group meals, shared rooms (less if the group selects the camping option),  and estimated food expenses. 

    The Club will collect two payments for the deposit of about $200 by April 30, and a final payment of approximately $400 around August 1, 2019. The approximate remaining costs of $200 for individual meals, guide tips, and beverages will be paid separately by each individual as incurred.

    Cash price: Not applicable until final details are determined. You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3%. If you do pay by cash or check, you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. For TVFF members, the Club managed cost for this trip is $______. For non-members and guests, the cost is $______ and includes a 12-month TVFF membership.

    Credit Card price: Not applicable until final details are determined. Member cost is $_______ including the 3% credit card fee. For non-members and guests, the cost is $_______ and includes a 12-month TVFF membership.

    Fishmeister: Todd Hyrn, thyrn@westernstatedesign.com, (562)755-0982

    Accommodations and Food: 

    Lodging will consist of either camping or an AriBNB/VRBO property depending on the level of interest for each alternative. Please register according to your preference.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Rod & line weights/types: 4, 5, and 6/7 (Deschutes River only) weight rods, reels and floating and intermediate sinking lines

    Leaders and tippet: Fishing style dependent but usually a 9’ 4X leader and adjust with added tippet of up to 4-6’ of 5 or 6X for the small 18-24 dry flies. Overcast weather will also improve the steamer fishing with stronger and shorter leaders as usual.

    Other gear: Wading gear with potential changes of clothing based upon weather.

    Flies: Flies to match existing conditions and hatches.  We will send out a more current list as we get closer to the dates and better understand how the weather and water are impacting the hatches. 

    TVFF 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.

    If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

    • October 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    • November 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    • December 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Past events

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
March 01, 2019 Lower Yuba River Skwala Workshop with Jon Baiocchi

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.

TVFF 2019 Event Individual 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:

This policy is effective October 3, 2019.


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