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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 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Yuba River
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Event Description: Baiocchi Skwala Hatch Workshop

    Weekday Trip


    Description:

    TVFF is offering a Skwala workshop outing for 4 anglers each day (1 on the weekend, 1 during the weekday) on the lower Yuba river near Marysville and the Highway 20 bridge with Jon Baiocchi. 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 to be successful with 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.

    This workshop has been moved up in the year to avoid the high water potential cancellation, as we had last year, and to equip TVFF anglers with the skills to return to the river and fish successfully on their own until the end of the hatch in mid-March.

    Costs:

    Cost covers the workshop only and does not include flies or leaders that Jon will communicate to all attendees well ahead of time for purchase. Everyone will also need to bring along their lunch. As this is an easy day trip up and back it also does not include any accommodations.

    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 $175 for TVFF members and $220 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $180.25 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $225.25 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Equipment:

      • 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 (need to be purchased individually in advance)
      • 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:  Rob Farris

    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.

    • February 01, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Yuba River
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Event Description: Baiocchi Skwala Hatch Workshop

    Weekend Trip


    Description:

    TVFF is offering a Skwala workshop outing for 4 anglers each day (one on the weekend, one during the weekday) on the lower Yuba river near Marysville and the Highway 20 bridge with Jon Baiocchi. 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 to be successful with 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.

    This workshop has been moved up in the year to avoid the high water potential cancellation as we had last year, and to equip TVFF anglers with the skills to return to the river and fish successfully on their own until the end of the hatch in mid-March. The class size has also been reduced from 6 to 4 to enable more personalized time for each angler with Jon.

    Cost:

    Cost covers the workshop only and does not include flies or leaders that Jon will communicate to all attendees well ahead of time for purchase. Everyone will also need to bring along their lunch.  As this is an easy day trip up and back it also does not include any accommodations.

    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 $175 for TVFF members and $220 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $180.25 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $225.25 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Equipment:

      • 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 (need to be purchased individually in advance)
      • 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:  Rob Farris

    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.

    • February 05, 2020
    • 6:30 AM
    • February 11, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Andros Island, Bahamas
    • 2
    Register

    Event Description: Fly Fishin' for dem Bones

    Note:  registration is still open with 6 current signups and a maximum of 8 total.  Additional signups require a minimum of 2 new anglers to share a room and boat together.

     



    This is a great opportunity for bonefish fishing in the flats off Andros Island, and possibly terrific Dorado fishing if the weather cooperates.

    Why all the fuss about a little silver fish? Anyone asking that question has never stalked the beautiful flats of the Out Islands. Bonefishing brings together skill, finesse and stealth like no other form of fishing. Your quarry is the bonefish, a mirror-finished flash of a fish with bright eyes and a soft underslung mouth designed to suck down clams, crabs, and shrimp.

    The Flats is what Andros is all about. There are endless flats for poling and hard-bottom flats for excellent wade fishing opportunities.  Nearly every day presents shots at double-digit bones. We'll be fishing on the prime Bahamas bone fishing grounds of Andros Island’s North and Middle Bites between Behring Point, Moxey Town and the West Side – where legendary guides like “Crazy Charlie” Smith, Rupert Leadon, and Frankie’s late uncle Ivan Neymour pioneered the art of fly fishing for bonefish.

    Beside bone fish there are opportunities for other tropical species (tarpon, barracuda, dolphin/dorado, snook, etc.).

    Cost: 

    Price for the lodge and fishing includes 5 days guided fishing, 6 nights lodging, all meals, lunch, guides, boat, ice and water. Not included are: transportation to/from the lodge, licenses, alcohol, soft drinks, tips.

    Deposit and final payment: A 50% deposit is due by Tuesday December 10, 2019 via credit card payment or cash/check delivered to TVFF (see registration). Final payment of the remaining 50% is due from each member upon arrival at the resort on February 5, 2020.

    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 total cost for this trip is $2,100 for TVFF members and $2,145 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF. The initial deposit amount due by 12/10/19 is $1,050 for TVFF members and $1,095 for non-members and guests. Balance of $1,050 is due upon arrival.

    Credit Card price: Price of $2,163.00 includes the full payment by credit card for members with the 3.0% surcharge. The initial deposit amount is $1,050 for TVFF members and $1,095 for non-members and guests. Balance of $1,050 is due upon arrival.  

    Additional cost considerations and options:

    Pairs of anglers can have the option of extending an extra night and days fishing for $500 per person.

    A rough budget for travel is:

    Round trip Bay Area to Nassau = $450

    Round Trip Nassau to Andros = $110

    Ground transportation to lodge split by # of people = $75

    Bahamas fishing license for $30.

    Additional week opportunity: If there is sufficient interest in the trip we can add an additional week at a later date. Contact Martin if you're interested.

    Fishmeister: Martin Plotkin

    Accommodations and Food:  

    We will be staying at Two Boys Inn located at the South End of North Andros at Cargill Creek, Behing Point. The lodge is run by Captain Frankie Neymour and his wife Melinda. Two Boys Inn can accommodate up to 8 anglers in four air-conditioned rooms featuring two queen beds and private bath. Meals are served “family style” in the dining room and bar where guests, guides and locals gather over ice cold Kaliks beer and hot conch fritters.

    Each morning, Melinda prepares a full, made-to-order breakfast while you assemble your own lunch from selections of cold cuts, fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages. At day’s end you’ll be treated to happy hour appetizers followed by Melinda and Frankie’s authentic Bahamian home cooking. Specialties include Melinda’s homemade soups and chowders, cracked conch, grilled crawfish, pan-seared wahoo, steamed grouper or a tangy chicken BBQ… topped off with a delectable dessert.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Bone Fish: Flies tied #2 to #6 hooks; tan, brown, pink and chartreuse in Clouser, Crazy Charlie, Gotcha, Shrimp and Crab patterns. Use bead chain and lead eye flies to get down fast on the deeper flats, some lighter ones for tailing fish on the shallower wading flats. Gear: 10 to 15# tippet; 7 wt. to 10 wt. rods (a 9 wt. is ideal). Leader: 14#+/-, 9' tapered. Permit: Same with heavier leader.

    Tarpon: Flies: Tied 2/0-6/0 hooks Clousers, Crease Fly, Black Death, Tarpon Snake Gear: 10-12 wt. for tarpon. 20# straight fluorocarbon.

    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.

    • February 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    • 7
    Register

    Session #1:

    Image result for fly fishing entomologyThis class is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels of entomology with the objective of educating attendees to be more effective fly fishers. It will be comprised of three classroom Wednesday night sessions of 2.5 hours each, finalized with a full day (Saturday) session on Putah Creek for a practical discovery session followed by four hours of fishing.

    Registration and Costs:

    Registration is only available here on the TVFF website. Registration for the first class will cover your enrollment for all four sessions.

    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 class is $45 for TVFF members and $90 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

    Credit Card price: Price of $46.35 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $91.35 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

    Class Curriculum:

    Session 1: Classroom (Wednesday February 5, 2020) – Time 7-9:30pm • Introduction to Entomology and class goals • Entomology reference sources and guides • Water quality, habitat and biological classification • Metamorphosis, generations, and Taxonomy

    Session 2: Classroom (Wednesday February 26, 2020) - Time 7-9:30 -pm •  Session 1 quick review • Taxonomy • Mayflies (Emphemeroptera), and Stoneflies (Plecoptera) • Midges (Diptera), and Caddis (Tricoptera) • Other orders and terrestrials • Clingers, swimmers, burrowers, and crawlers • Behavioral drift • Understanding and imitating sub surface bug movement

    Session 3: Classroom (Wednesday March 11, 2020) – Time 7-9:30pm • Session 2 quick review • Understanding hatch charts (Truckee, Hat Creek, McCloud rivers, etc.) • On the stream collection techniques • Collection tools • Collection tray examinations (stoneflies, mayflies, midges, caddis, others) • Arranging your fly box • Final review and quiz

    Session 4: Putah Creek on stream (Saturday March 21, 2020) – (Putah Creek parking lot #1, Winters, CA) • Identifying key collection areas • Class assignments and collection activities (tools are included for collection) • Identifying tray specimens • Determining effective flies • Group lunch • Free fishing in the afternoon on Putah Creek.

    Contacts:

    Kent McCammon or Rob Farris (Instructor)

    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.

    • February 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

    Annual Club Installation Dinner 

    The Club will provide chicken and a tri-tip, with members  contributing other pot luck sides, appetizers, salad, and dessert offerings.

    A social time will begin at 6:00 PM with dinner served at 6:30 PM.

    Please register so that we can accurately estimate food for all attendees.

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




    • February 21, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • February 23, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Alameda County Fairgrounds
    Register

    Event Description:


    Our 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 with information staffed by our Club members. Stop by and say hello!

    Pleasanton Show Hours:

    Friday, February 21st – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday, February 22nd – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

    Sunday, February 23rd – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Adults:

    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/

    • February 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alameda County Fairgrounds

    Event Description:

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    The Fly Fishing Film Festival is a series of professionally filmed "documentaries" that are about 15-20 minutes each.  A number of TVFF members always attend and the festival is indoors with open seating.

    International Fly Fishing Film Schedule:

    Friday, February 21st – 6:30 pm

    Location: location will be identified on site, but it is usually in one of the larger meeting rooms due to audience size.

    Watch the trailer here:  https://vimeo.com/378670014


    Costs:  Tickets are $15 each at the door, and $10 in advance through the fly fishing show link below.

    More information regarding the film festival can be accessed here at the show information :

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

    • February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club

    Session #2: Classroom at Livermore Rod & Gun Club

    Image result for fly fishing entomologyThis class is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels of entomology with the objective of educating attendees to be more effective fly fishers. It will be comprised of three classroom Wednesday night sessions of 2.5 hours each, finalized with a full day (Saturday) session on Putah Creek for a practical discovery session followed by four hours of fishing.

    Registration:

    Registration is available here on the TVFF website. You only need to register for the first session to be enrolled.


    Class Curriculum:

    Session 1: Classroom (Wednesday February 5, 2020) – Time 7 – 9:30 pm • Introduction to Entomology and class goals • Entomology reference sources and guides • Water quality, habitat and biological classification • Metamorphosis, generations, and Taxonomy

    Session 2: Classroom (Wednesday February 26, 2020) - Time 7 – 9:30 pm •  Session 1 quick review • Taxonomy • Mayflies (Emphemeroptera), and Stoneflies (Plecoptera) • Midges (Diptera), and Caddis (Tricoptera) • Other orders and terrestrials • Clingers, swimmers, burrowers, and crawlers • Behavioral drift • Understanding and imitating sub surface bug movement

    Session 3: Classroom (Wednesday March 11, 2020) – Time 7-9:30 PM • Session 2 quick review • Understanding hatch charts (Truckee, Hat Creek, McCloud rivers, etc.) • On the stream collection techniques • Collection tools • Collection tray examinations (stoneflies, mayflies, midges, caddis, others) • Arranging your fly box • Final review and quiz

    Session 4: Putah Creek on stream (Saturday March 21, 2020) – (Putah Creek parking lot #1, Winters, CA) • Identifying key collection areas • Class assignments and collection activities (tools are included for collection) • Identifying tray specimens • Determining effective flies • Group lunch • Free fishing in the afternoon on Putah Creek.

    • March 05, 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.




    • March 11, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club

    Session #3: Classroom at Livermore Rod & Gun Club

    Image result for fly fishing entomologyThis class is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels of entomology with the objective of educating attendees to be more effective fly fishers. It will be comprised of three classroom Wednesday night sessions of 2.5 hours each, finalized with a full day (Saturday) session on Putah Creek for a practical discovery session followed by four hours of fishing.

    Registration:

    Registration is available here on the TVFF website. You only need to register for the first session to be enrolled.

    Class Curriculum:

    Session 1: Classroom (Wednesday February 5, 2020) – Time 7 – 9:30 pm • Introduction to Entomology and class goals • Entomology reference sources and guides • Water quality, habitat and biological classification • Metamorphosis, generations, and Taxonomy

    Session 2: Classroom (Wednesday February 26, 2020) - Time 7 – 9:30 pm •  Session 1 quick review • Taxonomy • Mayflies (Emphemeroptera), and Stoneflies (Plecoptera) • Midges (Diptera), and Caddis (Tricoptera) • Other orders and terrestrials • Clingers, swimmers, burrowers, and crawlers • Behavioral drift • Understanding and imitating sub surface bug movement

    Session 3: Classroom (Wednesday March 11, 2020) – Time 7-9:30 PM • Session 2 quick review • Understanding hatch charts (Truckee, Hat Creek, McCloud rivers, etc.) • On the stream collection techniques • Collection tools • Collection tray examinations (stoneflies, mayflies, midges, caddis, others) • Arranging your fly box • Final review and quiz

    Session 4: Putah Creek on stream (Saturday March 21, 2020) – (Putah Creek parking lot #1, Winters, CA) • Identifying key collection areas • Class assignments and collection activities (tools are included for collection) • Identifying tray specimens • Determining effective flies • Group lunch • Free fishing in the afternoon on Putah Creek.

    • March 21, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Putah Creek, Winters, CA.

    Session #4: On Stream Session at Putah Creek

    Image result for fly fishing entomologyThis class is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels of entomology with the objective of educating attendees to be more effective fly fishers. It will be comprised of three classroom Wednesday night sessions of 2.5 hours each, finalized with a full day (Saturday) session on Putah Creek for a practical discovery session followed by four hours of fishing.

    Registration:

    Registration is available here on the TVFF website. You only need to register for the first session to be enrolled.

    Class Curriculum:

    Session 1: Classroom (Wednesday February 5, 2020) – Time 7 – 9:30 pm • Introduction to Entomology and class goals • Entomology reference sources and guides • Water quality, habitat and biological classification • Metamorphosis, generations, and Taxonomy

    Session 2: Classroom (Wednesday February 26, 2020) - Time 7 – 9:30 pm •  Session 1 quick review • Taxonomy • Mayflies (Emphemeroptera), and Stoneflies (Plecoptera) • Midges (Diptera), and Caddis (Tricoptera) • Other orders and terrestrials • Clingers, swimmers, burrowers, and crawlers • Behavioral drift • Understanding and imitating sub surface bug movement

    Session 3: Classroom (Wednesday March 11, 2020) – Time 7-9:30 PM • Session 2 quick review • Understanding hatch charts (Truckee, Hat Creek, McCloud rivers, etc.) • On the stream collection techniques • Collection tools • Collection tray examinations (stoneflies, mayflies, midges, caddis, others) • Arranging your fly box • Final review and quiz

    Session 4: Putah Creek on stream (Saturday March 21, 2020) – (Putah Creek parking lot #1, Winters, CA) • Identifying key collection areas • Class assignments and collection activities (tools are included for collection) • Identifying tray specimens • Determining effective flies • Group lunch • Free fishing in the afternoon on Putah Creek.

    • March 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Kistler Ranch
    • 4
    Register

    Event Description: 

    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: 

    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 $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:  Ken Tetzel

    Accommodations and Food: Each individual is responsible for bringing along their own food and drinks as there are no facilities available at the ponds.

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

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




    • April 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Livermore Rod & Gun club
    • 10
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    Session #1. Introduction to Fly fishing and Recommendations on Equipment

    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
    • 7
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    Event Description:  


    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.

    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 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Kistler Ranch
    • 0
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    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
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    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 04, 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.




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

    Event Description: Weekday Trip

     Image result for lake almanor the hatch

    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
    • 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
    • 2
    Register

    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 already 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 are planning 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.

    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

    Accommodations and Food:  

    Campsite Reservations: You should make your reservations now. We will have reserved two double campsites for TVFF that are next to one another in Logger Campground (sites TBD) as our general staging and dinner area. Each 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 8 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 (TBD) 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 24, 2020
    • 6:30 AM
    • August 27, 2020
    • 11:00 PM
    • Flaming Gorge/Dutch John, Utah
    • 7
    Register

    Event Description:  Interest Only until Finalized

    Image result for green river utah fly fishingThis is a 3 night-4 day trip to fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge Reservoir, four hours east of Salt lake City. The Green River is renowned for its consistent year around fishing quality and fish populations in excess of 12,000 rainbow, browns, and cutt-bows per mile.   It is a world class, blue ribbon trout fishery with three 10 mile sections offering different fishing style possibilities from exceptional dry fly fishing, nymphing, to streamers in the lower quieter section C.  

    This is a combination trip with one day of a guided float through the canyons, with 1 & 1/2 days of un-guided shore and wading fishing.   The attached video provides a great overview of the river fishery.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQiVY6w90_8

    The trip will fly out early in the day from Oakland to Salt Lake City, then utilize rental cars to travel to the river.  Housing will be arranged at the Flaming Gorge Resort/hotel with shared rooms and suites that have in room kitchens for meal preparations.  The trip will return from Salt Lake City to Oakland late in the day evening, arriving around 10 PM.

    Based on Club interest (choose your preference when you register) this trip may convert to a camping trip, that would require driving to the river from the Bay Area, which is approximately 1,000 miles one way.  Weather is August is similar to Lake Tahoe (same elevation at 6,000') which is mid to high 80's in the daytime.

    This is also a wading trip (to reduce overall costs) 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.

    Cost:  

    The following costs are all inclusive estimates based on early reservations for both airfares (nonstop to SLC via SW) and room reservations.  

    Total all inclusive estimated costs for the trip are $900 including airfare, guide fees, group meals, shared rooms, rental cars, and estimated food expenses. 

    The Club would collect $600.00 in two payments January 31 for the deposit of $200.00, and the final payment of $400.00 due in July, 2019.  The approximate remaining costs of $300.00 for airfare, individual meals, guide tips, and beverages will be paid separately by each individual as incurred.

    Cash price: NOTE: No payments are required until trip is finalized.

    As an example:  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, cost would be approximately $600.00. For non-members and guests, the cost would be approximately  $645.00 and include a 12-month TVFF membership.

    Credit Card price: NOTE: No payments are required until trip is finalized.

    As an example:  Member cost would be approximately  $618.00 including the 3% credit card fee. For non-members and guests, the cost is $664.35 and includes a 12-month TVFF membership.

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

    Accommodations and Food: 

    Lodging is very limited and available near Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the very small town of Dutch John, so it must be reserved early this year.  We will be staying at the Flaming Gorge Report/hotel/motel and using at least one shared suite with six beds for six participants.  We have the option to add additional rooms if necessary, but will have central kitchen facilities for meal preparation, and are planning on contributing for food and preparing meals as a group. 

    Members desiring a single room will have higher room costs, and should contact Rob directly.  Food necessities will be acquired in Salt Lake City before we drive out and support all of our dinners, breakfasts and one lunch as group meals in the central suite.

    Additional purchased meals will be necessary in Salt Lake City on arrival and departure, and our final purchased meal at Flaming Gorge Resort before we depart the final day.

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

    Rod & line weights/types: 4, or 5 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 which are anticipated to be traditional hoppers an terrestrials..  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.

    • September 03, 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.




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

    Event Description: Interest Only until Finalized