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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

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

    Event Description: Cancelled for 2020

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

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

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

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

    Optional Activity:  

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

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

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

    Optional activity:

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

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

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

    Cost:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Accommodations and Food: 

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

    Gear and Tackle Recommendations:

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

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

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

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

    TVFF Cancellation Policy:

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

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

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

    • October 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

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




    • November 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

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




    • December 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)
    • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
    Register

    Event Description:

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




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

    Event Description:

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

    Pleasanton Show Hours:

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

    Tickets:

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

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

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

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

Past events

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

Outing Basic Requirements

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

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

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

Guest Requirements

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

TVFF 2019 Event Individual Cancellation Policy

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

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

Effective Date:

This policy is effective October 3, 2019.


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