Delta Fly Fishers, Inc.

Dedicated to the Furtherance of Fly Fishing

When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.

-Leonardo daVinci

This Month's Newsletter

The road to the afterbay at Beardsley is open and flows are 150!

Celebrate opening day on the water!

Join the outing on April 28th!

Conservation Alert!

This is an important opportunity to advocate for healthy waterways and habitats.

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Trout Meeting Notice (pdf)


Trout Strategic Plan Final VersionNov03 (pdf)


Great Outing!

Saturday's Kelsey outing was successful from what I saw.  Most members caught more fish than usual.  John Highsmith said he caught 17 fish.  Jean and I caught more fish from the main lake than we caught in all of the years we have fished in the past.  Jean caught a nice 18" LMB and I caught the largest bluegill I have even landed at 12".


Upcoming Outings and Activities

Beardsley Afterbay

April 28th 8 am to noon!

Come and celebrate opening day at this great fishery! Bring your float tubes and favorite trout flies and we will explore this afterbay that holds great trout. Breakfast will be provided- lunch is on your own. Don't have a float tube? No problem! Explore the river downstream. It can be a great producer too! 

Access depends upon whether or not the road to the afterbay is open. Mike Nicholson is going to make sure we are good to go. Amy Terra is providing food and onsite support. Contact either for more information!

Village West Marina: April 29th: 7 am to noon

Join Bill Beckett and fishing for largemouth bass at this local Delta water. Contact Bill for more information. No host lunch at Bob's or Garlic Brothers.

One Fly contest/ May 5th/ 7:30 to 2pm

Join the Calaveras Fly Fishers in a friendly angling competition how many or the biggest fish caught with a single fly. Your entrance fee helps a local scholarship fund and includes an awesome BBQ tri-tip lunch. If you are an advanced fisher, you can help reclaim one of the awards for our club. If you are new to stillwater fly fishing, watch our best anglers and learn their secrets. Contact Bob Fujimura or read his article in the April DFF newsletter for more information. If you are a DFF member and planning to attend please let Bob know before April 30th.

Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, May 9, 7 pm to 9pm

Come to John R. Williams school for an informative program, snacks, raffle and fish stories!

Mark Cottrell, a fly fishing guide from Sonora, CA, will speak on fly fishing the Stanislaus River and surrounding lakes from Kennedy Meadows to Oakdale. Mark grew up in the Burney, CA area, fly fishing Hat Creek.,the Pit River and other trout waters in Nor Cal. He has tied commercially and taught fly tying for over 25 yrs. He has also guided for 20 years for the Mother Lode Fly Shop and independently.

Flyday Open Tying Night May 11th, 5 to 8

House of Coffees in Lodi

Bring your tying supplies and your best fish stories to the House of Coffees- order up a coffee, tea or craft beer and tie one or two on with club members!

Board of Directors, May 16th, 6:30-7:30

Oak Grove Nature Center

Public Welcome! Come and join as the Board discusses upcoming events!

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"Take care of the fish, and the fishing will take care of itself."
~Art Neumann

Our club is active in the conservation of local waterways. 

Check out our efforts!


"I don't go fishing to escape my life. I go fishing to live it."

What is happening and when!!! 

Our outings, Fly of the Month, Casting Clinics and board meetings!

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"Fishing is only an addiction if you are trying to quit."

Explore the Delta and earn the sought after Delta Fly Fishing Challenge certificate!


"It is amazing the number of great people in my life I would never have met if it wasn't for fishing."

Interested in fly fishing? Join our club! We have an active mentor program, fly tying classes, casting clinics and outings to local waterways!


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"You're an angler and no matter how many times you go fishing you will want to go again. No matter how many fish you catch (or almost catch), it will never be enough. You are hooked."

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