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

Upcoming Education Opportunity

Moccasin Creek Hatchery is holding its annual Troutfest on April 14th. Not only is this a great opportunity to volunteer but it is a wonderful free activity to take the family!

Sunday Funday!

About 15 anglers converged on Buckley Cove today. Fishmeister Bill provided coffee and donuts and kayaks and canoes for anglers that had requested on-water demos. Rocky and I loved the Northstar canoe we borrowed! Fishing was slow with about half the anglers landing something and Jim Rich and Joe Balderson doing the best in their large vessel. President Jerry landed several. No one got skunked at lunch as president Jerry served up hot dogs and chili and John Highsmith provided the yummiest of cakes for dessert. Fish tales were shared over lunch to add to the ambiance. 

Another fun outing with DFF!

Casting Day II

A wonderful day!


!7 DFF members participated as students at the club's Casting Day II. This year's event was held at Lodi Lake so that members could get some in the water experience with their gear. Guest instructors John Peterson and Sturmer White from Granite Bay FF, plus Dena Mason, Jim Rich, Bill Beckett, Al Smatsky and Jerry Neuburger from DFF provided the support as instructors or facilitators. Jeanette Neuburger, the club's new Treasurer-elect delivered lunch at noon, fried chicken, potato salad, tossed green salad, and cookies and then...

Bob Fujimura and Bill Becket tied for first and had a cast off with Bob winning. Bob received a complete 5 weight outfit for his efforts, Bill Beckett won a 5 weight reel and line and, representing the fairer sex, Bob's wife Jean, came in third, winning a 5 weight rod.

The club would like to give special thanks to John and Sturmer for coming all this way to help our club members become better fly fishers. The only thing they would accept for their efforts was a club lunch. Because of that, the event ended up in the green with a net profit of about $85 for the day.

The club president would like to thank everyone, students, instructors, and facilitators for a great, fun day.

Upcoming Outings and Activities

Board of Directors March 21st

Oak Grove Park Nature Center

6:30 to 7:30

All are welcome!

Pyramid Outing March 23th-25th

Join fishmeister Jerry on an outing to this amazing trophy trout destination! Jerry will be camping at the North Nets. Look for his trailer and van and join in the fun!

Pyramid Fishing Report

Pyramid Ranger Website License Link

Pyramid Regulations

Directions and Weather 

Fishing rig recommendations- retrieving

Fishing rig recommendations- indicator

Gear Recommendations

Reno Fly Shop fishing report

Dive on in to the Fly of the Month: March 28th

Come and tie a great bass fly- the diver. Bill will help you get ready for our Kelsey Bass Ranch outing or one of our many Delta outings this year with this fly! All materials and equipment needed to tie 3 flies for the low, low price of $5! 7 pm to 9pm- Oak Grove Nature Center

Monthly Membership Meeting April 11

John R. Williams School, Stockton

7 pm to 9 pm

Our featured speaker is Chris Maher who is guide who will be sharing tips and secrets on fly fishing the Truckee River. During each year Chris guides many Northern California river and in Alaska seasonally. But being a long-term resident of Truckee, Chris’s home waters are the Truckee and Little Truckee Rivers. Chris talk will explain why the Truckee River is home to the hardest fighting wild trout in the West. He will also cover all aspect of fly fishing the Truckee River. More information on Chris’s biography and the talk subject can be found in the discussion portion of this Event posting.

All general membership meetings are free to the public. Please come hear our invited speaker, meet our members, and enjoy our latest program. Find out what waters have been productive and preview upcoming club events and activities. Fun raffle at the end of the meeting.

Flyday the Thirteenth! Open Tying Night April 13

Join us at House of Coffee in Lodi and bring your tying supplies and best fish stories! 5 pm to 8 pm!

Volunteers needed: Moccasin Creek Hatchery Trout Fest

April 14th- 9 am to 1 pm

We are looking for volunteers to man stations. This is also a great and free family activity!

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