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

Amador Fly Fishers Sponsoring Free Family Fly Fishing Faire

Sunday, April 22 at Detert Park,
Hwy 49 in Jackson. 

Check it out!

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)


Upcoming Outings and Activities

Kelsey Bass Ranch April 21st

Fish for trophy sized largemouth bass on a private ranch and excellent lunch. Contact Al Smatsky at for more information. Members only and advance admission fee required.

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EBMUD Kids Fishing Day April 21st

Kids Fishing Day at Comanche Reservoir

Looking for volunteers to help with this great event! Entry is free if you are volunteering or bringing a kid fisherman. Volunteers please arrive at 8. Fishers from 9 to 2!

Fly of the Month Oak Grove Nature Center

April 25th 6:30 pm to 9 pm

Upcoming outings include Beardsley Afterbay and the one-fly contest at White Pines. Come and tie a Rob Snowhite's Damselfly Nymph in a variety of colors. Sawyer will be leading the class as our guest instructor!
$5 gets you instruction and materials to tie 3 flies. All equipment and materials provided.

Beardsley Afterbay

April 28th 7 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 advansed 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.

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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. 

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"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!

The Delta Challenge!

"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!


"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

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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."

Check out our monthly newsletters, photo gallery and articles about our club and club members. Links to great fly fishing resources too!

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