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

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Senior Member (Over 65) $25

Individual Member $30

Family Membership $35

Upcoming Meetings and Outings

Board of Directors

October 17th, 6:30 to 7:30

Oak Grove Park Nature Center

Fly of the Month

October 24th, 6 to 8 pm

Oak Grove Park Nature Center

Come and tie Cheech’s Low fat minnow with Joe! For $5 you get enough materials to tie 3 flies. Meet us at 6 pm at the Nature Center at Oak Grove Park. Joe says the baby stripers are loving this fly right now!

No extra charge for Joe's fish stories!

Heenan Lake/Carson Pass Outing

October 26th-28th

Fishmeister Jerry

Paradise Point Stripers

November 3rd, 7 to noonish

Flyday Open Tying Night

Friday, November 9 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
House of Coffees 239 N Ham Ln, Lodi, CA 95242, USA
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!

Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 – 8:00pm

John R. Williams School

November's guest speaker is Craig Gittings, past President of the Mission Peak Fly Anglers, experienced world fly fisher, and expert fly tyer. Craig will share his tips on flats fly fishing for redfish near Texas's Intercoastal Waterway. Come early and talk to your friends and get the latest fishing reports. Stay for the club raffle. Open to the public and all DFF members.

Anyone looking for a Pontoon?

This is a high end Outcast Pontoon.  It is a larger than the small pontoons most of us have. It is a durable and very steady ride, and if your looking for a higher seat on the water this is the answer.  It includes:  Oars, fins, side or rear pouch carrier, and large duffel for storage and transport.  Asking:  $500 or best offer   Gil Parker. 209 351-5963.


Bridgeport Fun!

Another Great Year in the Books!

Most of the crew fished Little Virginia. I fished Upper Twin with the exception of one day at Virginia. Tuesday at Upper Twin, nothing although fish were rising. Wednesday at Upper Virginia, eight fish. Thursday, at Upper Twin . WOW, a beatis hatch came off about 11am to 1pm. Two browns on indicators, six on dries, one rainbow on diry. Friday, sparse hatch at Upper Twin, three fish, two browns, one rainbow, all dry. Saturday, no hatch, boohoo. Only one fish on a midge larva slowly stripped in. Sam Thompson fished Saturday at Upper Twin and landed 14 trolling a fly.

Weather was beautiful. Shirtsleeve except early morning and evenings. About 38 as a low at night. 15 or so at the potluck, almost all brought desserts! I made mac and cheese, lots!, Don Gillett beans, Jim Rich brought corn. Party was at Jerry's campsite since it was the biggest.

Bill, Amy, Jerry, Nathan, Dan and Robin headed out of beautiful Arrowhead Marina Sunday morning. There were lots of boats on the water but they cleared out and headed in search of stripers so we had the arm of the slough to ourselves. Bill landed numerous fish subsurface and Amy did the same topwater. Topwater takes were aggressive and fun! Jerry and Nathan had to head home early but landed a large mouth before they did. Dan and Robin caught more fish than Dan could count ;). We closed the day out by finishing up the Delta Challenge for Amy with Crappie and Blue Gill at the marina. A delicious lunch and some brews at Steamboat Landing topped this wonderful day!

The Passing of John Squires

Our family is deeply saddened to share that John was involved in an unfortunate accident on the American Creek in Katmai National Park, Alaska during his annual rafting trip. 

Our family would like to invite you to join them on the weekend of October 26th, 2018, to pay tribute to John's life. 

Join us to share favorite memories, mishaps and adventures of John Paul Squires. Storytelling begins at 3:30.

John's favorite beer, wine, bourbon and cigars will be served, along with appetizers. 

Help continue John’s fight against the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska by donating in his honor:

This will be an outdoor event; please dress accordingly. Street parking only.

Please contact any club officer for more information.

Club Information


"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."

We appreciate those who support DFF! 

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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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