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 Events and Outings!

Bridgeport Outing

September 17th to the 23rd, Robinson Creek Campground

Come participate in the club's most popular fishing outing of the year. Excellent still and flowing water fisheries within a short drive from one of the nicest campgrounds in the Eastern Sierras. Most participants attend the last 3 or 4 days of that week. And the group pot luck dinner is held on Saturday evening (Sept 22). Some veteran members come earlier in the week so they can tell tall fishing stories on what the others missed. One of the best ways for new members to get to know the active membership. Get the best chance to see who will earn the 2018 Incomplete Angler award and it's anyone's guess what kind of wild weather conditions will occur this year. For more information please contact Don Gillett the annual host for this event.

Board of Directors

September 26, 6:30-7:30, Oak Grove Nature Center

Come and participate in the planning of upcoming activities with board members!

Paradise Point on the Delta

Sunday, October 7, 7am to 12pm
Not a new location but this fly fishing outing is led by a new host and at a different time of the year. Come fly fish this personal watercraft friendly Delta location with Bill Beckett for largemouth and striped bass. Should be a great time for fall bass fishing. More details when it get closer to the event. Open to DFF members only.

Monthly Membership Meeting

Wednesday, October 10; 7-9 pm; John R. Williams School

Come and join us for our annual potluck! We will also go over the club website!

Flyday Open Tying

Friday October 12th, 5:30 to 8 pm, 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!

Lower Sacramento Outing

October 12-13th, Redding

Fish one of the best and consistent trophy rainbow trout fisheries in the West. Scheduled for Oct 12-13 and this time this outing is led by master fisher Charlie Reames. Typically the best fishing for beginners and intermediate fishers are done using guided float trips but fair shore fishing is possible. Floating from personal floatation craft is not recommended for the inexperienced drifters. Limited to DFF members only. Contact Charlie for more information on this event.

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.


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!

A Huge Thank You!!!!

Thank you to everyone who read my story submission to the Fly Fishing Shop's writing contest and clicked like! Thanks to you this Sage reel arrived today- It is beautiful and more than I would ever be able to buy for myself! Can't wait to get out and fish it! 

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.  On June 19th, 2018, John and two friends encountered a downed tree blocking their path called a sweeper.  Unable to quickly maneuver around the sweeper, all three men ultimately ended up in the water.  While the two friends eventually made it out of the water, John has not been seen since moments after the accident.  There have been exhaustive searches by the Coast Guard, National Forest, State of Alaska, and friends of John from the area, with no signs John made it to shore.  He remains missing and presumed dead. 

Our family would like to invite you to join them on the weekend of October 26th, 2018, to pay tribute to John's life. Details will be announced in the near future. 


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~Art Neumann

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