Delta Fly Fishers, Inc.

Dedicated to the Furtherance of Fly Fishing

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable; a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

- John Buchan

This Month's Newsletter

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Trout Bout is on for November 16 at Oak Grove Park

The Fall Trout Bout is almost upon us. As a club, we have provided assistance to the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation Department for over 30 years in their three annual fishing derbies. We need a good turn out from our members to continue to provide that assistance. Charlie Reames will head up this event and needs a few volunteers to show up at the Oak Grove Maintenance Yard at 5:30am to gather the necessary supplies to set up the snack bar. Things really start rolling at about 7:30 when we need a much larger group of volunteers to work the snack bar, handle event registrations, and man the golf carts for food sales.

Put it on your calendar, Jon Baiocchi seminar!


Come Join the DFF for. a full day with Jon Baiocchi, learning fly patterns, gear and rigging, seasons, and fishing techniques for fishing Davis, Eagle and Frenchman’s Lake, Dec. 7th This event is open to ALL FLYFISHERS. You do NOT need to belong to DFF to attend. This will be a full-day seminar, starting at 8:30 in the morning for coffee and donuts, (and maybe some fruit, bagels, and cream cheese, we’re going upscale) and Jon’s talk starting at 9:00. Jon will talk about each of the lakes in detail, covering where, when and what to fish with each. He’ll also demonstrate some flies that work for each of these lakes and those in the audience will be supplied materials to tie along. We’ll take a break for lunch, a lunch of Lockeford sausage sandwiches, and some side dishes and then continue with a shorter afternoon session, with an expected end time of around 3:30pm.This is a very special day, don't miss it. To keep it warm and personal, we've limited the number of seats to 40. The seminar will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant, Lodi. You may reserve your seat online by going to this link and paying by credit card or mailing a check to: Joh Baiocchi Seminar/C.O. J. Neuburger 5 North California Street Lodi, CA 95240 Or by paying check or cash at one of the DFF club events. The fee is nonrefundable but you may transfer (or sell) the seat to another should you need to cancel.

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Upcoming Events

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Flyday Open Tying Friday

Friday, November 85:00 – 7:00pm

House of Coffees, 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!

Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 13

7 to 9ish

John R. Williams School, Stockton

TU’s Sam Sedillo will speak at the club’s November meeting, also BOD nominations and a great fall raffle!

Sam Sedillo works for Trout Unlimited as the CA Public Lands Coordinator out of the Truckee TU (TRTU) office. He works on public lands defense, restoration projects, volunteer operations, fish sampling, and outreach. Sam will be presenting on how TU is leading projects to conserve, protect, and restore trout and salmon fisheries throughout California and how we all can partner together on the conservation initiatives and efforts in California. TU is excited to be working on projects that both directly benefit the special fish that exist in the state and also provide increased opportunities for anglers to catch these fish. Moreover, Sam will be talking about how to fish two of the rivers that Trout Unlimited is invested in, the Truckee and Little Truckee Rivers.” We will also be accepting nominations for the club’s 2020 board of directors. The members of the current board have all volunteered to continue. They are: Ron Forbes, Larry Schmidt, Dena Mason, Thomas Mason, Sam Thompson, Gary Tecklenburg, Nancy Baker, Randy Baxter and Mike Dempewolf. As an added incentive to attend, the first of fall’s mega raffles will take place. Some special items are a folding bucket and washpan donated by Sportsman’s Warehouse, some very full fly boxes and a complete 7 weight delta outfit, rod, reel backing and Type VI full sinking SA fly line.

Trout Bout: Volunteers Needed!

November 16th

Oak Grove Park Boathouse

Set up volunteers arrive by the back gate at 5:30 am. Second wave of cart drivers will be needed at 7 am. We will wrap up around 12:30. Volunteers welcome throughout the day. We are looking for fly tying demonstrations too!

Delta Outing

When: Sunday, November 17th. 7:00am to 12:30pm. 

Where: Paradise Point Marina, 8095 Rio Blanco Rd (Take Eight Mile Road west from I-5. Turn left on top of the first levee, Rio Blanco Road, and drive to the end. 

Boat, kayak, pontoon boat, canoe or other floating craft required. No float tubes please, Delta currents are just too strong. 

Launch fee: $15 for trailered boats $8 for hand launched craft 7 to 9 weight rods, fast sinking lines, clousers and other streamers. PFDs required. 

Lunch after at Eight Mile Road and Trinity Parkway

Board of Directors

November 20th

The public is welcome to join as the club officers and board discuss club business.

Oak Grove Nature Center

6:30 pm


Jon Baiocchi seminar on Eagle, Frenchmans and Davis Lakes

December 7th

Saint Pauls Church

8:30 to 3:30

This will be a full-day seminar, starting at 8:30 in the morning for coffee and donuts, (and maybe some fruit, bagels, and cream cheese, we’re going upscale) and Jon’s talk starting at 9:00. Jon will talk about each of the lakes in detail, covering where, when and what to fish with each. He’ll also demonstrate some flies that work for each of these lakes and those in the audience will be supplied materials to tie along. We’ll take a break for lunch, a lunch of Lockeford sausage sandwiches, and some side dishes and then continue with a shorter afternoon session, with an expected end time of around 3:30pm.This is a very special day, don't miss it. To keep it warm and personal, we've limited the number of seats to 40. The seminar will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant, Lodi. You may reserve your seat online by going to this link and paying by credit card or mailing a check to: Joh Baiocchi Seminar/C.O. J. Neuburger 5 North California Street Lodi, CA 95240 Or by paying check or cash at one of the DFF club events. The fee is nonrefundable but you may transfer (or sell) the seat to another should you need to cancel.

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Club Information

Conservation

"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!

Calendar

"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!

Membership

"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!

Sponsors

"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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Resources

"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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