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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

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Upcoming Activities

Weekend outing to Pyramid on March 22nd to 24th. 

The club has made reservations for ten at Crosby’s, utilizing the trailers they have for rent. If we need more space, we can try to accommodate more if room allows up until the lodge has no more rooms. 

This is the deal, all for $90 dollars! 

Two nights lodging * Friday night spaghetti dinner. * Saturday cold breakfast, coffee * Saturday lunch fixings, make your own * Sunday cold breakfast, coffee. 

Members can transfer any purchase but no refunds will be given. In the event of inclement weather, the club can cancel with 24 hours notice. If the event is cancelled, refunds will be available. 

You can book this trip NOW by either charging on your credit card or paying by check or cash. Remember, no refunds unless the event is canceled. You can transfer your reservation to another member.  Follow this link to pay by credit card. Send checks to: Jeanette Neuburger, Treasurer DFF 5 North California Street Lodi, CA, 95240 Note on checks: Pyramid Outing 

Be Careful Out There!

Flows on local rivers are running high!

 Good news for our projected water supply this year but makes for dangerous conditions on the rivers. This is a good time to sit in a warm spot and tie some flies or watch some fly fishing videos! Be careful, check the flows and stay home if conditions are dangerous!

Club Connections!

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More outings...More Connections... More Fishing Buddies!

Fly fishing clubs unite!!!!

Several fly fishing clubs have reached out to each other in an effort to support the art of fly fishing and make new connections amongst fisherman. Check out our calendar as it now includes outings from Amador Fly Fishing Club in addition to our own drafted outings for the year. Please send the webmaster feedback on outings as we will be firming up our calendar at the board meeting next week! If you want to attend an Amador outing, send the webmaster a note at the bottom of this page so they will be expecting you at the outing!

Look for more club outings to be listed soon as we get more info from other local clubs! Be sure to welcome other club members at our outings when you see them!

Meetings and Outings

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Skills Workshop #4 Cancelled!

February 9th; 8 am to noon

Due to high river flows, the skills workshop #4 has been postponed! 

Monthly Memebership Meeting

Feb 13th, 7 to 9 pm

John R. Williams School, Stockton

Bronzeback Fever II, Ontario, Canada: The New Frontier: The province of Ontario, Canada is home to over 250.000 lakes and 62,000 miles of river systems, many of which have yet to be explored. Bronzeback fever II is a fly fisherman's guide to exploring this incredible fishery that Steve 

Cooper calls the best smallmouth bass fishing on the planet. The Atikokan region of Ontario is un-crowded, easily accessed and very affordable. In most cases, these waters seldom, if ever, see a fly and the fishing is truly outstanding. Steve promises to share all the information needed for a DIY adventure of a lifetime- including his favorite lakes, lodging, flies and travel information. This program will surely add one more stop on the adventure seeking fly-fisher's bucket list!

Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 20

6:30 – 7:30pm

Oak Grove Regional Park

4520 W 8 Mile Rd, Stockton, CA 95209

The public is welcome to come and join as the officers and board make plans and decisions about the upcoming club activities!

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show

February 22 – 24, 2019

Alameda County Fairgrounds

Gate 8 or Gate 12 Corner of Bernal and, Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Join the fun- attend seminars, take classes, browse booths and plan trips- all at the Pleasanton Fly Show!

Skills Workshop #4

Feb 23, 8am to noon

Four hours on the water dry fly fishing!


The club hopes to provide a number of
veteran fly fishers to assist those just
starting their fly fishing careers with the
objective of one coach to every two students
with more veterans if possible.
The student is expected to be equipped
with:
4 or 5 weight rod, reel and floating line.
Waders, neoprene or dry.
Wading boots
Fishing vest
Catch and release net
Protective glasses
Stream tools such as nippers, forceps, tie fast, tippet material and a selection of flies.

Fly of the Month

Feb 27th, 6pm to 8 pm, Oak Grove Regional Park Nature Center


This month we will tie the second fly of the five required flies for the Bronze Medal in the Fly Fishers International Fly-Tying Skills Award Program- the Partridge and Orange Soft Hackle. This program is designed to develop and test tying skills and knowledge. A Bronze level tier must be able to use straightforward materials and techniques to tie a small number of simple flies of a sufficient quality and consistency to demonstrate the use of materials and techniques.    An important thing to remember as you are working your way through these Bronze Award Program flies is that your goal is to follow the recipe, tie a strong, durable fly and express the proper proportions of the fly and using proper and acceptable materials.   Class participants will receive a Bronze Level Handbook that contains tying information, the instructions to tie the five target flies and links to tying videos for the flies, the materials to tie at least 3 flies and support and instruction during class for the regular Fly of the Month fee of $5.

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!

Preserve our waterways

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!


Save the Date!

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!

Take the Challenge!

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!

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"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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