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November 20th: The tradition of the Trout Bout at Oak Grove Park returns! We will man the snack bar and have a great time!
December 11th: Tying Day with Hogan Brown Look for an amazing day in which Hogan Brown shares fishing tips, locations and then leads you through tying multiple flies you would use in the waters he describes!
January 22nd: Our annual dinner makes its reappearance. The raffle will be epic as donations have continued throughout COVID shutdowns. Look for amazing company, some fish stories and lots and lots of prizes!
October 20: Board of Directors Meeting- Join us at 6:30 at the Nature Center at Oak Grove Park to go over club business! All are welcome!
October 22: Tying in Leo's Garage Learn from the master! Leo is a founding member of DFF and generously shares the secrets of his braided leaders, balsa poppers and el salto specials. Not to mention, he has shown us how to mat and frame our favorite pictures and flies. Come and learn from Leo!
October 27th: Fly of the Month- Join us for our second installment of Smitty's fly box. Last month we tied flying ants and double decker hoppers. This month we will be tying a mini rolling stone and a tungsten rubberlegs. There are at least a dozen of each pattern available. We will divide up the materials when we see how many arrive. No charge. Here are links and materials lists if you want to pre-tie or tie on your own these great patterns!
Hook: Daiichi 1730
Bead: 4 mm tungsten
Body: variegated chenille
Optional wire for weight
Mini Rolling Stone
Thread: UTC flat thread to match color scheme
Hook: Daiichi 1120
Bead: 4 mm tungsten
Tail/Legs/ Antenna: Goose Biots
Abdomen: Thin skin and medium wire
Thorax: Amber bug dug and thin skin
November 10: Monthly Membership Meeting with Patrick McKenzie
MacKenzie On The Fly LLC
Guided Fly Fishing in Northern California’s Bay Area
Summer/Fall Program: Offering guided trips on the Napa River, SF Bay & Petaluma River for Striped Bass.
Spring Program: Offering guided trips on Lake Berryessa & Lake Sonoma.
Captain Patrick Mackenzie
Being born and raised in Sonoma, I have had the pleasure of fishing Northern California from the Pacific coast up to the Sierra Nevada foothills…and everywhere in between. As anglers, California has an abundance of fisheries available to us; but the waters of the San Francisco Bay & it’s tributaries will always be my favorite.
I have great respect and admiration for Napa & Sonoma Valley, the history, and the fish who inhabit our Bay Area system. My passion for the sport of fly fishing is something I always enjoy sharing with others and the journey we take as anglers makes everyday on the water new and exciting.
November 17: Board of Directors Meeting at Oak Grove Nature Center starting at 6:30
November 20: Trout Bout Returns! Join the club as it operates the snack bar for the Oak Grove Trout Bout. We will need volunteers from 6 am to about 1 pm to prepare and sell food to the public during the Trout Bout.
November 24th: Fly of the Month with a holiday spin! We had a special request for a holiday ornament featuring a fly! All materials will be provided. Join us starting at 6 pm to create a wonderful holiday ornament.
Check out this great video captured by Ryan Williams who guided Gil Parker and John Walsh on the club outing.
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