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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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Check out Club Member Brian Pultz!

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Brian won the Costa Bass N Fly! 

If you were lucky enough to hear his presentation on fishing the Delta, you heard it from a two time winner! Congrats Brian! 

Here is what he shared on our Facebook page: 

"Thank you. The bite was tuff but we went for big fish and managed to get solid limits each day. No gigantic fish but in our 10 fish (5 each day) we had 4 fish over 3.5lbs and with our largest fish was a 5lb male. We only caught 1 fish under 12 inches the enter tournament. We will have stop by at the next meeting and brag. Thanks again Delta Fly Fishers, Inc. for you support."

Upcoming Events

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Burney area outing, June 13th -16th

Fishmiester Jerry Neuburger is hosting an outing in the Burney area, a state center for fly fishing. The area includes, Hat Creek, Fall River, Pit River, Burney Creek, and Baum Lake, Jerry will be staying at the PG&E Cassel Campground, space 14. The fisheries are made up of both stocked and wild trout. The campground at McArthur State Park is already full but at the time of this writing about a dozen campsites were open at the Cassel PG&E Campground, $21 per night. The Fall River, Pit River and Hat Creek offer opportunities to fish for trophy sized wild trout.

Baum Lake is a stocked fishery with plentiful numbers of both stocked and hold over trout. If you would like more information on this outing, please contact Jerry Neuburger, phone 209-39-5752, or gneuburg@gmail.com.

Board of Directors Meeting

June 19th

6:30 to 7:30, Oak Grove Nature Center


The public is welcome to join the board as they make plans for upcoming events!


Delta Outing

June 23rd

The meeting time is early! Meet at 5:30! Get your boat in the water to enjoy the tide change. Topwater bite should be on and the tide will help with navigation. Brian Pultz, winner of Bass-N-Fly will join us with advice for fishing strategy. We will launch out of Tracy Oasis Marina. Delta Bass Bugs will have flies available for sale that morning and afternoon as well as providing a BBQ lunch for everyone at 12:30. It is recommended that you bring exact change for the launch fee of $13 with a senior/veteran/police and fire discount rate of $10. Please send an email if you are coming so we know how many hamburgers to cook!

Open Casting Practice

June 28th

Bring your rod, reel, line and sunglasses and join fellow members as they hone their casting skills at Legion Park on the corner of Vine and Hutchins. We meet under the redwoods behind the tennis courts. Dena will have hoops and lines set up or you can do your own thing!, 5 pm to 7 pm

Outing to Lake Almanor

July 11th through the 14th

Come and enjoy the amazing Hex hath on this classic large trout fishery. There is nothing like fishing the evening away as these massive Hexogenia emerge and the large trout feed on them. This is a must experience for every angler! A floatation device is required. More info to come on campsites and gear recommendations!

Flyday Open Tying

Can't make it to Almanor? Then come to the House of Coffee on Friday July 12th from 5 to 7:30 and we can tie some flies and tell some fish stories! Coffee, tea, craft brews, smoothies and paninis are available for purchase.

One Fly Contest Sweep!

Ron Representing DFF in Style!

Ron Forbes brought home both trophies for DFF by catching the most fish as well as the biggest fish of the day. Ron was bringing fish in from the start of fishing to the close of the contest. Ron generously shared his techniques throughout the day but even with the sharing of strategies, no one was able to come close although many fish were caught throughout the day. Well done Ron!

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Conservation Alert!

In an upcoming vote on regulation of Striped and Black Bass that will affect California's Central Valley drainages and Delta fisheries,  apparent industry interests will be clashing with organized sporting advocate groups in their policy agendas.

The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta — representing the San Joaquin Valley agricultural and commercial water diversion stake holders — has petitioned the Calif. Fish and Game Commission to adopt higher bag limits along with lower size limits for black bass and stripers.

According to pubic advocates, these actions are perceived as having a strategic intent to eradicate Black and Striped Bass, in an attempt to undermine strong historical environmental activism within the sporting community by decimating the recreational resource. It is being suggested that this is to theoretically help clear the political decks for unopposed lobbying in support of increased upstream water use by developers. The proposal increases the bag limit on stripers from 2 fish to 6 and decreases the size limit from 18 inches to 12. It increases the black bass bag limit from 5 to 10 and decreases the size limit from 12 inches to 8.  These proposals are being interpreted by advocate groups to be catastrophic to breeding populations of these fish.

Get more info at the Bent-N-Ballistic Podcast episode number 58 on the topic. There will be a CA Fish & Game Commission meeting Jun 12th. Please attend if you can- sign the petition if you can't!

Sign the Petition!

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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"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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