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Our club has lost our dear Harvey Hamlow. Harvey was funny, kind and a dear friend to many for over 70 years- plus a great angler and committed member of DFF. So many people have shared stories of Harvey reaching out to them on outings and showing them and supporting them in fly fishing. His family has generously chosen Delta Fly Fishers as the recipients of memorial donations made on behalf of Harvey. Click below for more information.
Harvey's memorial service on Tuesday afternoon, June 8, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620.
Every summer, DFF doesn't hold monthly meetings or fly tying classes. This allows our members to get out and fish! Topwater bass on the Delta is picking up and the local rivers are all open. If you have any questions about what and where to fish, send a message to this website and we will connect you to the information.
We will have our casting practice and some outings for you to fish with other club members and enjoy the fun of fly fishing! Look for the email updates every week! See you on the water!
August 4th: Community Clean up at Oak Grove Park 6 pm to 7 pm
4520 Eight Mile Rd, Stockton, CA 95209, United States
Let the gate know you are with DFF to waive the entry fee!
Join us in taking care of our local waters including our very own Oak Grove Park! We will have garbage pick up equipment available and anyone that shows up will be entered in a drawing for a fly box of trout flies and a box of Delta flies! There will also be a casting challenge- Hit the targets on your first try and win a fly! This is a chance for us to touch base before our president's meeting next week. All our welcome. Wear a mask if you prefer. Hope to see you there!
August 6th: Tying with Leo!
Join us from 2:30 to 5:30 on Friday, August 6th to tie with Leo in his garage. It is looking like we are going to bust out with some foam to make some crease flies but you are also welcome to bring the fly of your choice. We talk, we tie, we snack and we laugh. It is always a good time. Text or call Amy for the address at 209-329-4801.
August 11th: President's Meeting at Mettler Winery
7889 E Harney Ln, Lodi, CA 95240, United States
Join us for the start of our fall programming and our first in person meeting! Meet at Mettler winery at 6:30 pm for a social gathering. We will be exchanging fishing stories and reconnecting! Look for a great raffle too! Water and soda will be provided. A few munchies will be there too! Can't wait to see all of you!
August 13th Casting Practice in Stockton; 5pm to 7 pm
Our monthly casting practice will be in Stockton this month at Nelson Park. We practice on the Brookview side of the park along the easement. https://www.yelp.com/map/nelson-park-stockton
August 18: Board of Directors Meeting; 6:30 – 7:30pm
Monthly on the third Wednesday. Open to the public via Zoom and in person.
August 21st: North Fork Stanislaus Sampler
N. Fork Stanislaus Drainage is a classic mix of small streams into the river and is home to healthy populations of brook, brown, and rainbow trout, eager to eat a well-presented fly. During this two-day skills class, you will learn skills in technical dry fly fishing, fly presentations, casting, and approaching fish. While learning new locations in this area. This class is appropriate for ages 10+. Class Summary: ● Meeting Time: 8:30 AM in Arnold, CA on Weekends ● Instruction & Free Fishing Time: ~ Saturday 6-7 hours in 2 locations, Sunday 1-2 Locations fishing depending ● Cost: $ 1600 for up to 6 people The fishing Agenda will be decided as we get closer to the date If you have your own fly fishing equipment, please feel free to bring them. ● 9 foot 4-5 weight rods ● Wading boots ● Snacks and water, with the new COVID environment we are not providing food or drink What to Wear: ● Short and t-shirts are preferred ● Water shoes or Wading Boots ● Hat and sunscreen (or other sun protection you require) ● Bug spray ● *** Important: Bring socks to be worn inside wading boots (thicker is better) Hotels in the area, if needed: ● The closest hotel is the Meadowmont Lodge in Arnold Ca. For more information, contact Steve Slater at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Hood at email@example.com Delta Fly Fishers Members are welcome to stay at no charge at Dena's cabin. Let Amy know at 209-329-4801 if you are interested in this lodging.
September 8: 6 pm to 8 pm: CLub BBQ and Epic Raffle!
Let's get together for a great meal and an epic raffle! The club donations have piled up over the last year and a half and now that we can get together- we are ready for an EPIC raffle! Join us for the traditional steaks provided by the club. We will also provide sodas and water. Please bring your own cutlery, plates and any sides you would like to have with your steak!
September 10th: 5 pm to 7 pm
Casting Practice at Oak Grove Park
The silver medal FFI casting challenge will be set up tonight. Come and test your casting skills against the challenges! New to fly fishing? We always have an intro to casting area set up! Come and join us!
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