Second Wednesday of the month.
7:00 pm. John R. Williams School, 2450 Meadow Avenue, Stockton.
Guests are welcome. Most meetings have a program.
DFF Board Meetings
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Nature Center, Oak Grove Park,
All general membership meetings are free to the public. Please come hear our invited speaker, meet our members, and enjoy our latest program. Find out what waters have been productive and preview upcoming club events and activities. Fun raffle at the end of the meeting.
For Mays’s meeting we welcome back master guide Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters. Jon has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is a California licensed fly fishing guide, published author, and is a featured writer, with numerous articles published in California Fly Fisher, Fly Fishermen, Sierra Fisherman and Northwest Fly Fishing. He’s also an educator, innovative tier, and an award winning public speaker giving fly fishing presentations to clubs, expos, and trade shows across the state of California, and Nevada. Jon serves on the Truckee Trout Unlimited Board of Directors, and volunteers his time with the South Yuba River Citizens League and to Tahoe Truckee Fly Fisher’s Cliff Frazier Memorial, a fly fishing program for kids. Born in San Jose, Ca in 1965, his Dad moved the entire family to Paradise, Ca in 1967 to be closer to prime fly fishing venues, and to raise his family in the spectacular forests of Northern California. Jon’s Dad, Bob Baiocchi, was inducted into the Federation of Fly Fishers Hall of Fame in 1999 for his peerless conservation work, and was a major influence in helping Jon hone his fly fishing skills at a very young age. After finishing high school, Jon opted out of college to pursue a career as a professional snowboarder, competing at a national level, starring in feature movies, and working with manufacturers in their research and development programs. After his career ended in 1993, Jon focused entirely on fly fishing, conservation, and learning even more of the intricate details of his home waters.
Jon now owns and operates Baiocchi’s Troutfitters guide service In Northern California where he has been guiding for the last 22 years. He has a reputation as a very hard working guide that’s been trained by some of fly fishing’s best known anglers and guides, both past and present. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious, and combined with his simple approach to teaching gives students the skills needed to be successful on all types of water. Moved by all things flora and fauna his passion for such is never ending. Sharing the knowledge with others is of the greatest importance to him now, and too see others progress, and reach the next level in fly fishing fulfills his life. It’s the legacy his father left him, and a cherished tradition that Jon will continue in his honor. His locations for guiding include Lake Davis, the Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Feather River, Frenchman’s Reservoir, the North Fork Yuba River, The Big & Little Truckee Rivers, The Lower Yuba River, and many secluded creeks in Eastern Plumas County. Jon’s philosophy on fly fishing is to keep it simple, be confident in your presentation, and have fun.
Jon has an all new PowerPoint program that was especially created for numerous fly clubs looking for a more technical program on fishing during the spring runoff in the Sierra, and other weather related periods of big water. “High Water Tactics” entails a look into the causes of high water, safety, turbidity and trout, water to target, tight line nymphing, fishing streamers, fighting large trout, equipment, and flies. Beautiful images and new detailed animated slides provide the audience with clear and concise information for future endeavors on the water while fishing during extreme conditions. This will be a program you do not want to miss!
June means it is time for the club BBQ!
The club will be following tradition in holding the club’s annual BBQ at the boat house pavilion, Oak Grove park.
New members, the club buys the steaks, 10oz, New York, and club members provide the side dishes and desserts.
We have some special events this year, Sam Sedillo from Trout Unlimited will give a short talk to the club about TU’s northern California activities. His presentation will be followed by a mega raffle which includes Redington boots, neoprene boot foot waders, a complete Cablela Wind River 6 weight rod, reel and line and the grand prize, a $475 Fish Cat float tube.
Food Assignments, A-D desserts, F-R side dishes, S-Z salads.