One of fly fishing’s greatest twentieth-century pioneers is none other than Joan Salvato Wulff. She has been participating in the sport for more than seventy years, and she has singularly proven that fly fishing is not just a man’s sport.
Brenda is hosting at her home, and providing a meal of soup, salad and bread. The night's activities will include a video on fly box organization and time to sort and organize your flies. The year's planned activities will be shared. Brenda is providing dinner.
Knot tying practice and leader creation for indicator, streamer, dry and tightline. Everyone will walk away with all four set ups ready to go and fish. Materials and flies and storage system included.Open to club in afternoon. Location TBD.
Go through your equipment with other anglers, clean lines, repair waders, match up rods and reels. Let's make sure we are ready to fish!
Ryan is an amazing angler and guide and a heck of a nice guy. Go out with Ryan and catch bass on his home lake. This outing will have a guide fee involved. More info to come!
This is a repeat of our casting clinic from 2023. The morning will be dedicated to the women's welcome where casting skills are supported by women casting instructors. The afternoon will have all activities open of the public but the morning is for women anglers.
Spend the weekend relaxing in Dena's cabin and exploring local waters including the one fly contest at White Pines.
Mary found a great spot for us to put our float tubes in and pursue some bass!
This is an opportunity to become familiar with your flotation device. We will add safety lines to vessels and go through getting in and out of flotation devices as well as fishing tips once in your float tube, pontoon or kayak. We will fish and have lunch too!
This is a perfect outing for a newer angler. Short casts and topwater blowups on the Delta with Captain Bryce Tedford. There will be room for 4 anglers. Two get breakfast and a half day outing and two will get lunch and the second half of the day. This is a fun and relaxed day where you will have lots of opportunities to hook some fish!
Our own queen of Tenkara will lead us on an outing to Clark's Fork where Dena will lay out her collection of Tenkara style rods for everyone to try.
Let's repeat the fun we had last year wit Bryant from Eco Adventures. This outing will involve a guide fee and we will travel as a group to explore angling areas in and around Yosemite.
We are heading back to Bridgeport and we will explore the area and fish with Andrew Sears from Walker River Outfitters.
Gilligan will guide us through a clinic with the opportunity for a guided day available the second day. Leo has graciously offered for us to use his cabin as lodging. This will involve a guide fee for the clinic and, if you opt for a guided day, a fee for that.
Winter is the time to work on your tying skills and we will have a super supportive, low stress instruction in basic tying skills as well as some yummy food. Come and join the fun- no need for tools or supplies. Tools to borrow will be available and all supplies provided.
DFF will be hosting a fly tying day and we will incorporate some women's activities and resources.
We were so looking forward to starting our year off with this indicator clinic but high flows on our local rivers have caused its cancellation.
What a fun afternoon we had! Thanks to all who came out and joined us as we answered questions and shared experiences. Looking forward to fishing with you all!
What fun we had! Eleven women turned out for a morning of casting instruction followed by lunch and and afternoon of participating in the Fly Casting Skills Development program. A special thanks to Sarah Trenschel, certified casting instructor who volunteered her time wiht us on this day. Looking forward to next year!
Always a fun time with Dena! A great group gathered at her cabin and explored the local fly shops. Saturday was One Fly Contest where fish were caught and fun was had! Love this annual event! Thanks for being such an awesome hostess Dena!
Our morning at Rancho Seco was a beautiful and mild day. Everyone made sure they have grab ropes and practiced getting in and out of their float tubes. The boat ramp area and warm water made practicing getting in and out and recovery casts safe for all participants. The anglers then roped in the blue gill and crappie until lunch! Fun day!
The Wulffies had a great time fishing for smallmouth bass with Captains Al Schmatsky and Bryce Tedford. The day started early with coffee and pastries as the first group of anglers hit the water. Most morning action was subsurface with the anglers bringing fish into the boats. The first group’s half day ended and the second group hit the water, finding the warming water temperatures conducive to topwater action. Dena whipped out her Tenkara and caught some fish on this fun rod- We discovered if you want to put a bend in a rod, you should catch bass on a Tenkara! The day ended with yummy Mexican food at the marina restaurant. There is a reason this is one of our most popular women’s outings- because fish are caught and fun is had! This will definitely be on our calendar for 2024!
This was an amazing trip! We had 7 anglhers adventure to Yosemite. Friday included a guided adventure with three separate fishing spots with Bryant from Eco Adventures. Fish and fun were had by all. Day 2 of fishing led us to Carlon Creek where our anglhers put their new skills to the test catching wild and planted trout. Sunday morning wrapped up at Rainbow Pools with some tougher fishing in a beautiful setting. This one was what dreams are made of! Already planning next year!
September 10th: Women's Outing- Adventures in Narnia! We headed up Hwy 80 to the North Fork Campgrounds for a dry fly adventure. Fishing was tough but the setting was gorgeous and our charcuterie style lunch was delicious. Thanks to all who took the drive and explored this beautiful spot!
This was an amazing trip! So many fish were caught. So much water was explored. So much fun was had. Special thanks to Andrew Sears of Walker River Outfitters for two amazing days guiding our anglhers to amazing fish on the Walker River!
What a gorgeous day we had in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Casting and Angling ponds. So much was learned and so much fun was had!
Delta Fly Fishers actively seeks to support all anglers on the water! We have a very supportive membership and a growing group of women anglers that enjoy being on the water and helping others develop their skills and outdoor opportunities.
2022 Women's Activities!
January 29, 2022; 9:30 to 1 pm at Day Use Parking Lot 1 at the Comanche Dam Fish Hatchery; Soup and Streamers
Women's outreach hosted its first outing of 2022! Thanks to our 8 participants for coming out and exploring the basics of streamer fishing. The day was super enjoyable- great weather, yummy food and amazing company. Looking forward to many more fun days like this with the Wulffies!
February 25th: A special thank you to all our female anglers who came out to the Fly Fishing Expo in Pleasanton! We had 10 women from our Wulffies attended. Our anglers explored the booths and took advantage of the casting lessons and casting challenge. We also had 4 anglers complete the scavenger hunt and Mary from Amador Fly Casters won the random drawing! It was great seeing everyone there. Thanks so much for coming!
March 13th: Tacos and Leader Ties! We had a great time on a small local river where the exciting highlight was Michelle catching an amazing 14 inch fish on this waterway that usually produces much smaller fish. We wrapped up this beautiful day with a taco lunch. What a wonderful time with great anglers!
April 23: Float Safety and Sandwiches: We spent the morning going through getting in and out of our float tubes and pontoons and then spent a relaxing day on the water until we shared a yummy lunch! Thanks to all who came out!
May 13-15: CANCELLED! So sorry- the organizers of this activity will be out of town and we have to cancel. Please feel free to join in the One Fly Contest though- It is always a fun time! Arnold Adventure! Enjoy a weekend at Dena's cabin. We will head up to Arnold Friday evening and fish for some fun blue gill. Saturday morning we will participate in the One Fly Contest on White Pines Lake. Sunday morning we will explore creeks and rivers in Big Trees State Park. The only cost will be entry into the One Fly Contest, transportation and your food. All participants must have a current liability waiver signed. Lodging available to DFF members only. Small streams can be fished with 3 or 4 wt rods. White Pines and larger rivers would do well with a 5wt. A flotation vessel such as a float tube and PFD are needed for the one fly contest.
June 10-12: West Walker Outing in Bridgeport: We have four slots available for a women's outing to Bridgeport. We are staying in a double queen room at the Walker Lodge with a river's view room. We will explore the Walker River in Nevada and some other local waterways. Food is no-host. Cost for 2 nights lodging is $125 per person with 4 occupants in the room. Rods recommended are 3 to 5 wt with dry-dropper set ups.
July 7-8: The women's Yosemite outing was a blast! We spent the first day of the outing in the valley taking in the sites as we rode bikes around fishing. We found some fish above Happy Isles! We had a late lunch/early dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel. We spent a comfortable and relaxing evening in Coulterville and found the most delicious restaurant in Greeley Hills. Dena said it was the top 3 breakfasts of her life! We then drove to Tuolumne Meadows and everyone caught double digits fish and everyone caught the Yosemite trifecta of Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout! One angler caught over 40 fish! What fun!
July 21, Women's Smallmouth Bass Outing- What a blast! WE had so much fun fishing with Captains Al Smatsky and Bryce Tedford. The fish, the company and the authentic Mexican food made for a spectacular day!
October 1st: Yosemite small stream outing! A repeat of the earlier outing based upon your requests! We will head up to Yosemite Saturday and fish until we get tired and/or hungry. We have a 6 capacity rustic cabin reserved. The cost will be splitting the cost of the cabin ($210) for those that spend the night. Sunday we will either return to Yosemite or fish nearby waters. Three weights and a desire to catch lots of beautiful trout required! Call Amy at 209-329-4801 to register. Two open spots left!
October 29nd: Sorry- We have to Cancel Micke Grove! Picnic in the Park: Let's meet at the Micke Grove Park Pond and we can fish for blue gill and small bass then enjoy a picnic together in the park! This is a low key day to enjoy each other's company in a beautiful local park! No charge for the outing but there is an entry charge into the park. Lunch provided. All are welcome. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
November: Need a day to recharge before the holidays? Come and join your fellow women anglers in Arnold for a day of tying, snacking and fellowship. No charge. We will be tying at least 6 patterns for the day. Tie as much or as little as you want. Snacks and lunch provided. Limited to 10 participants in a beautiful forest setting. Equipment available to borrow if needed. All participants must sign a waiver of liability to participate.
December 10th: Tying Day with Scott Sugimoto. See DFF homepage for details.Sorry