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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.
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!
Join us at Rancho Seco to try out float tubes and pontoon boats. We will go over safety and practice getting in and out of the crafts. There are bass and blue gill in the lake so fishing will be fun! There will be boats to try or bring your own. PFD's are required as is signing a personal liability waiver. California fishing license required. Four weight rods will do nicely. Meet us at the first boat ramp at 9! There is a $12 entry fee.
A repeat of a women's favorite outing with DFF. We have 8 spots for half day trips fishing for smallmouth bass on the Delta. Valid California fishing license required and all participants must sign a DFF liability waiver. This outing is designed as a taste of Delta fishing (Which is a blast!) Smallmouth bass fishing involves short (20-30 foot) casts and great topwater action. This outing will provide 2 hour guided access to the Delta with all gear provided. Breakfast for the morning group and lunch for afternoon group provided. Total fee for outing is $75. Space is limited so if you are interested, sign up quickly!
Join Amy and Dena for some small stream fun! We will fish in or near Yosemite. You can bank on delicious food, great dry fly fishing and tons of fun! Three weight rods with floating lines recommended. Park entries fees may be required. Carpooling and lodging recommended as possible. Terminal flies will be provided. California fishing license required. Easy wading. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
Join us as we adventure out on fall days to fish some dry flies. Fall is an amazing time to throw dry flies. We will choose a location as the date gets closer. Stay tuned!
We will take to the rivers to explore the Eastern Sierras including the Walker River. Guide options may be available for those interested. We will visit Virginia Lakes for breakfast with CJ for sure!
The women's group will adventure into San Francisco's Casting and Angling Club for a day of free casting lessons and lunch.
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