MTFF is a fly fishing club in Marin County, CA.  Since 2004, we have been bringing together fly anglers to share knowledge, experience, and good times. We host monthly meetings, fishing trips, casting clinics, and social dinners and events.  Our members span all skill levels from beginner to veteran.  We offer membership to anyone interested in fly fishing regardless of the skill level.  Prospective members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings,  meet current members, and learn more about us.  If you would like more information please email info@mttamflyfishers.org.

Upcoming events

September 28 through Oct 2 , MTFF Outing to East Carson River and Heenan Lake  

The East Carson River, both above and below Hangman’s Bridge, should be fishing well by this date.  Use a 5 wt or 4 wt rod, Woolly Buggers in olive or black, Caddis are hatching, PMD's and BWO's and of course hoppers are all over the place along with ants.  I'd certainly skate a stimulator in yellow or orange. Parachute Madam X in yellow or chartreuse. Nymphing: try a micro mayfly, EC caddis, PT, hare's ear, little yellow stone, caddis pupa, San Juan worms.

Larry Lack is hosting a MTFF trip to fish the East Carson River (near Markleeville) and then Heenan Lake  Wed, Sep 28 through Sun, Oct 2.  The East Carson, either above or below Hangman’s bridge, should be fishing well this early fall, and will leave Wed a.m. to hit that water on Wed, Thurs, and Fri, then will have several kickboats to use on Heenan, possibly Fri afternoon, Sat, and Sun, leaving for home late Sun afternoon.  I’ll have all the flies needed, can loan you a kickboat (if you let me know you’re attending), fins, instruction, an intermediate line if you’d like to strip some streamer patterns to hook up with huge Lahontan Cutthroat that grow in that lake.  I can also bring some 6 wt rods which you might find helpful, as many of those huge Lahontans are well over 6-7 lbs.   I have accommodations reserved at for the 4 nites at Woolfords Inn, just outside of Markleeville, with a 2-bed room for $88/nite (which includes all the taxes).  Let me know if you’d like to split the costs.  Accommodations can also be found at the Carson River Resort, just south of Markleeville, with cabins from $110/nite.  There are several good little restaurants in Markleeville.

Heenan Lake contains huge Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.  The lake is only open starting on the Friday of Labor Day weekend and goes until the last Sunday of October.  Heenan is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from sunrise to sunset. No bait is allowed, only barbless hooks may be used, and all fish must be released. The eggs from Heenan are being used at hatcheries around the United States in an attempt to bring back the cutthroat. The fish here can be big sometimes pushing 30 inches!  Tackle recommendations include 5 or 6 wt rod, Intermediate line with Woolly Buggers or Leech patterns, or sink tip or full sinking line with large midge patterns or the same types of flies used at Pyramid Lake.  Make certain your barbs are pinched.  It’s a $490 fine for every barbed hook on your rig.  You’ll also need a float tube, kick boat, or pontoon boat.  If you need a kick boat, let me know.  I have 4 extras.   Please let me know if you’re planning on joining us, and what dates. 

 Larry Lack 415-307-5363

email:  larrylack82@gmail.com


From Sacramento, drive east on U.S. 50 toward South Lake Tahoe to the junction with Highway 89. Turn south on Highway 89 and drive over Luther Pass to the junction with Highway 88. Turn left and drive to Woodfords and Highway 89. Turn right onto Highway 89 and drive through the town of Markleeville.   A few miles past Markleeville is the Carson River Resort, with cabins, RV connections, and a scenic campground right on the river.  To get to Heenan Lake, proceed south on Hwy 89 toward Monitor Pass. Just before the summit of the pass, turn left onto a short dirt road that leads to a parking area for the lake.


Join club members on our annual outing to Dunsmuir and "best of the year" October fishing on the Upper Sacramento, McCloud and Pit Rivers.  Great Saturday night dinner at Mount Shasta Resort!

This event is one of the most fun we have every year.  Members can camp at one of the beautiful campsites along the Upper Sac (we will have details soon) or stay at one of the great little motels in Dunsmuir or Mt Shasta or even the Mt Shasta Resort.

Come on up on Friday and catch the evening rise or head out early on Saturday and beat the traffic out of town.  Members are invited to meet up at the riverside picnic are in Dunsmuir's City Park at noon on Saturday.  Experienced members like Larry Lack will be happy to share the best places and the right flies.  Several other members have volunteered to introduce the McCloud and Pit rivers to members who have some prior fly fishing experience and don't mind a moderate hike to the water.

Saturday night features a festive Dutch Treat dinner at the Mt Shasta resort (starts at 7:00) and a great opportunity to meet other members and swap stories and tips.

These are the best three rivers in California and they are there for you.  Many members make this a "spouse accompanied" trip and we encourage this on all Club trips.  Hope you can come.

Questions?  email info@mttamflyfishers.org


Monthly Fly Tying October 21

Dear FF Colleagues:

Friday, October 21, is our Friday Night Fly Tying session at The Club at McInnis Park, 6:30 – 8:00.

Vises, tools, and all materials will be provided to attendees.

Hope you can join us.

Larry Lack

The Board Room at The Club at McInnis Park.  This is the same room our board uses the third Tuesday of every month.  It’s actually more central to all of Marin, and again we can use it for free as long as a few folks order something off the menu; like a beverage, or a small salad, or quesadillas, or cheeseburger, etc.

If you’ve never been to The Club, go east on Smith Ranch Rd, past the Regency Theaters, then past several soccer pitches, all the way to the end and you’ll see The Club.  Go in the entrance to the restaurant, turn right and proceed past the Golf Pro Shop to the Board Room.

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