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 27 Club Meeting "Flyfishing the Truckee Area with Matt Heron--A Guide's Perspective"

Date: Tuesday,

September 27 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Town Centre Shopping Mall, Room 201

Matt grew up catching trout and bass in the historic Adirondack Mountains, and not long after was chasing the huge trophy steelhead, browns and salmon in the Great Lakes tributaries every fall and spring. Little did Matt know that his first rod and reel outfit from Sage in 1991 would change his life forever.

After double majoring at University of Morrisville and University of Cortland, Matt would begin his full time career in fly fishing. He is a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and worked for the International Federation of Fly Fishers in Livingston Montana as his first job out of college where he also became a Certified Casting Instructor.

Currently Matt runs his Fly Fishing School and Outfit
ter (http://mattheronflyfishing.com/) in Squaw Valley and Truckee in Lake Tahoe, CA. He has quickly turned his school at Resort at Squaw Creek into one of the premier fly fishing education programs in the country. His guide staff primarily focuses on the Truckee and Little Truckee rivers on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.

In the off season, Matt can be found exploring the world’s finest destination and lodges hosting trips with clients and friends. As a sight fishing junkie, it’s hard to beat fishing crusing the flats!

Matt has also recently accepted a position with Cast Hope as the Reno/Tahoe Regional Director. Cast Hope is a non-profit dedicated to getting youth on water by providing complimentary gear and guide trips.

Matt resides in Truckee California with his beautiful wife Lulana and their son, Declan.

Monthly Fly Tying September 16

Dear FF Colleagues:

Friday, September 16, is our Friday Night Fly Tying session at The Club at McInnis Park, 6:30 – 8:00.

Fly of the month

Fly to be announced.   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.

Hope to see you there.

Fish Sun Valley

Our friends at TU are sponsoring a great trip to Idaho.  Many members of each organization are also members of the other.

North Bay Trout Unlimited is organizing a trip to Sun Valley, Idaho for four days and four nights of great fishing, hiking, biking, and sight-seeing this September 2016.  We will be staying just north of Ketchum on the Big Wood River. The accommodations may be seen here. <https://www.naturalretreats.com/us/destinations/united-states/west/sun-valley/accommodation/north-hulen-way-400-hulen-meadows>
The trip begins the evening of Tuesday, September 6th and departs on Saturday, September 10th. The cost includes breakfast and lunch every day with dinner served on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The accommodations are steps away from the Big Wood River as well as a bike and hiking path which runs North toward the Sawtooth Mountains and South for over fifteen miles through Ketchum to Bellevue. There are many activities in this historical area and you will be two miles from downtown Ketchum, the center of shops and restaurants. Conde Naste lists Sun Valley as the #2 vacation destination!
There are many types of fishing opportunities including out your back door on the Big Wood River's Catch & Release section for rainbow and brown trout, small creeks, beaver ponds and the Queen of Idaho spring creeks and Silver Creek, 25 minutes south, where rainbows average 14” and browns run to 36”. Fish with anywhere from # 22 baetis and tricos to large grasshoppers and beetles. It is truly a fishing classroom and a beautiful stream with abundant wildlife, even the occasional moose!
You will be hosted by fishermen with over fifty years of experience in the area. Guides are available at all the local outfitters in Ketchum. They also have equipment rentals:  www.picaboangler.com <http://www.picaboangler.com/>  or http://silver-creek.com/ <http://silver-creek.com/> . Bicycle rental shops are abundant and there is plenty to do in addition to fishing. We will be only thirty minutes from the Stanley Basin, the Sawtooth Mountains, and the River of No Return (Salmon River.)
The cost for four nights with all food and fishing info:
$600 per person - Bunk room. Shared with one other person. If using more than two bunks - $1400.
$800 per person - Shared twin room (or private for a couple), beds either king or two twins & shared bath.
$900 per person -  Sold out - fireplace, king size bed, and luxury bathroom with spa tub ($1800 per couple or $1600 per single).
It's an eleven hour drive from the Bay Area or flights are available directly from San Francisco to Hailey, ID where car rentals are available. Less expensive flights are available to Boise with a two and a half hour drive to Ketchum.
This trip will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A $300 deposit will secure a spot.  Please include which accommodation is best for you. Make the check to NBTU and send to George Starn, 220 Corte Colina, Novato, CA 94949.  If you have any questions email George at gstarn@sbcglobal.net <mailto:gstarn@sbcglobal.net>  or phone 415-883-7447.  All proceeds will go to NBTU

RIO Line Demo Day at GGACC Featuring Simon Gawesworth on Saturday August 27
Fly lines are the most overlooked and possibly most important piece of your fly casting system.  This is true for both single-hand and Spey rods.  Discover which fly line is right for you and your rods on Saturday, August 27th at the RIO Line Demo Day at the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club ponds in San Francisco.  Head RIO line designer and world famous casting instructor Simon Gawesworth, along with local RIO pros and members of GGACC will be on-hand with an assortment of RIO single-hand and Spey lines for you to demo on your own rods or on Sage and Redington rods that will be provided for the event.  Participants will be eligible for raffle prize drawings (must be present to win!).  All participants will receive a special discount coupon redeemable for 20% off any RIO fly line at 8 top fly shops in Northern California (see list below).  Free lunch sponsored by The Fly Shop.  The event runs from 9 AM until 3 PM and is free and open to the public.
There will be two special casting demonstrations by Simon Gawesworth:

  • 10 - 10:45 AM - Simon Gawesworth - "The Importance of Fly Lines & How Tapers Affect Their Performance"
  • 1:30 - 2:15 PM - Simon Gawesworth - "Casting Demonstration - Single handed Rods & Two-handed Spey Rods"
Remember to mark your calendars for Saturday August 27 from 9 AM - 3 PM for this very special event and be sure to bring your own rods to "test drive" all the latest RIO lines.  You are welcome to use the ponds to cast Spey lines as well so bring your waders and boots.


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