WELCOME TO MTFFMTFF 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 email@example.com.
COMING UP: GREAT PROGRAMS THROUGH 2018
Sam traveled to Guyana on the North Coast of South America, where
he caught one of these elusive river monsters, the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish
known as Arapaima, with a fly rod. Hear the story of his adventure and about
these amazing Monsters of Guyana.
Master fly angler Jon Baiocchi has been fly fishing and tying flies since 1972, and is fly fishing guide, published author, educator, innovative tier, and an award winning public speaker giving fly fishing presentations to clubs and expos across the state of California, and the west coast.
• Thurs, Mar 29 - "Great Western Rivers" Jim Cox Western Rivers Conservancy Marin Rod & Gun Club
Jim Cox, Director of Donor Relations for Western Rivers Conservancy will make a presentation entitled “Sometimes To Save A River You Have To Buy It.” WRC has been working to conserve and protect lands on more than 60 rivers in eight western states. The presentation will focus on how WRC purchases riverlands across the West to protect and conserve vital river ecosystems and to provide compatible public access. Included in the program is stunning photography of past and current projects including work on some of the most iconic fly fishing rivers across the West including Idaho’s Salmon River, the Yampa and Rio Grande in Colorado, the Madison River in Montana, Washington’s Hoh River, Oregon’s John Day and North Umpqua Rivers and updates on California projects including Klamath/Blue Creek, South Fork Scott River, Little Sur and South Fork Antelope Creek.
MTFF's monthly fishing plan now has its own page. See the top nav bar for where and when we plan to fish!
Pebble Mine Would Put America Last
In a shocking about-face, the EPA has agreed to drop proposed restrictions that would have banned construction of the Pebble Mine in Alaska. This move paves the way for Northern Dynasty Minerals, - the Canadian company behind the mine and which has a terrible record of devastating spills and toxic releases – to seek permits for building the massive copper and gold mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay, where it would imperil the world’s largest run of Sockeye Salmon. The EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, made this decision after a half-hour meeting with the mining company CEO, and shocked all the remaining scientists in the EPA who have spent years researching this proposal and have unanimously concluded it would be a disaster and would ‘irreversibly’ destroy one of the most pristine and productive locations on the planet.
Just weeks after the EPA reversal, fishermen in Bristol Bay were reporting near-record levels for this year’s Salmon run, a testament to the strength of the $1.5 billion sustainable fishery that supports 14,000 local jobs and is central to the culture of Native peoples in SW Alaska. The colossal open pit Pebble Mine, which would be as deep as the Grand Canyon and generate 10 billion tons of toxic mining waste, was stopped in 2014 when the EPA study (twice peer reviewed) said the mine posed catastrophic risks to the Bristol Bay watershed. One of the main problems lies in the fact that the huge earth dam which will hold most of the toxic tailings lies almost on top of an active Earthquake fault. “In keeping with the Trump Administration’s pro-polluter, pro-extraction agenda, the EPA has utterly abandoned sound science and the people of Bristol Bay”, said Taryn Heimer, a scientist with NRDC’s Land and Wildlife program, which organization partnered with hundreds of grassroots organizations to convince the government to stop it in 2014. More than 80% of local residents oppose the Pebble Mine. To push the message, “No Pebble Mine. Not now. Not ever.” go to <nrdc.org/stoppebble
The fish thank you.
The Federal Clean Water Rule needs your help--This item is from our friends at Trout Unlimited
Please take a moment to express your opposition to EPA's proposal to rescind the Clean Water Rule and your support for protecting the Nation's headwater streams and wetlands. In a very busy year, this is one of the most important actions we are asking you to take.
Earlier this month the EPA announced a proposed rule that would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule. The 2015 Clean Water Rule did a good job of clarifying and restoring Clean Water Act protections for headwater streams and wetlands. President Trump directed his EPA to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and revert back to a far less protective standard. The new proposal includes a very short comment period for public feedback on the rollback process.
Providing less protection for America's headwater streams and wetlands, and allowing them to be more vulnerable to pipelines, gas development, and other forms of development, makes no sense.
Headwaters are the genesis of our country's iconic rivers. The Clean Water Rule was designed to ensure that our nation's small waters remain intact, and that the water flowing from them is fresh and clean. These waters are the spawning and rearing waters for trout, salmon and other wild and native fish that contribute greatly to the $50 billion recreational fishing industry in the United States. What's more, these streams send clean water downstream, where it's used to water our crops, cool our industrial generators and provide clean, fresh drinking water for our cities and towns.
Clean water is not a political issue. Protecting our watersheds and ensuring that clean, fresh water is available for fish, farms and communities is not an option - it is a responsibility.
It is critical that we let EPA know how important clean water and healthy watersheds are to sportsmen and women. Please contact the EPA and oppose its proposal to rescind the Clean Water Rule and support the 2015 Clean Water Rule in order to protect the Nation's headwater streams and wetlands.
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