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.
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, Rio Grande and Rio de Los Pinos 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, and South Fork Antelope Creek.
Jim joined Western Rivers Conservancy as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has spent more than 30 working professionally in the nonprofit sector. Jim is a past steering committee co-chair of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, and is an active member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. He is a member of numerous conservation organizations including Trout Unlimited, Flyfishers Club of Oregon, FFI, the Native Fish Society, and The Freshwater Trust among others. Jim holds a Bachelor of Theatre Degree from Willamette University. In his free time, you can find him fly fishing and hiking along the outstanding rivers of the West.
We want to let everyone know about our upcoming fishing events and invite you to put these on your calendar and send your deposit (if appropriate).
Luk Lake. Always an early season favorite, this 65-acre lake is less than 3 hours from your front door and harbors large trout and spawning bass. We are targeting March 18 for this trip, but we may go earlier if weather conditions allow. There will be many notices when we get closer to the date. Cost is about $130 p.p. Roy Little is hosting.
Feather River Steelhead. CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WATER CONDITIONS. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR A POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE. We have 3 boats and guides lined up to float this river for steelhead. Date is fixed at March 13. Warm weather steelhead and can be done as a day trip! Cost is about $215. Deposit with club is required. Jeff Franzini is hosting.
Pyramid Lake Cutthroat. This is classic ladder fishing for giant Lahontan cutthroat trout. Camp or stay in Reno. Date is fixed at April 10 and 11. Rob Anderson and his staff will guide this great trip, back for the 4th year. Cost is about $225 p.p. Jeff is your host.
Burney Falls (2 Days) – Fish on Your Own at Hat Creek, Pit, Baum Lake – Jeff will host. Before Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018.
Shad (Day trip in First Part of June) – Float with Guide Frank Duarte Event – Roy to host. Cost p.p. about $200.
Sugar Creek Ranch (2 Days) - June 19 & 20 – Float Tube or Shore Fishing Event – Jeff to host. Cost p.p. about $145 per day.
Missouri River (7 Days) - June 24 – 30 – Float with Guides & Wading Event – Roy to host. This is the club’s premier event. Private lodge (air conditioned and 6 private baths), all meals and three shared days with guide on America’s best dry fly river. Cost about $1400 p.p. Send your $750 deposit by February 28 to secure your spot (checks only, please). Missouri River 2018 Trip Writeup.docx
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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.
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.
Sam catches the world’s biggest freshwater fish on a fly…
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
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