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Club Description
Amador Flyfishers (AFF) is a family-oriented organization established in 1991 to provide an opportunity for persons interested in fly fishing to share information, learn from others, experience fly fishing in various locations, and protect fisheries for future generations.

AFF meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM.  The meetings provide an opportunity to socialize with other fly fishers, learn new skills, share local fishing reports, and hear a presentation given by a prominent industry fly fisher.

When:

  • 6:30 Skills clinic
  • 7:00 Business Meeting
  • 7:30 Guest speaker

Where:

  • In person at the American Legion Post No. 108, 11350 American Legion Drive, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Or online via Zoom.  To obtain the Zoom link simply RSVP to the meeting and the link will be sent a day or so before the meeting.

• Event Calendar
• Trip Reports 
• Club Web Site
• Membership Application
• Liability Waiver
•  Joining A Zoom Meeting

Upcoming events (4+)

Steelhead on the Mokelumne River

Mokelumne River Day Use Area

AMADOR FLYFISHERS FISHOUT POLICY:
This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s).
AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click the link for the waiver. http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Forms/2023_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liability-FILL-IN.pdf
Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are strongly encouraged to attend.
Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or loaner equipment.
Be courteous and change your RSVP to “Not Attending” if you are unable to attend the outing so that we are not waiting for you. You can also contact and inform the Fishmaster or another attending member. For safety reasons let the Fishmaster or another attending member know if you leave an outing early. Otherwise, we will be searching for you at the end of the outing.

We will be fishing for Steelhead and Rainbow Trout below Camanche Dam in the Mokelumne River Day Use Area, east of Clements.
This is a walk and wade trip. It will be easy to difficult wading depending on flows.
Make sure you have a 2023 California Fishing License and 2023 Steelhead Report Card. By regulation, the report card must be filled out with the date and location code before fishing.

We will meet at the first parking lot on the left after you enter the Day Use Area.

DIRECTIONS
Google Maps directions from Jackson: https://goo.gl/maps/jqZ1dWep3GE2. When coming from Jackson, take 88 towards Clements. At the intersection with 12 (a traffic light), turn left. You will see a sign for the hatchery. Immediately after the sign, turn left on McIntyre Road. At the end of Mcintyre Road turn right. In less than a ¼ of a mile you will see the parking lot on the left.

EQUIPMENT
· 5 wt to 8 wt fly rod & reel
· Floating or sink tip fly line
· 2X to 4x leader
· 3x or 5x tippet
· Indicator and split shot
· A wading staff and a PFD can also be very helpful
· 2023 Calif. Fishing License and 2023 Steelhead Report Card

Flies
Copper John, streamers, Egg Sucking Leech, Wooly Bugger, egg patterns, rubber leg stoneflies, Pheasant Tail, Hares Ear, San Juan Worm, Caddis Pupa, Prince Nymph, midge patterns, your favorite Steelhead flies.

Most productive fishing will be nymphing. Streamers can be effective. There isn’t much surface bug activity, so dry fly fishing generally is not done. There may be salmon eggs in the system, so egg patterns may be productive.

Member Meeting with Mike Pease FLY FISHING THE LOST SIERRA

11401 American Legion Dr

When:
6:30 Skills Clinic
7:00 Business Meeting
7:30 Guest speaker: Mike Pease

FLY FISHING THE LOST SIERRA

Mike Pease is a fly-fishing guide, the owner of Mike Pease Adventures and founder of the Feather River Fly Fishing School in Plumas County near Graeagle, California. Mike grew up trout and steelhead fishing with his father and grandfather on many of the well-known streams of Northern California. He took his skill and art to a new level when he learned to fly fish over 30 years ago in the Greater Redding area with many of the masters of the North state. Mike is a patient and skilled fly-fishing instructor and guide. He combines a career as a Stanford-trained educator with a lifetime of fishing and adventure to provide a unique approach to the pedagogy of teaching others to fly fish. Mike strives to make you a client for life while helping you hone your angling skills and serving all of your fly-fishing needs.

Putah Creek

Putah Creek Wheelchair Trail & Restroom

This outing is available to AFF Paid Club Members and their guest(s).
AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver to the Fishmaster prior to fishing. Click the link for waiver. http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Documents/2020_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liablilty_FILL%20IN.pdf
Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are strongly encouraged to attend.
Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or loaner equipment.

Putah Creek is challenging Wild Rainbow Trout Fishery which can be very productive. We’ll be fishing the tailwater of Lake Berryessa a 4.5 mile stretch of water between Monticello Dam and Lake Solano.

We will be meeting at 7:30 AM at Putah Creek Parking Site 4 on Hwy 128 approximately 2 miles west of Pleasant Valley Road (Hwy. 179).

Parking Fees: $10

Recommended Equipment and Flies
• 5 or 6 WT Rod with floating line
• 4X or 5X Tapered Leaders
Fly Patterns
Nymphs
Pheasant Tail #16 - 18
S & M Nymphs #16 - 18
Copper Johns #16 - 18
Prince Nymphs #14 - 18
Zebra Midge #18 - 20
Juju Baetis #18
Juju Midge #18
Micro May #18
Putah Riffle Special #18
WD-40 #16 - 20
Brassie #16 - 20
Serendipity #18
Wet Flies
Soft Hackle #14 - 18
Birds Nest #14 - 18
San Juan Worm #6 - 8
Dry Flies
Adams #18
EH Cadis #18
Streamers
Woolly Bugger #4 - 6
Sculpinzilla #4
Zonker #4
Hero Sculpin #4 - 6
Links
Putah Creek Map:
https://putahcreektrout.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/putah-creek-fishing-access-map-clean.pdf
Putah Creek Stream Flows:
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=11454000&agency_cd=USGS
Putah Creek Fly Fishing Advice:
https://www.keepcalmandflyfish.com/2017/05/how-do-i-fish-this-putah-creek.html
https://putahcreektrout.org

Pyramid Lake 2023

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DETAILS: This is a multi-day outing at Pyramid Lake, Nevada targeting Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Wednesday March 15 - Saturday March 18, additional details on locations and times TBD.

FISHMASTER: Ron Calvert (direct contact info provided after sign-up)

POLICY: IF YOU PLAN TO GO, RSVP THROUGH MEETUP! Members and guest(s) of all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. AFF Paid Members inviting guest(s) are responsible for the needs of their guest(s) and getting the signed Liability Waiver (link to AFF website below) to the Fishmaster prior to fishing: http://amadorflyfishers.org/AFF_Forms/2023_AFF%20Release%20of%20Liability-FILL-IN.pdf
Contact the Fishmaster if you or your guest(s) would like to request instruction or any loaner equipment. If you RSVP but later are unable to attend, please be courteous and change your status to “Not Attending” so that we are not waiting for you. You can also directly contact and inform the Fishmaster or another attending member. Similarly, for safety reasons let the Fishmaster or another attending member know if you leave an outing early. Otherwise, we will be searching for you at the end of the outing.

DIRECTIONS: Pyramid Lake is located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Reservation, 33 miles northeast of Sparks via Nevada Route 445 (Pyramid Way). Approximate elevation is 3800 feet. The small town of Sutcliffe (39°56'50"N 119°36'13"W) serves as a central reference point, and home to Pyramid Lake Lodge (f.k.a. "Crosby's") with a bar, restaurant, and small store for general provisions.

LICENSE: A special permit is required to fish Pyramid Lake (available in 1-to-3-day increments). Permits can be purchased online at https://plpt.nagfa.net/online/, or in person at the Pyramid Lake Lodge or Ranger Station/Marina in Sutcliffe. Cost is $24 per day ($62 for a 3-day permit). Additional permits are required for launching boats, but not float tubes.

LODGING: Perhaps the most common lodging option is to stay at one of the casino hotels in Sparks/Reno, ~35 miles south of the lake. Common choices include the Western Village Inn [www.westernvillagesparks.com, (800)[masked]], or the Nugget Casino Resort [www.nuggetcasinoresort.com,[masked]]. Overnight lakeside camping requires a permit ($32 per night, $82 for 3-night stay). The Pyramid Lake Marina (775)[masked] or (775)[masked] offers an RV Park with 30-Amp hookups at $40/night, but expect limited availability. Also, Pyramid Lake Lodge offers a variety of travel trailers and mobile home trailers; these are usually fully booked 6 months in advance, but cancellations/openings sometime pop up [https://pyramidlakelodge.com/lodging/, Janet @ (775)[masked]].

FISHING TACTICS & EQUIPMENT:
Typically either casting/stripping or indicator nymphing. Depending upon the shoreline and weather fishing may be done from shore or use of a ladder. Fishing from a float tube or boat is possible, but less common due to weather.
Ladder: 6-8' step ladder; must have a permanent tag affixed that has the owner's name, address, and phone number.
Rod/Line: 7-9 weight rods with sink tip or full sinking lines for stripping, floating line for indicator fishing.
Leader/Tippet: 5–12' length of 12-20 pound test monofilament or flurocarbon (tapered leaders not required).
Flies: [some examples can be seen here: https://renoflyshop.com/pyramid-flies/]
* Woolly Buggers in Black ("Midnight Cowboy"), Olive ("Martini Olive"), Chartreuse, Purple sizes 4-8
* Foam ("Popcorn") Beetles in Black, Chartreuse & White, Olive Green, Purple (size 8?)
* Chironomid patterns ("Albino Wino", others) sizes ~8-12
* Balanced Leeches in White, Olive, Black, or Purple.

Past events (297)

Trinity River Steelhead Fishout

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