AmadorLogo2Amador 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 Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM the Amador County Administration Building located at 810 Court St., Jackson CA, 95642.  To socialize with other flyfishers, share local fishing reports, and to support fishery conservation issues. Drop in and check us out - visitors welcome!

 
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

August 19 2016 AFF Meeting at Lake Tabeuad

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All AFF Members:

Reminder - THE AUGUST AFF MEETING IS AN EVENING POTLUCK AT LAKE TABEAUD!

We will NOT be meeting in the Amador County Administration Building. Instead, our Tuesday August 19th meeting will be held at Lake Tabeaud!  (Lake Tabeaud is located roughly 8-10 miles east of Jackson, off of Highway 88/Clinton Road.)

If you'd like, bring your rod and fish the lake a bit in the early evening. Social hour will officially begin at 5:30pm, followed by a random potluck dinner at 6:00pm!  By random potluck, we mean there are no assigned dishes, so bring what you'd like: main dish, side dish, salad, dessert, what have you.  Likewise, it's Bring Your Own Beverages.  There are a few picnic tables around, but folding camp chairs are helpful if you've got 'em.  No RSVP's are needed - just show up! 

See you on the 19th at Lake Tabeaud!

Sunday, 10 July 2016 08:31

Lake Almanor Hex Hatch June 25, 2016

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A group of eight Amador Flyfishers converged on June 25th to fish the evening Hex Hatch at Lake Almanor. Attendees were Marci Cabral, Ron Calvert, Patrick Driver, Tom Giacomini, Dennis Larson, Jimmy McGraw, Charlie Moore, and Ray Mutter. Daytime temperatures were in the mid-80's with a light breeze, but in the evening the wind settled down and temperatures dropped enough to warrant an added layer for warmth.

Special thanks goes to Lance Gray, our fishing guide and instructor who provided an introductory tour of the west side of the lake, as well as an explanation of the Hexagenia Mayfly's lifecycle and their importance as a food source for trout. The afternoon tour showed us lake access points and explained the history and habits of the Lake Almanor's many species of fish.

Saturday, 09 July 2016 14:07

2016 AFF Santa Cruz Surf Fishing Outing

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AFF Santa Cruz Surf Fishing Outing

August 24-25, 2016

Fishmaster: Gary Slade; 209-295-4667; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rendevous Point: Rio Del Mar State Beach, Aptos.

Start Time will be Daybreak. Fishing should be concluded by 10:00AM.

Lodging: There is a Best Western on State Park Drive in Aptos which would be very handy, with restaurant, good bar, etc.

Dining: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola are nearby with many dining options.

There will be a BBQ Wednesday evening, August 24, at Jane Richter's campsite at New Brighton State Beach campground. Members of Sam Bishop's Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen will join us.

Monday, 30 May 2016 12:55

2016 AFF Indian Creek Reservoir Outing

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AFF Indian Creek Reservoir (ICR) Outing
Wednesday August 17 and Saturday August 20, 2016

Fishmaster: Tillman Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 209-559-2672. Feel free to contact me if you plan to attend and have any questions.

Rendezvous Point: 0800, Unimproved launch area at ICR

Lodging: Come out for the day or break out the camping gear and spend the night. Lodging can be found at places such as Woodfords Inn (530) 694-2410, Sorensen’s Resort (800) 423-9949 / (530) 694-2203, or other local hotels in the Markleeville/Hope Valley Area. Indian Creek may make for a good base camp to jump off and fish other local waters.

Dining: There is a store on 89 before you reach Airport Road, there are places to eat in Markleeville and Woodfords, and a plethora of restaurants in Gardnerville, NV.

Sunday, 29 May 2016 09:34

2016 Highland Lakes Outing

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July 27 & 30

Fishmaster This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 209-418-9945 

Rendezvous Point:  Highland Lakes, Upper Lake, which is the first lake you’ll come to. We’ll meet at the north end at 8AM on both days.

Lodging:  The only lodging in the area would be the campsites at and around the lakes. Be aware that the campsites are on a first come bases and fill up quickly on the weekends.

Dining:  There are no restaurants or other dining facilities in the area. Bring your own food and beverages as needed. I will have a BBQ grill available for your use.

May 20-22 was not a good weekend to fish Lake Davis, but we went anyway.  Five courageous souls from Amador Flyfishers (John Rogers, Bob Parkyn, Dennis Larson, Gary Slade, and Ron Calvert) battled mother nature to catch a few fish.

Overall fishing was slow and tough, but I would still put it down as a good trip. Our basecamp was the nearby Lake Davis Resort, where each night we thawed out and dried out over potluck meals and good stories. The weather was a harsh and memorable anomaly for late May. Daily temperatures bounced around in the 30's-40's on Friday and Saturday, warming up a bit on Sunday. Each day the mornings started off nice enough, but soon the winds picked up to 10-20 mph, bringing in SNOW on Friday and Saturday. Oh yeah, it was a full moon this past weekend too.  We noticed there weren't many other (crazy) people at the lake, but we didn't take that hint either.  

Fellow Fly Fishers,

It is with great disappointment that the Amador Fly Fishers must inform you that our “Catch It On a Fly” trout tournament has been cancelled due to the lack of sign ups. If you were one of the very few that registered and paid your entry fee, you will be reimbursed shortly.

In the coming months we will be reassessing “Catch It On a Fly” to see if the tournament will be scheduled again for next summer.

Would appreciate any feed back that you would like to share with Amador Fly Fishers as to why participation was lacking on the part of your organization/club.

Respectfully,

Dennis Larson
“Catch It On a Fly” Tournament Co-Chair

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Outings and Events Schedule

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Below is the tentative outing and event schedule for 2016.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to add an outing to this list, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add a different type of event.

Moderate

Day/Date

Location

Time

Fishmaster/Speaker

Species/Topic

*Difficulty

January 19 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Denny Rickards Fly Fishing Stillwaters NA

January 28-30

Trinity River

Thurs 10 AM

Fri/Sat 8 AM

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Steelhead

Moderate

February 12

Mokelumne River below Camanche

8:00 AM

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Steelhead

Moderate

February 16 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 TBD TBD

NA

March 5

Rim Fire Tree Planting

TBD

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Trees

Moderate

March 10

Mokelumne River @ Big Bar

8:00 AM

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Trout

Easy

March 12

Mokelumne River @ Big Bar

8:00 AM

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Trout

Easy

March 20 Marin Rod & Gun Club 9:00AM to 5:00 PM NCCFFF Festival of Fly Fishing NA

April 6-8

Pyramid Lake

TBD

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Trout

Easy

April 13

Arroyo Seco Ponds

TBD

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Bass

Easy

April 16-17 Introduction to Flyfishing Class 8:00 AM This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Class Easy
April 19 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Lance Gray The Hex Hatch NA

April 23

Arroyo Seco Ponds

TBD

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Bass

Easy

April 27

2016 International Fly Fishing Film Festival - Sacramento

Tower Theater - Sacramento

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CalTrout

Easy

April 30 Cameron Park Lake TBD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bass Easy

May 7

Flyfishing Class Outing

TBD

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Trout

Easy

May 13-14

Schadd's Reservoir

TBD

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Bass

Easy

May 17 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Guy Jeans Sierra Fly Fishing NA

May 20-22

Lake Davis

TBD

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Trout

Easy

May TBD

Caples Lake Ice Out

TBD

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Trout

June 3-4 Bass-n-Fly Tournament TBD BASS-N-FLY Bass Tournament
June 21 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Sam Bishop Flyfishing in the Surf NA

June 24-26

Lake Almanor

TBD

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Trout

Easy

June 29-30

Mammoth Lakes Area

TBD

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Trout

Moderate

July 21 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Rob Anderson Pyramid Lake NA

July 27

Highland Lake

All Day

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Trout

Moderate

July 30

Highland Lake

All Day

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Trout

Moderate

August 16 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 AFF Potluck Annual pot luck social NA

August 17

Indian Creek Reservoir

7 AM

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Trout

Easy

August 20

Indian Creek Reservoir

7 AM

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Trout

Easy

August 24-25

Surf Fishing, Santa Cruz

7 AM

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Misc

Moderate

September 14

Silver Lake

8:00

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Trout

Easy

September 17

Silver Lake

8:00

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Trout

Easy

September 20 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Jon Baiocchi Pontooning Rivers NA

September 23-25

McCloud River

TBD

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Trout

Moderate

September 30

Heenan Lake

TBD

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Trout

Moderate

October 1

Heenan Lake

TBD

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Trout

Moderate

October 18 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Fly Tying Symposium NA NA
November 15 Amador County Admin Building Fly Tying: 6:30, Meeting at 7:00 Matt Heron Cuba on the Cheap NA
November 27 Annual Dinner Mel and Fayes Diner No host bar 5:30, Dinner at 6:30 NA NA

*Difficulty relates to the level of difficulty in wading, access, or possibly the elevation.