Peninsula Fly Fishers

President's Message from Allen Cary

Our March 2023 newsletter can be viewed or downloaded HERE. This issue's highlights:

  • PFF participation at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show
  • Encouragement of youth participation in fly fishing
  • Spey class update
  • An interesting article on hook sets, forwarded from by PFF Director Bob Keane
  • Notes from our Conservation Chair, including information about the March 22nd IF4 Movie Fest being hosted by California Trout

Reach out to new members--take someone fishing!

Fly Tying Workshop Series being Planned

A subscription-based fly tying series is being planned, beginning with our June Workshop.  Members Dan McMillan and Frank Cavaliere are taking the lead on this initiative.  Classes will be designed for those wanting an introduction to tying, as well as beginner tyers wanting more instruction.  Anyone is welcome to sign up, however. Simpler and commonly used flies will be emphasized in this series.  Classes will be taught at the Highlands Community Club.

The required materials for each fly will be provided to participants, and they’ll receive enough material to tie 5 or 6 of each pattern. Those who sign up will be asked to contribute $60 for the series to defray costs to the Club. This is an absolute bargain, given the free instruction that’s included!

As some beginners may not have the necessary vise & tools, the club will arrange to lend introductory toolsets for the course duration.

Contact Dan or Frank to sign up.

March 16, 2023 General Meeting with Jonathan Hubbard

In his presentation, Jonathan described how to fish the Feather and Yuba Rivers during winter and spring seasons. It is recommended to download slides from his presentation (available HERE) as some WiFi issues were encountered during the meeting.

Jon is owner of First Light Fly Fishing, based in Sacramento, CA. He offers year round fly fishing opportunities in Northern California.



Phone: 916-799-3285

March 2, 2023 Workshop with Max Garrison

Max Garrison of Garrison Fishing Guides provided an excellent overview of where and how to fish the surf.  His primary targets are striped bass, perch and flounder, and he showed evidence that he knows how to get it done.  He covered the various ecosystems and waterways nearby, species of fish found here, types of water these fish live and hunt in, the food they eat, flies to be used, and tactics to catch them.  He spent time describing how to read the water, to cast, and to manage the line.

Max has been in operation for over 2 years, specializing in fish guiding and instruction. He focuses on lakes and reservoirs in the summer months, and fishing and guiding saltwater year-round.

February 16, 2023 General Meeting with Mike Pease - Fishing the "Lost Sierra"

Mike Pease described his home waters in the Plumas National Forest, also known as "The Lost Sierra." He discussed fishing the Middle Fork of the Feather River and the North Fork of the Feather River.  Included were his favorite hot spots, and how to fish them. 

Mike 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. He has been an Orvis Endorsed guide since 2015.

February 2, 2023 Workshop - Stonefly

Entomology with Bob Keane