Peninsula Fly Fishers

May Meeting -- Mike Folden, Fly Fishing Specialties

  • May 20, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom meeting -- see details in newsletter


Photo courtesy of Fly Fishing Specialties

Mike Folden is one of the staff guides at Fly Fishing Specialities Fly Shop in Citrus Heights, CA.  Many PFFers have enjoyed numerous guided trips with Mike.

Topic:  Fly Fishing for American River Shad

Mike will present how to fly fish for American Shad, perhaps the most popular and successful fishery on the Lower American River in Sacramento.  Like striped bass, American Shad are an East Coast import that were first brought to California in 1871 and planted into the Sacramento River.  Their springtime migration with thousands of fish from the salt into Central Valley tailwaters and some coastal rivers to spawn helps jumpstart many fly fishers' seasons for spring and summer.


Mike Folden was born and raised in Northern California and introduced to fly fishing at a very young age by his grandfather, whom himself was a guide. Mike continues to proudly carry on his grandfather’s legacy as he guides, instructs and shares his knowledge. Mike is an outgoing, energetic and talkative individual who relishes the opportunity to guide our local fisheries. So, whether it's Steelhead, Shad, Stripers or Trout, whether you are new to the sport or an avid fly angler, Mike believes it's all about the journey. He likes to approach the sport from the angle of keep it simple and fun. Whatever river or species you would like to fish and experience, Mike looks forward to working with you to create a memorable outdoor adventure.

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