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  • October 06, 2014 12:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Like Breakfast at Tiffany's without the drama. Driving up to the Truckee fishout we stopped for breakfast in Auburn. Based on Google reviews we decided to try Katrina's. This is a nice little place located between a repair shop and a car dealer on 49, a half mile from 80. 

    The food is great, I mean really great. I had their Corned Beef Hash, with eggs, biscuits and gravy and sourdough toast. I wanted to go light. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. Probably the best Corned Beef Hash I have ever had.

    Rich and Mike had lighter fare and were equally impressed with the meal. On your next trip to Tahoe stop by Katrina's, you won't be disappointed.   

  • November 02, 2012 5:55 PM | Anonymous member
    Two years ago I took a little side trip up on the Klamath river fishing for steelhead with Mike McGuire I call it Flash Across the Night Sky. You can go to the Fish Tales Archive to view it or follow the link below:


  • May 17, 2012 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Every member that attended the fly tying bootcamp asked JB the recipe for his homemade Boston Clam Chowder. Here it is:

    7 pounds of small Clams (in shell, washed and steamed reserving liquid*)
    2 1/2 slices thick cut Bacon (cut into 1/4 “ pieces)
    1 small yellow Onion (diced fine)
    1 stick Celery (diced fine)
    1 ½#  small red potatoes (diced ¼ “chunks)
    1 Bay leaf
    1 teaspoon fresh Thyme leaves (minced fine)
    2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose Flour
    1 cup heavy Cream
    2 tablespoons fresh minced Parsley
    Salt and Pepper to taste 

    In a 2 quart sauce pan fry the bacon over medium heat until the fat renders and the bacon crisps. Remove the bacon and set aside then add the onion and celery to the bacon fat and cook until they soften. Add the flour and cook until the mixture is lightly colored, about 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the reserved clam juice mixture, see note below*. Add the potatoes, bay leaf and Thyme then simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 7 minutes. Add the clams,cream,parsley and salt and pepper; bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat , discard the bay leaf and serve.

    *Open the clams, remove the meat, clean and dice and set aside. Reserve the broth and add chicken broth if necessary to the reserved clam broth to make a total of 1 ½ quarts liquid.
  • April 26, 2012 12:57 AM | Deleted user

    Mikey Wier, a friend of PFF, is "crowd-funding" his latest film venture.  Consider backing his film by visiting the following link:

    Mikey is a valuable member of the california fly fishing community, not only for his educational outreach and conservation efforts, but also for his fantastic films that inspire us all as anglers.  He needs us to help with his film.

  • November 29, 2011 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Beautiful, high quality PFF logo caps in olive, khaki, blue and red. Great (Christmas) gift and available at the Holiday party. If you want to pre-order please contact John Margaroni.

  • August 17, 2011 7:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With our waters in great shape we should have a lot of good ( and some bad) stories to share. Sharing this is easier than creating an email. Click "Post your message" on the left side of the screen or the link below to get to the instruction.

    Post your message

  • July 15, 2011 10:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear friends,

    I have enjoyed my year as your President here at the Peninsula Fly Fishing Club. Thanks to many of you we have made a great deal of progress this past year.  Here are a few of the noteworthy projects we have continued with or have taken on;

    • 1)    We helped establish a Fly Fishing and Tying Club at the Menlo Park Veterans Facility. I cannot overstate our debt to our Veterans and this project is one that we can be very proud of! Our own Homer Eaton has put in many hours working with the Vets and their club is off and running. They have had several fish outs as well. Homer needs some volunteers to occasionally help him. Please contact Homer directly if you are so moved.
    • 2)    Our Mentoring Program has continued to thrive under the capable leadership of Dave Peterson and some of his volunteers. They held several fish outs during this past year. The importance of mentoring new members cannot be overstated. This is every members charge to make new members continually feel welcomed whether by helping them with equipment, casting or fishing pointers or just seeking them out at the meetings to make them feel welcome.
    • 3)    This year we started a Round Table Education Class at the monthly workshops led by Dave Peterson with help from several members including Mike McGuire and Sheree Kajiwara. Dave or one of his helpers discuss the topics of the current season and talk about where to go, what to bring and how to fish the area. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from members about this program.
    • 4)    John Margaroni has made a lot of progress with our Youth Programs and has a number of things planned for the upcoming year. Dale Emerson started a flea market table at the regular monthly meetings to help fund our youth programs. The funds are currently held as a line item for all our youth programs.
    • 5)    Trout in the Classroom has really begun to flourish under the capable leadership of our own Les Junge as you have probably noted by his recent presentation to the club. Those who may be interested there will be a training session  in December.
    • 6)    One of the gems this past year has been the transition from our old website to the new one. This took a tremendous amount of work and who better to head up this project than EJ Melzer. I am certain that EJ had a lot of help but he was always the one that answered our questions and solved our problems regarding the website.
    • 7)    EJ also headed up the Speaker programs with help from several other members.Good job EJ!!

    Other accomplishments have been to continue the increase in membership. We are now at 135 members at last count. That is a net increase of about 12%. This year we instituted a movie night and a conservation night that will be regular features in the future. We have seen our raffle income increase substantially this past year and I understand that we will have some terrific items at the Installation Raffle. Our retired long time raffle chair Richard Holibeck has agreed to help Raffle Master Dale since we will have so many items to Auction off!

    Last but not least I would like to thank several people that helped make my year as President one that I can look back on with fond memories. Dale Emerson, Dave Peterson, and Sheree Kajiwara were the 3 presidents I served under before becoming president myself. They mentored andassisted me every step of the way. My Board of Directors and Cabinet Members made it a pleasure to come to the Board meetings each month. Their brainstorming and  input was vital to the successful year we had.

    Again Thank You to all the members of this great club!

    JB Brahy, President

    Peninsula Fly Fishers

  • March 16, 2011 9:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The start of a tradition, the yearly fly tying boot camp. Thanks for everyone that made this happen. Below some pictures from the event or click here to go to the album.

  • February 23, 2011 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The tackle section article on how to make a lightweight rod tube is revised using better materials and techniques

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