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  • April 26, 2012 12:57 AM | Anonymous

    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

  • February 04, 2011 8:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • February 02, 2011 9:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Peninsula Fly Fishers of Belmont, CA, are well underway with their second annual Fly Fishing program for young people. This program runs from January through February of each year.

    Working with youths ( 10-18 years of age) from both the Mid- peninsula Boys and Girls club and the local Boys Scout troop from San Mateo, veteran club members are teaching fly casting and fly tying to enthusiastic future fly fishers.

    The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, and Leland Fly Shop, both of San Francisco, have also played an integral part in making this program a success.

    For further information regarding this program contact:

    John Margaroni

    Peninsula Fly Fishers

  • January 04, 2011 6:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you bought a steelhead card, whether you fished or not, you are required to return it to DFG by January 31. the address is

       California Department of Fish and Game
       Steelhead Catch Report-Restoration Card
       P.O. Box 944209
       Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

    You can also do this online now if you don't  mind setting up a login at DFG. Here is the link.

  • December 31, 2010 8:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    President’s 2010 Year-end message

    Dear Fellow PFF Members,
    Our Club had a banner year in 2010 in many ways. Our membership increased to 135 members! We are financially healthy and looking real good for the next year thanks to our Treasurer Barbara Stevens and her guidance along with the leadership of our fine Board. Our website has been moved to a new modern structure and format with many new capabilities that we did not have access to on the old site. Thanks go out to Vice President EJ Melzer for bringing this new option to us and for the many hours he and his helpers spent on transferring all the data over. Our monthly programs were top notch as we brought in excellent speakers with interesting topics. One area we have been weak in is the use of our clubhouse on the workshop Thursdays. This year we have taken steps to correct that by creating a new forum for all members called The Round Table. This will be running at the same time as the well-established Fly Tying and Rod Building classes. The idea is to offer something that will appeal to and attract more of our members out on the first Thursday of each month to the Workshop. The Round Table will be hosted by Past Presidents Dave Peterson and Sheree Kajiwara and is expected to debut in February or March. It will feature talks about seasonal fishing such as Steelhead in January or Trout in March etc. Dave and Sheree will cover the hot areas to go, the accommodations available, the equipment needs, what tackle is recommended and what flies are suggested, among many other things.
    This year’s Holiday Party left nothing to be desired. The attendance surpassed last year’s record turnout of 80 as 82 guests partook of great food, holiday cheer and the fantastic raffle put on by raffle chair Dale! Of course we can’t forget the guest auctioneer Rich who performed his magic again! JC handled the door as always and we had several great items at the members table. Special thanks go out to Debbie Lamica and her Fiance Dave who were in the kitchen helping to get the food out and were the last to leave after cleaning up! I also want to thank the many members and spouses who helped  prepare the food and those who stayed after the event to help clean up. We were through around 11:00 pm and didn’t need to come back the next morning to finish.
    I want to thank one of our long time great members, John Margaroni for the years of service he gave as the Advisory Board Member. This is a 2 year position that requires a lot of knowledge and experience both in fly fishing and in the successful workings of a club. John exceeded these requirements and exemplified what being a team player is all about. Though John will be sorely missed our fine Board nominated and voted in Past President Sheree Kajiwara as the new Advisory Board Member for the years 2011-2012. We are exceedingly lucky and honored to have Sheree fill this prestigious position and look forward to working together with her to further advance the club.
    I am always amazed at how much involvement we get from some of our Veteran members that have done it all before. They are an outstanding group of sportsmen and women without which the club could not operate.
    Again I want to say thanks to all the members that contributed to the success of our club this past year and for the thirty odd years since it’s founding. We always are in need of assistance in many areas but at this time we especially need some help in the following areas;
    1. Conservation: We need someone to step into the position of conservation chair. There will be a lot of help for you so experience is not necessary.

    2. Two  new Board members for the year beginning 7/01/2011. Please feel free to volunteer or nominate someone for these positions. There is one extra meeting a month so it does not require a lot of time and you will have a voice in the direction your club is running. No experience needed!

    3. One member to fill the position of 2nd Vice President beginning 7/01/2011. 
    The only requirement is a love for fly fishing and a desire to serve.
    All you need to do is contact someone on the Board or just drop me an email at .
    May the Peace of the season be upon you and may all good things happen to you and yours in 2011!
    JB Brahy, President
    Peninsula Fly Fishers
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