Mission: Conserve, Restore and educate through Fly Fishing

Vision: Empower Fly Fisherman to our Natural Resources for future generations and promote healthy and diverse fisheries that offer recreation and sustain ecological function.

Goal:  Protect our Native Fisheries, create conservation as a recreation leader, improve credibility and relationships among the Committees, Councils, Clubs, members and provide action activities for members to participate in.

Fundraising Opportunities for 2013



There are several everyday ways to support the Federation of Fly Fishers. In addition to becoming a member or donating online you can help the FFF by:

  • Volunteering in Education and Conservation Efforts
  • Turn your daily expenses into FFF support
  • Tell your friends
  • Go Fishing!

Learn More

The speakers listed are placed here as a service to the clubs of the California FFF Councils. It is up to the individual club to find out about costs and subject material as these will vary according to distance and needs.

Current List of Speakers

Your Ad could be here. Join the Southwest  Council Federation of Fly Fishers as a guide and guide services information will be posted here along with other Fly Fishing Guide Services here in Southern California.

Current Guide List

Your Ad could be here. Join the Southwest  Council Federation of Fly Fishers as a retail store and your retail store information will be posted here along with other Fly Fishing Retailers in Southern California.

Current Retail Members

Oct 04 2014

The November 8th SWC Inter-Club Tournament is fast approaching and the deadline to send in your application is October 31st.  This year, there are no restrictions on fly fishing equipment, use your indicators and split shots.  Just use your normal fly fishing “stuff”, use barbless flies and take pictures of your catch before releasing.  Beats will be randomly selected by each participant and an awards banquet is held.  If you need a little (or a lot) of Kern River fly fishing help, the Kern River guru himself, Guy Jeans is offering an On The Water Clinic on Friday Nov. 7th  to the participants of the Tourney.
Each Club team will consist of 5 members and a Club can field up to two teams.  This is a fun event, year after year.  It’s not so much about the competition, as it is about getting together with other Clubs, having a great time and raising funds for the Southwest Council.
For additional information, details and application, please email Chiaki Harami at haramic@aol.com              

May 04 2014 6th Annual SWCFFF Interclub Tournament
(Bring Your Best 5)

Date: Saturday November 8, 2014
Place: Kern River
Purpose: Fund raiser for SWCFF
Participants: 5 members per club(Controllers no longer required)
Entry Fee: $125 per club, $35 per non-IFFF member or $25 per IFFF member.

Time to:
  • Test your skills against the other SWCFFF clubs
  • Meet members belonging to other clubs.
  • Help raise funds for the SWCFFF.
  • Get your Club’s name on the Trophy.

Read more: 6th Annual SWCFFF Interclub Tournament

Mar 29 2014

This is a great opportunity for budding biologists, ecologists and fisheries management to get field experience and exposure to CDFW, CalTrout and the IFFF. This year could be extremely tough on fish, so let’s give them a hand by removing a stressor (non-native fish), something we can do with immediate beneficial impacts.
Season Two of the Lahontan cutthroat trout recovery effort on Silver Creek is quickly approaching.  Last year we had one intern with CalTrout and cleared one mile. This year the clubs of the Southwest Council IFFF are hiring two interns to work with CDFW and 2 CalTrout interns to remove brook trout from two miles of stream.

Season Two of the Lahontan cutthroat trout recovery effort on Silver Creek is quickly approaching.  Last year we had one intern with the SWCIFFF and cleared one mile. This year the clubs of the Southwest Council IFFF are hiring one intern and the TU/ Golden State Fly Fishers will be hiring one intern also to work with CDFW and CalTrout will be sending two interns to help us remove brook trout from two miles of stream.
WHEN: Volunteers are needed over a three week period starting, Wednesday  August 13 and ending Wednesday September 10th. You can sign up for a portion of a week too. The schedule is as follows: 

Wednesday Aug 13 through Wednesday Aug 20

Monday Aug 25 through Thursday Aug 28 

Wednesday Sept 3 through Wednesday Sept 10

Read more: Southwest Council IFFF Project needs Volunteers - Make a Difference this Summer

Feb 02 2014


Debbie Sharpton
Conservation Chair

By now you've probably heard that on Tuesday, January 29, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) closed certain coastal waters to fishing in order to protect native salmon and steelhead from low water flows in California streams and rivers that have been significantly impacted by drought. CDFW is also recommending that the Fish and Game Commission adopt emergency regulations on other rivers. The lower American River downstream of Nimbus Dam is one of these other rivers currently under severe angling pressure. Chinook salmon redds built in the last few months have been dewatered; the eggs and fry from those redds will surely die. Additional deaths will result from inattentive wading on redds that are now exposed to shallow water. Endangered Central Valley Steelhead are moving into the river and will suffer, as well.

Read more: CDFW Puts Closures in Effect

May 26 2013

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Rush Creek, Silver Lake Resort, June Lake Loop, CA


rush creek


Trash, from monofilament to old bait containers, will be picked up from Rush Creek, Silver Lake and down the canyon as far as Grant Lake by member club representatives of the Southwest Council Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) on Saturday, June 21st. The Seventh Annual Rush Creek Cleanup is slated for 8 a.m.-noon, according to Joe Lemire, a member of the Streamborn Fly Fishing Club and SWC IFFF representative. Silver Lake Resort in the June Lake loop will provide a free barbeque lunch following the cleanup. Volunteers will pick up and dispose of trash along an approximately five-mile stretch of the eastern Sierra along the shoreline of Silver Lake and Rush Creek from the power plant above Silver Lake down the canyon to Grant Lake. “We’ve previously filled as many as 60 trash bags on our Rush Creek cleanup; this year we expect to haul out 30 to 40,” Lemire said.

Club volunteers are expected to carry out coolers, sun glasses, broken bottles, automobile hub caps, hundreds of feet of fishing line, hooks, lures and bobbers that are a death trap to wildlife. If enough volunteers show up this year, the cleanup can continue up the canyon and impact the environment as far as the Gull Lake area.
Anglers who will be in the area and want to volunteer should meet at the Silver Lake boat ramp at 8 a.m.; bring gloves, hat, sun screen, trash pick-up sticks, boots and waders if you have them. Trash bags will be provided by Silver Lake Resort.

For information, contact Lemire at jflx8@dslextreme.com or phone 909-609-1101.

Mission Statement

To Promote Fly Fishing in Southern California and Southern Nevada through:

  1. Education
  2. Conservation
  3. Fellowship



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Upcoming Club Events

Sun Oct 26 @08:00 - 10:30AM
Casting Clinic
Wed Oct 29 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Fly Tying Forum
Thu Oct 30 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting
Sat Nov 01
Surf Fishing @ Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria


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