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!

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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

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Current Guide List

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Current Retail Members

Feb 25 2015

Don’t miss this great opportunity to fish with UK angling legend Charles Jardine on the Lower Owens river. Charles will teach techniques that he has learned through many years of guiding and competitive angling. The classes will cover Euro nymphing, long leader dry fly presentations and reading the water. One of the world’s great instructors, Charles’ classes are full of good humor and great advice. They will be from 9.00 am till 4.00 pm (unless the hatch comes on) with a break for lunch and will be limited to five anglers allowing time for personal instruction.

The classes are being sponsored by The Fishermen’s Spot Van Nuys and the Southwest Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, and are by permit of, and in conjunction with the Inyo National Forest.

Dates: April 13, 14 and 15 (choose one or multiple days)

Place: Bishop, CA

Cost: $150 per person per day (not including lunch, travel to Bishop or accommodation)

We expect this to sell out quickly so don’t delay!

For further information please call Marshall Bissett at 818 259-1551

Sign up for April 13th A Day In The Eastern Sierra With Charles Jardine

Sign up for April 14th A Day In The Eastern Sierra With Charles Jardine

Sign up for April 15th A Day In The Eastern Sierra With Charles Jardine

Dec 09 2013




SAT. March 28,2015


The study of aquatic insects for trout fishing.
This is the 18th annual bug class. All fly fishers welcome.

This workshop is offered only once a year in the spring.

Read more: Basic Entomology Workshop

Dec 07 2014

Congressman David Valadao has authored H.R. 5781 which was introduced on the House Floor last night  (December 2, 2014).  A first reading of the bill reveals that it does little to "solve water shortages" resulting from the drought, but it does alter how environmental protection statutes are implemented and enforced for the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. 

It also contains language to expedite Federal review of storage projects (within a 30 day window) which could have a negative impact on the availability of flows into the Delta and that could be used according to a recent UC Davis report to provide additional water for Governor Brown's proposed twin Delta tunnels.  It also allows for expedited water transfers which puts the health of our Northern California rivers and groundwater supplies at stake, especially during times of extended drought.

Read More: @ Restore The Delta

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

Mission Statement

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

  1. Education
  2. Conservation
  3. Fellowship


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Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 05
Fred Hall Show
Fri Mar 06
Fred Hall Show
Sat Mar 07
Fred Hall Show
Sun Mar 08
Fred Hall Show
Sat Mar 14 @09:00 - 03:00PM
Double Haul Ball

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