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

Jan 23 2015

 Download the flyer Here to get raffle item discriptions and info

 2A17LA1SF lg

Sonic Seam Pack and Travel Jacket

CBR Spey Rod 


Hendrix CBR 13’6” Spey Rod–7 weight rod





Westwater Duffle


JCrew Tortoise Crystal Pendant Necklace

 orvis trouts digi hi


Safe Passage Trout Flats Waist pack

  • Float the Lower Owens with Pat Jaeger


Deadline 3500 Wet/Dry Duffel

  •  1 Hour Casting Lesson w/ marshall Bissett
  • 1 Hour Casting Lesson w/ Jim Solomon
 Fly Assortment and signature cards by the demonstration tyers
Jan 01 2015

Fly Buy 2015

left-flyJanuary 31, 2015 9 am - 4 pmright-fly

Great Buys on New and Used Tackle

Benefit the Southwest Council  Federation of Fly Fishers

LONG BEACH CASTING CLUB 4901 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90804

Read more: Fly Buy 2015

Dec 26 2014

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Meet @ 8AM Pleasant Valley Campground

Bring gloves and be prepared to help clean up as much of the Lower Owens River as we can.
Bring family and friends! The more people we have helping, the cleaner the river will become!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers at 12PM @ Pleasant Valley Campground

Sponsors include:
California Waterfowl Association – Bishop
Eastern Sierra Fishing Guides Association
Preferred Septic and Disposal – Bishop
Silver Lake Resort – June Lake

Foul weather will postpone the clean up to Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Talk it up. Bring family and friends. This is our chance to clean up our blue ribbon fishery.
For information on sponsoring, or general information, call Chris Leonard. 818.288.3271.

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

Sat Jan 31 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Fly Buy

Upcoming Club Events

Tue Jan 27 @21:00 -
Board Of Directors and Committee Meeting
Wed Jan 28 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Fly Tying Forum
Sun Feb 01 @08:00 - 10:30AM
Casting Clinic
Mon Feb 02 @19:00 - 09:00PM
LBCC BOD Meeting
Sat Feb 07 @05:00 - 08:00AM
Surf Fishing @ Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria


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