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  • May 01, 2017 10:15 AM | Anonymous member

    I have a float tube for sale for $100 with fins. Excellent condition, rarely used--hence the offer.


  • February 26, 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Conservation: PFF Trout in the Classroom                                February 14, 2017
    Or “How to return more fish to the water than you catch”.

    Les Junge is the chairperson for the PFF “Trout in the Classroom” program. Through this program young kids have their first shared experience with the “wild” in California outdoors. Through a classroom experience of hatching eggs and coordinated learning activities, students experience firsthand the value of aquatic environments, the balance in life that must be exercised to preserve and maintain the aquatic habitats. Plus, how their personal actions affect these valuable resources.

    Les, teachers, and the students set up a chilled aquarium in the classroom. They receive fish eggs under a special CDFW permit, and observe, discuss, and learn about the fish and their environment as they hatch and develop. The experience culminates in a field trip to a local lake where the fish are released along with songs, poems, and Les’ stories to remember the experience. This is a hands-on, interdisciplinary project for grades K-12 and has the following objectives.

    • Provide a positive learning program for classrooms on the value of aquatic ecosystems through the hatching and release of trout
    • Help students learn about their local watershed and how human activities affect the quality of water in local streams, lakes and the bay.
    • Provide support to teachers to enable them to participate in this learning experience.



    In 2016 there were 11,000 students in the greater bay area schools that made eye-to-eye contact with a baby fish. Just imagine the experience and what they learned. That was 11% of all program students nationwide. In 2018 there is the opportunity to increase those numbers.  If you are interested in volunteering to connect fish and outdoor stories with kids, please contact Les Junge.       
                                                             
    Article by Gary Trott. PFF Secretary. Keeper of fish stories.    

  • October 06, 2016 3:30 PM | Anonymous member

    I have several boats for sale and would like to make them available to PFF members before I advertise them to the public. They are:

    1. 17 ft. Mako with Evinrude 85, model 85899c, Mercury Thruster mounted on front, Bimini top, galvanized EZ Loader trailer

    2. Valco 12ft aluminum, with casting platform in front, two seats, Yamaha 4 stroke 15 HP, 66M SF 15 MS HB, galvanized trailer

    3. Two 8ft wood prams built by a boat builder in OR, two Minnkota electric motors, 65 MX 28 lbs thrust with variable speed, galvanized trailer to fit the boats

    Christine Fong  christinefong8@comcast.net  415-586-8332


  • October 06, 2016 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    PFF Members, Thank you for posting some of our photos on the website. I would like to learn how that was accomplished. 


    Thanks for your thoughtfulness.   Christine







  • July 25, 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Hi,Peninsula Flyfishers

    Just wanted to get the word out that a new and large home on the lower sac river (same street as ours) is for sale now.....it was the home of our good neighbor's/friend's mom, who passed away recently.....

    It's 19104 River Crest Drive, Anderson CA, about 2800 sq ft, with a list price of $800,000....website is www.realtor.com....anderson....


    So,if anyone is looking, this is a special opportunity for a great house...and some neighbors (us!) that you would know!



    Thanks...and all the best....Judy Decker-Inouye & Victor Inouye









  • June 25, 2016 11:07 AM | Anonymous member

    If anyone has decided to stop fly tying and have all the gear they want to gift or sell to a total newbie then let me know - I would make a great new home for everything.

    I dont plan to jump in too quickly, but it would be great to have a setup as getting all the materials and equipment seems expensive and time-consuming...I am in search of a shortcut to get me started.

    Cheers

    Jon


  • January 05, 2016 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A great tool for serious rod builders. Barbara Weber is selling a used Renzetti Rod Lathe. This originally sold for $683. It is tough to find used ones and Renzetti does not put these units on sale. If you are interested call Barbara at: 408-736-1949.

    To learn more about this great tool go Renzetti.com

    http://renzetti.com/index.php/rod-lathe/rod-lathe/basic-rod-lathe-detail

  • September 19, 2014 8:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Trout Clout

    Stop Proposed Mine in
    Alaska's Bristol Bay

     

    Help us save America’s greatest wild salmon runs and let's hammer the last nail into the coffin of the Pebble mine!Today marks the end of a critical comment period to the EPA that will determine the future of this fishery. 

     

    Tell the EPA you support their decision to restrict mining

    by 8 pm Alaska time today, Friday, September 19!
     

    Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to one of the last great salmon fisheries on the planet. The salmon, wildlife, people and fishing jobs of this beautiful and productive region are threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine. If built, Pebble could become the largest mine in North America.

     

    We have an unprecedented opportunity to stop this mine and protect Bristol Bay's fish and jobs through the Clean Water Act.

    Take action now by sending a comment to the EPA on their Proposed Determination for 404(c) action that would stop Pebble mine. Ask EPA to complete the Clean Water Act 404(c) process and protect Bristol Bay.
     

    Every individual letter counts! Click here for information about the project from the EPA.

     

    Click here to submit your comment.

     


  • November 05, 2013 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I'm forwarding this letter from Scott Hed to all members of the IFFF in the Northern California Council for your consideration. A lot of us fly fish Alaska or will in the future so this issue potentially impacts all of us. There is a lot of money focusing on mining the Bristol Bay area and possibly ruining all fishing in this area.  Please read the following letter.  Our Northern California Council has gone on record opposing the mining of the Bristol Bay area. It’s up to you to decide if you are going to add your voice and take any action on this important issue but I ask that you join me and seriously consider forwarding a letter to the politicians indicated or e-mailing Scott Hed atscott@sportsmansalliance4ak.org supporting his effort to protect Bristol Bay and the surrounding areas for all of us..

    By the way, it would also be good if you forwarded this to your club’s Conservation Chair and ask that it be distributed to the club membership.

    Thank You,

    Ken Brunskill, President & Acting VP Conservation
    Northern California Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers   
    Greetings!
     
    I am writing to ask your support in a very simple fashion for one of the fishing and hunting world’s most pressing conservation battles. This is an issue which has brought together over 1,000 hunting and angling groups and businesses, ranging from catch and release anglers and fly rod makers to bear hunting guides, big game hunters and manufacturers of firearms and ammunition. I recently briefed the FFF’s Conservation Committee on the latest with this campaign. 
     
    If you have an interest in doing a small thing to help, here is the letter that we’re sending to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Bristol Bay, Alaska and the proposed Pebble Mine. It would be great to add your club or business to the signers. 
    If you have any questions, please let me know. 
     
    Otherwise, to lend your support and be included on the letter, simply respond to me by email with these 4 pieces of information:
     
    Organization or Company Name 
    Your Name 
    Your Title 
    City, State 
     
    Right now, there are 1,006 total signers across the USA and 24 foreign countries (including those from CA and NV below) on this letter. Please feel free to share this invitation with others you feel may be inclined to consider showing their support, keeping in mind that this particular letter is limited to businesses with an interest in sport fishing and/or hunting. 
     
    CALIFORNIA:
    Abel Automatics, Inc.
    Against the Flow Adventures
    Bob Marriott's Flyfishing Store
    Buff, Inc.
    California Council (TU)
    California Division (IWLA)
    California Fly Fisher magazine
    California Fly Shop
    California School of Flyfishing
    Central Coast Fly Fishing
    Don Coffey Company
    El Dorado Chapter (TU)
    Fisherman Eyewear
    Fishermen's Spot
    Fly Fishers of Davis
    The Fly Fishing Guide Directory
    The Fly Shop, Inc.
    Flycasters of San Jose, Inc.
    Galvan Fly Reels, Inc.
    Golden West Women Flyfishers
    Hatch Outdoors, Inc.
    Hobie Cat Company
    JD Richey Sportfishing
    Jeff Bright Steelhead Flyfishing Expeditions
    KUIU, Inc.
    Marmot Mountain, LLC
    Matt Heron Fly Fishing
    Mount Tamalpais Fly Fishers
    Nevada City Anglers
    Northern California Council (FFF)
    NuCast
    Okuma Fishing Tackle
    Outdoor Pro Shop, Inc.
    Patagonia, Inc.
    Peninsula Fly Fishers
    Pit River Company
    Poly Fly Fishers Chapter (TU)
    Randy Williams Fishing Guide Service
    Redwood Empire Chapter (TU)
    Reel Anglers Fly Shop
    Riverbend Adventures Guide Service
    Sac-Sierra Chapter (TU)
    Santa Barbara Flyfishers
    Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen
    Santa Lucia Fly Fishers
    Shasta Trout
    Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers (FFF)
    South Coast Chapter (TU)
    Southwest Council (Federation of Fly Fishers)
    Steve Huber Guide Service
    T.N.G. Motorsports Guide Service
    Tenkara USA
    The Trout Spot
    The Trout Underground
    Truckee River Chapter (TU)
    Tundra River Adventures
    Whitney Gould Spey
    Wilderness Fly Fishers
    NEVADA
    CalVada Flyfishing
    Glacier Outdoors, Inc.
    Hendrix Outdoors
    Nevada Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
    Sagebrush Chapter (TU)
    Southern Nevada Chapter (TU)
    Webley & Scott, USA
     
    Thanks for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact me.
     
    Scott Hed
    Director
    Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska
     
    HOOK & BULLET LETTER TO EPA REGARDING BRISTOL BAY, AK (currently has 1,006 signers from across the country and over 20 foreign nations)
    Gina McCarthy, Administrator
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Ariel Rios Building
    1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W
    Washington, DC 20460
     
    Cc: President Barack Obama
    Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of Interior
    Dr. Rebecca Blank, Acting Secretary, Department of Commerce
    Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality
    Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
    John Jarvis, Director, National Park Service
    Daniel Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
    Lisa Murkowski, US. Senator from Alaska
    Mark Begich, U.S. Senator from Alaska
     
    Dear Administrator McCarthy,
    We, the undersigned hunting and angling organizations and businesses representing millions of sportsmen, outdoor recreation groups and related businesses, thank you and the EPA for taking the first step in protecting Bristol Bay from the dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine, by conducting a scientific assessment of the region’s watershed. We look forward to working with the EPA and other decision makers during this public process to determine the fate of Bristol Bay, Alaska
     
    Our 955 sporting conservation groups, businesses and trade associations are grateful to your predecessor for personally visiting the Bristol Bay region in 2010 and for your agency’s many subsequent visits leading up to and during the watershed assessment. EPA’s effort to meet with the region’s local residents is greatly appreciated; as the world’s greatest wild sockeye salmon fishery is facing unprecedented threats from proposed development of a massive mining district. We write today to ask you to use all the tools at your disposal to protect a sport fishing and hunting destination that is unrivaled in America and perhaps the world, for this and future generations of sportsmen and women.
     
    The proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay poses numerous significant and potentially long-lasting threats to one of the world’s foremost sport fishing and hunting regions. Specifically, fish habitat (including spawning and breeding grounds), wildlife habitat and recreational areas are all threatened by several hard rock mining proposals - most notably, the Pebble Mine. The potential impact from this type of activity could be severe. It is estimated that the Pebble Mine would produce between 2.5 and 10 billion tons of waste containing elements, such as copper and other heavy metals, that would threaten several fishery areas including spawning and breeding grounds for world-renowned populations of salmon. 
     
    If this project moves forward, these toxins would have to be contained and potentially treated in perpetuity - in an area of high seismic activity, which increases the risks tremendously. Because the Pebble property straddles the Kvichak and Nushagak river drainages – two of the most productive salmon systems on the planet - any release of this waste into the surface or groundwater has the potential to severely harm Bristol Bay’s salmon and the livelihoods of the sport fishing and hunting business owners, all of whom depend on them for their economic support.
     
    Sport fishing in Bristol Bay generates $60 million annually; anglers looking for “once in a lifetime” experiences on rivers such as the Nushagak, Mulchatna, Koktuli and Kvichak support more than 800 full- and part-time jobs. Mining activity and increased development associated with mining will detrimentally impact these areas by direct impacts to fish and habitat. Development will also negatively impact opportunities for sport fishing and hunting operations in the area by diminishing the quality of the experience. Despite the remote nature of the region and the costs associated with traveling to it, on a yearly basis up to 65,000 visitors come to Bristol Bay for recreational opportunities to fish, hunt, and view wildlife. 
     
    Secretary Salazar and the Obama administration recognized that oil and gas development in this area is simply not worth the risk, the same is true for mining operations in the headwaters of Bristol Bay. The fish and wildlife values in the region, its size and setting, and the national significance of its resources are, in the words of Secretary Salazar and President Obama, “a national treasure that we must protect." The risk to this national treasure is too great and the resource too unique and irreplaceable to allow the Pebble Project to continue forward. 
     
    While we thank you for planning an assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed to better understand how future large-scale development projects may affect Bristol Bay, it’s not enough. The EPA has the authority under the Clean Water Act to invoke Section 404(c), which would give Bristol Bay the protection it needs from mining and other large-scale developments.
     
    The undersigned organizations and businesses urge EPA to proactively fulfill its mission to protect the environment and human health in Bristol Bay, AK by using its authority under Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to withdraw waters and wetlands in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed from future specification as disposal sites for dredge and fill activity associated with mining operations. The EPA has an opportunity now to guarantee a future for Bristol Bay that will generate economic opportunities while also conserving sporting traditions for generations to come.
     
    We look forward to working with the EPA and all federal agencies with an interest and role in the future of Bristol Bay’s tremendously productive lands and waters.
     
    Sincerely,
    XXXXX
     
  • September 17, 2013 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Folks – Very big news today regarding the campaign to protect Bristol Bay.  The major partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine has decided to exit the project.  See the news here:

     

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130916/anglo-american-withdraws-pebble-mine-project

     

    This is likely in part a response to the massive outpouring of opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine and support for EPA taking action to protect the most productive wild salmon fishery on the planet.  The press release below discusses the overwhelming public comment numbers from this spring’s official comment period on the EPA’s revised draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.  Thank you for your help to get us to this point – but there still is work to be done.

     

    We will need to capitalize on this development, and encourage our political leaders to follow the lead of the (soon to be former) major mining partner: Bristol Bay is not an appropriate location for mining.  The science backs this up.  The public supports it.  And now the major financial partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine is cutting its losses and abandoning the project.  Securing a Clean Water Act section 404c action is still required to protect Bristol Bay.

     

    Please help us out in any of the following ways:

     

    1)      Spread the press release below, discussing the overwhelming public support shown for EPA protecting Bristol Bay.  The release is available online at http://www.savebristolbay.org/blog/sportsmen-to-epa-stop-pebble

    2)      Check out the posts on https://www.facebook.com/SaveBristolBay, the Save Bristol Bay Facebook group.  There will be infographics and posts all week, discussing the support shown nationally, in Alaska, and in Bristol Bay.  Please re-post throughout the week!

    3)      Post the story (above) of Anglo American’s decision to exit the Pebble project, along with Tim Bristol’s (Trout Unlimited) statement below.

     

    If you have any questions, please let me know.  Be advised, however, that I will be traveling home from a work conference all day on Tuesday (tomorrow), so I will be unavailable by email until Wednesday.

     

    Thanks again for all of your past and ongoing support.  Today is a good day, and we are getting closer to achieving our ultimate goal of seeing Bristol Bay protected for future generations!

     

    Scott Hed

    Director

    Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska

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