Links 2018-02-03T20:39:29+00:00

Casting The Net

Links to  Northern California fly clubs, area fly shops, recommended guides, and conservation non-profits.

For additions/deletions to this page, please contact Eric Palmer or Don Whitecar, GBF Webmasters

Northern California Fly Clubs and Organizations
Auburn Flycasters – Auburn, CA
California Fly Fishers Unlimited (CFFU) – Sac., CA
Calavaras Fly Fishers – Arnold, CA
Chico Area Flyfishers – Chico, CA
Delta Flyfishers – Stockton, CA
Diablo Valley Flyfishers – Walnut Creek, CA
Federation of Fly Fishers – N. Calif. Council (NCCFFF)
Federation of Fly Fishers – Intl. Org. website (FFF)
Flycasters of San Jose – San Jose, CA
Flyfishers of Davis – Davis, CA
Gold Country Flyfishers – Nevada City, CA
Golden West Women Flyfishers – SF Women’s Flyfishing
Mt. Tamalpais Fly Fishers – Marin Co., CA
Napa Valley Fly Fishers – Napa, CA
Peninsula Fly Fishers – Redwood City, CA
Russian River Fly Fishers – Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen – Santa Cruz, CA
Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers – Truckee, CA
Tri-Valley Fly Fishers – Pleasanton/Livermore, CA
Tracy Flyfishers – Tracy, CA
Truckee River Trout Unlimited – Truckee, CA
Trout Unlimited of California (TU) – California Council

Gov’t. / Educational Resources
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Fishing Guide
Ron Hirschi, Wildlife Author & Scientist
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wilderness First Aid Training – Foster Calm

Stream Flow & Lake Level Information
California Data Exchange Center Access point to the California Department of Water Resources Operational Hydrologic Data.
Current River Conditions
River Flows – Some of the same data as at the California Data Exchange Center, but it has been reformatted for improved accessibility. Courtesy of Jef Poskanzer
California Daily Reservoir Storage Summary

Fly Shops Serving Sacramento Valley Fly Fishers

* Indicates a sponsor of Granite Bay Flycasters. Please patronize these businesses whenever possible.

*Fly Fishing Specialties Citrus Heights, CA.
*Kiene’s American Fly Shop Sacramento, CA.
*Orvis Fly Shop Roseville, CA.
*Reno Fly Shop & Truckee River Outfitters, Reno, NV.
*The Fly Shop Redding, CA.
*The Ted Fay Fly Shop Dunsmuir, CA.
*Tahoe Flyfishing Outfitters South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Fly Fishing Guides
Jim Andras – Rogue River Oregon.
Phil White – Fish Habit Outfitters & Guide Service – 800-410-1222
Brian Clemens – American, Lower Sac, Lower Yuba, Feather, Trinity Rivers.
Tim Fox – Lower Sac, Trinity, Klamath.
Jimmy Morales – Yosemite Fly Fishing, Sequoya and Kings Canyon Nat’l Parks.
*Doug Ouellette, Truckee River, Pyramid Lake, Five Dot Ranch.
Clay Hash – Lower  Yuba, education, classes, clinics.
Lance Gray – Lower Sac and Feather, education, classes, clinics.
Matt Herron – Truckee and Little Truckee, education, classes, clinics.
Ron Rabun – Upper Sac, Short-Line nymphing and fly fishing instruction.
Hogan Brown – Lower Sacramento, Feather, Yuba and more.
Gilligan’s Guide Service – Truckee River, Pyramid lake.

Rod Makers
*L3Rods – Rod Building supplies, instruction and custom rods.
*ADG Flyfishing Prods. Titanium Flyrods Aurora, CO.

Fishing info. and Reports
California Fly Fisher Magazine  – All California all the time. A must-read! – A resource for guides and gear and more on fly fishing California.
Dan Blanton – Fly Fishing forum and message board.
Fish First! – An in-depth NorCal fishing report.
MidCurrent – Fly fishing news and varied info. on gear, techniques and more.
Small Stream Fly Fishing – Blog and forum on fishing small streams.
The FishSniffer – Info. and reports for all both fly and conventional anglers.

Vintage Fly Gear, Books and More
The Classic Fly Fisherman – Vintage tackle, books & bamboo rod info.

Protecting the Lower American River

American River Natural History Association (ARNHA):  Endeavors to promote understanding of Sacramento’s outdoor environment.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center:  Supporting both natural history and cultural heritage of the entire Sacramento region.
American River Parkway Foundation:  Supports  preservation, maintenance, enhancement, and appreciation for the natural resources of the American River Parkway.

Sacramento – Provided by INTeLLICAST
National Weather Service
The Weather Channel
U.S. Naval Observatory – Astronomical Applications page with complete info on the Sun and Moon, rise and set times, etc.

Protecting California Rivers and Beyond
American River Conservancy:   Protects and enhances natural habitats where biodiversity can flourish; promotes, through environmental education, a broad ethic of stewardship.
FISHBIO is a dedicated group of fisheries research and monitoring scientists, engineers, and technicians that specialize in counting, tracking, and analyzing fish and wildlife populations throughout the world.
Foothills Water Network: Provides a forum that increases the effectiveness of conservation organizations to achieve river and watershed restoration and protection benefits for the Yuba, Bear, and American. This includes negotiations at the county, state, and federal levels, with an immediate focus on the upcoming FERC re-licensing processes.
Friends of the River:  Dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring California’s rivers, streams, and their watersheds.
Leave No Trace:  The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics builds environmental programs that teach awareness and respect for our country’s natural areas. The nonprofit organization works with diverse populations to integrate a nationally recognized set of skills and ethics with basic messages such as “pack it in/pack it out” and “leave it better than you found it.”
Protect American River Canyons:  Dedicated to the preservation of the wilderness, recreational, cultural and historical values of the American River and its Canyons.
Sierra Nevada Alliance:  Regional coalition of organizations working on environmental issues and community-building in the Sierra.
South Fork of the American River:  Information on history, rafting, river flow levels, and more.
South Yuba River Citizens League:  Community-based educational non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the entire Yuba River watershed.