Casting The Net
Links to Northern California fly clubs, area fly shops, recommended guides, and conservation non-profits.
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Northern California Fly Clubs and Organizations
California Fly Fishers Unlimited (CFFU) – Sac., CA
Calavaras Fly Fishers – Arnold, CA
Chico Area Fly fishers – Chico, CA
Delta Fly fishers – Stockton, CA
Diablo Valley Fly fishers – 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 Fly fishers – Nevada City, CA
Golden West Women Flyfishers – SF Women’s Flyfishing
High Sierra Fly Casters – Gardnerville Ranchos, NV
Long Beach Casting Club – Long Beach, CA. est. 1924
Mt. Tamalpais Fly Fishers – Marin Co., CA
Pasadina Casting Club – Pasadena, CA. est. 1947
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 Fly fishers – Tracy, CA
Truckee River Trout Unlimited – Truckee, CA
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 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.
Trout Creek Outfitters Truckee, CA.
*Tahoe Flyfishing Outfitters South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Fly Fishing Guides
*Mike Bean – Lower Yuba, Lower Sac, Feather, Upper Klamath, American Rivers.
Brian Clemens – American, Lower Sac, Lower Yuba, Feather, Trinity Rivers.
Tim Fox – Lower Sac, Trinity, Klamath.
Dan LeCount – North Tahoe region.
Jimmy Morales – Yosemite Fly Fishing, Sequoya and Kings Canyon Nat’l Parks.
*Mike Pease – Calaveras, Lower Sacramento, American (Lower & Middle Fork), Feather (Lower, North Fork & Middle Fork), Truckee and the Yuba.
Lance Gray – Lower Sac and Feather, education, classes, clinics.
Matt Herron – Truckee and Little Truckee, education, classes, clinics.
Hogan Brown – Lower Sacramento, Feather, Yuba and more.
Gilligan’s Guide Service – Truckee River, Pyramid lake.
*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!
Dan Blanton – Fly Fishing forum and message board.
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
Adams Angling (Jim Adams) – Vintage Fly fishing books, rods and reels in Berkeley. A good source to price your granddad’s vintage bamboo rod or reel.
The Classic Fly Fisherman – Vintage tackle, books & bamboo rod info.
American River Parkway Foundation
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance
Dry Creek Conservancy
Endangered Species Coalition
Foothills Water Network
Save the American River Association, Inc
South Yuba River Citizens League
The Nature Conservancy
Protecting the Lower American River
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.