Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Community News

  • 22 Jul 2017 9:16 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Don Schwabe, who won the drawing for the Dream Cast Idaho Spey casting class certificate, at the recent BVFF July picnic. 

  • 26 Jun 2017 1:15 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Timeline video showing historic spawning regions of salmon on the Columbia River basin, and impact due to dams and restoration/mitigation activities.

  • 15 May 2017 8:59 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Fly Fishers International will be holding the annual International Fly Fishing Fair August 1-5, 2017 in Livingston,  MT.  The event includes classes, clinics, and demonstrations.

    See the Registration Guide for information on specific events and classes.

  • 04 May 2017 1:46 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    BVFF charter member Gene Miller passed away April 11, 2017 at a local care home.  He was 99.  Gene was a regular attendee at club meetings and outings, well into his 90's.  He was frequently first on the water at outings, and a faithful attendee at BVFF functions, such as the annual banquet/auction and summer picnic.  Gene was a strong supporter of BVFF and the Wooly Buggers youth organization during his time with the club, and has bequeathed several items to both organizations for their benefit.

    See obituary at the Idaho Statesman, published April 30, 2017. 

  • 12 Apr 2017 7:49 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    IFFF announced that it is changing its name to Fly Fishers International.  Information regarding the name change and its refocused mission can be found here.

    BVFF was founded in 1971 under the organizational structure of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), the former name of IFFF.  BVFF has remained an Affiliate member of the organization since its inception. 

  • 15 Mar 2017 3:25 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Idaho Fish & Game Joe Kozfkay's interview on Boise Radio

  • 28 Feb 2017 8:26 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Read Me Treasure Valley has selected the novel The River Why by David James Duncan for this year's book.   The River Why, published in 1983, tells the tale of a young fly fisherman who retreats to a secluded cabin on a riverbank. Isolation unsettles the angler, opening up a wider journey of self-discovery and spirituality.  The book was selected because of a resonance with Boise Valley residents with rivers, and the outdoor space.

    In association with this book selection, a large number of events are occurring, including a visit to Boise by the author.  For a complete list and description see the schedule at Read Me Treasure Valley.

    A few of the scheduled events:

    • The Tiny Things That Run a River — 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, Ada Community Library Victory Branch, 10664 W. Victory Rd., Boise. David Hopper, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Boise, will talk about the aquatic invertebrates that inspire fly-tying design and how they help shape the river in which they live.

    • Fly Tying  March 1

    • Wild Idaho-- Fishing Spots  March 1
      Presented by Tom Claycomb

    • The Wilderness: Why? — 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Idaho Outdoor Association, 3401 Brazil St, Boise. Author and Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker examines the place of wildness and spirituality in literature, in the human experience and in his own life.

    • Mastering the Art of Fly Fishing:  A Life-Time Learning Experience  March 4
      Presented by BVFF member Gary Green

    • Fly Fishing, Friendship & Fun  March 9
      Presented by WFFI and BVFF members Judy Tallada and Patti Bantam.

    • Trout Grass (The Film)  April 4

    • Fishing for the Good Life: Conservation, Meaning, and Relations in ‘The River Why’ — 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, Library! @ Cole and Ustick, 7557 W. Ustick Road, Boise. Gregory McElwain, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at the College of Idaho, explores the novel’s philosophical themes, including on conservation, social relations, spirituality and the search for meaning.

      An Evening with David James Duncan — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, Pioneer Room at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. "The River Why" author, fly fisher and practitioner of what he calls “direct, small-scale compassion-activism,” will talk about river adventures, writings, fish stories, friendships, conservation victories, great films and "one lousy Hollywood movie” inspired in whole or in part by his novel.

  • 27 Feb 2017 7:50 PM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Idaho F&G has published their recent newsletter (attached here).  This issue gives a great update on various projects around the Boise area (Region 3), and information on local fisheries.

    BVFF is acknowledged for its participation and contribution to the Red Top Project near Notus this past year.

    Take a look--  you will learn a lot about the lakes and streams in our area from this single newsletter issue. 

    SWR 2016 newsletter 02042017.pdf

  • 22 Nov 2016 10:59 AM | Jim Kazakoff (Administrator)


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