Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
 
Since 1971


 

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.

    Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 

    Schedule:

    6:30pm to 7:30pm - Fly Tying and Social

    7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business

    7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation

    This month the BVFF club is proud to present:


    Fly Tier:  TBA

    Speaker: Martin Koenig, IDFG

    Martin Koenig is the Sportfishing Program Coordinator with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. He holds a BS in Wildlife/Fish/Conservation Biology from UC Davis and a MS in Fisheries Biology from Utah State University. Martin started in Idaho as a researcher working across the state evaluating alpine lakes and hatchery programs. More recently, he worked for 2 years as a regional biologist in the Southwest Region before moving to the Headquarters in Boise. He currently works on a mix of species conservation plans and marketing programs to promote sportfishing. Martin is an angling addict and loves talk about fishing and fish biology.


    • 20 Feb 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • South Fork Boise - Reclamation Village Boat Launch
      

    Date:                     February 20, 2016

    Time:                   
    9:30 AM -  Sign In at Village Boat Launch
    10:00 AM - Fishing Starts
    2:00 PM –  Derby Ends
    2:00 to 3:00 PM - Lunch will be provided for ALL and consist of Chili, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop, Water, and Beer.

    Location:          
    South Fork Boise River – Reclamation Village Boat Launch           

    Cost:                    
    Five Dollar donation to cover the food costs

    Contest:
    Prizes will be awarded to BVFF members in good standing (dues paid for 2016) Prizes for the 2 largest (by length) whitefish will be awarded.

    Registration:
    Please register online at www.bvff.com so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.

    Fishing:
    As almost exclusively bottom feeders, whitefish will readily take a variety of nymphs, especially those tied with bead heads. A few of the more popular patterns are; prince nymph, pheasant tail, zug bug, two-bit hooker, zebra midge, hare’s ear, and copper johns. Fly size ranges between 10 and 16 with size 12 being a good place to start.

    Other Details
    Check for any changes on the BVFF website.  We will post a time and meeting place for Carpooling from Boise.  If you are not a member, sign up for membership on-line ($25/year) so you can compete for Derby prizes.  Membership allows you access to the Members Only web pages.  The Members List gives you an easy way to get in touch with other fishers.

    • 10 Mar 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.

    Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 

    Schedule:

    6:30pm to 7:30pm - Fly Tying and Social

    7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business

    7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation

    This month the BVFF club is proud to present:


    Fly Tier:  TBA

    Speaker: Nick Minor, Three Rivers Ranch

    Nick Minor is an experienced guide on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.   Nick continues to guide on the Henry's Fork while managing the Three Rivers Ranch Outfitters Fly Shop in Eagle, Idaho. 


    • 18 Mar 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 20 Mar 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hailey, Idaho
      

    Date:                     March 18-20, 2016

    In March we are headed to the Big Wood River.  Bert Williams will be hosting this outing. His email is bswilliams63@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    Bert has rented a house in Hailey for Thursday March 17 for 3 nights. The "First Eight" who register for this BVFF event and send him an email saying they would like to "Stay in the Hailey House" is welcome to share the expenses which will be less than $100 for all three nights. Bedrooms are limited so some will need to bring sleeping bags.

    Everyone else is welcome to join us on this outing and make their own accommodations. Here is a list of potential hotel accommodations. http://www.kayak.com/hotels/Hailey,ID-c21732/2015-03-19/2015-03-22

    We will plan to meet for our evening meals on both Friday and  Saturday nights. Please register online at BVFF.com so we can make a reservation.  Details will be provided to those registered for this event.

    The year before last we were catching fish on size 16 or 18 parachute Adams. The local fly shops recommended rubber legs. Last year the river was blown out so we fished the Big Lost River, Magic Reservoir and the plunge pool and other pools below the dam with unexpected success.

    An article in an old Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine that had the Big Wood as a feature article offered the following recommendation:

    “When fishing in the cold season, anglers should concentrate their efforts in the “soft” water areas, including eddies, pools, and medium-speed, waist-deep runs. Foam lines, where midges collect are particularly productive, especially if an angler casts dry flies such as Griffith’s Gnat or Parachute Adams.

    Some of the most productive subsurface winter patterns include Glo Bugs, Serendipities, Pheasant Tails, Brassies, Copper Johns, and size 18, 20, and 22 blood midges. The most effective anglers hang those small midge imitations behind a larger Prince, Pheasant Tail, or Hare’s Ear Nymph. Woolly Buggers, Egg- Sucking Leeches, and rabbit-strip leeches work well during the winter, too.”


    • 14 Apr 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.

    Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 

    Schedule:

    6:30pm to 7:30pm - Fly Tying and Social

    7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business

    7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation

    This month the BVFF club is proud to present:


    Fly Tier:  TBA

    Speaker: Trent Simon, Three Rivers Ranch

    Trent Simon is a Sales Associate at Three Rivers Ranch Outfitters Fly Shop in Eagle, Idaho.   Trent regularly fishes the Lower Boise River and will share some of his experience in catching fish on the lower Boise with the club. 


    • 16 Apr 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Apr 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Mountain View Reservoir, Idaho
      

    Date:                     April 16-17, 2016

    Host: Tom McKnight

    Where: Mountain View Reservoir

    Our last two outings to Duck Valley have been in the fall but this year we will be having a spring outing.

    Ice-out usually occurs in late March and fishing can be excellent and on occasions frenzied those first couple of weeks after ice-out. Spring fishing on the Duck Valley reservoirs can be cold so don’t forget your fleece pants and other warm clothes and remember to dress in layers.

    As with years past you can expect most fish range between 16 and 22 inches with a few big fish in the 24 inch. Fish are caught on leech patterns of various colors, Sheep Creek Specials, Wooly Buggers, and Stayner Ducktails.

    Fishing Permits can be purchased in Duck Valley at the store and tribal headquarters, the Fishing Hole in Bruneau, and in Boise at Sportsman’s Warehouse, Idaho Angler, and Cabela’s. Permits are $15 per day. 

    Primitive campsites are $6 per day, and campsites with electricity and water are $15 per day and require a reservation. Reservations have to be made at the Owyhee Ace Hardware Store (775) 757-2305(next to the grocery store. The early spring can get busy at Duck Valley so make your reservations early if you want a site with power.

    For further information contact Tom McKnight at email: blastncast@gmail.com or 208-870-8900.


    • 21 May 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 May 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • ....
      

    Date:                     May 21-22, 2016

    Host: BVFF Board

    Where: Bruneau Sand Dunes

    This event is a BVFF sponsored event in collaboration with the WFFID women’s fly fishing club!

    We have group campsite #31. We have room for 30 people in tents. There is a $5 entrance fee/vehicle/day and an extra vehicle fee of $5/night. If you have the Idaho Park Pass, you get into the park for free.

    This is a great family time and social event with large Bluegill and Bass fishing. Besides the pond at the sand dunes there is excellent fishing at the Snake River, Cove Arm, Crane Falls, Bruneau River and CJ Strike Reservoir. Bring your float tube or pontoon boat. In the past Pico Spiders, Pico Blanco’s (aka Blanco Pico), white spiders, small bass plugs, mouse patterns, and Stayner Ducktails have been productive, but check with the local fly shops for recommended flies.

    We will meet Friday night for a social gathering at group site #31 in the Broken Wheel Campground after fishing. Bring a chair and your favorite beverage. Wild and unbelievable fishing tails are guaranteed to be told with conviction and gusto.

    On Saturday at 5:30 pm we will have a BBQ with the women’s fly fishing club at Shelter Side A in Eagle Cove. BVFF will provide the grills, hamburgers, and hot dogs and the women’s club will provide the side dishes.

    If you need a campsite for yourself you will need to reserve a site right away because the campgrounds fill up quickly. You can reserve your campsite online at: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/.

    Any questions, contact Larry Donohoo at 939-0376 or lbdonohoo@msn.com



    • 17 Jun 2016
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Camping: Hayspur Campground

    Silver Creek Outing

    Outing Sponsor: 
    Jim Kazakoff     
    Jim.Kazakoff@gmail.com  
    208.968.2276 / 208.867.9676 [Cell]

    The BVFF outing for June will take us to the famous spring creek waters of Silver Creek, a favorite spot for the Hemingways (Ernest and son Jack), and a destination known by many anglers around the world.  BVFF's last outing to the creek was in 2014.

    For those choosing to camp, we will be staying at the Idaho F&G campgrounds at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, just off Highway 20, about 4 miles east of the junction with Highway 75.  The camp ground is a large grass meadow with a few small trees, and can accommodate tents or small trailers.  There is water available, and a vault toilet.  It is first come, first served for space.
    There are also limited camping spots at Idaho Sportsman access points (Point of Rocks), East, and West.
    Motel accommodations are available nearby in Picabo (very limited) and in Bellvue or Hailey.

    For complete details and maps please see this document

    Silver_Creek_Outing.docx

    NOTE:  Floating Silver Creek in the Nature Conservancy area is a great way to fish the creek.  However, be aware that Idaho Fish & Game regulations REQUIRE that you use a float tube--  one that places you down in the water.  Pontoon style kick boats do not meet this requirement.

    THE PLAN
        Thursday June 16
             Early arrivers at Hayspur Campground (weather permitting)
        Saturday June 18
            5:00 Social hour at Hayspur Campground (no-host)
            6:00 BBQ dinner
        Sunday June 19


    PLEASE RSVP for the trip by June 12
    • Camping (Hayspur)
    • BBQ Dinner (Saturday)

    Please register online for this trip so I know how many will be participating.

     

Past events

14 Jan 2016 NO MEETING THIS MONTH !
12 Jan 2016 NO CLUB MEETING IN JANUARY
09 Jan 2016 BVFF Banquet & Auction 2016
09 Jan 2016 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo 2016
17 Dec 2015 Peterson Toyota Sponsor Night
11 Dec 2015 Idaho Angler Sponsor Night
10 Dec 2015 BVFF Annual Holiday Party
08 Dec 2015 Idaho River Sports Sponsor Night
05 Dec 2015 Three Rivers Ranch Outfitters Sponsor Night
21 Nov 2015 Clear Lake Outing
12 Nov 2015 Fishing Silver Creek - A Guide's Tips
16 Oct 2015 Steelhead on the Grande Ronde Oct 16-18
08 Oct 2015 Alaska: Do It Yourself Wilderness Fishing!
19 Sep 2015 Salmon River outing
10 Sep 2015 Skagit-style Spey Casting
18 Jul 2015 Bear Valley Creek Campout
09 Jul 2015 BVFF Annual Picnic
09 Jul 2015 BVFF Annual Picnic
20 Jun 2015 Snake River at Swan Falls
11 Jun 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
15 May 2015 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
14 May 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
17 Apr 2015 BVFF Outing - Mann Lake, OR
16 Apr 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
11 Apr 2015 Owyhee River Cleanup
20 Mar 2015 BVFF Outing - Big Wood River Valley
14 Mar 2015 Education Event - Spring Great Outdoor Days
13 Mar 2015 Anglers Habitat Grand Opening
12 Mar 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
28 Feb 2015 BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
21 Feb 2015 BVFF Banquet and Auction
12 Feb 2015 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Jan 2015 Fly Tying for BVFF Auction
10 Jan 2015 Dry Fly Academy at WIFFE
10 Jan 2015 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
15 Dec 2014 Holiday Gift Idea
11 Dec 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
15 Nov 2014 Clear Lake Outing
13 Nov 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Nov 2014 Education Event - Garden City Library - Fly Tying Class
16 Oct 2014 Steelhead on the Grande Ronde
09 Oct 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 Sep 2014 Mountain View Reservoir
13 Sep 2014 Bonus Fishing Trip - McCall (Alpine Lakes)
11 Sep 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
23 Aug 2014 Spey Clave In Boise 2014
18 Jul 2014 Bear Valley Outing
10 Jul 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
28 Jun 2014 Education Event - All Veterans Welcome Home
28 Jun 2014 First Annual Fly Fishing Swap Meet
26 Jun 2014 Education Event - Garden City Library - Fly Tying Class
20 Jun 2014 Silver Creek Outing
12 Jun 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 May 2014 Education Event - Payette Brewing
17 May 2014 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
16 May 2014 Education Event - Duck Valley
08 May 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Apr 2014 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
17 Apr 2014 Kiss The Water @ The Flicks
10 Apr 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
05 Apr 2014 BVFF Social and Auction
21 Mar 2014 BVFF Outing - Big Wood River Valley
13 Mar 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
15 Feb 2014 Cancelled: BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
13 Feb 2014 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
11 Jan 2014 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
16 Dec 2013 WIFFE Volunteer Assignment Meeting
12 Dec 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
14 Nov 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
14 Nov 2013 BVFF Outing: Steelhead-Salmon or Clearwater
19 Oct 2013 BVFF Outing: Mountain View Reservoir
10 Oct 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Sep 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
08 Aug 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
12 Jul 2013 Western Rocky Mountain Council (WRMC) Rendezvous
11 Jul 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
20 Jun 2013 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
13 Jun 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting + June Newsletter
17 May 2013 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
09 May 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
11 Apr 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
16 Mar 2013 South Fork Fishing Trip
14 Mar 2013 BVFF Monthly Club Meeting
24 Feb 2013 White Fish Outing
07 Feb 2013 BVFF February Club Meeting
12 Jan 2013 Banquet - Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
11 Jan 2013 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (WIFFE)
13 Dec 2012 BVFF Annual Christmas Party
12 Oct 2012 South Fork Boise Campout
14 Jun 2012 South Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Trip
18 May 2012 Bruneau Sand Dunes Campout
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