Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
 
Since 1971


 

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 10 Sep 2015
    • 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:     Troy Pearse

     Troy Pearse is a BVFF member who has been spey casting for almost 20 years and is developing a skagit casting instructional video called  "Adding your second hand--A quick start guide to skagit-style spey casting."

    Come get your spey-on and get ready for fall steelhead season.  There is something for all casting levels, no matter if you're an experienced spey-caster, a beginner or just spey-curious. His presentation will include: 


    1. An explanation of spey casting mechanics;


    2. Some slow motion spey casting video;


    3. A description of common pitfalls;


    4. And some spey casting exercises.

    • 19 Sep 2015
    • (MDT)
    • 20 Sep 2015 (MDT)
    • Stanley Idaho

    Salmon River / Stanley, ID. Outing
    Date:  Sept 19-20, 2015 MDT

    Trip Sponsor:  Jim Kazakoff  208-968-2276 or Jim.Kazakoff@gmail.com

    Information and online registration at Salmon River Outing 

    Google Map:   (Upper O’Brien Campground)

    The September BVFF outing will be held in the Lower Stanley / Salmon River country.  Fall should be a great time to be in the mountain area, with perhaps a hint of cooler weather on the way.  Fishing opportunities in the region are available for both river and still-water anglers.  The Salmon River has Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Bull trout.  It will be too early for fall steelhead.  Water flows should be low, allowing relatively easy wade fishing.  Valley Creek and the Yankee Fork (Salmon River) is also nearby.  For those preferring still water, there are a number of lakes that are within a drive striking distance, including Stanley Lake, Little Redfish Lake, and Bulltrout Lake.

    Full Disclosure:  Although I have fished the Salmon River near Stanley in the past, I have little experience with it. Here is some information I have researched:

    NOTE:  IDF&G plants trout in the river, typically +- 10 miles around Stanley.  Fishing further from Stanley is recommended. 

    Section 5:  Torrey’s Hole to O’Brien Campground:  Torrey’s Hole is a major recreation access point for river outfitters.  The river above Torrey’s is white water (caution—experienced rafters only), below it is slower.  There is approximately 2 miles of this stretch that could be floated w/ a small pontoon boat.  Torrey’s Hole is located at milepost 210 and 9.7 miles above Squaw Creek.

    Section 6:  Lower Stanley to Sunbeam Hot Springs:  Boney pocket water, a favorite for rafters in high season, but likely too low in September to see many rafts or boats. Sunbeam H.S. is 12.6 miles below Stanley.

    Section 7:  Sunny Gulch Camp Ground to Stanley:  Thin pocket water.  Not recommended.

    DIRECTONS:

    Highway 55 to Banks, Highway 21 to Stanley.  Turn North on Highway 75.  Upper O’Brien Campground will be our BVFF rendezvous site.

    For those who enjoy an après fishing soak, Sunbeam Hot Springs is nearby (12.6 miles from Stanley).

    ACCOMODATIONS:

    Upper O’Brien Campground:  $13/Day and $5 for extra vehicles.  First-Come-First Served.   Water available, vault toilets.  There are 9 campsites, more sites available at Lower O’Brien Campground.  There are other campgrounds nearby.

    Directions:  From Stanley, go northeast 14 miles on ID 75. Turn south on Forest Road #454, the Robinson Bar Road.

      This will be the “base-camp” where we will meet Saturday evening for a group dinner.

    Hotel/Motel:  For those not wishing to camp, there are accommodations in Stanley and Lower Stanley.  Some options:

    Sawtooth Hotel:   (208) 721-2459

    Stanley High Country Inn:  (208) 774-7000

    Mountain Village Lodge:  1-866-599-66741-866-599-6674

    SATURDAY DINNER:

    I will be planning a group dinner and social gathering at the Upper O’Brien Campground.

    Schedule and details to follow.

    • 16 Oct 2015
    • (MDT)
    • 18 Oct 2015 (MDT)
    • Grande Ronde River, Troy, Oregon

    October Outing to the Grande Ronde River in Oregon

    Date: October 16 – 18, 2015
    Host: Larry Donohoo

    The October Outing is to the Grande Ronde River in Northeast Oregon/Southeast Washington. We will be staying in Troy, Oregon, October 16th to the 18th, where they have a campground with RV hook-ups, hotel and café; there is a primitive campground a mile or so up river from Troy. If you are planning on staying in Troy be sure to reserve your campsite early, they fill up fast (www.troyresort.com or 541-828-7773). Oregon licenses and Columbia Basin Endorsement (required to fish for Steelhead in the Columbia Basin) can be obtained in Troy. 

    Last year we had several members that were successful using strike indicator techniques with large nymphs and egg patterns. Swinging flies on the Grande Ronde can also be successful and last year I saw several fisherman swinging flies and I talk to a couple of fisherman on the river who were successful swinging flies. I also observed several fishermen using their pontoon boat to drift down the river and to access the roadless side of the river.

    Useful flies; purple peril, green butt skunks, black bunny leeches, size 6-8 nymphs like bead head prince nymph and peacock stone flies, and glo bug egg patterns. Consult the Joseph Fly Shop for up to date fishing reports and the best flies to use (josephflyshoppe.com or 541-432-4343).

    At last year’s auction I purchased the guided steelhead trip on the Grande Ronde and I have arranged to take that trip the Wednesday and Thursday before our outing and I will be happy the share what I learn from the guide at the evening campfire after a couple of adult beverages.

    Any questions call me at 208-939-0376 or email me at lbdonohoo@msn.com.

    Larry Donohoo

    Outings Chairman

    • 21 Nov 2015
    • (MST)
    • 22 Nov 2015 (MST)
    • Hagerman Valley

    Clear Lake fishing 

    Overnight fishing trip to the Hagerman Valley

    Details to be be announced.

    Any questions, contact Larry Donohoo at 208-939-0376 or lbdonohoo@msn.com 

Past events

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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