Boise Valley Fly Fishers
 
 
Since 1971


 

Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S Capitol Blvd., Boise

    Thank you for your interest in the cooperative project to create a new channel for Cottonwood Creek in Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise.


    *****   MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED *****

    There will be an Open House for the project on October 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S Capitol Blvd., Boise. This is a time to review the location and design of the creek and provide comments. Jacobs Engineering Group has created the design and will be on hand to answer questions along with staff from Boise Parks and Recreation and members of the Boise River Enhancement Network and Ted Trueblood Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It's a drop-in format.

    Please let me know if you require an alternate opportunity to review the project design.

    You can learn more about the project and access the Environmental Assessment at the Bureau of Reclamation website.

    Visit the BREN website for additional information about the Cottonwood Creek Daylighting Project.

    Sincerely,

    Liz Paul

    Boise River Enhancement Network

    lizpaul6152@gmail.com

    (208) 570-3013


    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Moxie Java

    The BVFF Graylings meet on the Tuesday following the scheduled club outing for coffee, and a lively (mostly) discussion of fishing, fishing stories, the recent club outing, current events, and to plan fishing trips outside the scheduled club outings.

    Graylings will meet at 0900 at the Moxie Java 4990 East Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, ID

    It is not required to register.


    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Owyhee River
    Register

    Owyhee River Redds Survey:

    Dave Banks (ODFW) will be leading the 2019 fall redds survey of the Owyhee River.  Volunteers are welcome to assist in the survey.  BVFF has recently concluded a joint project with ODFW placing signs along the very popular fishing areas of the lower Owyhee River to address concerns with the brown trout population.  Collection of data with redds surveys is important to help recover and manage this fishery.

    Volunteers will meet at the Lori Okami/Chris Burke house (formerly Jim Clouse) for a brief presentation and instructions.  Donuts and coffee available.  After the redds survey, lunch will be provided back at the house.

    MEET LOCATION:

    This is the last private residence on the left along Owhyee Lake Rd, before you come to the cement bridge if you are going up river. You will see a number of cars parked in his driveway. There will be coffee and donuts, and lunch after the redds count provided.

    Dave Banks

    District Fish Biologist

    Malheur Watershed District

    (O) 541-573-6582

    (C) 541-589-1905





    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Idaho Water Center
    Register

    SPECIAL BVFF CLUB MEETING for November 2019

    CER Research Projects in Idaho / Tour of Hydaulics Flume Laboratory

    Start Time:  7:00 PM

    • Please pre-register so we have a head count
    • Please be on time

    ***** NOTE: THIS MEETING IS NOT AT THE BOISE ELKS LODGE *****

    Join BVFF and faculty of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research  (CER) of the University of Idaho for a classroom style presentation on recent projects and studies of Idaho waters by the CER researchers, and an open house tour of their new laboratory high gradient hydraulic flume.

    The major components of research activities at the Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) are:

    Although its primary research focus is on Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, CER maintains a national and international profile and is active in California, Louisiana, Europe, Asia and South America. Graduate students are from the US and four other continents. Faculty, research professors and visiting professors are collaborating within an active global network.

    More information at https://www.uidaho.edu/engr/research/cer

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    This meeting will be held at the U of Idaho Idaho Water Center in downtown Boise

    Idaho Water Center

    322 East Front St

    Boise, ID  83702

    Meet in the lobby at 7:00 PM-- we will proceed from there to a classroom for the presentation, followed by a tour of the flume laboratory.

    We will follow the presentation and tour of the flume with a post-meeting social gathering at The End Zone on Broadway Ave.

    The End Zone

    1010 Broadway Avenue

    Boise


    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Al & Gretchen Beatty's House
    Registration is closed

    Call to all BVFF fly tyers--

    Come join Al and Gretchen Beatty at their annual fly tying social gathering.  This has become a traditional event and is great fun.  At this event you can meet a few folks, tie a few flies, and no doubt learn a thing or two about fly tying.   Fly tying expertise is not a requirement.   It is a nice afternoon, and of course the flies go to a good cause.

    Come congratulate Gretchen on her 2019 Fly Fishers Int'l Buz Buszak Fly Tying Achievement award, and see how tying is really done!  (Al is a previous recipient too).

    All flies tied are donated and will be raffled or auctioned at the BVFF social and fund raising event in February (Date is TBD)

    What to bring:

    • Fly tying tools-- vise, tools,etc
    • Small lamp
    • Fly tying materials as required for your selected patterns
    • Some good stories, truthful or not, on your summer fishing and outings
    • Something to eat or drink to share
    Please register so the Beatty's know how much tying space to provide.

    Al & Gretchen Beatty

    11965 Reutzel Drive

    Boise, ID 83709


    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Moxie Java

    The BVFF Graylings meet on the Tuesday following the scheduled club outing for coffee, and a lively (mostly) discussion of fishing, fishing stories, the recent club outing, current events, and to plan fishing trips outside the scheduled club outings.

    Graylings will meet at 0900 at the Moxie Java 4990 East Chinden Boulevard, Garden City, ID

    It is not required to register.


    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Owyhee River
    Register

    Owyhee River Redds Survey:

    Dave Banks (ODFW) will be leading the 2019 fall redds survey of the Owyhee River.  Volunteers are welcome to assist in the survey.  BVFF has recently concluded a joint project with ODFW placing signs along the very popular fishing areas of the lower Owyhee River to address concerns with the brown trout population.  Collection of data with redds surveys is important to help recover and manage this fishery.

    Volunteers will meet at the Lori Okami/Chris Burke house (formerly Jim Clouse) for a brief presentation and instructions.  Donuts and coffee available.  After the redds survey, lunch will be provided back at the house.

    MEET LOCATION:

    This is the last private residence on the left along Owhyee Lake Rd, before you come to the cement bridge if you are going up river. You will see a number of cars parked in his driveway. There will be coffee and donuts, and lunch after the redds count provided.

    Dave Banks

    District Fish Biologist

    Malheur Watershed District

    (O) 541-573-6582

    (C) 541-589-1905





    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Boise Elks Lodge at 6608 West Fairview Ave.

    BVFF Holiday Party and Potluck!

    The BVFF meeting for December will be the annual holiday party.  This is a social event for BVFF members and family--  Please invite your significant other to attend and meet your fellow fly fishing colleagues.  Bring a friend who has been thinking about checking out BVFF, but just hasn't been able to get to one of the meetings.

    New people are especially welcome.  Come and spend time getting to know the BVFF members and make plans to join us for some of our Fly Fishing outings next year!

     

    BVFF will be providing the meat for our Christmas party.  Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice.

     

    This will be an evening of fun, with food and a raffle!

    Please register yourself and guests for this event at BVFF.com so we can plan appropriately for number of attendees.  We need to confirm our attendee count

    by Dec 8


     

    THANK YOU

    • 15 May 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 17 May 2020
    • (MDT)
    • Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park

    Bruneau Sand Dunes Outing

    This is an early announcement for the annual BVFF Bruneau Dunes outing.  More information will be available at a later date.

    NOTE:  This park is popular in the spring.  You should make reservations for a campsite ASAP if you intend to go.   (There is no longer a group campsite).  See web link below to make reservations.


    REGISTRATION:

    Please Register!   We need an accurate count

    EVENT SUMMARY:

    This event is a BVFF sponsored event in collaboration with the Women Fly Fishers of Idaho (WFFI)  fly fishing club!

    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. Beside 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.

    Group BBQ

    Saturday May 16 4:00 PM

    Group shelter in the park.

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS:

    You need a campsite for yourself, you will need to reserve a site right away.

    You can reserve your campsite online at: http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/.

Past events

10 Oct 2019 Oct Meeting: The Importance of Keeping a Fishing Log
28 Sep 2019 Owyhee R Redds Project-- Sign Installation
28 Sep 2019 Owyhee River Cleanup-- Public Land Day
24 Sep 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
20 Sep 2019 September Outing: McCall, ID
12 Sep 2019 Sept Meeting: State of the Owyhee River
23 Jul 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
18 Jul 2019 BVFF Annual Picnic
21 Jun 2019 June Outing: Silver Creek
18 Jun 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
13 Jun 2019 June Meeting: Fishing High Mountain Lakes
01 Jun 2019 Idaho 2 Fly Event: Derby
21 May 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
17 May 2019 BVFF May Outing - Bruneau Sand Dunes
14 May 2019 Woolly Buggers Kids Club-- BVFF Guest sponsor
09 May 2019 May Meeting: Double Program: Warm Water Fishing Opportunities & Tackle
01 May 2019 BREN Sponsored Idaho Gives Day Party
26 Apr 2019 BVFF April Outing - Duck Valley, Mt View Reservoir
23 Apr 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
13 Apr 2019 Owyhee River Cleanup (Indian Head FF)
11 Apr 2019 Still Water Fishing: Panel Discussion (Duck Valley)
26 Mar 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
23 Mar 2019 Boise Valley Fly Fishers -- Warm-up for Duck Valley
14 Mar 2019 Idaho Oregon Snake River Water Trail- Laura Barbour
26 Feb 2019 Graylings Coffee Meet
23 Feb 2019 State of the Owyhee River
16 Feb 2019 BVFF Whitefish Derby
14 Feb 2019 Fishing Streamers in the Winter --- Ryan Spillers
02 Feb 2019 BVFF Annual Auction & Social
02 Feb 2019 Raffle 2019: Bucks Bags Kick Boat
12 Jan 2019 Class: Dry Fly Academy
11 Jan 2019 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo 2019
03 Jan 2019 Expo 2019 Volunteer Orientation Meeting
13 Dec 2018 BVFF Annual Holiday Party
01 Dec 2018 Owyhee River Redds Count w/ ODFW
28 Nov 2018 BREN Member Appreciation Party
20 Nov 2018 Graylings Coffee Meet
10 Nov 2018 Owyhee River Redds Count w/ ODFW
08 Nov 2018 Pre-Hospital Medicine: First Aid for Fishing and the Outdoors
08 Nov 2018 SHORT NOTICE: South Fork Boise Dam Raise Nov 8 Open House
23 Oct 2018 Graylings Coffee Meet
19 Oct 2018 October Outing: Return to Duck Valley
11 Oct 2018 Duck Valley Fishing: Now and the Future
25 Sep 2018 Graylings Coffee Meet
19 Sep 2018 ID F&G SW Region Reg Changes Open House
13 Sep 2018 Kevin Lewis - IRU, Salmon and Steelhead Issues
09 Aug 2018 Family Book Reading & Signing: "Down By the River"
07 Aug 2018 Fly Fishers Int'l Fly Fishing Fair
12 Jul 2018 BVFF Annual Picnic
26 Jun 2018 Graylings Coffee Meet
23 Jun 2018 June Outing: Silver Creek
14 Jun 2018 Fishing the Salmon River - Homer Brown
14 Jun 2018 Fishing the Salmon River - Homer Brown
18 May 2018 BVFF May Outing - Bruneau Sand Dunes
10 May 2018 IDFG Fisheries Update
20 Apr 2018 BVFF April Outing - Duck Valley, Mt View Reservoir
17 Mar 2018 March outing Boise River In Town
08 Mar 2018 Andy Millward - The Pike Mecca
17 Feb 2018 BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
08 Feb 2018 ODFW - Owyhee River Sampling - 2017
27 Jan 2018 BVFF Annual Banquet and Auction
13 Jan 2018 The 4 Pillars of Dry Fly Class by Dry Fly Innovations
12 Jan 2018 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo 2018
09 Jan 2018 Woolly Buggers Kids Fly Fishing Club: First Meeting
14 Dec 2017 BVFF Annual Holiday Party
02 Dec 2017 ODFW Owyhee River Redds Study
18 Nov 2017 BVFF Annual Fly Tying w/ the Beattys
09 Nov 2017 Patagonia - Is it on your Bucket List ?
21 Oct 2017 October Outing South Fork Boise River
12 Oct 2017 DIY Alaska Float Trip
22 Sep 2017 September Owyhee River Outing
14 Sep 2017 Fishing Great Slave Lake - Tom Governale
20 Jul 2017 BVFF July Outing: Lava Hot Springs
13 Jul 2017 2017 BVFF July Annual Picnic
16 Jun 2017 BVFF June Outing: Silver Creek
08 Jun 2017 Shawn Miller - Fishing the High Mountain Lakes
03 Jun 2017 DRAWING: Idaho2Fly 2-Fly Derby Entry
20 May 2017 BVFF May Outing - Bruneau Sand Dunes
11 May 2017 Julie Meissner - Fishing the Sawtooths
22 Apr 2017 BVFF April Outing - Duck Valley, Mt View Reservoir
13 Apr 2017 Bryan Huskey, Keep Em Wet Campaign
16 Mar 2017 BVFF March Outing - Big Wood River Valley
09 Mar 2017 Joe Kozfkay - Regional Fisheries Update
09 Feb 2017 Bret Bishop - Fly Fishing Team USA Coach
28 Jan 2017 2017 BVFF Banquet and Auction
14 Jan 2017 2017 WIFFE - Bear Hair Fly Tying Presentation!
13 Jan 2017 2017 Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo
03 Jan 2017 WIFFE Volunteer Assignment Meeting
31 Dec 2016 2017 Annual Fly Tying Open House @ The Beatty's
08 Dec 2016 BVFF Annual Holiday Party
29 Nov 2016 EIS Scoping: Snake River Dams Army Corp of Engrs
10 Nov 2016 "Just Bert'n Around" - Alaska 2016 with Larry and Mike
05 Nov 2016 Owyhee River Trout Redds Study (ODFW)
21 Oct 2016 October Outing to the Grande Ronde
13 Oct 2016 Better Understanding the Role of Hatchery Fish in Idaho Fisheries – From Lowland Reservoirs to Alpine Lakes
29 Sep 2016 Willow Lane Boat Ramp Dedication
16 Sep 2016 BVFF Outing: South Fork Boise River
08 Sep 2016 Czech Nymphing by Wayne Johnson, Anglers Habitat
15 Jul 2016 BVFF Outing: Lava Hot Springs Cabin
15 Jul 2016 Idaho 2 Fly SW Idaho Retreat: Wild Horse Creek Ranch
14 Jul 2016 2016 BVFF Annual Picnic
17 Jun 2016 BVFF Outing: Silver Creek
09 Jun 2016 Fishing the Desert Streams of Southeastern Oregon
04 Jun 2016 DRAWING: Idaho2Fly 2-Fly Derby
21 May 2016 IMPORTANT UPDATE READ ME: BVFF Outing - Bruneau Sand Dunes
12 May 2016 UPDATE: Streamer Fly Fishing Techniques
29 Apr 2016 Fly Fishing 101: Mountain Plains Adult Ed Assn Conference
16 Apr 2016 BVFF Outing - Duck Valley, Mt View Reservoir
14 Apr 2016 Fishing the Henry's Fork of the Snake River
09 Apr 2016 2016 WIFFE EXPO Volunteer Party
09 Apr 2016 SFBoise Habitat Restoration: Trout Unlimited
18 Mar 2016 BVFF Outing - Big Wood River
10 Mar 2016 CHANGE! Fly Fishing the Depths of Hell’s Canyon
20 Feb 2016 BVFF Outing - Whitefish Derby
11 Feb 2016 IDFG angling update: new rules, programs and the fishing forecast
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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