Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 12 Feb 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! 


    6:30pm to 6:45pm - Meet and Greet

    6:45pm 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:   

    Status of South Fork Boise River Rainbow Trout Population Following Recent Habitat Disturbances


    Fly Tier: TBD



    Art Butts
    Southwest Regional Fishery Biologist
    Idaho Department of Fish & Game


    Status of South Fork Boise River Rainbow Trout Population Following Recent Habitat Disturbances
    It’s no secret that the SFBR downstream of Anderson Ranch Reservoir is one of the most popular and productive trout waters in southern Idaho. Over the last 30 years, fish and anglers have benefited from relatively stable conditions, that is until the large wildfires of 2013 and subsequent sediment/debris slides of 2013 and 2014. These natural (though likely human exacerbated) occurrences have altered the watershed, aquatic habitats, and fish populations.  IDFG biologists and others have been working to understand how these “alterations” have impacted fish populations and to determine responses, especially from a reproduction and recruitment standpoint. Also, federal agencies, USFS and USBOR, have been planning and implementing restoration activities to help the watershed responds in a positive manner.  Art Butts, will present a synopsis of recent fish monitoring activities conducted by IDFG, and will also review the 2014 sediment flushing pulse. Art will also briefly describe other restoration activities that are in the planning stages. 
    Art Butts is a Southwest Regional Fish Biologist and has held that position for the past six years.  He has been with Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 11 years.  He holds MS and BS degrees from Utah State University in Fisheries and Wildlife sciences.


    • 21 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 2900 Chinden Boulevard Boise, ID

    Please purchase your tickets soon so we can determine the number of attendees. Thanks for your Support!

    Boise Valley Fly Fishers Banquet and Auction

    Saturday February 21st, 2015

    Hank Patterson - Your Fly Fishing Guide

    The Riverside Hotel
    2900 Chinden Boulevard  Boise, ID,

    5:00pm – Social Hour and No-Host Bar
    6:00pm - Dinner, Raffle Items, Silent Auction and Live Auction 

    Tickets $50

    Ticket Purchase Options

    • Purchase Online at
      • Through Friday February 6th (Tickets will be mailed to you)
      • Through Tuesday February 17th (Tickets can be picked up at will call on February 21st)
    • BVFF Club Meeting on February 12th
    • Purchase at Local Fly Shops - Through Sunday Feb 15th
      • Anglers
      • Idaho Angler
      • Three Rivers Ranch
      • Anglers Habitat
    • Purchase at Idaho River Sports
    • Send a Check through the mail. Call numbers below for registration and address.

    Open to the Public

    2015 Auction Items

    Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door

    Poster: BVFF Banquet

    Help Spread the Word!

    Make your meal choice of

    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Vegetarian

    For question email  or phone: 440-1195 or 286-4138

    • 28 Feb 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • South Fork Boise - Reclamation Village Boat Launch

    Date:                     February 28, 2015

    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.

    South Fork Boise River – Reclamation Village Boat Launch           

    Five Dollar donation to cover the food costs

    Prizes will be awarded to BVFF members in good standing (dues paid for 2015) Prizes for the 2 largest (by length) whitefish will be awarded.

    Please register online at so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.

    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.

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Cabela's - 8109 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709

    Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days event on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15.
    BVFF Club will be leading the following seminars. Please register to assist in this outreach education program. Please specify if you have a specific seminar and time which you are willing to assist with.

    Below are the seminars and times.
    Saturday, March 14
    10am – Fly Tying Patterns for Spring
    12pm – Fly Tying for Ladies
    Sunday, March 15
    11am – Fly Casting for the Ladies
    2pm – Fly Tying 101 – Nymphs for the Boise River

    • 20 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 AM
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • Big Wood River Valley - See Description

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

    Bert has rented a house in Hailey for Thursday March 19 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.,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 so we can make a reservation.  Details will be provided to those registered for this event.

    Last year we were catching fish on size 16 or 18 parachute Adams. The local fly shops recommended rubber legs.

    A 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.”


Past events

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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