Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 04 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Three Rivers Ranch, Eagle Island
    Registration is closed

    A special opportunity for all BVFF members!

    Idaho2Fly has generously donated a complementary contestant certificate for one angler to participate in their 2-Fly Derby to be held Saturday June 4th.   The event will be held at Ron Sali's Three Rivers Ranch on Eagle Island, with a private 100 acre lake, and will be limited to 50 anglers.  Normally the entry fee for this event is $500, as a fund raising activity for Idaho2Fly.

    BVFF will hold a drawing for this complementary spot, open to all BVFF members in good standing who wish to participate.  Simply register here for this event, and you will be entered into the drawing.  There is no fee for entering the drawing.

    The drawing will be held on May 27th, and the winner notified as soon as possible. 

    If you are not currently a member, joining BVFF for $25 ($15 for Seniors) will enable you to register for the drawing.

    More about the Derby:

    • Saturday June 4th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Ron Sali's Three Rivers Ranch on Eagle Island
    • Lakeside Dutch oven lunch, catered by Paul and Emmet Bushman
    • 100 acres of water
    • 30" rainbow trout and 10 Lb largemouth bass in the lake!
    • 6 hours of dry fly or wet fly fishing in a fun and friendly derby.

    For more information, go to   

    The funds raised by this event help support the Idaho2Fly retreats and support services for Idaho men with cancer.  BVFF is a supporter of Idaho2Fly.

    • 09 Jun 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! 


    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: Ray Perkins.  Retired Fish Biologist

    Worked for ODFW from 1986 to 2013, out Ontario office from 1990 to retirement in 2013.  Much of my time spent working on the Owyhee River trout fishery and reservoir fisheries throughout southeastern Oregon.  During my off time I have spent a lot of my time fishing the Owyhee River below the dam.  I have also spent time fishing the streams in the head water areas of the Malheur River and Malheur, Pole Creek, and Beulah Reservoirs. 
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • (MDT)
    • 19 Jun 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Camping: Hayspur Campground

    Silver Creek Outing

    Outing Sponsor: 
    Jim Kazakoff  
    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


    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.

        Thursday June 16
             Early arrivers at Hayspur Campground  (weather permitting)

        Saturday June 18
            5:00 Social hour at Hayspur Campground (no-host)
            6:00 Potluck Dinner  (BVFF BBQ grill available)
          Sunday June 19

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

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


    • 14 Jul 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Municipal Park, Boise Willow picnic site (see map)

    Please join the BVFF club for the annual Picnic at Municipal Park.  This is a family social event, and a club tradition from its inception.  The picnic will be at the Willow picnic site, which is Northeast of the ID F&G building in Municipal Park.

    BVFF will provide hamburgers and hotdogs, attendees are requested to bring a side dish and beverage of their choice.  See map of Boise Municipal Park for the picnic location.





    • 15 Jul 2016
    • 16 Jul 2016
    • Wild Horse Creek Ranch, Mackay, ID

    Idaho 2 Fly will have its SW Idaho men's retreat at Wild Horse Creek Ranch.  Those interested in assisting sponsored attendees as fishing buddys should contact Idaho2Fly.

    See for more information. 

    • 15 Jul 2016
    • (MDT)
    • 17 Jul 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Twenty-four Mile Reserevoior

    Twenty-four Mile Reservoir

    Our July outing will be at Twenty-four Mile Reservoir. Twenty-four Mile Reservoir is a trophy trout lake near Soda Springs, and twenty inch plus fish are common. The fishing opportunities are endless around Twenty-four Mile. Twenty minutes away is Chesterfield Reservoir. It’s not managed for trophy trout but it holds a lot of big fish as well. If stillwaters are not your thing then the Portneuf River, Blackfoot River, and Lower Bear River are twenty to thirty minutes away. The Portneuf River in this area is looks and fishes like a spring creek, it has several public access points close by. The Blackfoot River above the Blackfoot Reservoir will have just opened July 1 st and will be in the middle of the annual salmonfly hatch during the outing. The Stocking Ranch (now owned by IDF&G) will be the best place to fish. The Lower Bear River has an excellent tailwaters fishery just outside of Grace, ID. A 5 mile stretch from the diversion dam to the power plant is a fertile tailwater, and planted rainbow trout thrive. For those of you with more exotic tastes 20 pound carp can be caught in the Blackfoot Reservoir and the Blackfoot River were it empties into the reservoir. These carp will be congregating around the mouth of the river as they prepare to spawn.

    Fly patterns for Twenty-four Mile; the damsel fly hatch will be waning and the dragon fly hatch will have started so damsel and dragon fly imitations will work. Leeches and wooly buggers are always productive. I have always had good success with Phil Rowley’s Searcher pattern. The last time the club was here I think there was a callibaetis hatch in the evening and we had some surface action.

    Fly patterns for the rivers; with Giant stoneflies and Golden Stones hatching Sofa Pillow, Bitch Creek Nymph, and Stimulators would be a good choice. PMDs, Blue-winged olives and caddis will also be on the water at this time so you might want to have a few yellow sparkle duns, parachute PMDs, PMD Cripples, Olive sparkle duns, Pheasant tail Nymphs, CDC baetis, Hemingway and Goddard Caddis, and Emergent Sparkle Pupa. Don’t forget your swimming suits because Saturday night we will go into Lava Hot Springs for a soak in the hot springs.

Past events

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
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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