Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 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 -  Social and Fly Tieing

    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: Joe Kozfkay

    Joe Kozfkay is Southwest Region Fisheries Manager

    Joe will review Mainstem and South Fork Boise River monitoring and provide an update on regional fisheries.

    • 16 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Big Wood River Valley - See Description

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

    Bert has rented a house in Hailey for Thursday March 16 for 3 nights. The "First Six" who register for this BVFF event and send me an email saying they would like to "Stay in the Hailey House" is welcome to share the expenses which will be $150 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 at the house for our evening meals on both Friday and  Saturday nights. Please register online at so we can have an accurate head count.  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.”


    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Mountain View Reservoir, Idaho

    Date:                     April 22-23, 2017

    Host: Tom McKnight

    Where: Mountain View Reservoir

    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: or 208-870-8900.


    • 20 May 2017
    • (MDT)
    • 21 May 2017
    • (MDT)
    • Bruneau Sand Dunes

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

    We have campsite #33. This is not a group site and only has room for 8 people in tents. If we fill this site we have room at some of the trailer/RV sites for folk with 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. 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.

    We will meet Friday night for a social gathering at group site #33 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. As of this posting most of the sites are booked. 

     You can reserve your campsite online at:

    Any questions, contact Larry Donohoo at 939-0376 or

Past events

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
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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