HDFF4Vets Next Meeting will be Monday, April 8, 2024. 5:00pm-7:00pm

The HDFF4Vets will be holding their next meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the Victorville Vets Center, located at 1509 Amargosa Road, Suite 107, Victorville, CA 92394, (760) 261-5925.

Activity: Continue on with “Fly Tying the First Six.”

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

The purpose of this group is to provide those veterans who have expressed an interest in learning about the sport of fly fishing. This program provides physical and emotional rehabilitation for our U.S. veterans through Fly fishing and other activities associated with this sport.

Core Program Activities Include:

  • Introduction to fly fishing
  • Fly Casting
  • Knott Tying
  • Fly Tying
  • Fly Rod Building
  • Fly Fishing Outings
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Hi-Desert Fly Fishers General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Our Guest Speaker will be Lino ‘Nick’ Jubilado, who be starting the evening off with a Fly-Tying Demonstration beginning at 6:00pm followed by his presentation, “Liquid Gold- Carping Secrets” Revealed at 7:00pm.

As always, our monthly club meetings are always open to the general public. If you are interested in fly fishing, or just want to see what our amazing sport is all about, please stop by and say hello. We would love to meet you. Please see the attached flyer for meeting for all pertinent information. Hope to see you there!

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Hi-Desert Fly Fishers March 12, 2024, Monthly Membership Meeting!

Guest Speaker: Terrence Tinucci, Owner/Operator of Deep Creek Outfitters.

Terrence specializes in guided fly-fishing trips for trophy trout in the Sierra Nevada and local Southern California waters and offer year-round guided fly-fishing trips on both public and private waters. He guides on streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds all over California. From the back country of the Sierra Nevada mountains to exclusive private ponds, he will guide you to tight lines and teach you how to properly catch and release trophy trout and memories for a lifetime. Learn about etiquette, equipment, reading waters, wading, fly tying, knots, casting, handling, and releasing trophy trout. Come join us for an evening of fly tying and fly-fishing conversation! http://www.deepcreekfly.com

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February 13, 2024

Hi-Desert Fly Fishers Monthly Meeting – Tuesday evening, February 13, 2024, 7:00pm-9:00pm. This month’s guest speaker will be Jarett Coons, Owner/Operator of Sierra Mountain Trout Guide Service in Big Pine, CA. Jarett is a longtime friend of the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers and will without doubt will once again be prepared to provide us with an educational and interesting presentation as to the current fishing conditions and locations of accessible fishing spots in the Eastern Sierra.

February Reminders:

HDFF Club Officer Installation Dinner will be held Saturday evening, February 24, 2024, at Mimis Cafe, 12032 Amargosa Road, Victorville, CA 92392. The festivities will begin at 5:00pm. Cost per ticket is $20.00, per person, which includes 4 raffle tickets with each ticket purchased. Attendees are responsible for paying for their own meals and beverages. Hope everyone can make it.

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HDFF4Vets to Meet Monday, January 29, 2024

The HDFF4Vets will be holding their first orientation meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the Victorville Vets Center, located at 1509 Amargosa Road, Suite 107, Victorville, CA 92394, (760) 261-5925.

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

The purpose of this orientation is to provide those veterans who have expressed an interest in learning about the sport of fly fishing. This program provides physical and emotional rehabilitation for our U.S. veterans through Fly fishing and other activities associated with this sport.

Core Program Activities Include:

  • Introduction to fly fishing
  • Fly Casting
  • Knott Tying
  • Fly Tying
  • Fly Rod Building
  • Fly Fishing Outings

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Southwest Council FFI’s Club Management Day

Saturday, January 13, 2024, Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm – Location: Long Beach Casting Club, 5201 E 7th Street, Long Beach, California

If you’re interested in attending this event, please contact, Jim Ower, HDFF club secretary at [email protected]. If we have club members interested in attending this, we may be able to set up a carpool.

This event is open to all HDFF club members.

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December 12, 2023 – Membership Meeting

The Hi-Desert Fly Fishers Annual “Spark of Love” Christmas gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Apple Valley Fire Protection District Station #336. Please see flyer below for address and pertinent information

This will be the last general club membership meeting for the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers in 2023. Bring the family and enjoy the festivities. Let’s make this the best “Spark of Love” toy drive ever!

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Pyramid lake – 2024 – Friday, March 8th & Saturday, March 9th, 2024

The Hi-Desert Fly Fishers are headed back to Pyramid Lake in Sutcliffe Neveda, home of the giant Lahontan Cutthroat Trout! This will be a two-day guided trip hosted by Joe Contaldi, Owner/Operator of Pyramid Lake Anglers Guide Service.

www.pyramidlakeanglers.com/

Trip Contacts:

Trip Planner: Jim Ower – [email protected] – Hi-Desert Fly Fishers

Trip Organizer: Rodney Romero – [email protected] – Hi-Desert Fly Fishers

The format will be exactly the same as it was for our last trip. I will be the trip planner and will keep this site updated on a daily basis or as needed to answer any questions you may have regarding lodging, licenses, etc., I will also maintain an email list of participants once fly fishers start signing up and will send emails as needed. I suggest checking the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers website at www.hidesertflyfishers.com. Once you open the website, click on the ‘EVENT‘ tab, and you’ll go directly to the Pyramid Lake – 2024 trip page. As you scroll through the pages, you’ll see any and all updates regarding the trip dated and posted by me. (jwo-11-22-2023)

General Trip Information:

  1. Pyramid Lake Anglers Guide Service will be our service provider.
  2. This is a two-day guided trip with 8 hours fishing each day.
  3. Friday, March 8th & Saturday, March 9th, 2024
  4. Each angler has access to a state-of-the-art custom fishing ladder.
  5. Each angler has access to (2) 8wt outfits, one for fishing an indicator and 0ne with a fast-sinking line for retrieving.
  6. All leaders, tippet and custom flies are included. (or) you can bring your own gear if you like.
  7. We will be on the water at 6:00am sharp for 8 hours.
  8. Breakfast is included at 8:00am and lunch is included at 11:30am-12:00pm
  9. Cold non-alcoholic beverages are also included

Fly Fisher Participation Required:

  • We need a minimum of 8 anglers to make the trip and a maximum of 20.

Pyramid Lake Trip Cost:

  1. $250.00 per day – per angler + transportation, lodging, etc.
  2. The Hi-Desert Fly Fishers is requiring a $250.00 deposit for this outing.

Registration:

If you’re interested in making this trip, please contact Jim Ower or Rodney Romero ASAP. We will start putting the list together effective today, and will post the names as they are received, please note, membership in the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers is NOT a requirement to participate this event. When you submit your name, please include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. cell phone number
  3. email address
  4. Are you a left (LH) or Right (RH) angler. (jwo-11-22-2024)
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Dav Chapter 12 – Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway – Wednesday, November 15, 2023

HDFF Volunteers Needed to assist in staffing the Hi-Desert Fly Fishers booth at the DAV Chapter 12 facility located at, 2501 Pacific Street, San Bernardino, CA 92404

The event begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm. Volunteers should plan on arriving at 7:00pm to assist with organizing and setting up the booth. If you can volunteer to assist with this event, please contact Jim Ower at 760-780-7216 or email at [email protected] and I will put you on the list. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated if you have the time.

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November Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Our guest speaker this month is Ernie Gulley, owner/operator of Ernie Gulley Guide Service. This is one meeting you don’t want to miss. Our meetings are always open to the general public so if you think you might be interested in fly fishing, please feel free to join us on Tuesday evening we would love to meet you. The location is listed on the flyer below and we park on the east side of the fire station next to the Founders Room. Hope to see you there!

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