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International Sportsmen's Expositions (ISE) presents the largest sportsmen expos in three western states. For decades these consumer events in Colorado, California and Utah have presented the destinations, products and services that outdoor enthusiasts are seeking. The 2023 ISE Show in Sacramento will be held starting Thursday, January 19th through Sunday, January 22nd at Cal Expo located at 1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA. The show will feature hundreds of companies in multiple buildings covering a wide array of outdoor activities & destinations including fishing & hunting, lodges & resorts, travel & destination groups as well as outfitters and guide…and much more. Attached please find "Fast Facts" about the 2023 ISE Sacramento Show.

             

The Northern California Council of Fly Fishers International (NCCFFI) will be participating in the Sacramento ISE Show with a 10 x 20 booth at our new location (booth #3812 in the Pavillion Building). The NCCFFI plan is to engage with as many outdoorsmen (and women) who are interested in the sport of fly fishing as much as possible, learn where they live and connect them to the fly fishing club(s) nearest to them to help them get actively involved in fly fishing or expand their knowledge. As in years past, NCCFFI will host the Fly Tying "How-To" Center where interested fly fishers can come, see, learn & interact with expert fly tyers at work creating inspired flies that catch fish.



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YUBAFEST OVERVIEW

Yuba Fest was back for 2022!



On October 15th & 16th we held the Yuba Fest 2022 Event at Sycamore Ranch Park. 

 

This “Gathering of the Fly Fishing Clan” was well attended by over 200 people. People really enjoyed getting together to discuss fly fishing, learning new ways to develop their casting skills, learning new flies to tie, and learning knots from Gray Bard. Clay Hash, Mike Pease, and Larry Strauss led great classes & workshops on Saturday (Fishing the Lower Yuba River and Introduction to Fly Fishing), plus the Fishing Technical Water session on Sunday.  

In attendance were 10 conservation organizations showing telling what it takes to keep our watersheds and fisheries healthy:


1.   Trout Unlimited (TU)

2.   Cal Trout

3.   California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA)

4.   Golden State Salmon Association

5.   Northern California Council, Fly Fishers International (NCCFFI)

6.   South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

7.   Bear River Land Trust

8.   Sierra Nevada Alliance

9.   Wolf Creek Community Alliance

10.   Sierra Streams Institute



FOOD & MUSIC!


Attendees enjoyed great food starting with the Taverrite’s “Make it Italian” sausages for a real gourmet lunch, and a terrific dinner featuring BBQ Tri-Tip & Chicken, gourmet vegetarian lasagna, with Baked Beans, Pasta Salad and chocolate cake for dessert. During the course of the day, there was live music with the Harmony Groove Band in the afternoon and Karrie O’Neil in the evening. 

 

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES & ITEMS


  • The Raffle that featured a Jon Baiocchi Fly Rod (won by Mike Wier)
  • Wader Skins Leggings
  • Numberous items from Orvis, Adamsbuilt, Fly Fishing Specialties & FFI.
  • Barry Glickman Framed Prints
  • The Silent Auction with 16 Fly Boxes tied by expert fly tyers, many with flies focused on the Lower Yuba River.
  • Several additional Silent Auction Items including:
  • Echo & Orvis Fly Rods
  • A carved chainsaw wooden mounted steelhead from Jess Alice
  • A Sonoma Wine Tour
  • A 3-hour Casting Lesson from Clay Hash
  • The Live Auction with nine items featured a number of purchased & donated fly rods (a Sage Fly Rod & Reel full set up, a Winston Super 10 Fly Rod, a Euro Rod & Reel from Clay Hash, a Sage Spey Rod donated by Mark Rockwell). In addition, a 3 Night San Francisco Apartment donated by Anne-Marie Bakker and three guide trips (Lance Gray Walk & Wade, Jon Hubbard of First Light Fly FIshing Float Trip, and a Clay Hash Yuba River Trip) were auctioned with many spirited bidders.

 

REMEMBERING JON BAIOCCHI


In addition, Tina Baiocchi Aranguren (Jon Baiocchi’s sister) gave a wonderful remembrance of her brother & father Bob, who both fought hard for our fisheries & watersheds. She called on all of us to follow their lead and continue the fight! She also asked people consider contributing to their favorite conservation organization in Jon’s name.  



THANK YOUS AND KUDOS!


If you attended the event, you certainly enjoyed a wonderful get-together with many fellow fly fishers on a perfect fall sunny day, with great activities, food and music. 

We have received many positive notes from people that have attended and would really appreciate any feedback that you might have.  Please address your comments (and any notes, pictures etc.) to Mark Rockwell (mrockwell1945@gmail.com).  

This was a labor of love by many to create a great event and many thanks go to all the volunteers from Gold Country Fly Fishers and our NCCFFI Board for all the work they put in. Hats off to all of you!

 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!


YUBA FEST 2022 was an event like no other! We expect another “Gathering of the Clan for 2023 so put it on your “To Do” list for 2023. We’ll do our best to make it great! See you next year!

 

** IMAGES TO BE POSTED SOON

Note: Photographs provided by Sheila Ryan and Jim Marchio (official photographers for Yuba Fest). 

 

** DOWNLOAD THE PDF TO SHARE WITH YOUR CLUB MEMBERS >

CLICK HERE

Northern California Council, Fly Fishers International
(NCCFFI)

 


We have carried the flag of Fly Fishing in our region, and represent FFI and fly fishers like you. We are dedicated to the sport you love as well as protecting our fisheries & watersheds.

Fly Fishers International (FFI) Since 1964 the only national organization dedicated exclusively to Fly Fishing. Join FFI to join the local fly fishing team. Building community in fly fishing is an FFI purpose. There are 23 fly fishing clubs in our region. Join us!


If you fly fish, FFI & NCCFFI are your organizations.
By joining FFI you join us both!

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Our Vision

To educate current and future generations on the traditions of fly fishing, and to conserve and improve healthy aquatic watersheds.

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Our Mission

We are a volunteer, non-profit educational and conservation organization dedicated to preserving our outdoor watersheds and fisheries. Our purpose is to inform the public about the benefits of the fly fishing traditions, and to fight for clean water, healthy watersheds and fisheries. We do this by supporting our member clubs through education, conservation advocacy and outreach on behalf of their members and communities.

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Purpose Statements

  • Work to preserve our fisheries and watersheds.
  • Educate the public that fly fishing is a sport/hobby for all ages.
  • Provide value to fly fishing clubs on issues they are interested in and cannot do alone.
  • Promote fly fishing clubs and support them on their projects.
  • Bring together clubs on important issues affecting fly fishing and conservation so we can speak with a loud, coordinated voice.
  • Reach out to clubs for input and guidance on important issues.
CONNECT | NCCFFI  | P.O.Box 7231  |  Reno, NV 89510-7231  | president@nccffi.org | The NCCFFI is a 501(c)(3) organization.  [Fed. Id. #94-3124970]