Saturday May 19, 2018 Roger Miller Youth Academy

Fly Fishers for Conservation, Fresno
2018 Roger Miller Youth Fly Fishing Academy
Saturday, May 19th*

Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) is again offering a fly fishing academy for interested youth. FFFC is the oldest fly fishing club in the western United States. The Academy is designed for young people ages 11 to 15. Instruction will include casting, fly tying, conservation, and a host of other skills offered by regional experts. The course includes education in fly fishing as well as fishing in regional waters. *Date for fishing may change due to water conditions.

All instructional material and equipment is provided. To hold a spot in the Academy there is an advanced reservation fee of $50. Twenty-five dollars of that fee will be refunded the day of the event. Some scholarships are available. Also, some adult or parental participation is required. Enrollment is limited to 12 serious young people who would like hands-on introduction to this engaging sport.

Applications will be accepted until the course is full. For further information contact one of the following committee members:

Bill Bruce
Scott Piggott

Learn more about Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation at

Upcomming Outings

June: San Joaquin
Shad Fishing

June 16, 2018

Bob Papazian will lead the group to a special outing for Shad on the San Joaquin river. 
Bob will also grill Sausages and Hot Dogs!

Note: Don’t forget to bring a side dish or desert to share!

Hex Hatch with Lance Gray from Lance Gray and Company

June: Lake Almanor
Hex Hatch

June 29, 2018


Lance Gray will guide us on the infamous Lake Almanor Hex-Hatch.

We still have a few openings, To reserve your spot you must submit $100 payment ASAP!

Note: cost of $100.00 includes tri-tip dinner, salad, pasta and more.

Strategic Planning for Trout and Hatchery Resources/ Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is interested in gaining perspective from statewide stakeholders in order to draft guidelines for trout management. Three different projects will be informed through this process:
  1. Strategic Plan for Trout Management
  2. Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries
  3. Inland Trout Angling Regulation Simplification
We need the public to make these projects successful. By providing input and offering comments, you are helping us ensure that we are drafting plans and regulations to meet your needs while providing for the protection and enhancement of trout resources.
As we begin this process, it is important to remember these efforts are for a broad, statewide scope. These products are for establishing principals and guidelines for aspects of trout management, generally. Opportunities to provide specific input on specific waters will be made available after we have established statewide strategies.
You can participate by providing input through the online questionnaire in your topics of interest via the links below:

Upcoming Meeting - June 7, 2018

Heidi Isner, KRCD

Who We Are

Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

Our Mission

We are a FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS affiliated club, a national organization whose goal, like ours, is to promote the wonderful sport of fly-fishing as well as protect our natural resources. We promote catch and release, education, conservation, and above all, encourage and help those who desire to learn more about all aspects of fly-fishing.
Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) was organized in 1961 by a group of devoted fly fishers deeply concerned with the preservation of trout and all game fish, their environment, and the quality of fishing. Our club has maintained two goals since that time: To foster and promote the sport of angling with artificial flies. To protect, conserve and increase our angling resources.


Fly Fishers for Conservation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. This means you can use your contribution as a tax deduction. The club gets revenue from member-ship dues and the annual fundraiser dinner. We try to contribute to conservation issues in the area and to our youth with our Trout in the Classroom program, the No Child Left Inside program and by holding a Youth Fly-Fishing Academy annually. The club is al-ways in need of funds. Please consider donating. You may send a check to Fly Fishers for Conservation at 100 E. Sierra, PMB 3310, Fresno, CA 93710. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and they will help the club fulfill its obligations.