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  • 13 Feb 2024 6:00 PM | Michael Eveleth (Administrator)

    IDAHO STATE NEWS

    IDFG Gathering Public Comments On Chinook Seasons, 2025-27 Statewide Fishing Seasons, & Fish Management Plan

    R Phillips | IDFG

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    January 26, 2024
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  • 13 Feb 2024 6:00 PM | Michael Eveleth (Administrator)

    Fish and Game to hold two open houses in the Magic Valley to seek public input on three fisheries processes

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    Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 12:07 PM MST

    Public input is a critical piece to fisheries season setting and statewide management plan adoption

    Idaho Fish and Game has three public comment periods opening on February 12,2024 that will address important issues impacting anglers in Idaho. They include setting the 2024 Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon fishing seasons and bag limits, the upcoming 2025-27 statewide fishing seasons and rules, and rewriting the 6-year, statewide Fish Management Plan. 

    Fishery biologists from the Magic Valley Region will be hosting two open houses to hear from area anglers about ideas they might have about these upcoming documents, and they will outline a few proposals that are up for consideration from Fish and Game. 

    The first open house will be held at the Magic Valley Regional Office in Jerome, 324 S 417 E, on February 13, 2024, from 6 – 8 p.m.

    The second open house will be held on February 20, 2024, in Hailey at the Community Campus, Minnie Moore Room from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    To learn more about the three processes and the timeline for public please see this news article.

    For more information about the Magic Valley Region open houses please contact the regional office at (208) 324-4359.


  • 12 Jan 2024 10:14 AM | Michael Eveleth (Administrator)

    Due to the weather and road condition we have cancelled the FishOut.

  • 5 Jan 2024 2:41 PM | Bryan Woodhouse (Administrator)

    Magic Valley Fly Fishers Important Updates & Club News                    January 5, 2024

    Our Tuesday January 9 meeting for next week is now canceled due to medical and other scheduling issues beyond our control.  

    PLEASE NOTE: Club information will not be e-mailed to you as in the past.

    With our transition of our website continuing, only paid members will receive emails via their profile data from our site when necessary.

    Public updates and information on monthly tying & general meeting nights, future fish outs, club projects & events, website evolution, and much more will be posted on our site in Events & News, and on our FB page as far ahead as possible for each month.

    Our first 2024 fish out will be at Filer Ponds Saturday January 13, one week from tomorrow, after a large IDFG stocking is scheduled for next week. We will be there at 8 am. until we’re tired of catching fish with hot dogs, chips and water free for members and for a nominal $3 for non-members.

    Our February 6 first Tuesday fly tying, fun and board meeting will be held at the Barn 5-9. All board members, potential board members, and members with ideas and help for us in this new 2024 are all strongly encouraged to come to the board meeting to jump start this fly fishing fun year ahead.

    Bryan Woodhouse, Acting Secretary, 2024.  208-934-6405


  • 23 Dec 2023 11:55 AM | Bryan Woodhouse (Administrator)

    Magic Valley Fly Fishers-Merry Christmas & Happy New Year One and All!!

    Thank you all for coming to our meetings, fishouts and events this year that made it such a great success. We look forward to seeing you all more in ’24!!!

    Our next meeting will be Tuesday January 9, 5-9 pm. at the Barn.  Details for this meeting and other club information will be published January 2-4 and posted on our website and FB page.

    Our following meetings scheduled so far will be:

    Feb. 6, March 5,  April 2,  & May 7.  

    All are Tuesdays at our regular time 5-9 at the Mountain View Barn, Jerome.

    Remember too, that if you go onto our website and renew or mail a check now dated this year you will get your 2024 family membership at the $35 price that will go up to $45 Jan. 1, 2024.  We’re still working on the site with more improvements coming soon.

    Please go to our FB pageto see another example of our great local fishing that I just posted with more to follow in the coming weeks.

    Again, happy holidays and thank you all again for making our first year of our next 50 years of MVFF Club fun fish-outs, tying and lying a great success.

    Sincerely,

    Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023  Call, text or email me anytime. 208-934-6405  mvffeditor2014@hotmail.com


  • 31 Oct 2023 12:41 AM | Bryan Woodhouse (Administrator)

    Magic Valley Fly Fishers October 2023 Club News.                   Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    Happy Halloween

    President’s Message for October.

    Hello all,

    Fall is here.  That is great for the fishing but I always have mixed emotions.  After fall comes winter.  I love fishing in the winter but just don't get much of it done.  I have been out a bit lately but would always like to get more time on the water.  I was looking forward to fall for the schedule to slow down a bit but so far it hasn't, so have to fit that fishing in when we can.  

    As for fall activities, there are still a couple of fish outs to get on.  There is also the banquet to get ready and have.  Then there are the holidays.  There is definitely enough to keep us all busy, as everyone knows.  We have already been talking about the next year and what we are going to do.  Now is the time to let us know if you have ideas for the club.  We are hoping to expand on the fish-outs and spread the love. Be on the lookout for news on those with locations and if you want to host one or want to fish a specific place, please let me know.

    We are hoping to do some fundraising in the early spring or late winter.  Nothing is final yet but keep your eyes peeled for events.  As always, we are looking for speakers at the meeting and any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Lastly, keep an eye on the Facebook page and feel free to chat and post about your fishing trips and let's see if we can get some impromptu gatherings.  That would be a lot of fun for everyone even if they cannot attend.  Good chats and discussions can be had.  I am going to keep it short this time but hope everyone is getting a few (fish that is).  Tight lines everyone and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  

    James Harper, President, 2023. paraadams@hotmail.com  mvff208@gmail.com208-961-0850

    One week from tonight, November 7, is our Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesday evening at the Barn and our Board of Directors and Fall Party Team meeting.

    The following was handed out as a signup at our general meeting on October 19.

    “Please work with your board by phone & text, email and our in-person team. Our plan is as follows:

    Oct. 19 through Nov. 6 texts & e-mail actions including but not limited to advertising, donations collection and organizing & party day organization and logistics.

    Nov. 7, Tue. Tying, board meeting and in-person Party Team meeting at the Barn. Donations brought in then can be sorted and organized for raffles and silent auditions ahead of the party.

    Nov. 8 through Fri. Nov. 17phone, text & e-mail actions / completions.

    Sat. Nov. 18, 12 noon to 3:00set up by the team at the Barn.

    Sat. Nov. 18, 4:30 team back & ready for our doors to open at 5:00.

    Please call/text Bryan at 208-934-6405 to get you going with our team to put this party together.

    You can also e-mail me at bryswood@juno.com  or mvffeditor2014@hotmail.com Please also text me if you send me an email.”

    Saturday, November 18, 2023, is our Fly Fishers & Friends Fall Party & Prime Rib Banquet at the Barn, 5-9 pm, with only 18 more days to go!!  Please go to the website and register and pay now if you haven’t already!! All the details are there for another exceptional Mountain View Barn prime rib dinner with all the sides and desserts as well as the bio and links to our speaker Mr. Nate Brumley of Dry Fly Innovations in Meridian. Please call Bryan at 208-934-6405 if you have any questions or issues with registering or paying online or if you need to mail a check or pay at the door as we must have meal counts by Tuesday, November 14.

    Donations.

    We must all continue to seek donations of all kinds to ensure great raffles and silent auctions. Let’s get back to the old days of flowers on the table for the ladies and lots of cool and interesting prizes of all types as well as great fly fishing related goodies.  The donations world has changed with our large donors of the past all gone. That increases the need for all our members to get creative and seek donations whenever or go to a craft show, farmers’ market, and entice all your friends and relatives to do the same so we can replenish our till at our raffles.

    Building back our reserves is needed again and is the only way to continue our scholarships, conservation group donations and ongoing activities. We must keep our goal of education of fly fishing to all that are interested and allow us to spread the pleasures and rewards of fly fishing to new folks and next generations of conservationist fly fishing friends.

    Costs have increased many fold.  If we want to get back to doing projects in riparian habitat restoration & maintenance and fisheries, as well as landowner access improvements with IDFG and others as we have done in the past, we need new and additional funding support. 

    Consult your company and others about donations and sustaining support contributions to our type of recreation and natural resource education based non-profit organization that provides both youth and adults a long tradition of new and interesting ways to get out, fly fish, learn entomology, and do it in our Southern Idaho Outdoors and beyond.

    There’s still Time to Volunteer.  

    Our election of officers and board members is typically held each November so we need to fill our slate of candidates by early November and publish it after our November 7 meeting to have our election for 2024 on schedule at the Fall Party on Saturday, 11-18.

    Three of this year’s board members cannot serve next year due to work, family and other commitments and we need members to help with the work of making club activities happen.

    Our current officers are weighing their options with lots of ideas for our club and want yours too.

    We would like new officers too who can help get the work done and so we can have a real election with more than one candidate for each office. What a concept!? We’re burning out & up.

    We want to do what you all want with your guidance and help. Getting our meetings at the Barn grows more difficult as their business grows and as we hope to increase our attendance and fit more of your schedules. Your active participation is essential. We continue to need more folks to take on tasks to get the club work done to keep activities happening. Please contact any of us by Tuesday November 7.

    Officers & Board of Directors & Phone #’s.

    President-N_______________#__________: Vice President-N__________#____________ Secretary-N_______________#_________ : Board Member-N__________#____________ 

    Committees needing leaders and members:

    Casting, N___________________#_____________:

    Tying, N_____________________#_____________:

    Meetings, N___________________#_____________:

    Membership, N___________________#_____________:

    Website & FB, N___________________#_____________:

    Projects & Conservation, N___________________#_____________:

    Fishouts-Outings & Special Events, N___________________#_____________:

    Fundraising-Scholarships & Promotion. N______________________#_____________:  

    Other Important Information & Dates.

    2024 Membership Duesare payable now online or by check by mail to Box 1037 T, F, I. 83303 or at the meetings by cash, check or square and if you pay before the end of this year it is $35 that goes to $45 in 2024. What a deal!!

    Vice President Fred Schneiter reports a great turnout of folks at the fishouts at Clear Lakes Country Club days and on the Big Wood River at Stanton Crossing with the numbers of members fishing in the teens and fish in the 20’s-both numbers and lengths (or more)!!

    Board member Chris Foster, that is our liaison with and volunteers for IDFG, reminds us all to check the fishing regulations for closures on some of our waters starting November 1, others December 1 and take regulations change now also to catch & release on several of our waters locally. Also call Parks & Waterways, and Parks & Recreation and BLM for Quagga Mussel access restrictions that are now in flux.  Also, the boat launch at Twin Falls Dam Idaho Power Park is undergoing major construction and has closures also.

    Board member Brenda Weekes, that is also working on the Jerome County Park trail project on the Snake, says the trail work and river crossing will be finishing in the next few weeks.

    December 5 is our Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesday evening at the Barn, HO-HO-HO.

    December 16, Saturday is our winter (hopefully warm) Club fish out at Clear Springs Country Club Lake in Buhl and is free to all paid club members.  

                                                                                                                                                        

    Thank you all for your support.  See you soon.

    Bryan S. Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023. Call or text anytime, 208-934-6405.


  • 13 Oct 2023 4:12 PM | Bryan Woodhouse (Administrator)

    MVFF Weekly Hot Topics Update Friday, October 13, 2023.

    Tomorrow 10/14 is our free fishing day at Clear Lakes Country Club Lake in Buhl. It will be in this nice fall weather with fish recently caught so big they wouldn’t fit into our nets.  Lots more +/- 20 inches have been seen too sipping midges so try a dry!

    Paid members fish free and if you renew or join tomorrow you get that perk plus your 2024 dues paid at the current $35/ yr. family rate that will go up to $45 on 1-1-2024. That’s a $20+ savings and you can pay there at the fish-out tomorrow. 

    Fred will be set up at the parking lot above the launch dock around 8 am. for you to sign in there first and then go down to sign in at the Pro Shop for their records. 

    Golf carts are again available to rent at the pro shop for our shore fishing pleasure around the lake, input stream and on the island at our price of $10 all day and we just reserved two this morning and want to get the word out to you all about this added benefit to our members.

    Mike and the others will have your free hot dogs from about 11 to 2 with all the fixin’s.

    Out on the water again!! Great fish, great folks, great fun. 

    Next Thursday, November 19, is our General Meeting at the Barn with the café serving.

    Our member & speaker Bob Harrison will present his program on Winter Fly Fishing in Phoenix, Arizona and the Warm Southwest. While a native of Hayburn and lives here spring and summer on the family farm, Bob’s primary home is in the Phoenix area where he is a long time member of the Desert Fly Casters, Fly Tying leader and knows all the spots to catch fish and how when we are frozen up here! He will cover Phoenix’s urban ponds and canals that offer fly fishing opportunities for bass, trout, carp and tilapia throughout the winter.  The presentation will cover locations, equipment, and local resources for getting away from Idaho’s cold weather to other areas around his state and region. Lots warmer, good fly fishing and not so far away.

    A show not to miss.

      


    Our October Club News will be out after the General Meeting next week.  It will include our President’s October message and those from our other board members. Please review our September 8 Club News as there is a lot in it and we will be adding current information to all the topics discussed there and more including:

    Please keep getting donations.  Our Saturday November 18 Fall Party and Banquet needs all you can make, find and bring in asap. Checks to the club for sustaining support work well too!!

    Task/date sign-ups to get this event to happen will be distributed and discussed next Thursday. You can call to begin working with us NOW if you can’t make that meeting.

    Please go to this event on our website to learn more about our speaker, register and pay now so this can be a fun party all will enjoy.

    Officer, Board of Directors, & Committee Chair 2024 positions must be filled now for our November election. We seriously need you all to WORK with us. New and seasoned, young and old, experienced and not-so-much are needed NOW to do the tasks that the too few of us are burning out on now. HELP!

    Thank you all for making MVFF the fun & solid old fly fishing club that it is.

    Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023.  208-934-6405


  • 2 Oct 2023 11:55 AM | Bryan Woodhouse (Administrator)

    MVFF October 2, 2023, Calendar Updates & Reminders.

    Good morning.

    Tomorrow evening Oct. 3 is our terrific tying Tuesday at The Barn 5-9.

    Next Saturday Oct. 7 Melissa Wagner, one of our newest members and C.S.I. Aquaculture Guru in a post on our MVFF FB page invites us all to join them at the Hayspur IDFG hatchery campground for fly fishing the lagoon and area creeks. See her post for more information.

    The following Saturday Oct. 14 is our MVFF October Free Fly Fishing Fest for paid members at the Clear Lakes Country Club Lake in Buhl.  

    The next Thursday Oct. 19 is our general meeting at The Barn 5-9.  Our member & speaker Bob Harrison will present his program on Winter Fly Fishing in Phoenix, Arizona and the Warm Southwest. While a native of Hayburn and lives here spring and summer on the family farm, Bob’s primary home is in the Phoenix area where he is a long time member of the Desert Fly Casters, Fly Tying leader and knows all the spots to catch fish and how when we are frozen up here! Lots warmer, good fly fishing and not so far away.  A show not to miss.

    More October and fall club news with further details on the Banquet Saturday November 18, more fishouts and tying nights will follow and be posted soon.  See our past Club News’ also.

    Please review our website for further event detail updates and registration information and for joining & renewing.

    Also watch our Facebook page for more information on fun fly fishing & tying around our area.

    Thank you for your continued support of MVFF.

    Call/text me any time for fastest response at 208-934-6405

    Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023.


  • 12 Sep 2023 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    Magic Valley Fly Fishers September 2023 Club News.               Friday, September 8, 2023

    Good afternoon.  Here is our happy, very busy September & Beyond.

    This next Tuesday, September 12, is our Fly Tying and Club fun evening at the Barn 5-9 with burgers, salads and beverages.  We’ll be tying flies and telling tall tales and it will be easier now that we have moved our board meetings back to a different night and location each month for less distraction and more tying and communicating time for all.

    The following Saturday, September 16, we will be enjoying our Exciting New Whitefish Derby and fish out on the Boise River below Anderson Dam. Details are on our FB page and website with registration on the latter. This looks to be a great new fundraiser that could be an attraction fitted to each and all fish outs in the months ahead. James has worked hard on this one and let’s all get out and catch one for the club! Every fly fisher can use a chance to win a great new 5 wt. too!

    The next Tuesday after that, September 19, is our General Meeting at the Barn, 5-9 with burgers, salads and beverages and maybe more. This will start our new next season with a recap of our Whitefish Derby and Adventure Stories of Summer ’23 by James and others and gets us going again for another fun fly fishing fall. Many had asked to have general meetings again and we were lucky to get this day because all Third Thursdays were already booked for Sept. October will be back to a 3rd Thur. as is listed below.

    Our President’s Message for September.

    Hello all.

    It feels like just yesterday that we were looking forward to another summer with the promise of warm weather and all the fishing that that entails.  Now with Labor Day in the rearview mirror we can both look back at the summer and look forward to my favorite time of year the autumn.   Looking back on the summer is a great time to reflect on what went well and what we can improve on for next year.  Like any fishing trip I like to reflect on some of my favorite fish.  Like the 20” brown on Silver creek that sipped the brown drake.  I also like to reflect on the ones that I didn’t get.  Like the fish feeding 10 feet in front of me that I didn’t get a cast to due to weather on the Missouri.  I reflect on what I could have done both differently and better. 

    Overall, I feel the club has had a great summer.   Fred has done a great job of planning the fish outs that we have had and Mike has done a fantastic job in support and can really cook a tasty dog.  The fishing has been pretty good at all of them and the company and talk has been even better.  If you haven’t come to one you are missing out, and there are still a few to come so put them in your planner and see if you can make it.

     I can honestly say this summer just flew by.  I was able to get some great fishing in and I sincerely hope you were as well.  The rivers were flowing high for a long time but mostly fished well once they started to fish, in my opinion.  I am really optimistic for a great fall and the fishing that will come.  I am excited for the September fish out that is going to be our Whitefish derby.  Daniel from Idaho Troutfitters donated a fantastic Lamson fly rod to give away.  This will be a great time fishing a great river (South Fork Boise below Anderson).   I am also excited to start meetings again and visiting and hearing everyone’s triumphs this summer.   The fly-tying meetings have been fun as well and we look forward to keeping that going.

    As the board goes, we are really moving forward with planning for the fall Banquet.  We are finalizing the details of that up and will have more news shortly.  We are planning on the next couple of fish outs. In Sept and Oct, and we are resuming meetings and busy with work on presentations for those.  We are always looking for help on all of these, and volunteer time and even money is appreciated.    Along those lines if you haven’t visited the Facebook page and/or the new Webpage please do.  There is a bunch of work that has been done and hats off to Greg for his work there.  We love to hear from all of you on Facebook, and you can post pictures on both sites. I just put some of my summer pics on the website.  Go take a look and share yours as well.  Thanks all and I look forward to talking to you more at one of the meetings or the fish outs. 

    James Harper, President 2023.  paraadams@hotmail.com  mvff208@gmail.com208-961-0850

    October 3 is our Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesday evening at the Barn.

    Ya all come, ya hear?

    October 14, Saturday is our Club fish out at Clear Springs Country Club Lake in Buhl and is free to all paid club members.

    October 19, Thursday, is our General Meeting at the Barn 5-9 with the details of the evening posted on our website and Facebook as they are finalized.

    November 7 is our Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesday evening at the Barn.

    November 18, Saturday is our Fall Banquet with prime rib dinner at the Barn 5-9.  Details with registration, payment and other information are being finalized as James said above and will be published and sent out to you all very shortly.  Please see the additional information below under Donations on this, our major event of the year, as edited and added to from last month’s Club News.

    December 5 is our Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesday evening at the Barn.

    December 16, Saturday is our winter (hopefully warm) Club fish out at Clear Springs Country Club Lake in Buhl and is free to all paid club members.

    Other Important Information.

    NO RSVP’s Needed.

    Increasing attendance at our functions has now established all our published events will occur unless uncontrollable events require changes and has removed the need for rsvp minimums.  Come on out if you can even if you didn’t think you were going to be able to attend. Everything is doable, one way or another.

    Registrations and Event Details.

    It is now still very important and easy to register and pay for events if there is a charge using our new website and it is essential for our planning and making these activities happen successfully. Early registration and payment help us immensely and we are looking for ways to give you perks for that that work for us all without complications. Late arrivals for some functions may have additional charges or other than normal meal selection, seating, etc., depending on the event and will be posted in the details of that activity. Watch these for new updated information.

    Donations.

    Saturday, November 18, 2023, is our Fly Fishers & Friends Fall Fun Prime Rib Banquet at the Barn 5-9 pm.  that is only 10 weeks, 70 days from tomorrow, 9/9/23.  Mark your calendars if you haven’t already!! All the fine details are in process and will be sent out & posted soon so all can register, pay and plan to make it a great evening. It is going to happen no matter what so register as soon as it is posted!

    It is also time for all of us to seek donations of all kinds to ensure great raffles and silent auctions. Let’s get back to the old days of flowers on the table for the ladies and lots of cool and interesting prizes of all types as well as great fly fishing related goodies.  The donations world has changed with our large donors of the past all gone. That increases the need for all our members to get creative and seek donations whenever or go to a craft show, farmers’ market, and entice all your friends and relatives to do the same so we can replenish our till at our raffles.  Feel free to call me, Fred or James if you would like us to pick up your donations early so we can get them logged in and ready for our silent auction and raffles ahead of Saturday November 18.

    Building back our reserves is needed again and is the only way to continue our scholarships, conservation group donations and ongoing activities. We must keep our goal of education of fly fishing to all that are interested and allow us to spread the pleasures and rewards of fly fishing to new folks and next generations of conservationist fly fishing friends.

    Costs have increased many fold.  If we want to get back to doing projects in riparian habitat restoration & maintenance and fisheries, as well as landowner access improvements with IDFG and others as we have done in the past, we need new and additional funding support. 

    Consult your company and others about donations and sustaining support contributions to our type of recreation and natural resource education based non-profit organization that provides both youth and adults a long tradition of new and interesting ways to get out, fly fish, learn entomology, and do it in our Southern Idaho Outdoors and beyond.

    Our new MVFF website is up and running {still www.magicvalleyflyfishers.com} and has much still to be added, but we want you all to use it and give us your input as WE evolve it over these next weeks into what we want it to look like and have the functions you want for our club. There is way too much to talk about in this Club News.  We will be sending out an email soon regarding membership log in, posting pictures, getting forums going and much more. Please volunteer to help us on this if you have website or database use and management experience and forgive our slow rate of implementation and improvement.  Greg is still doing most as we gain momentum in building the site to what we all want and, as James said, we thank him immensely!

    Time to Volunteer.  

    Our officer and board election is typically held each November so we need to fill our slate of candidates by early November to have our election for 2024 on schedule.

    We want to do what you all want with your guidance and help. Getting our meetings at the Barn grows more difficult as their business grows and as we attempt to increase our attendance with different days of the week/ month to fit more of your schedules. Your active participation is essential. We continue to need more folks to take on tasks to get the club work done to keep activities happening. Please contact any of us to help on a committee or help with other duties.

    Officers & Board of Directors.

    President-N_______________#_____________: Vice President N_______________#________   ____ Secretary-N_______________#_____________: Board Mem-N   _______________#______________

    Committees needing members:

    Casting,N___________________#_____________:

    Tying, N_____________________#_____________:

    Meetings, N___________________#_____________:

    Membership, N___________________#_____________:

    Website & FB, N___________________#_____________:

    Projects & Conservation, N___________________#_____________:

    Fishouts-Outings & Special Events, N___________________#_____________:

    Fundraising-Scholarships & Promotion. N______________________#_____________:  

    Articles, stories and other input.

    I hope to get back to having more time to incorporate YOUR trip reports, stories and fishing-conservation-habitat-access improvement and other ideas into these Club News. I would like it to evolve into a Back-to-the-Future new version of our old Windknots Newsletter. Don’t know where I parked my DeLorean so may not be able to get there, but I would like some of your stuff to put in too.  Then too, I hope, to get more of that directly onto the website and make it much faster and easier.

                                                                                                                                                         

    Thank you all for your support to keep this fun old fly fishing club going strong.  See you soon.

    Bryan S. Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023. Call or text anytime, 208-934-6405 or e-mail me at mvffeditor2014@hotmail.com   


  • 27 Jul 2023 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Good Morning Magic Valley Fly Fishers    

    Club News and other “Windknots” for July & August on July 27, 2023.

    Way too much good stuff happening to get to it all here, but here is some to start.

    REMEMBER OUR NEXT TALKIN’, TYIN’, & TELLIN’ TALL TAILS TUESDAY

    fun night is this coming week on APRIL-oops-August 1, 5-9 pm. at the Mountain View Barn with burgers, salads and beverages. These evenings are growing and help us have more quality club time together as well as tie flies. Bring whatever knot tying,  rod building, net building or other ideas you want to get going on these nights too. A “friendly” cribbage game isn’t out of the question!

    We’ll have a short board meeting with however many board members can make it while the fly tires are setting up and getting folks tying.  We want you all to come, learn about, and get involved in all that’s underway. Please come and give YOUR BOARD your ideas on how we can do all the upcoming activities WITH YOUR HELP!  

    These include:

    Club family fly fishing outings.  A minimum RSVP # will be required for all longer trips.

    Saturday, August 19, 2023, on the Big Wood River is our next scheduled club fishing day. Our outing leaders will decide the details and meeting location on the river at our August 1 evening meeting or shortly thereafter. Our main meeting location, with ample parking and other details, will reference the access point numbers as designated on the Blane County Big Wood River Fishing Access maps available at all our meetings and at Idaho Troutfitters. This info and the minimum number of SOLIDLY COMMITTED RSVPs we must have by Wednesday August 16 to allow this trip to happen will be posted on our Facebook page and new website with contact #’s.  Watch there too for info updates should they arise.

    Saturday, September 16, 2023, on the South Fork of the Boise River is our September fish-out. The final planning will occur in early September and be published as described above with references to appropriate Benchmark Maps book location information and will also include RSVP #’s needed by 9/13/23. Saturday, October 14, 2023, is MVFF free fly fishing at Clear Lakes Country Club-CLCC- in Buhl.

    Saturday, November 18, 2023, is our Fly Fishers & Friends Fall Fun Prime Rib Party at the Barn 5-9 pm.  More on this is discussed below.

    Saturday, December 16, 2023, is a warm winter MVFF free fly fishing day with big fish at CLCC.

    Our new MVFF website is up and running {still www.magicvalleyflyfishers.com} and has much still to be added, but we want you all to use it and give us your input as WE evolve it over these next weeks into what we want it to look like and have the functions you want for our club. Greg built this single handedly (no spay!!) over this last month and it gives us the platform and tools to make it work the way we want it over the next months and years. Thanks a billion Greg!!

    One of our new features Greg already has active is your ability to “register” (RSVP) on an event like those above and that helps us all in making things happen.

    Talkin’ & Tyin’ Tuesdays will be fun, functional and growing 8/1; 9/12; 10/3; 11/7;& 12/5/2023.

    Ya all come, ya hear?

    Saturday, November 18, 2023, is our Fly Fishers & Friends Fall Fun Prime Rib Party at the Barn 5-9 pm.  that is only 114 days away from today, so mark you calendars if you haven’t already!! All the fine details are in process and will be sent out & posted soon so all can plan to make it a great evening.

    It is also time for all of us to seek donations of all kinds to ensure great raffles and silent auctions. Let’s get back to the old days of flowers on the table for the ladies and lots of cool and interesting prizes of all types as well as fly fishing related goodies.  The donations world has changed with our large donors of the past gone. That increases the need for all of our members to get creative and seek donations whenever you go to a craft show, farmers’ market, and entice all your friends and relatives to do the same so we can replenish our till at our raffles. For now that is the only way to continue our scholarships, conservation group donations and allow us to get out and spread the pleasures and rewards of fly fishing to new folks and next generations of conservationist fly fishing friends.

    General Meetings will be resuming for September and October with dates & details to be determined and posted on the calendar on the website and on Fb.

    Thank you for your continued support for and interest in MVFF.

    More soon, call/text me anytime 208-934-6405 and see you Tuesday at the Barn.

    Bryan Woodhouse, Secretary & Past President, 2023.


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