Welcome to the Tracy Fly Fishers !            

The Tracy Fly Fishers is a family-oriented, non-profit organization, dedicated to the education of fly fishing and the conservation of fish and fisheries


New 2017 Club Meeting location is the

TRACY TRANSIT STATION at 50 East 6th St Tracy, CA

Club Meetings have moved to the 3rd THURSDAY of each month

                   What's up?                 

Congratulations to Paul Gamache and his award of being named the 2016 Fly Fisher of the Year!

Congratulations also to Dave Hiromoto for being named the recipient of the 2016 Dry Fly Award!

~ May 2017 ~

May 3:  Board Meeting - 7 pm at Perko's Cafe.  The meeting is held in the "back room" of the cafe and ALL members are welcome.  Sorry if you missed it.. the meeting was rescheduled to a day earlier than usual.

May 6:  Club Outing - Shadow Cliffs Regional Park.

May 18: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATION.  This month's guest speaker is Craig Gittings teaching us all just how easy it is to fish Cuba!

May 18-19:  Delta Bass 'n Fly Tournament.  Bethel Island - Sugar Barge.  Blast-offs at 6 am, weigh-ins at 2 pm.

May 24: Fly Casting Instructions - 6 pm at Dr Powers Park.  Casting instructions led by Chuck Robbins, a Federation (FFF) Certified Casting Instructor.  Lessons are held on the lawn behind the swimming pool.

~ April 2017 ~

April 4:  Board Meeting - 7 pm at Perko's Cafe.  The meeting is held in the "back room" of the cafe and ALL members are welcome.  Sorry if you missed it.. the meeting was rescheduled to a day earlier than usual.

April 20: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATION.  "Fly Fishing 101".

April 26: Fly Casting Instructions - 6 pm at Dr Powers Park.  Casting instructions led by Chuck Robbins, a Federation (FFF) Certified Casting Instructor.  Lessons are held on the lawn behind the swimming pool.


~ March 2017 ~

March 1:  Board Meeting - 7 pm at Perko's Cafe.  The meeting is held in the "back room" of the cafe and ALL members are welcome.

March 16: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATIONThis month's speaker is Lance Gray presenting "Breaking Down Stillwater".

~ FEBRUARY 2017 ~

February 4:  Annual Planning Meeting - 9 am at the Banta Inn.  All members are welcome.

February 23: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATION.  This month's speaker is Jeff Currier presenting "Fly Fishing Warmwater - Bass, Pike, Carp and More".

February 24 - 26: The Fly Fishing Show - Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

~ JANUARY 2017 ~

January 14: Installation Dinner (Crab Feed) at the Tracy Community Center - 4 pm

There is no Club Meeting this month.  See you next month on the FOURTH THURSDAY at the Tracy Transit Station... yes, our "old" digs... we're moving back... and yes, refreshments will once again be served!




May's Guest Speaker
Craig Gittings


How in the world does one get sucked into a such a deal? A trip to the forbidden Caribbean country of Cuba would be a trip of a lifetime for most of us.

Craig’s daughter had studied in Havana via a study abroad program at Davis.  Matt Herron had also provided the club with his perspective with his trip to southern Cuba. How difficult could a fishing trip be?

When a fishing buddy suggested the trip as a father son trip, it was all down hill from there. A Santiago, Chile travel agency hooked us up. Monies were sent, then the added costs were presented. A donation to Oceans Foundation was sent off for an authorization letter to fish the waters in Cuba under a research and monitoring program. Then the voice of reason kicked in. I am referring to my money manager and better half. As far as she was concerned the money was pissed away via an internet scam. How could I be so gullible?

There was a Facebook page that promoted his company with years of trips under his belt. My wife claimed anyone could doctor up Facebook page as such. It was money lost and the ship had sailed. How could that be the case as no Nigerians were involved or so I thought?

Avalon Fly Fishing, an Italian venture in Cuba was the avenue to participating in such a wild scheme. But monies wired to a New York banking account that got bounced because the numbers did not jive. Were we taken as my wife suggested? Even I had my doubts and regrets prior to the trip. The other anglers were father and son teams from Santiago, Chile and Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina. When we got to the Miami International Airport, we felt we were in a different country already. Thankfully, I knew how to say, “ Lo siento. No hablo espanol,” when approached at the airport.

What had we gotten ourselves into?  Find out at the next club meeting.


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