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

Want to JOIN US?  We meet at:

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?                 


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 15: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATIONThis month's guest speaker is Al Smatsky presenting "Shad on the Fly".


February 22: Club Meeting - 7 pm at the TRACY TRANSIT STATIONThis month's speaker is Jeff Currier presenting "Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum".

February 23 - 25: The Fly Fishing Show - Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.


January 13: Installation Dinner (Crab Feed) at the Tracy Community Center - 4 pm

Congratulations to Jeff Fadden and his award of being named the 2017 Fly Fisher of the Year!

There is no Club Meeting this month.  See you next month on the FOURTH THURSDAY at the Tracy Transit Station

Tracy Fly Fishers - March Club Meeting

Al Smatsky

  Encouraged by a lifelong friend and fishing buddy over 45 years ago, Al purchased his first fly rod for a trip to the Yuba River for shad.  From that point on, he was hooked for life.  Back then, there wasn’t an abundance of help for the beginner, so during the winter Al would dream up new shad patterns for the next year's run.  Some worked and some didn’t.  Since that time, Al has been fishing from Alaska to South America in pursuit of most fresh and saltwater species.

  In 1977, Al joined the Delta Fly Fishers and quickly made friends with anglers that shared the same interest.  As an active board member and past-president, the club grew to over 100 members, which it still maintains.  As the Program Chairman for over twenty years, he had the opportunity to meet many wonderful and talented fly fishermen which help him expand his knowledge of our sport.  In 2003 he was awarded the honor of “Life Member” for his faithful membership and service to the Delta Fly Fishers.   

  Al has always been an avid traveler and planned trips to Alaska for himself and his friends starting back in the early “80’s”.  In 1989, Al made his first bonefishing trip to Christmas Island and since then he has been  hooked on saltwater fly fishing.  His belief is that a fishing trip should be more than just “fishing”, it should be an experience.  With an inspiring partner, Jerry Neuburger, they started, Al & Jerry’s Excellent Adventures, which they operated until to 2000.  After that time, Al became the sole owner of, Excellent Adventures, specializing in hosted and un-hosted fly fishing trips to affordable destinations from Alaska to South America.  Over the years, hundreds of anglers have used Excellent Adventures for their travel plans.

  Al currently guides solely for American Shad in Central California and considers himself just another fly fisherman with lots of experience that he would like to share with other anglers.

     In the picture above, Al is the guy on the left and that ain't no Shad!  

               Come join us this month for Al's program "Shad on the Fly"


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