Mikey Wier June  6 Speaker

When most people think of the American River they think Salmon and Steelhead fishing below Nimbus dam or Striper and Shad through the Sacramento Valley.  For those in the know there's a lot more to the American River.  There's a seemingly endless amount of water to explore for trout fishing in all the forks of the American above Folsom Reservoir.  Some of it is extremely easy access but most of the great trout water is little know and can be worth some effort.  In this presentation I will cover the forks of the American including the Silver Fork, South Fork, Middle Fork and the North Fork.  We'll cover access and technique as well as wadding and floating.  The slide show will be followed by a screening of the movie Gold Fever about float fishing on the Middle Fork of the American that was featured in the International Fly Fishing film festival in 2016.

Mikey Wier

Growing up in the Sierra Foothills Mikey was always close to Nature.  Spending a lot of time at the Lakes and Rivers he learned to fish and tie flies at a young age. Once he moved to Lake Tahoe he began to split his time between snowboarding in the winters and fly-fishing in the summers.  Mikey spent 15 seasons fishing and guiding the waters of the Truckee, Carson, Walker rivers and surrounding waters.  In 2001 he started BURL Productions specializing in adventure and outdoor films.  Notable titles to his credit include FISH EYE Videos, Trout Bum Dairies 1, SOULFISH 1&2 and CALI RUSH. Mikey now works for California Trout helping to protect California’s Trout Salmon Steelhead and blue ribbon waters.  Mikey is an Ambassador for Patagonia Fly-Fihsing, Dragon Eyewear, Loon Outdoors, Galvan Reels and Outcast boats. 

 

 

 

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.

DONATE

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.