What We DO
As a club we participate in many fly-fishing outings, whether that is our Annual Salmon Outing or Wednesday evenings in the summer.
SJRVFF offer classes from beginner to advanced. Our members over the years have donated over 100,000 flies through our Tie-a-Thon Program.
We work hard to protect the waterways we love to fish. Projects include improvement of fish habitation, monofilament recycling initiative and more.
Through our membership we are able to bring in industry leading speakers. Come learn from the best guides, fisherman, and scientists!
The Major emphasis of the St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers club will be directed toward cultivation and advancement of the art and science of fly fishing, conservation and restoration of rivers and lakes, and public education programs that will broaden the understanding of the delicate balance that shapes our fresh water environment.
The St. Joseph River Valley Fly Fishers are afﬁliated with the Federation of Fly Fishers, a national organization for ﬂy ﬁshers. This afﬁliation gives our club members an opportunity to participate at local, regional and national levels with others interested in the advancement of ﬂy ﬁshing and the conservation and restoration of our nationʼs waterways.
Tim Holschlag Bio Often called “Mr Smallmouth,” Tim Holschlag has had a lifelong passion for the species. He has fished over 320 different smallmouth rivers across North America and South Africa, more than any other living angler. And as a long time guide and the author of five books and two videos on the species, Read more about November 2019 Speaker: Tim Holschlag[…]
Due to unfavorable water and fishing conditions, the 2019 Steelhead Outing (November 9th, 2019) has be cancelled. Due to timing, a reschedule does not seem likely.
Nicole Watson Ph.D. Student, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Arctic Grayling have long been a favorite species of mine. I am enthralled by the uniqueness of each fish, their history in North America, and the beauty of their coloration and dorsal fin. My Ph.D. research focuses on young Arctic Grayling, Brook Read more about 2019 September General Meeting: Featuring Nicole Watson[…]
Please join us for the 2019 Annual Auction on March 20th! A list of auction items and additional information can be found on our events calendar page. We hope to see you there!
Captain Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Estero, Florida. Her passion for the outdoors was ignited at a young age due in large part to her experiences fishing on the glacial lakes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her grandfather. Read more about February Speaker: Captain Debbie Hanson[…]
SJRVFF below you will find a link for news relating the Pucker Street Dam. Update on Pucker Street Dam Removal
Below you will find a link to IN DNR fishing report for the St. Joseph River. Fish on! IN DNR Fishing Report
The 2018 April Loop is available under the Newsletter tab. Be sure to check it out and fish on!
When: Thursday Nights from 6:30PM – 8:00PM Where: Kroc Center South Bend This is the intermediate level classes. If you have your own fly tying equipment, please bring your gear to the lessons. Some equipment will be provided but availability is limited.