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.
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.
November Loop Newsletter
The SJRVFF Awards have been a long standing tradition in the club. We want to recognize those that make SJRVFF such a special membership. The form below details the nomination requirements. From the esteemed “Joe Mitchell” to the light-hearted “Oakie Drifter” these awards embody what it means to be a fly fisherman. 2017 Nomination Form Read more about SJRVFF AWARD NOMINATIONS[…]
The West Michigan Fly Show will be held January 13th and 14th, 2018 in Grand Rapids Michigan. Hotel and Accomodations: Rooms have been blocked off at the Baymont Inn & Suites, Byron Center. Rooms are $114 plus tax. Call 616-583-9535 with the code name “West Michigan Fly Show”. Reservations must be received by the Baymont Read more about 2018 West Michigan Fly Show[…]
October Loop Newsletter
When: October 14th, 2017 Where: Muskegon River (Thornapple Avenue Landing) Description: SJRVFF will be on the Muskegon River October 14th, 2017 for the annual salmon outing. Fighting salmon all morning will raise appetites, but Johnathon Savoy has you covered. Johnathon will be providing chicken and andouille gumbo, cooked in a dark brown roux with bell Read more about SJRVFF Salmon Outing 2017[…]