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A Tribute to Dan Iwata



Dan Iwata

A Tribute to Dan Iwata
Daniel K Iwata

Daniel K Iwata, a longtime Member of the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County, recently passed away.  Click the following link for a tribute to a great fly fisher and Club Member. 
A Tribute to Daniel K Iwata

Current News and Events


COVID-19 UPDAT
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The Board of Directors has been keeping abreast of Federal, State, and County recommendations relative to the COVID-19 situation and how it impacts our Club's activities. First, we hope everyone is healthy. Also, we encourage everyone to follow the various agency guidelines for self-protection and protection of others you may encounter. Consistent with guidelines from agencies we have canceled all events for the remainder of March. In addition, the Club Meeting scheduled for April 8th is cancelled. Please check the Club calendar regarding the status of other events scheduled in the coming month. We will do our best to update the status of each event as the scheduled time approaches. 


Take care and be safe. We want to see you at the next meeting, whenever that is. 


Our Club APP is Here

The Fly Fishers Club of Orange County’s APP for your mobile device is now available  for Apple and Android phones and tablets.  The APP is available to Club Members at no charge.  Use “Fly Fishers Club of OC” to search for the APP.  Click HERE  for more details. 

 Blue Line Fishing Class 

POSTPONED

This class will be held Saturday March 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm focusing on small streams ofter passed up by anglers.  Click HERE for more details.

Continuing Education

The Club is developing a Continuing Education Program designed to help less experienced Members have more fishing opportunities and to help they develop their fishing skill. Learn more by clicking  HERE or clicking on "Continuing Education" on the "Education" drop-down menu above.  Click HERE for info about the March 21/22 Mentor Outing (THE OUTING HAS BEEN POSTPONED).


PETER KOGA AWARD

The Fly Fishers of Orange County has created a special award, in honor of Peter Koga, that recognizes a member's contribution and involvement that evokes the spirit and commitment that Peter had shown.  The Board has created this award, starting in 2020, to recognize outstanding efforts that a member makes to contribute to our Club's success.  Click HERE for more information.







Outreach / Education



The Fly Fishers Club of Orange County offers several programs for Club Members as well as Community Outreach Programs. including: 
• Trout In The Classroom an educational program for schools
• Conservation projects focused on protection of fish habitat. 
• Annual Casting Clinic that gives non-club members the opportunity to learn the basics of fly casting.
• Scholarship Program careers in aquatic sciences.
• Also, non-club members are welcome to join us at our regularly scheduled monthly speaker meetings in Orange County as well as our annual auction.   

Educational programs for Club Members include:
Participation in the Community Outreach Programs listed above
• Fly Casting programs
• On the River Training program
• Fly Tying programs
• Fly rod building

More information about these programs can be found by clicking on the “Outreach” and “Education” menu items above.








Meeting Information

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The next FFCOC Club Meeting:

The Club Meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 8 has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 situation.

The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday May 13th.  We will post any schedule changes as they develop.


Meeting Location

 Phoenix Club*

1340 S. Sanderson

Anaheim, CA

*Meetings are in Pavilion at back of property unless noted  

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


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Greetings my fellow Fly Fishers


Welcome to the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County (FFCOC). We’re glad that you are visiting our website.

Our club is dedicated to those that either love to fly fish or want to learn to love to fly fish.  We have a lot of fun supporting both. It is a sport where the learning never stops and there are always exciting places to fish including old favorites and new adventures. 

Take a tour of our website to see the kind of activities and opportunities we offer to those interested in the sport of fly fishing. Every month we host a club meeting at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA where we invite world class speakers to talk about key places to fish, skills to develop, technologies to consider. Check out the Meeting Information in the next column for details. Please join us.

I have been a member of Club since 1975 and have been elected to serve as president for 2020. I started fly fishing in 1969 and I have been a fly tier from almost the first time I fly fished. I still have a vivid memory of the first fish I caught on a fly I tied.  Ask me about it, I love to tell the story.

I am mainly a nymph and streamer fisherman and have made a commitment to fishing more with European nymph systems. I’ve focused on stream fishing where I achieve a level of personal peace from the sound of the water and the breeze blowing in the trees.

As the Club’s new President let me be the one to welcome all our members to 2020. A few of our long-term volunteers have passed the torch; their input and experience will be missed. I want to thank them for their service. This year we will looking into conservation projects in which the club can get involved. In addition, we will continue to grow our sport with the On The River Training program, the Casting Clinic and Rod Building and Fly-Tying classes.  

Several Club Outings to exciting fishing destinations are planned during 2020. Outings offer great opportunities to get to know your fellow Club members and experience new destinations with fly fishers that know the local secrets.  Grab a new friend or old fishing buddy and go somewhere with your favorite gear.  Go fishing and tell your story at the next meeting.

I love this sport and those we chase.

Denis Higginson

2020 FFCOC President