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  • 30 Aug 2022 1:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Tom Old, Outings Team Lead

    How has your time on the water been going?  In my case, it’s never enough. The primary goal of the BVFF Outings team is to help you get on the water more. We do that with scheduled outings, traditionally on the third weekend of the month and we have introduced the “Meet-up” concept of an outing. 

    A scheduled outing is basically an overnight trip that we publish as soon as possible on the BVFF events calendar.  

    This provides a one-stop location for all BVFF events. I would recommend that you select the calendar view and match with your own. The outings team is already planning outings for 2023, so you will have to select 2023 to see our planned trip to Ashton, June 2023. 

    Make your plans and reservations now. 

    We will be updating as we recruit an “Outings Coordinator” for the events.  Do it as a team with your fishing buddy!. Rumor has it that the team is planning an extended outing to the McCall are in July 2023 – keep watching for details. 

    So, what is a meet-up? 

    Simply a member saying “I am going fishing, who wants to join me?” The member works with the outings team to develop a quick announcement. It’s a great way to fish more. This summer we had meet-ups lead by Steve Adkins, Tom Old, Scott Lieberg, John Hofland and Glenn Anders. Plus, Bob Harder was the host for the Silver Creek outing in June. 

    For either a scheduled outing or meet-up, we need a coordinator (member), who will help with the event. The outings team’s role is to manage the process and the communications to the member base. We have detailed instructions and will walk you through the process, so if you would like to help BVFF get on the water. This process only takes a few minutes to plan, plus hosting the event on the water. So contact, to help BVFF:  outings@bvff.com 


    To help promote BVFF and to help members find our group, we now have a feather flag that we will install, when possible, for you to find us and enjoy your BVFF membership. 

    See you “On the Water with BVFF.” 

  • 28 Aug 2022 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A great day for members to meet up and fish. More meet ups planned. Check the schedule.



  • 08 Aug 2022 3:49 PM | James Kazakoff (Administrator)

    Several thefts and car break-ins have occurred recently at the SF Boise River, as reported by Erik Eikanger at Idaho Angler.  One IA customer had a number of expensive rods and reels taken from his vehicle.

    Several thefts and break-ins (smashed windows) have also occurred at trail heads in Boise, so the same precautions apply when fishing on the Main Boise R.

    • Lock your car/truck when on the river
    • Keys behind the gas cap-- first place thieves looking to access your car will check.  Do something different.
    • Be aware of who might view you as you leave your vehicle 
    • If possible don't leave gear visible in your car or accessible
      (e.g. truck bed)
  • 04 Aug 2022 6:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, we had a meetup for a float from Swan Falls Dam, Snake River, to the first take-out point around 3.5 miles downriver. We had 11members and guest, take two drift boats and three kick boats on the float.  


    All in the group caught numerous small mount bass and enjoy the unique scenery of the canyon. Our outing coordinator, John Hofland, provide guidance about the river and shared his special Swan Fall Poppers; these really work.  


    There is a chance we could schedule another float in the coming weeks.  Any interest?   

    See you on the “Water with BVFF”   

    - Tom Old


  • 29 Jul 2022 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We hope you are having a great summer of fun and fishing. Many of our members enjoy float tubes or other craft on lakes. In case you have not seen the updates, we are having a meet-up for you to get your craft check-out or we will have several types for you to try. Also, we will have a safety whistle and material for all that attend, from Idaho Parks and Recreation.


    Here are  few pictures from last Wednesday's meet up at Eagle Island State Park. In planning this meet-up we found this great article on float tube safety, please read as we want you all be safe on the water:

    https://issuu.com/saflyfishingmag/docs/southern_african_flyfishing_magazine_sept_2019/s/10383061




    Upcoming Outings

    September

    In September, we are returning to the South Fork of the Snake. Your Outings Coordinator for this event, George Butts, is requesting that you sign-up at the link below so he and his team can start planning the BVFF events. 

    https://www.bvff.com/event-4593063

    October

    In October, we are planning to return to Duck Valley; a wonderful place to use your float tube!

    https://www.bvff.com/event-4856716

    Coming Up in 2023

    In June of 2023, BVFF is going to Henry’s Fork. Now is the time to start your planning and make reservations:

    https://www.bvff.com/event-4858037?CalendarViewType=0&SelectedDate=7/26/2023

    More meetups are coming. Look for announcements in the next week on a McCall meet-up and other trips!

    Save the Date for Expo 2023

    January 6th and 7th, 2023 – check-out the great expo fly and pin!

    See you on Water with BVFF!


    -Tom Old

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