Boise Valley Fly Fishers
Since 1971


Bret Bishop - Fly Fishing Team USA Coach

  • 09 Feb 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Elks Lodge on 6608 West Fairview Ave.


Please join the BVFF club for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month! 


6:30pm to 7:30pm -  Social

7:30pm to 7:45pm - Club Business

7:45pm to 9:00pm - Presentation

This month the BVFF club is proud to present:

Fly Tier:  TBA

Speaker: Bret Bishop

The Compete Angler: World Championship Lessons Brought Home

At the two most recent Fips-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships (Bosnia 2015 and Vail 2016), Fly Fishing Team USA (FFTUSA) finished on the podium. The World Championships are held in a different country every year and this is the first time in 28 years of participating FFTUSA has received any team medals. Team Captain, Bret Bishop, will share lessons learned while competing and explain how they can help everyone be a better angler.

Anyone who has ever fished with Bret Bishop will tell you he has a gift for catching fish and for teaching people how to catch fish. Currently a high school English teacher in Boise, Idaho, he credits his fly fishing experiences with igniting his passion for teaching. “I started young” he said, “Each summer my family would pack up the V.W. Van and become fishing gypsies.” The times he spent traveling from river to river around the West shaped him as an angler and it seemed natural to blend his love of angling with teaching. After graduating from Colorado College, he started fly fish guiding in Taos, New Mexico on the Rio Grande and its tributaries with The Solitary Angler. He has also guided in Wyoming on the Green River below Fontenelle Reservoir and the Ham’s Fork. He currently guides during the summer months were he grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho on the Big Wood, Silver Creek and the Big Lost for Silver Creek Outfitters. If you can not find him on the rivers of Idaho, he might be fishing some remote rivers in Alaska or stalking tarpon in Florida.

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