The Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen

To promote, educate and enjoy the sport of fly fishing.



The Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen began as a small group of fly fishers, mainly steelhead fishers and one or two salt water fishers, gathering together on the banks of the San Lorenzo River, sharing tips, tales, and other fishing lore, and had its formal roots at Ernie's Casting Pond, which was a local fly shop. It was originally located in Santa Cruz and later moved to Soquel. Ernie and Diane Kinzli have since retired, and the fly shop has closed, marking the end of an era.

The club has grown to over 200 members, and has ongoing classes in fly tying, fly casting, and rod building. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month, at 7:00 PM, at the Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos,CA 95003 and feature speakers and programs from all over the state, presenting slides and speaking on a wide range of subjects relating to fly fishing, such as entomology, conservation, hot fishing spots, techniques, all to broaden the fly fishing experience.

The Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen officers and board meet the third Wednesday of every month, at the home of John and Pat Steele, 331 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95065, to conduct club business. Members are welcome to attend the board meetings.

SCFF Past Presidents - 1978 to Present

YearName
1978Ernie Kinzli
1979Manuel Gutierrez
1980Tom McMillan
1981Tom McMillan
1982Ed Marcillac
1983Ed Marcillac
1984Dave Maruska
1985Jim Hall
1986Jim Hall
1987Dan Watson
1988Jim Basye
1989Jim Basye
1990Lorraine Elliot
1991John Steele
1992John Steele
1993Terry Manning
1994Don Van Selus
1995Don Van Selus
1996Kathy Powers
1997Kathy Powers
1998Tom Hogye
1999Tom Hogye
2000Tom Hogye
2001John Cook
2002John Cook
2003John Steele
2004Paul Schraeder
2005Joe Bigas
2006Tim Loomis
2007Tim Loomis
2008Tim Loomis
2009Sam Bishop
2010Sam Bishop
2011Sam Bishop
2012Sam Bishop