Veterans First Fly Fishing (VFFF)

In memory of Robert A. Baker, Jr.

The parents, brother, sisters & children of Robert A. Baker
Jr. sadly report Robert's passing on March 15, 2015. Born December 4, 1974, Robert was home schooled in Fremont, finishing his studies in the late '80's. Robert made his home in Chico, where he will be buried with his family and friends in attendance. Robert loved fishing, and the family has requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to:
By Check: mail to:
In Memory of Robert A. Baker Jr.
Veterans First Fly Fishing
PO Box 8114
Fremont, CA 94536

You may also donate by clicking the Donate Button below

Veterans First Fly Fishing (VFFF) essentially is a growing group of men and women Fly Fishers from Northern California Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers (NCCFFF), who conduct and/or participate in Fly Fishing Workshops for our veterans.


We have decided to take up to five (5) veterans from across the nation on a weeklong trip participating In the International Federation of Fly Fishers 50th Anniversary Festival of Fly Fishing event.

This year the event is being held in Bend, Oregon on August 11th to the 15th.

We are renting a house where the veterans will participate alongside the five (5) volunteers, with everyone participating in populating the booth at the show as well as the household chores and cooking, of course including & enjoying some of the area’s superb Fly Fishing.

We are asking for your support and assist cover the cost for the participating veterans. Your donation will be held in a separate fund by the Northern California Council of the IFFF explicitly for the veteran’s share of:

Travel expenses

Food at the house

Registration Fees for the International Federation of Fly Fishers 50th Anniversary Festival of Fly Fishing

Non Resident Oregon fishing license

Flies and other expendable items needed

Miscellaneous items such as tips for guides donating their time and boats on the river

Please donate with the PayPal Button below  or send a check to NCC/VFFF-Bend to:



PO box 8114

Fremont, CA 94536

Thank You,

Ken Brunskill

National VFFF Chairman

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Tracy Fly Fishers Donate $410.00 to Veterans First Fly Fishing

Each year at the Tracy Fly Fishers Annual Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, they offer, at auction, a conservation item where 100% of the item bid price goes to the conservation organization of choice by the winner.  In addition to the winning bid, the Tracy Fly Fishers provide matching funds up to a maximum of $200.00.  This years lucky bidder with a winning bid of $210.00 was Chuck Sterni.  A veteran himself, Chuck has selected Veterans First Fly Fishing to receive the total amount, $410.00.

Veterans First and Fly Fishing is What We Do
Hundreds of disabled veterans, both the physically disabled and those with PTSD, are finding peace and rehabilitation with the Veterans First Fly Fishing program. Fly fishing aficionados will be especially interested in seeing the adaptive fly-tying equipment designed for veterans who have the use of only one hand. This is an inspirational and interesting show for everyone, fishermen or not.
 Click on this link to view the video:
Show # 390, recorded at KMVT Studios, Mountain View, California, June 24, 2013

VFFF Trip to Eagle Canyon Lakes and the Lower Sac

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