Jay Nicholas – Requested Links

Great presentation last night by Jay Nicholas!

Here are the requested links from his presentation:

Pacific City Fly Fishing: http://www.pacificcityflyfishing.com/contact.html

Jay’s Book Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/701338975/salmon-fishers-journal-by-jay-nicholas

Jay’s website: https://fishingwithjay.wordpress.com/

Jay’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jay+nicholas+fly+fishing

July 22nd Fish-A-Long

What- Carp Fishing

Where- Sauvie Island

When- 8 Am Saturday 22 July

This month we’ll be fishing for Carp on Sauvie Island. We’ll meet at the Sauvie Island store then head out to the different lakes.

This is wade & sight fishing to carp feeding in shallow water. These fish will average 5 to 10 pounds and fight like a bull dog.

Equipment

-5 to 8wt rods with matching reel & floating line. You will need at least 50yds of backing.
-9ft leader tapered to 10lb test.
-Waders, if warm enough you can wade wet.
-Wading staff, helps you in the mud along the edges.
-Proper Sun protection clothing & sunscreen.
-Flies will be provided.

Questions & carpooling will be discussed at the July CFF meeting.

Dreamin’ the Summer Away

This is the JULY, (and final)  edition of the auction we started in March.  It’s the same situation:   You will be bidding on one (1) seat of four on a 2 day, 2 night jet boat trip on the Lower Deschutes River, October 7 to 9,  2017 with host/guide Mark Bachmann!  This trip is sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches. Each seat is valued at $1000.

3 of the seats are already taken and this is the FINAL seat on the trip.   The interest is high!  Please notice we now have the dates scheduled – October 7-9 from noon to noon.

Bidding is open only to CFF members.  MIMINUM BID $400.  BUY IT NOW FOR $1000.

To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include 

Your full name. 

Your bid. 

Your phone number. 

The email will be time stamped so I  will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.

Auction ends at 5:00 pm on Tuesday,  July 18.  The winner will be announced at the CFF meeting.

Let me know if you have questions.

Phil B. 971-235-0724

July 18 Speaker – Jay Nicholas

Jay Nicholas is a retired fisheries biologist. The facts read something like this: four decades a professional scientist; five decades a passionate angler; four decades a dedicated fly tyer; honored for fisheries science and conservation accomplishments; artist; author of a dozen self published books related to fly fishing, salmon conservation, and fishing culture; recent contributor to Steelheader’s Journal, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, and Salmon Trout Steeheader; featured in over a hundred You Tube videos on fly tying; regular contributor to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog.

Most of his fishing experience is focused on steelhead and salmon in western Oregon, especially in the coastal rivers and (recently) the nearshore waters near Pacific City. Jay’s passion for all things related to fly fishing and fly tying is matched only by his passion for family. He lives in Corvallis and Pacific City Oregon.

It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!

Meeting details: https://clackamasflyfishers.org/meetings-events/

June 20 Speaker – Jason Osborn

Jason Osborn will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, June 20th. Jason is the owner of Ozcast Outfitters plus he’s the shop manager and head guide at CFF’s Gold Sponsor, Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters.

Jason’s presentation will be on Catching More Steelhead; specifically the differences between summer steelhead, winter steelhead, high water & low water conditions and where to find steelhead in each of those scenarios.

It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!

Meeting details: https://clackamasflyfishers.org/meetings-events/

Dad’s Day Dreamin’?

This is the Father’s Day, JUNE,  edition of the auction we started in March.  It’s the same situation:   You will be bidding on one (1) seat of four on a 2 day, 2 night jet boat trip on the Lower Deschutes River, October 7-9,  2017 with host/guide Mark Bachmann!  This trip is sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches. Each seat is valued at $1000.  The interest is high!

2 of the seats are already taken and we will auction off the last seat next month. (Yes, that’s a change.  One of our winners had to back out due to the dates.)    Please notice we now have the dates scheduled – October 7-9 from noon to noon.

Bidding is open only to CFF members.  MIMINUM BID $400.  BUY IT NOW FOR $1000.

To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include 

Your full name. 

Your bid. 

Your phone number. 

The email will be time stamped so I  will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.

Auction ends at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 20.

Let me know if you have questions.  Phil B. 971-235-0724

Longtime member Bill Johnson passes

I’m sad to report longtime CFF member Bill Johnson passed away last week.

Bill loved being out on the water and was a long time, avid fly fisherman.

He valued conservation. The continued care of clean waters was important to him.

Bill enjoyed sharing and helping others with fly tying and fishing.

From his friend Nancy Dyke: often when I’m fishing I think of bits of wisdom from Bill “you wont catch fish if your fly isn’t in the water!”

He will be missed!

His obituary should be in the upcoming Sunday Oregonian.

CFF Fly Fishing Challenge Underway

NOW is the time to calendar your fly fishing days away.

EXPLORE Oregon’s rivers, lakes and creeks this season.

DON’T miss out on the CFF Fly Fishing Challenge. Sign up!

TURN in your completed Catch Card at a regular CFF meeting.

RETURN the next month for your awards.

PROUDLY iron-on your patch and display your certificate.

PROMOTE the goals and aspirations of YOUR club!

Fly Tying: June, 2017

The WD-40

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At our May meeting Dave Kilhefner passed along some of his fly fishing tips to us. I always pay attention to information coming from Dave and I know I have become a better fisherman because of it. As a fly tyer I was particularly interested in his information on the topic of “Guide Flies”, those flies that guides like to tie up in quantities for their clients because they are effective, fast and easy to tie, and usually have three or fewer different materials in them. Those are criteria that make it possible to tie up some effective flies while you are just taking a break or having lunch and waiting to go back out on the water. Which is exactly what I saw Dave do at Rocky Ridge Ranch this year. After lunch it was fun watching him catch fish, after fish, after fish… The fly he used that day is not this month’s fly. We’ll save that one for later, but this month’s fly, The WD-40, is on Dave’s list of “Guide Flies”.

 

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WD-40

A long-time Colorado guide and fly tyer, Mark Engler, is credited with creating the WD-40 back in 1982. Mark is apparently one of those quiet, unassuming sorts whose entire life revolves around fly fishing. His friends say the fact that he has three ex-wives could be a testament to his dedication to fishing. Stories of the origin of the WD-40 name come in many versions. Many say that WD stands for “wood duck”, a versatile feather that many tyers use for this pattern. But if you search the internet you can find a video of Engler himself tying his own WD-40, and guess what… he doesn’t use wood duck. He uses mallard. So you can subscribe to other versions of the origin of the name given to Engler’s fly. I didn’t feel entirely comfortable passing on the most likely story in this article, but if you ask me in private I would be glad to share it with you.

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Bead Head WD-40

The WD-40 was originally designed by Engler as a midge emerger pattern for Colorado’s Frying Pan River and it was an instant success. Anglers soon found that it was also a terrific BWO emerger pattern. Because midges are out all year it is a good fly to often tie on as a dropper behind a dry fly or a nymph. The WD-40 is most often tied on a curved scud-type hook, in small sizes, like 18’s and smaller (like down to 24’s !) But if you are going to be tying small flies, it is good to have them be something that are easy to tie. Favorite colors seem to be olive and black, but they are also tied in brown, gray, and tan. As with the evolution of many fly patterns, there seems to be an endless number of variations of the WD-40. One of the more effective ones even has its own name variation… the WD-50. It is like the WD-40 except it takes the emerging process one step further, as it is tied with short emerging wing buds.

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WD-50

Our next Fly Tying Night will be Wednesday, June 28th. We will be meeting at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop in West Linn to tie up some WD-40 flies. Although small, this pattern would be suitable for tyers of all levels of experience. Our Royal Treatment friends will have tools to loan to you for the evening. We’ll be starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

June 24th Fish-A-Long at Laurance Lake

Put this on your calendar!!!

This month the fish along will be a Laurance Lake. This is a beautiful lake that sits on the north side of Mount Hood and provides you with a view of the mountain that you don’t always see.  This lake is known for fly fishing and is a new place for our club to visit.

We will meet on Saturday morning in the main parking area. There is a $5 fee per car for using the park so you may wish to look at carpooling with other members.

The lake is large (127 acres) and contains rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout. There is bank access but it is best fished from a floating devise such as a float tube. If you do not have a floating devise the club now has a small fleet of float tubes that you can use, so don’t use that as an excuse to not get out and fish!

The best fishing is at the top of the lake close to the inlets. It is probably best to use an intermediate lake line.  As for flies a leach pattern works best….callibaetis nymph, seal bugger, woolly bugger, and chironomids fished sub surface with an indicator.  There is the possibility of a callibaetis hatch as well.

We will talk about this at the next meeting so come for the details. If you just can’t wait please call Paul Brewer at 503-635-3156 for more information.