Lost Fly Reel on the Clackamas

My friend Rich sent me this email and is looking for assistance finding a fly reel he lost a while back.

Have you ever realized you’ve lost something months after last using it?  Well, that’s what happened to one of my reels.  To make matters worse, I’m not certain which brand of reel it is. 

This summer, I often carried a second reel with a Scientific Anglers UST S1/S2 7-8 wt. Scandi line.  I think the reel was either a Phos, Elkhorn, or Marryat reel. It probably fell out of my bag when doing something else at Cross Park, Hippy Hole or McIver Park.  And I likely lost it sometime this summer/fall. 

I have low expectation of getting it back, but someone at CFF may have found it. I would happily pay a reward.

Thanks, Rich Domingue Oak Grove, OR

President’s Message December 2018

Wow the year is almost over. Happy Holidays from the board to you and your families.  It has been a different year with a tougher year for the Salmon and Steelhead returns, but other fisheries faired better.

Our November speaker, Jeff Morgan,  gave a great presentation on Winter Trout fishing.  He shared locations and techniques as well as some unique flies he had developed for winter fishing.  A lot notes were taken by many attendees.

This month we welcome back Gary Lewis a well known Northwest author on both hunting and fishing. Gary will share with us information on fishing in the Mt Hood area.  Gary will give us and entertaining and informative presentation so do not miss this one.

Don’t forget that every member who attends will receive a gift from Santa Phil.

We will not have a fish-a-long in December because of Christmas holidays.  We will begin again in January on the Sandy River  so stay tuned for more information.

Just another reminder that on Saturday 12/8/18 is the annual Metal Head Christmas party on the Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon. This is fun and educational so take some time to check it out.

Do not forget our sponsors as they are the lifeblood of our club. Stop by their shops to say hello and thank them for their support. Better yet buy something or book a trip to really underscore our gratitude for their support.

Gil Henderson

 

The Fly Fishing Shop Annual Christmas Party Sat Dec 8th

Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic

Please share the day with us at The Fly Fishing Shop

Saturday, December 08, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!

Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations
Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge.

 

Planned Presentations & Demonstrations:

9:00 – 9:45 am – Mark Bachmann – Winter Steelhead Spey Fishing from the Beginning
10:00 – 10:45 am – Frank Day – Trout Spey Fishing
11:00 – 11:45 am – Hawkeye Hawkins – Fly Fishing For Chinooks

11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Free BBQ Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm – Jim Teeny – Trout Fishing, Chile
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Bruce Berry – Why hand tied leaders are often better!

All Day – Fly Tying Demonstrations
Featuring the region’s most experienced steelhead guides tying their favorite winter steelhead flies.
Bruce Berry
Ted Neely
Hawkeye Hawkins
Frank Day

All Day – Factory Reps in Attendance
Garry Sandstrom – Hardy – Scientific Anglers
Dick Sagara – Temple Fork Outfitters
Bruce Berry – Beulah, Hatch, Pro Sportfisher

Prizes Every Hour! Don’t Miss Out!

November 2018 CFF Fishing Reports

Dick Law traveled to the Grand Ronde River with several friends. They fished out of Troy for several days. He reported the fishing was very slow with only 1 steelhead taken for their group.

We had to cancel our Nov 10th Kilchis River fish-a-long this month due to super low water conditions and also very low numbers so fish. However, some good fishing reports rolled in just before the season closed on Nov 15; something to keep in mind for next year!

Ed Rabinowe, Jim Romero and Lane Hoffman journeyed to Louisiana for Redfish. The weather was unseasonably cold but they had good action, all landing Redfish over 25lbs. Jim’s 1st red was 28lbs and Ed claimed big fish honors with a 34lb pig! A brushy purple streamer was the best fly.

Greg O’Brien and a buddy made a couple trips to the Oregon Coast for surf perch. On his first trip the ocean was calm with a low surf swell and they had good action casting & stripping flies within 50’ of the beach in 1-3’ of water. The biggest were about 12” long and are excellent eating. They also had a surprise catch, a nice Dungeness crab! The second trip had a larger 4-6’ swell and more tidal current, making for difficult fishing conditions and only 1 perch was taken. The best fishing outfit was a single hand rod rigged with a sinking line and a stripping basket for line management as the tide rips around your legs. They also tried a double hand rod but the thicker spey line got pulled all over by the currents and didn’t work as well. Lastly, remember to be safe and wear some sort of PFD and never turn your back on the ocean!

Carson Taylor made the wisest fishing choice, opting for Grand Bahama Island. Fishing the east end of the island near Freeport, he landed both Bonefish and Mutton Snapper.

Great job everyone, another fun and interesting fly fishing month!

November CFF Auction -Redington VICE Rod/Reel Outfit

You will be bidding on a 9′ 5wt 4 piece Redington VICE rod/reel outfit.  This auction is open to paid up CFF members only.

The rod is “a fast action high performance for today’s modern fly angling tactics. It features crisp blank recovery and a light swing weight for delivering flies of all sizes with ease.”

The reel is a large arbor sturdy cast aluminum iD 5/6 fly reel pre-spooled with backing, fly line, and leader.  It has a rulon disc drag and is customizable with decals available from Redington.

The outfit comes with a case and retails for $299.95.

To make a bid go to the Auction button.  The auction ends Monday, 11/26.

Please let me know (bartschp@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Black Friday Fish-a-long

Royal Treatment Fly Fishing is hosting their 4th annual Black Friday Fish-a-long this Friday. Click the link to sign up so they know you’re coming.

Meet at Surf City, downstream from Maupin at 11:00 for a “Stone Soup Potluck.” Royal Treatment will supply the hotdogs and chili, you bring whatever else you want to eat.

The firepit will be there to warm frosty fingers.

Josh will have his livingroom couches pumped up to give you a place to chill. We may even have a Corn Hole tournament if there is enough interest, but the Fly Czar will be giving a Czech Nymphing Clinic once he has finished his lunch. You don’t want to miss that.

Fly Tying: November, 2018

Fly Tying 101: Beginning Fly Tying—Tools, Tips, and Techniques

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Fly fishing is a great pastime and there are few things in the sport as satisfying as landing a fish on a fly that was created by your own hands. Do you have an interest in fly tying but you don’t know where to start? Do the terms whip finisher, dubbing loop, bobbin, and hair stacker make your head spin because they sound like part of a foreign language? Or have you attended a previous Fly Tying Night and went away discouraged when you came to the quick realization that you were in way over your head?

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It has been almost two years since we have offered a night of fly tying specifically aimed at folks that are really novices, including those that have never tied a single fly. So we will be going back to the basics in November, covering the standard tools and techniques that you will need to get started on a very interesting and rewarding hobby. Everyone should walk away with at least one fly that is ready to be field tested on the water. And who knows, with the holiday season just around the corner, you may end up with some great ideas for this year’s Santa Claus wish list.

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So join us for an evening of beginning level fly tying on Wednesday, November 28th. We’ll be meeting at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop in West Linn at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own fly tying tools if you have them. If you don’t have any equipment come anyway. Our friends at The Royal Treatment will loan you everything you need. Hope to see you there!

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Nov 10 Fish-A-Long Cancelled

Hi Everyone, we’ve decided to cancel tomorrows Fish-A-Long.

Lane Hoffman drove down to the coast today and reports the water is very low and there were very few fish. The fish that were present were beat up & lock-jawed. Icy road conditions on and the drive over in the morning was the final nail in the coffin.

Some other local options for the weekend:
-Tomorrow is the Pacific NW Fly Tyers Rendezvous
-Several of the Oregon Fishing Club Ponds have recently been stocked with trout including the ones we fish the most; Rainier and Highland Lakes.
-The Clackamas River at McIver Park has a few summer steelhead available.