President’s Message October 2018



We are off and running after our summer break.  First, I would like to acknowledge a member who volunteered to take over the role of Membership Director. Please join me in welcoming Gregg O’Brien  as our new board member responsible for the development and managing our membership.  Gregg has already working with Red Smith to make this a smooth transition.  Catch him at an upcoming meeting and give him a pat on the back for stepping up.  Thanks Gregg!!!

Our speaker last month was Frank Day from the Fly Fishing Shop, our one and only Founding Gold Sponsor, who spoke to us on fishing Mount Hood waters.   He covered trout fishing in the streams in and around the Sandy River with information on access, species, flies, and equipment.  Saw many members taking notes and asking many questions.  A good alternative fishery close to the metro.

Next we welcome Scott Richmond to share with us his Magic Fly Box.  Scott is well renowned in the Northwest fly fishing scene with a number on reference books on the Deschutes, a novel set on the river and of course the creation and management of Westfly, an informative fly fishing website.  You do no want to miss his presentation.

The September fish-a-ling on the Deschutes River was not very well attended.  Those that did attend reported fun trout fishing even though Steelhead fishing was slow. In addition Dave Kilhefner’s wife Cheryl made a great spaghetti lunch for the attendees.   Thank You Cheryl.

This month we are planning to go to Timothy Lake for trout.  More information will be coming soon so mark your calendar for Saturday 10/20/18.

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

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