Happy 2019. We are off and running for a new year with interesting programs and fun outings. Hope all had a great holidays and spent some time getting your equipment ready for the new year.
We had a great December meeting with and outstanding presentation by Gary Lewis a well known author of many books on fly fishing. He talked about fishing in the Mt Hood area with pointers and information about many lakes and streams. In addition every member in attendance got a little something and a number received gift certificates from out supporting fly shops.
Our speaker this month is Brain Marz and he will share his knowledge of winter fishing opportunities. It should be a very informative presentation.
We will also be kicking off the year with our first fish-a-long at Oxbow park on the Sandy River. We will be swinging flies for Steelhead while polishing our Spey casting skills. More information to come.
The Fly Fishing Challenge will continue for another year and Brad Jonasson has the following updates for us.
1. There will be a random drawing for an additional award for those who completed the 2018 Challenge, but the member must be present to win the prize, and
2. The criteria for the 2019 Challenge will be announced and early birds may sign up immediately. The 2018 and 2017 Challenges will not be repeated in 2019.
Be sure to attend our January meeting to get the new challenge information and participate in the drawing.
Remember our sponsors are they are the lifeblood of the club. Stop by their shops and let them know your appreciate their support. Better yet buy something or book a outing with them.