July 2021 Presidents Message

As our fishing reports proved, last month was exceptionally good with many different fly fishing opportunities to  choose from. As we roll into summer hopefully you have been able to beat the heat and enjoy some quality time outdoors. 

We don’t have a speaker lined up for July but will have another informal Zoom meeting at 7pm on July 20th to share flies, lies and the talk fishing. We did this last month and it was fun and informative. I’ll get an email reminder out a day or two before the meeting.

And speaking of meetings, here’s some big news. It looks like we will be able to have a meeting at High Rocks in September!  

This month I had hoped to have an outdoor meeting centered around fly casting at a park like Westmoreland but couldn’t get it put together. However, I’m always game to throw some line so if anyone needs some casting pointers or practice send me an email and we’ll do it.

The July 24th Fish A Long will be on Mt Hood waters. Just like last year, we’ll spread out on various waters and meet for lunch at the Frog Lake Sno Park at 1pm. The Fly Fishing Shop has been putting out some excellent information on the local fishing opportunities, along with a summary of the Hoot Owl regulations in effect this month.

The Wilder Lake Fish A Long has been rescheduled for November. Same deal; everyone who paid to go in March can fish for free.

PGE advises Timothy Lake and Lake Harriet are open. Access is from Hwy 26 only. Lane Hoffman advises the road over Lolo Pass to Lost Lake is pretty bad and you’ll probably need to take the long way around thru Hood River.

For several years now we have been posting monthly fishing reports. Looking back on them is a fun way to get ideas for local fly fishing opportunities currently happening or coming up. Type “July” or “August” and you’ll get all the past reports for that month. 

If there is anything you want to see on our blog, let me know. Thanks to Jim Adams for resuming his fly tying column!

Please remember our sponsors, they are the lifeblood of the club. Stop by their shops and let them know you appreciate their support. Better yet buy something or book a trip. 

Good fishing! 

Dave Kilhefner

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