September 2021 Presidents Message

What a difference a year makes! The picture above is of Marty Sheppard scouting for sheep in the smoke during last years wildfires. While our wildfire season is difficult, it’s not as bad as last year, at least in our region.

Here’s some potentially great news! The High Rocks meeting room is open so we will be having a regular “in person” meeting Tuesday, September 21st. Josh Linn will be our speaker and his subject is Euro Nymphing, something he is very knowledgeable about. Josh will be donating a box of flies plus a leader for our raffle.

Our last meeting at High Rocks was February of 2020, about 18 months ago. It’s been a long road!

More on the meeting: given the changing COVID situation I’ll get an email survey out to the membership soon to see how everyone feels about attending an in person meeting.

This month’s Fish A Long will be Saturday, September 25th. The location is still to be determined but with the weather cooling down there are good options are available. The Fish A Longs schedule has its own page on our website. Also, I’m sorry we didn’t have a fish a long in August. To be honest with all the hot weather changing the fisheries, I couldn’t find a place to go that would accommodate a fish a long.

Brad Jonasson want’s everyone to know the Fly Fishing Challenge is still open and to sign up if you haven’t already.

Hoot Owl regulations remain in effect this month.

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 “September” in the search box 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 again 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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