Still Dreamin’? Deschutes Trip Part 2

This is the April edition of the auction we started last month.  It’s the same situation:   You will be bidding on one (1) seat of four on a 2 day, 2 night jet boat trip on the Lower Deschutes River in late October 2017 with host/guide Mark Bachmann!  This trip is sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches. Each seat is valued at $1000. The other seats will be auctioned 1 per month until gone.

Here’s a description:

Bidding is open only to CFF members.  MIMINUM BID $400.  BUY IT NOW FOR $1000.

To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include 

Your full name. 

Your bid. 

Your phone number. 

The email will be time stamped so I  will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.

Auction ends at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 18.

Let me know is you have questions.  Phil B. 971-235-0724

Dream Trip?! CFF Auction Part 1

OK, pay attention,  this might be on your Bucket List!

You will be bidding on one (1) seat of four on a 2 day, 2 night jet boat trip on the Lower Deschutes River in late October 2017 with host/guide Mark Bachmann!  This trip is sponsored by The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches. Each seat is valued at $1000. The other seats will be auctioned 1 per month until gone.

Here’s a description:

Arrive at Mack’s Canyon around noon. Load gear in the boat which is already in the water and run to camp. Stow your gear and get comfortable in camp. Enjoy some refreshments as you prepare your fishing gear for the afternoon hunt. Fish that evening, the subsequent full days of your trip, and the last morning. Depart from Mack’s Canyon around noon on the last day, leaving right after brunch. Your fully licensed and insured guide is an avid fly fisherman and has many years’ experience landing and releasing these beautiful fish. He has lived and worked many days in the area where you will be fishing. You are part of his fishing team. He provides the boat, camping gear and food, special flies and expertise. It is his job to operate the boat effectively and safely, entertain you, cook, set camp, locate fish, teach skills and help you in any way he can.

Detailed dissertations on regional history, geology, morphology, biology, and ecology are available at no extra charge.  “That’s what I do.” –Mark Bachmann

Bidding is open only to CFF members.  MIMINUM BID $400.  BUY IT NOW FOR $1000.

To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include 

Your full name. 

Your bid. 

Your phone number. 

The email will be time stamped so I  will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.

Auction ends at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 21.

Let me know is you have questions.  Phil B. 971-235-0724

Sandy River Steelhead Trip

Our February auction is for a seat on a full day Sandy River Steelhead float trip with Mark Bachmann of The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches.  Nobody knows the Sandy like Mark and he will put you on prime waters!

The auction winner will be joined by the winner of the raffle to be held at the Feb. 21 club meeting.  The 2 of you will then get to negotiate dates with Mark.

Minimum opening bid is $140.

To make a bid send me an email at bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include a return email, a contact phone number, your full name, and of course, your bid.

Bids will be time stamped so earliest bid breaks the tie.

The auction closes at 5:30  p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Please note the change in time to 5:30!

Let me know if you have questions.  Good Luck!

Thanks again to The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches for being a gold level sponsor of CFF! 

Phil Bartsch

gold-sponsor   The Fly Fishing Shop  http://flyfishusa.com/

CFF Dec. Auction -Steelhead on the Clack!

CFF will be auctioning off 1 seat on a full day Jet Sled Steelhead trip on the Clackamas River guided by Rob Crandall’s Watertime Outfitters.  This full day trip (detailed description follows) must be taken during March or April of 2017.  The winner will be joined by the winner of the raffle held at our December CFF meeting.

“With perfect water for the swung fly, chrome fish arriving daily and a mountain view the Clack is the perfect choice for the spey rod angler. Variety and options abound on the Clackamas. With the speed and versatility of the jet boat we can cover many different sections of the river often without other anglers; during low water times the drift boat comes in handy.

Guided jet boat trips cover the best waters of the river, timing our fishing locations to optimize our results. Full day trips may cover many miles or just a few depending on where the fish are; the mobility of the jet boats helps us “stay in the fish”. Hot riverside meals are served with your full day of fishing with the jet boat.

Trip includes guided jet boat trip, hot lunch, guide-favorite flies, equipment as needed, soft drinks and water. 1 or 2 persons, $575″ 

You are bidding for one 1 (one) seat on a full day trip, date to be negotiated with the raffle winner and WTO.

To submit a bid send an email to    bartschp@gmail.com    including your full name, bid, return email,  and contact phone number. Bids will be accepted in the order they are received.  Bidding begins at $125 and will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Good Luck!

Phil

bartschp@gmail.com

Sage Switch Rod Auction is Closing

The November CFF is auction ends on Tuesday!

The current bid is $259 from AJ.

You are bidding on a Sage 6114 4pc Accel Switch Rod (11’4″, 6 wt) with a Lamson Remix HD 3.5 reel strung with a Rio Switch Chucker#6 line.
Bidding is open to CFF members only.
To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com
Be sure to include
Your full name.
Your bid.
Your phone number.

The email will be time stamped so I will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.
Auction ends at 5 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Bartsch
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724

CFF November Auction- SAGE switch rod package

CFF has a fantastic auction item this month thanks to our new sponsor NW Flyfishing Outfitters in NE Portland.
We are pleased to offer a Sage 6114 4pc Accel Switch Rod! (11’4″, 6 wt) This sweet stick features “Generation 5” technology and a medium fast action. It retails for $750!
And, this rod comes bundled with a Lamson Remix HD 3.5 reel ($190) strung with a
Rio Switch Chucker#6 line ($90)
As you can see the complete package would retail for over $1000. Please note this is a switch rod NOT a full blown spey rod. Also note that it is a 6 weight so it might be a little undergunned for big boy steelhead.

Bidding is open to CFF members only.
To make a bid send an email to      bartschp@gmail.com
Be sure to include
Your full name.
Your bid.
Your phone number.

The email will be time stamped so I will have them in correct order. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.
Auction ends at 5 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Bartsch
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724

CFF Raffle News for September

Our sponsor for tonight’s Raffle is Cabela’s.  Tonight we will Raffle:

* Cabela’s RLS+Fly Combo. 9′ 8wt 4pc rod with large arbor reel, WF8F line and backing.  A good stick for a single-hander to chase steelhead or other meaty monsters.

*Cabela’s Catch All Gear Bag with some useful tools.

And for the fly tying crew:
* Carson Magnify LED desk magnifier.

In addition, EVERYONE in attendance will get a Cabela’s couupon worth $20 off any purchase of $150!

September CFF Sponsor

Our sponsor for the September meeting is Cabela’s in Tualatin. I probably don’t need to remind you how much we appreciate the support of all our sponsors and that we encourage our members and their families to shop there, especially this month at Cabela’s!

Cabela's

May 17 Swap Meet

The focus of our May 17 meeting is a Swap Meet.
We all have rods, reels, fly boxes, tools, etc. that we no longer use or need that we might be willing to trade, sell, or just give away. Someone else in the club might be on the lookout for one of those very items.
For example, the club has accumulated a variety of rod tubes over the years. I will bring those to give away.
I also inherited a light weight set of mens’ waders and wading boots and a set of ladies’ hip waders and boots from my in-laws. Perfectly good, but wrong size for us.

You might have an old rod or reel that someone might want for a grandchild. Bring ’em!
Maybe you have an old vest or rain jacket that just doesn’t fit well anymore. Bring it!
Perhaps you don’t tie flies anymore but still have some equipment or supplies. Bring ’em!
You probably upgraded something recently and don’t know what to do with your old stuff. Bring it!

We will swap, dicker, barter, buy, and sell. I hope to have time for members to share stories, memories, and tall tales about their fishing experiences. It should be a fun evening and might be the perfect time to bring along a family member or two. See you on May 17.

Let me know if you have questions.
Phil Bartsch
CFF Raffles and Auctions
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724

May Auction -SHADow Warriors

Time for something a little different.
CFF is offering 2 seats on a half day SHAD fishing trip on the Willamette River sponsored by Rob Crandall of Watertime Outfitters. This trip will be in June.
One seat will be raffled off at the May 17 CFF club meeting.
The other seat is up for auction. You will be bidding on one seat on a half day (4 hour) shad fishing trip on the Willamette River (date to be determined). This trip is valued at $325.

To make a bid send an email to bartschp@gmail.com
Be sure to include
Your full name.
Your bid.
Your phone number.

The email will be time stamped so I will have them in correct order. I will update to the membership list as I receive bids.

The auction ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. The other seat will be raffled off at the club meeting.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Bartsch
CFF Raffles and Auctions
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724