Jay Nicholas – Requested Links

Great presentation last night by Jay Nicholas!

Here are the requested links from his presentation:

Pacific City Fly Fishing: http://www.pacificcityflyfishing.com/contact.html

Jay’s Book Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/701338975/salmon-fishers-journal-by-jay-nicholas

Jay’s website: https://fishingwithjay.wordpress.com/

Jay’s YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jay+nicholas+fly+fishing

July 22nd Fish-A-Long

What- Carp Fishing

Where- Sauvie Island

When- 8 Am Saturday 22 July

This month we’ll be fishing for Carp on Sauvie Island. We’ll meet at the Sauvie Island store then head out to the different lakes.

This is wade & sight fishing to carp feeding in shallow water. These fish will average 5 to 10 pounds and fight like a bull dog.

Equipment

-5 to 8wt rods with matching reel & floating line. You will need at least 50yds of backing.
-9ft leader tapered to 10lb test.
-Waders, if warm enough you can wade wet.
-Wading staff, helps you in the mud along the edges.
-Proper Sun protection clothing & sunscreen.
-Flies will be provided.

Questions & carpooling will be discussed at the July CFF meeting.

July 18 Speaker – Jay Nicholas

Jay Nicholas is a retired fisheries biologist. The facts read something like this: four decades a professional scientist; five decades a passionate angler; four decades a dedicated fly tyer; honored for fisheries science and conservation accomplishments; artist; author of a dozen self published books related to fly fishing, salmon conservation, and fishing culture; recent contributor to Steelheader’s Journal, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, and Salmon Trout Steeheader; featured in over a hundred You Tube videos on fly tying; regular contributor to the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog.

Most of his fishing experience is focused on steelhead and salmon in western Oregon, especially in the coastal rivers and (recently) the nearshore waters near Pacific City. Jay’s passion for all things related to fly fishing and fly tying is matched only by his passion for family. He lives in Corvallis and Pacific City Oregon.

It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!

Meeting details: https://clackamasflyfishers.org/meetings-events/

June 20 Speaker – Jason Osborn

Jason Osborn will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, June 20th. Jason is the owner of Ozcast Outfitters plus he’s the shop manager and head guide at CFF’s Gold Sponsor, Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters.

Jason’s presentation will be on Catching More Steelhead; specifically the differences between summer steelhead, winter steelhead, high water & low water conditions and where to find steelhead in each of those scenarios.

It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!

Meeting details: https://clackamasflyfishers.org/meetings-events/

Longtime member Bill Johnson passes

I’m sad to report longtime CFF member Bill Johnson passed away last week.

Bill loved being out on the water and was a long time, avid fly fisherman.

He valued conservation. The continued care of clean waters was important to him.

Bill enjoyed sharing and helping others with fly tying and fishing.

From his friend Nancy Dyke: often when I’m fishing I think of bits of wisdom from Bill “you wont catch fish if your fly isn’t in the water!”

He will be missed!

His obituary should be in the upcoming Sunday Oregonian.

CFF Fly Fishing Challenge Underway

NOW is the time to calendar your fly fishing days away.

EXPLORE Oregon’s rivers, lakes and creeks this season.

DON’T miss out on the CFF Fly Fishing Challenge. Sign up!

TURN in your completed Catch Card at a regular CFF meeting.

RETURN the next month for your awards.

PROUDLY iron-on your patch and display your certificate.

PROMOTE the goals and aspirations of YOUR club!

June 24th Fish-A-Long at Laurance Lake

Put this on your calendar!!!

This month the fish along will be a Laurance Lake. This is a beautiful lake that sits on the north side of Mount Hood and provides you with a view of the mountain that you don’t always see.  This lake is known for fly fishing and is a new place for our club to visit.

We will meet on Saturday morning in the main parking area. There is a $5 fee per car for using the park so you may wish to look at carpooling with other members.

The lake is large (127 acres) and contains rainbow, cutthroat, and bull trout. There is bank access but it is best fished from a floating devise such as a float tube. If you do not have a floating devise the club now has a small fleet of float tubes that you can use, so don’t use that as an excuse to not get out and fish!

The best fishing is at the top of the lake close to the inlets. It is probably best to use an intermediate lake line.  As for flies a leach pattern works best….callibaetis nymph, seal bugger, woolly bugger, and chironomids fished sub surface with an indicator.  There is the possibility of a callibaetis hatch as well.

We will talk about this at the next meeting so come for the details. If you just can’t wait please call Paul Brewer at 503-635-3156 for more information.

May Fish-A-Long Report Rocky Ridge Ranch Lakes

This months Fish-A-Long was a huge success with warm weather, good food and fun company. We had a strong turnout and everyone got into fish.

Special thanks to Lane Hoffman for cooking dinner Friday night, Phil for Saturday breakfast and Paul for grilling burgers for Saturday lunch.

Some of us arrived Friday evening. The wind was calm and there was a good chironomid hatch going on. Fish were rising all over, some only feet from the shore in less 2 feet of water. It was hard to sit and watch but technically our fishing did not start until Saturday. We enjoyed a few libations on the deck, told lies and enjoyed a tasty chicken & dumpling dinner prepared by Lane.

The sun is up early this time of year so to get on the water at first light the early risers were up at 4:30 and on the water by 5am to target some of the big cruisers on the main lake. Lane had good action early on Seal Buggers and the rest of us caught a few.

The upper lake had been freshly stocked with trout; some real big ones! They were hanging around the boat ramp. It didn’t take long to figure this out and since space at the ramp is limited we took turns catching fish.

The lower lake was uncrowded. Dave and Phil ventured down there and had steady action for most of the day. Dave caught a 25” rainbow on a Green Devil streamer.

The water temperature was around 60 degrees with about 4 feet of visibility. At this water temperature you expect to see the damsel migration going. While there where good numbers of adult damsels out, only a few fish were caught on damsel nymphs; not what you’d expect if the fish were looking for them. Later in the afternoon Lane and Nancy tried some blue damsel dry patterns; this didn’t produce fast action but the strikes were vicious and worth waiting for.

The Rocky Ridge lakes have lots of quality fish in them and fishing is good right now!

http://rockyridgeranchoregon.com/