CFF January 19th Fish-A-Long

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This month’s Fish-A-Long will be held Saturday, January 19th on the Sandy River at Oxbow Park. The location is shelter where the Sandy River Spey Clave is held. The wading here is easy and fish have been caught.

What- Winter Steelhead

Where- Sandy River

When- 8am until lunchtime

Equipment-

  • Spey or Switch Rod
  • Skagit Line & sink tip(s)
  • 15lb tippet material
  • flies, bright patterns and dark patterns
  • waders & wading staff
  • rain gear
  • warm, layered clothing

Directions- go to Oxbow Park—the address is 3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080; there is a $5 fee to enter the park. Drive approximately 2 miles past the park entrance and look for “Group Picnic Area A” which has a large covered area and an open field on your left.

In the morning we will have coffee, donuts. A hot lunch will also be provided. This fish a long will focus on spey casting with both swung fly and nymphing presentations. We will have a couple of “loaner” spey rods to try out.

Questions; email or call Paul Brewer or Dave Kilhefner. Hope to see you there!

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2016/07/07/oxbow-brochure.pdf

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2016/02/19/Oxbow%20Field%20Guide_0.pdf

January 15th Speaker: Brian Marz

Willamette Rainbow
Trophy Winter Steelhead

Brian Marz of the Bridgeport Orvis store will be speaking about local winter fly fishing opportunities, including winter steelhead.

Brian is popular speaker. As well as being a longtime expert fly angler, he’s been a guide and previously owned The McKenzie Angler fly shop in Walterville, Oregon.

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

December CFF Fishing Reports


The holidays are a busy time of year so December fishing reports were a little slow but people got out on the water and got into fish!

In mid December Kevin Luettgerodt did some Euro Nymphing on the Deschutes River below Harpham Flats. It was a chilly 36 degrees with clear skies.

George Krumm, the editor of Fish Alaska Magazine, managed a steelhead and then traveled to Pyramid Lake in Nevada to chase Lahontan Cutthroats. He caught some nice fish in the 10 to 12 pound range.

Nice black skipjack tuna on the fly while fly fishing on long range boat, Shogun off the Baja Pacific coastline.
Yellowfin tuna taken with a Echo 12 wt BAG fly rod while on the Shogun off the Baja Pacific coast.

CFF speaker Joe Warren had a bucket list trip, going on a long range bluewater flyfishing trip out of San Diego. Some storm fronts came through, making for rough seas and scattered the fish but when they found them, they got them! Joe managed to catch over 20 tuna, a mixed bag of yellowfin, skipjack, black skipjack, and bonito.  He also caught two striped marlin, one on conventional and one on the fly. Congratulations Joe!

Lost Fly Reel on the Clackamas

My friend Rich sent me this email and is looking for assistance finding a fly reel he lost a while back.

Have you ever realized you’ve lost something months after last using it?  Well, that’s what happened to one of my reels.  To make matters worse, I’m not certain which brand of reel it is. 

This summer, I often carried a second reel with a Scientific Anglers UST S1/S2 7-8 wt. Scandi line.  I think the reel was either a Phos, Elkhorn, or Marryat reel. It probably fell out of my bag when doing something else at Cross Park, Hippy Hole or McIver Park.  And I likely lost it sometime this summer/fall. 

I have low expectation of getting it back, but someone at CFF may have found it. I would happily pay a reward.

Thanks, Rich Domingue Oak Grove, OR

The Fly Fishing Shop Annual Christmas Party Sat Dec 8th

Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic

Please share the day with us at The Fly Fishing Shop

Saturday, December 08, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!

Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations
Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge.

 

Planned Presentations & Demonstrations:

9:00 – 9:45 am – Mark Bachmann – Winter Steelhead Spey Fishing from the Beginning
10:00 – 10:45 am – Frank Day – Trout Spey Fishing
11:00 – 11:45 am – Hawkeye Hawkins – Fly Fishing For Chinooks

11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Free BBQ Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm – Jim Teeny – Trout Fishing, Chile
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Bruce Berry – Why hand tied leaders are often better!

All Day – Fly Tying Demonstrations
Featuring the region’s most experienced steelhead guides tying their favorite winter steelhead flies.
Bruce Berry
Ted Neely
Hawkeye Hawkins
Frank Day

All Day – Factory Reps in Attendance
Garry Sandstrom – Hardy – Scientific Anglers
Dick Sagara – Temple Fork Outfitters
Bruce Berry – Beulah, Hatch, Pro Sportfisher

Prizes Every Hour! Don’t Miss Out!

November 2018 CFF Fishing Reports

Dick Law traveled to the Grand Ronde River with several friends. They fished out of Troy for several days. He reported the fishing was very slow with only 1 steelhead taken for their group.

We had to cancel our Nov 10th Kilchis River fish-a-long this month due to super low water conditions and also very low numbers so fish. However, some good fishing reports rolled in just before the season closed on Nov 15; something to keep in mind for next year!

Ed Rabinowe, Jim Romero and Lane Hoffman journeyed to Louisiana for Redfish. The weather was unseasonably cold but they had good action, all landing Redfish over 25lbs. Jim’s 1st red was 28lbs and Ed claimed big fish honors with a 34lb pig! A brushy purple streamer was the best fly.

Greg O’Brien and a buddy made a couple trips to the Oregon Coast for surf perch. On his first trip the ocean was calm with a low surf swell and they had good action casting & stripping flies within 50’ of the beach in 1-3’ of water. The biggest were about 12” long and are excellent eating. They also had a surprise catch, a nice Dungeness crab! The second trip had a larger 4-6’ swell and more tidal current, making for difficult fishing conditions and only 1 perch was taken. The best fishing outfit was a single hand rod rigged with a sinking line and a stripping basket for line management as the tide rips around your legs. They also tried a double hand rod but the thicker spey line got pulled all over by the currents and didn’t work as well. Lastly, remember to be safe and wear some sort of PFD and never turn your back on the ocean!

Carson Taylor made the wisest fishing choice, opting for Grand Bahama Island. Fishing the east end of the island near Freeport, he landed both Bonefish and Mutton Snapper.

Great job everyone, another fun and interesting fly fishing month!

Black Friday Fish-a-long

Royal Treatment Fly Fishing is hosting their 4th annual Black Friday Fish-a-long this Friday. Click the link to sign up so they know you’re coming.

Meet at Surf City, downstream from Maupin at 11:00 for a “Stone Soup Potluck.” Royal Treatment will supply the hotdogs and chili, you bring whatever else you want to eat.

The firepit will be there to warm frosty fingers.

Josh will have his livingroom couches pumped up to give you a place to chill. We may even have a Corn Hole tournament if there is enough interest, but the Fly Czar will be giving a Czech Nymphing Clinic once he has finished his lunch. You don’t want to miss that.