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/

May 16 Speaker – Dave Kilhefner

Dave Kilhefner will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, May 16th. Dave will present “Fly Fishing Hacks—Small Shortcuts to Big Success.”

We are also having a small Fly Tying Materials Swap so don’t forget to bring your surplus materials and equipment. We will have some tables set up to display everybody’s goods starting at 6:00 pm.  Please clearly mark your materials with your name and what your intention is for your materials (swap, sell, give away, etc.).  We will try to have all of the swapping, selling, and donating completed in time for the meeting’s starting time of 7:00 pm.

We will also have another chance to sign up for our Fly Fishing Challenge. 25 members have already done so – some have already recorded their first catch from April’s fish-along at Rainier Lakes. Most streams open May 22nd.  It’s free, easy and rewarding (patch and certificate). Start the season off by embracing the Challenge.

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

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

April 18 Speaker – John Smeraglio

John Smeraglio will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, April 18th. John has owned and operated the Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop since 1985. A long time guide and speaker, John’s presentation is always entertaining and informative!

We will also have a couple short presentations; one from Jim Coulthurst telling how the club was formed about 25 years ago and another by Brad Jonasson and Tom Flannery on a new program our club is sponsoring called the Fly Fishing Challenge.

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

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

January 25 Speaker Joel La Follette

Joel La Follette of Royal Treatment Fly Shop will be CFF’s guest speaker Wednesday, January 25th.

Joel’s presentation is called Oregon Trout Trail; an exploration of Oregon’s native trout species that are a little off the beaten path, inspiring anglers to explore new places and break out of their comfort zone in search of adventure.

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

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

http://www.royaltreatmentflyfishing.com/

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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

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

April Auction

Like sands through the hourglass, time is running out on the April Auction!
You are bidding on 1 “seat” on a Guided No Float Trout excursion hosted by our April speaker, John Smeraglio from the Deschutes Canyon Fly Shop in Maupin.
John will take the auction winner and the raffle winner on a custom day long scouting trip of the Maupin section of the Deschutes River (date to be agreed upon). Local knowledge doesn’t get any better than this.

This trip is valued at $480 for 2 anglers.
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, April 19.  The other seat will be raffled off at the club meeting.