Our November 16th meeting will feature local author Dennis Dauble talking about the History of Fish and Fishing in the Columbia Basin.
You can attend either the in-person meeting at High Rocks or watch the presentation on Zoom. Dennis will be talking to us via Zoom, and we will beam that in to the Big Screen TV at the High Rocks meeting room. We did this last month and it worked very well and the picture above is from last month.
I’ll be at High Rocks at 6pm for food, refreshments and conversation. The Zoom meeting will open up at 6:30 to get logged in and settled with the presentation starting at 7pm.
We will also be awarding the 2021 Fly Fishing Challenge awards at this meeting. So far this year’s award winners are Dave Kilhefner, Mike Shiiki, Dan Molyneaux, Brad Jonasson, Gil Henderson, Tom Flannery, George Coutts and Paul Brewer. Award winners please try to attend in person. It’s understood there are Covid concerns, and some may opt out, but in-person presentations have several benefits.
We look forward to seeing everyone either in person or on Zoom!
We’ll have a Zoom meetingApril 20th at 7pm. Our presenter will be local book author Dennis Dauble who will be talking about Fly fishing in the Blue Mountains. Dennis is a retired fishery scientist, outdoor writer, presenter and educator who lives in Richland, Washington. He has written or edited five books and writes about fish and fishing for regional newspapers and magazines.
Our next Fish A LongisSaturday, April 24th on the Crooked River. This will be a “bring your own food & beverages” fish a long. The plan is to meet at Big Bend Campground between 8:30 and 9am Saturday morning. This time of year a consistent river level is the key to good fishing, so we’ll be monitoring the level closely as we are entering into irrigation season. If the river level jumps we will move the fish a long to the Deschutes River at Mecca Flats, as April 24th is opening weekend. Either way, we’ll have good fishing and fun times.
This months speaker is Mark Bachmann from The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, Oregon. His presentation is called A Brief History of the Sandy River As Related to Fly Fishing.
The Sandy River may be the
best kept urban river in the world, flowing into a population center of 1.5
million people, much of its personality is wild.
The Sandy is located half way between the North Pole and the equator, giving this region the perfect climate for trout, salmon and steelhead fly fishing every month of the year. Our Journey begins 12 million years ago as volcanic activity begins building the backbone of the present day Cascade Range!
It will be an interesting and informative presentation you won’t want to miss!
This month’s speaker is Rick Newton of the Rainland Fly
Casters in Astoria. He’ll be talking about his club’s self-guided trip to
Juneau, Alaska. The trip was set up so the total expenses would come in at
about $1500 per person for a week of fishing.
It will be an interesting and informative presentation
you won’t want to miss!
This month’s speaker is George Krumm, pictured with some battling sized trophy rainbows from Alaska’s Naknek River. When he’s not chasing big fish around the globe, George is the editor of Fish Alaska Magazine.
He’ll be talking about fly fishing for trophy rainbows on the Naknek River. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
John Wall of The Portland Fly Shop will be our Oct 15th speaker. He will be accompanied by Chris Matthews of Semper Fli Guide service and together they will be presenting info about our local fly fishing opportunities.
It will be an informative presentation you won’t want to miss!
Garth Wyatt is a fish biologist for PGE and is going to discuss fish population response to improved fish passage infrastructure in the Clackamas basin. It will be a very informative presentation you won’t want to miss!
Elke and Alysia Littleleaf own Littleleaf Guide Service based in Warm Springs, offering guided fly fishing on 30+ miles of exclusive private access on the Warm Springs Reservation side of the Deschutes River.
Besides guiding on his beloved Deschutes, Elke is an
accomplished fly tyer, rockhound and environmental activist. This will be a
very informative presentation you won’t want to miss!