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.
Hi Everyone, I REALLY WISH I COULD CLAIM CREDIT for this but truth be told the fine folks at WaterWatch have set this up. Next Wednesday, August 19, at 6 PM PDT, join WaterWatch of Oregon onto learn from a true master of fly fishing: Dave Hughes.
In this fourth and final installment of WaterWatch’s popular Summer 2020 Webinar Series, Dave will give an insider’s view of how a master angler goes about his craft. Dave will offer 10 practical tips on how to pursue, think like, and catch more trout. This being Dave, the presentation will include stories highlighting situations where those 10 practical tips made all the difference out there on the water.
Anglers of all skill levels will enjoy and benefit from this special evening of lessons learned and casual storytelling. Dave’s tips, which span the spectrum from basic tips for trout fishing to a more nuanced understanding of rivers, insects, fish and anglers, could only have been earned through a lifetime of practice, study and writing on trout fishing. Like an unwieldy fishing vest that gets winnowed down over the years to a single box of magic flies, this presentation reveals many of the basic truths about effectively pursuing trout—truths that represent a lifetime of patient practice, observation and reflection.
The event is free. You can register for the webinar right here:
When not guiding in Alaska, Erich works at Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters and is a full time guide, casting instructor and expert fly tyer. He’s also a GLoomis Elite Ambassador and the Social Media Manager for Goodnews River Lodge.
He’ll be talking about late summer and winter steelhead opportunities in Oregon. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
Josh Linn of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, April 16th.
Josh’s presentation will be on the increasingly popular technique of Euro Nymphing: Learn about the flies, tackle and techniques used in Euro Nymphing to increase your trout fishing success. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
John DeVoe, executive director of WaterWatch of Oregon, will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, March 19th.
John will explain some of the very important water allocation issues we are facing both now and in the future. Lisa Brown from WaterWatch will accompany him to explain her ongoing work on our own Clackamas River. It will be a very informative presentation.
Here’s some links to recent news articles where WaterWatch has defended some of CFF’s favorite waters:
Mark Bachmann of The Fly Fishing Shop will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, February 19th.
Mark’s presentation will be on understanding Spey Lines. Learn about all the different lines and their uses in Spey Rod fishing for Steelhead and Western Trout. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
Frank Day works at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches as a Guide and Fly Manager. He began fly fishing at a very early age.
Frank now lives in Government Camp, Oregon, fishing a variety of watersheds. He is most commonly found on the local waters of Mt. Hood. He specializes in trout fishing on the local streams and high mountain lakes, but is equally at home swinging a sculpin on a light spey set-up on the Deschutes.
His presentation will focus on our local Mt Hood waters. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
American Shad are called the little tarpon of the Columbia River. This silver-sided finned friend is one of the most underrated game fish of the Pacific Northwest. With returns in the millions and eager to eat a swung fly what’s not to like?
Nick’s presentation will include a brief history of this patriotic fish, explain how it got to the west coast, and go through recommended tackle, techniques, and potential spots to catch these fish. American Shad are known for putting up a fierce fight and do not give up easily. Be careful, like popcorn, these fish can be addictive and will keep you coming back for more.
Nick Wheeler has been fly fishing for Shad for over 15 years and working in the fishing industry just as long. Growing up in Northern California on the banks of the Russian River chasing Steelhead and Shad had been his favorite pastime. Living just feet away from the best Shad run on the Russian he was lucky enough to spend most days of the season on the water. Now living in Vancouver Washington and working at Royal Treatment in West Linn Oregon, he spends his time targeting as many species as possible (trout, salmon, steelhead and even carp), but every year he still devotes the entire month of June to chasing American Shad.
Rick Hafele will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, April 17th.
Rick’s presentation will be on the Four Seasons of Fly Fishing. Additionally, he will bring us up to speed on the recent developments on the lower Deschutes River. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!