Since the 2010 implementation of the Selective Water Withdrawal (SWW) Tower in Lake Billy Chinook and new water management at the Pelton-Round Butte dam complex, river users have observed extensive environmental changes in the lower Deschutes River. The DRA formed in 2013 to investigate those changes. Thus far, the DRA has documented many ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS in the lower Deschutes River related to warm water discharge temperatures, shifts in hatch timing and declines in aquatic insect populations, and the rampant proliferation of nuisance algae throughout the river.
When water chemistry, algae production, and macroinvertebrate populations change rapidly in a river system there is cause for alarm.
Jonah and Greg’s presentation will provide an overview of the conservation issues in the lower Deschutes River, then focus on the DRA’s most recent monitoring research findings, followed by a discussion of current advocacy work and where the DRA’s efforts are headed in 2017.
Sign up for DRA emails: http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/section.cfm?wSectionID=2199
DRA Website: http://www.deschutesriveralliance.org/
SSW Tower underwater-artist depiction
Rob Crandall of Water Time Outfitters with be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, December 20th.
Rob’s presentation is Deep Swing Secrets, an in depth discussion on winter spey strategies for steelhead.
He also has a new DVD—here’s a link to the trailer: https://vimeo.com/191693002
Nate Brumley is the owner dryflyinnovations.com, an online fishing company out of Meridian, Idaho. The only bugs sold at his company are dry flies, and he has mastered the use of them in every season of the year. Nate’s tying sessions and presentations are some of the most sought after events in the industry at present, and his knowledge of dry fly fishing is truly phenomenal. It has been said that one hour with Nate is like gaining 10 years experience on how to fish a dry fly. He is the the author of Addicted to the Rise.
Nate’s presentation is Winter on a Dry Fly, which will explore the world of tiny bugs and big fish as they rendezvous at the surface in winter. You’ll learn critical insight about a fish’s feeding habits in winter and we’ll show you how to utilize that information to set up and deliver in the hatch. Nate divulges all the secrets, all the strategies, and all the insight you’ll need to open up a whole new fly fishing season.
Some of the most exciting dry fly fishing of the year happens after the first hard frost and this presentation will prepare you for that experience with the right gear, knowledge of the hatches, and the perfect selection of winter dry flies. It’s a presentation you won’t want to miss!
Clackamas Fly Fishers is pleased to welcome back Josh Linn as our October speaker. His presentation will be on fall Trout and Steelhead fly fishing.
Growing up I started fishing with my family, learning from my father and grandfather and we had a lot of good experiences.
As I got older I started going to the Deschutes and met a guide over there, Doug Cook. He was an extremely good fly tier and an amazing fly fisherman. At that time I didn’t really know that much about fly fishing but that changed when Doug took me under his wing.
He and taught me everything he knew; the art of tying flies, fly fishing and rowing drift boats. I became his chauffer for about 5 years, learning the Deschutes river like the back of my hand.
During this time I was kindling a relationship with my best friend Marty Sheppard. Marty and I started fishing together and in the late 90’s Marty introduced me to the Spey rod and It has been downhill ever since!
I have guided all over the Northwest; Bass and Steelhead on the John Day, Trout and Steelhead on the Grand Ronde, Whitewater rafting in Hells Canyon, Steelhead on the Sandy, Clackamas and Klickitat.
My main passion is catching anadromous fish on a swung fly, most recently in remote Alaska on the infamous river X and the Sandy River for Steelhead and Kings. The waters I guide are perfectly suited for a Spey rod.
Like most fisherman and guides I have a passion for photography and developing flies, so Fly fishing has become a hobby inside of a hobby. There are many aspects of Fly fishing. You can get as much out of fly fishing as you want to put into it.
Joe Warren will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, July 19th.
Joe’s presentation is called Stillwater Giants. It features both Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Triploid Rainbows from our local northwest waters. Joe is a fisheries scientist and award winning fly fishing book & magazine author. He gives an entertaining presentation with lots of great photos so be sure and make this one!
Jason Borger will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, June 21st.
Jason did the fly casting in the movie “A River Runs Through It.” He will be doing a presentation on Dry Fly fishing. He is an interesting and entertaining speaker so be sure and make this one!
John Smeraglio will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, April 19th.
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!