Online fly fishing and tying resources

Besides the CFF library books and DVDs, we all use the many internet resources. Regular email newsletters from our sponsors are valuable and we should sign up. The newsletters include new products and fishing/tying techniques, fishing reports, and upcoming events. For example, Mark Bachmann in his fly fishing shop weekly newsletter recently had an article describing the geological history of the Sandy River, along with present fishing potential (the subject for our February meeting).

Other weekly emails worth signing up for are Gink and Gasoline, and MidCurrent. A blog site that I’ve found valuable, with fresh techniques and perspectives, is Troutbitten.com. Finally, don’t forget Westfly.

Carson Taylor
CFF Education Director/librarian

Sandy River Steelhead Trip

Our February auction is for a seat on a full day Sandy River Steelhead float trip with Mark Bachmann of The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches.  Nobody knows the Sandy like Mark and he will put you on prime waters!

The auction winner will be joined by the winner of the raffle to be held at the Feb. 21 club meeting.  The 2 of you will then get to negotiate dates with Mark.

Minimum opening bid is $140.

To make a bid send me an email at bartschp@gmail.com

Be sure to include a return email, a contact phone number, your full name, and of course, your bid.

Bids will be time stamped so earliest bid breaks the tie.

The auction closes at 5:30  p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Please note the change in time to 5:30!

Let me know if you have questions.  Good Luck!

Thanks again to The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches for being a gold level sponsor of CFF! 

Phil Bartsch

gold-sponsor   The Fly Fishing Shop  http://flyfishusa.com/

Fly Fishing Outfits for Sale

10 foot 5wt. 4 piece  G. Loomis “Eastfork” rod with a 5/6 G. Loomis “Eastfork” reel loaded with a Rio “Grand” 5wt floating fly line.

This rod is a great all around outfit but is perfect for the Deschutes and lake fishing! Used just a few times. $250 or best offer.

 

9 foot 6 inch 8wt 4 piece G. Loomis Nativerun  “Quinault” rod with a 7/8 “Eastfork” reel loaded with a Rio 8wt multi-tip floating/sinking line.

Really nice all around Steelhead/Salmon outfit. Used once. $275 or best offer.

These rods belong to a friend who took ill shortly after buying these outfits, they are both in new condition. Questions, let me know, thanks, Lane 503-706-7543 or lanehf@comcast.net

Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic

Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic at The Fly Fishing Shop

Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please share the day with us at The Fly Fishing Shop! A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!

Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations!

Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge:

Mark Bachmann—Patty Barnes—Hawkeye Hawkins—Tony Barnes—Bruce Berry—Garry Sandstrom—Brian Silvey—Dick Sagara—Marty Sheppard—Charles St. Pierre—Nick Rowell—Tom Larimer

Planned Presentations & Demonstrations:

9:00 – 9:45 am – Mark Bachmann – Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing from the Beginning 10:00 – 10:45 am – Hawkeye Hawkins – How Spey Components Work Together 11:00 – 11:45 am – Marty Sheppard – Oregon Trout, Bass & Steelhead

11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Free BBQ Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm – Tom Larimer – Modern Trout Spey Fishing 2:00 – 3:00 pmRob Crandall – Winter Spey Strategies

All Day – Fly Tying Demonstrations By Brian Silvey, Bruce Berry, Charles St. Pierre, Hawkeye Hawkins, Nick Rowell Featuring the region’s most experienced steelhead guides tying their favorite winter steelhead flies.

See you there!

christmas-party-crowd

Sage Switch Rod Auction is Closing

The November CFF is auction ends on Tuesday!

The current bid is $259 from AJ.

You are bidding on a Sage 6114 4pc Accel Switch Rod (11’4″, 6 wt) with a Lamson Remix HD 3.5 reel strung with a Rio Switch Chucker#6 line.
Bidding is open to CFF members only.
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. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.
Auction ends at 5 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Bartsch
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724

CFF November Auction- SAGE switch rod package

CFF has a fantastic auction item this month thanks to our new sponsor NW Flyfishing Outfitters in NE Portland.
We are pleased to offer a Sage 6114 4pc Accel Switch Rod! (11’4″, 6 wt) This sweet stick features “Generation 5” technology and a medium fast action. It retails for $750!
And, this rod comes bundled with a Lamson Remix HD 3.5 reel ($190) strung with a
Rio Switch Chucker#6 line ($90)
As you can see the complete package would retail for over $1000. Please note this is a switch rod NOT a full blown spey rod. Also note that it is a 6 weight so it might be a little undergunned for big boy steelhead.

Bidding is open to CFF members only.
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. In case of a tie, the earliest time stamped bid wins.
Auction ends at 5 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Phil Bartsch
bartschp@gmail.com
971-235-0724

CFF Raffle News for September

Our sponsor for tonight’s Raffle is Cabela’s.  Tonight we will Raffle:

* Cabela’s RLS+Fly Combo. 9′ 8wt 4pc rod with large arbor reel, WF8F line and backing.  A good stick for a single-hander to chase steelhead or other meaty monsters.

*Cabela’s Catch All Gear Bag with some useful tools.

And for the fly tying crew:
* Carson Magnify LED desk magnifier.

In addition, EVERYONE in attendance will get a Cabela’s couupon worth $20 off any purchase of $150!

September CFF Sponsor

Our sponsor for the September meeting is Cabela’s in Tualatin. I probably don’t need to remind you how much we appreciate the support of all our sponsors and that we encourage our members and their families to shop there, especially this month at Cabela’s!

Cabela's

July 19th Speaker

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!

Daiichi Pro Staffer, Joe Warren ready to release a nice Lahontan cutthroat trout from Omak Lake, WA.

 

 

Recommended summer reading

On our new website you can find the library catalog. I can’t add rows yet for new items, but I’ll inform you of acquistions.

 

Fairly recent books that are well worth reading include:

George Daniel, Strip-Set: Fly-fishing techniques tactics, & patterns for streamers

Denny Rickards, Stillwater Presentation

John R. Anderson, Fly Fishing Oregon’s Crooked River

Dave Hughes, Wet Flies Second Edition

Michael Gorman, Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing

Michael Gorman, American Nymph Fly-Fishing Guide