CFF Member Auction – Hatch Finatic 9 Plus Reel

Hatch Finatic 9 Plus

This is a top line, heavy duty reel for the salt water or spey fisherman.  It is USA made from Type 2 anodized aluminum for line weights 9-11. As the Hatch website describes it … “a reel that has the look, feel and performance of a Ferrari!”

Donated by Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters this reel retails for $790.  This auction is open to paid up CFF members only!

To make a bid or to follow the action go to the Auctions section.

Let me know if you have any questions. bartschp@gmail.com

Second Annual Fly Fishing Symposium and Taco Bar at Barton Park

 

CFF sponsor Royal Treatment Fly Fishing will be hosting their Second Annual Fly Fishing Symposium and Taco Bar at Barton Park on Sunday, October 14th from 10:00 to 4:00.

CFF will have a booth to hang out & help with casting & fly tying. Make plans to join us for a full day of fly fishing fun!

  • Where: Barton Park on the Clackamas River ($5 park entry fee)
  • When: Sunday, October 14th from 10 to 4
  • What: Casting demos, Wading clinics, tying demos, entomology displays, kids casting and fly tying, Spey clinics and more. A full day dedicated to fly fishing.
  • Meet factory reps and test cast the latest rods from Sage, Winston, CF Burkhiemer, Scott, G.Loomis and Echo.
  • Participate in the 5wt shootout.
  • Learn about fly lines and test the latest offerings from Airflo, Rio and Scientific Anglers.
  • Hang out at the Bug Boat and learn about bugs with Rick Hafele and the Deschutes River Alliance.
  • Enter the Korkers Toe Jam Boot Toss for your chance to when a pair of Korker Boots.
  • Enjoy our world-famous free Tembo Tusk Taco Bar.  Please register here

Red’s Going Fishing in Montana–you could go too!

Hi Everyone, I’m planning a fishing trip to Montana for later this week or next week.

Usually fish the Blackfoot near Lincoln, Big Hole, Rock Creek, Flint creek and others. Two ways that we could do this: motel and restaurants or I have an RV with one bed and one couch, and housekeeping stuff.

If you might be interested in joining me give me a shout and we’ll see if it can work.

Red

Email:              red-smith@runbox.com

Phone:             (503) 351-2731

Harriet Lake CFF Fish-A-Long Report

Thanks to everyone for coming to Harriet Lake today. It was another fun CFF Fish-a-long!

The day was beautiful and clear with a slight morning chill. This is a popular lake in the summer and the lot filled up fast. Parking was a small challenge but we all got settled then enjoyed hot coffee, cinnamon rolls and some conversation before hitting the water.

The lake had been freshly stocked with legal 7″ to 8″ rainbow trout. It was easy to get them to bite but hard to hook them. We all had lots of short strikes between landing fish.

Harriet also holds brown trout and Greg got a healthy one about 15″ long plus we saw a few others taken.

Overall, the best fly was a green/orange seal bugger but similar leech type flies worked. Because the water is incredibly clear (and cold, 45 degrees!) and hunting Osprey’s live here, finding deeper pockets then getting the fly down worked best. An intermediate line worked well for this.

The club members fished out of float tubes but we saw other fly anglers catching fish off the large fishing dock.

Around lunchtime the wind came up and this ended most everyone’s fishing on the lake. We had a great lunch of build-your-own deli sandwiches and homemade macaroni salad. Afterwards a few folks said they were going to try fishing the nearby streams and creeks before heading home.

Royal Treatment Kids Day Saturday July 7th

Royal Treatment Fly Shop is hosting their annual Kids Day on Saturday  July 7th.

We have been on hand to help serve lunch, assist in casting instruction, and fly tying. Volunteers are always welcome and needed to help with the event.

Please contact the shop at 503-850-4397 so they can get an idea how many folks will be on hand. The hours are 10am to 3pm and you don’t have to commit to being there the whole time.

Justesen Lakes – Auction #3

High desert air… solitude…  BIG trout…  Do we have your attention?

CFF is auctioning off 4 rod days at Justesen Ranch Lakes , 59720 Twin Lakes Rd – Grass Valley, Oregon.  This is the THIRD  auction of four.  As an added bonus each Winner can choose to upgrade by purchasing 1 additional day from the ranch and then receive overnight accommodations (cabin) FREE for 1 night. Scheduling is up to each winner.

A rod day at the ranch is priced at $100. CFF will start bids at $60 with a BUY NOW price of $120.  Bidding is open to paid up CFF members only.  This auction ends Sunday, May 6.

To make a bid go to AUCTIONS.  If you want to join the club so you can be eligible to bid go to MEMBERSHIP  and click the Buy Now button.  Please allow a day or so to allow for processing.  If you have questions please contact Phil at bartschp@gmail.com.

For a look at the lakes check this video :

Hartland Lake Fish A Long Report

We had a record turnout for last weekend’s fish-a-long: 15 people! Thank to everyone who made the trip. While it was a bit of a long drive, it is a very scenic drive up the Columbia River Gorge and then up the Klickitat River Canyon. The weather was clear with a cool breeze blowing with Mt. Adams dominating the horizon. I’m not sure of the actual fish count but I believe everyone either caught a fish or had one on. And, all the fish were quality fish in the 15” to 18” size range and packing some heavy girth!

I arrived a bit early as I had Coffee for everyone and it wouldn’t due to be late! I found Phil Senatra already fishing and he was playing a fish when I drove up to the lake and by the time I got into my waders and float tube he had two more. The fishing was not hot but we had consistent action. Unfortunately the bite slowed down quite a bit by the time the rest of our group arrived. Yes, that is what really happened!

The water was 54 degrees with about 3 feet of visibility. It was hoped there would be a strong Chironomid hatch but it was just a little too early. It was one of those fishing days were you had to grind out strikes. I did a stomach pump of one of the fish and found its stomach full of Daphnia—water fleas. At around 1 mm long there is no way to imitate the Daphnia “hatch” if that is the right word but at least the fish were eating something so it was possible to get them to hit our flies if we just kept casting.

As mentioned earlier, all the trout were quality specimens in the 15” to 17” range. I believe Phil took big fish honors with a 25” beast and several fish over 20” were taken. Woolly buggers (and Devils) were the best flies and a few fish were taken on Chironomids.