Great Day on the Sandy-April 10, 2017

Ris Bradshaw and myself were the lucky winners of the float trip on the Sandy River donated by the FLY FISHING SHOP in Welches. The trip was guided by Mark Bachmann and he put together a enjoyable trip that took us from Dodge Park to Dabney Park. The river was in good shape and surprisingly with little pressure.  Mark put us on some great water, had brimming hot coffee , hot lunch prepared by his wife Patty Barnes, as well as sharing his intimate knowledge of the Sandy River and of course Steelhead fishing.

To top it all off Ris landed two nice Steelhead and I had one on for a few shakes before it waived goodbye.  The weather was mixed but all in all very comfortable with the right equipment. No one fell in and we fished hard until late in the afternoon. It was certainly a memorable trip for all of us.

Again, thanks to Mark for donating the trip and for being such a consistently strong supporter of Clackamas Fly Fishers.

CFF Fly Fishing Challenge

This 2017 season the club is sponsoring a new program (Fly Fishing Challenge) to promote Pacific Northwest fisheries and to encourage membership participation in the many fly fishing opportunities this region offers.  Every club member is eligible to register at no cost for the Challenge to catch any salmonoid species from (1) a lake, (2) a river, and (3) a stream during the 2017 fishing season, and to notate the catch on a card (received at registration) for submission to the club once the challenge has been fulfilled.  Pictures are encouraged if taken without harm to the catch.  Participants successfully completing the Challenge will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement and a patch for their vest at the next membership meeting. (More information will be available at the April club meeting.)

2017 Sandy River Spey Clave

The  2017 Sandy River Spey Clave will be here quickly and if you have any interest In Spey fishing then this a must go to event.  It is brought to us each year by the Fly Fishing Shop in Welches, who is also a long term premiere sponsor of our club.    The event will be on Friday 5/12/17 and Saturday 5/13/17 at the Oxbow Park on the Sandy River. It has a large display of rods and reels as well as representatives from the manufacturers who are happy to answer questions and even let you try it on the river.  In addition on Friday 5/12/17 expert Spey casters will be giving lessons to  set number of people for only $10.  What an opportunity if you want to learn to cast or to improve your casting.  Do not wait to sign up as participation is limited.

You can find all the details and the schedule of speakers at

http://flyfishusa.com/

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT.

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!