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Complete any three (3) of the four (4) elements below:
1. Catch one (1) or more Salmonid within fifty (50) miles of residence;
2. Catch one (1) or more non-Salmonid on a fly;
3. Attend and fish two (2) or more CFF Fish-alongs;
4. “Take someone fishing” –
- Participate in a”shared outing” with one (1) or more other persons
- Fish for any variety of gamefish
- At lease one (1) fish caught by any group member
- Any CFF Fish-along does not qualify
2019 awards: Certificate and –
- CFF patch: 1st award winners
- Green salmon pin: 2nd award
- Blue salmon pin: 3rd award
**Note: the 2017 and 2018 Challenges will not be repeated in 2019.
Last weekends Sandy River Fish-A-Long at Oxbow Park was well attended. Thank you to everyone that came plus an EXTRA BIG thank you to Cheryl Kilhefner for her excellent cooking & hospitality. Her pulled pork sandwiches & coleslaw were a highlight of the day.
We met at 8am, had hot coffee and got to work on our spey casting, fishing until around 11:30 then breaking for lunch (no one was late either!). In the morning hours we saw a few boaters go thru but didn’t get any reports of fish hooked. While we didn’t see any steelhead Tim caught a San Diego Steelhead (a sucker) swinging at the top of the run. Tim wouldn’t tell us what the hot fly pattern was, however. Some things are best kept secret!
The weather was better than forcast and while it was cloudy and cool it didn’t rain on us after Friday nights downpour. The the sudden rise in water level made for tough fishing conditions plus as the day progressed there were more leaves and drifting debris in the water. The water color was brownish with low visibility. On the “Sandy River at Bull Run” guage the water height was 12.24 feet, flowing at around 7,000 cfs.
In addition helping with Spey Casting, Dave gave a presentation on indicator nymph fishing for steelhead.
This month’s Fish-A-Long will be held Saturday, January 19th on the Sandy River at Oxbow Park. The location is shelter where the Sandy River Spey Clave is held. The wading here is easy and fish have been caught.
What- Winter Steelhead
Where- Sandy River
When- 8am until lunchtime
- Spey or Switch Rod
- Skagit Line & sink tip(s)
- 15lb tippet material
- flies, bright patterns and dark patterns
- waders & wading staff
- rain gear
- warm, layered clothing
Directions- go to Oxbow Park—the address is 3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080; there is a $5 fee to enter the park. Drive approximately 2 miles past the park entrance and look for “Group Picnic Area A” which has a large covered area and an open field on your left.
In the morning we will have coffee, donuts. A hot lunch will also be provided. This fish a long will focus on spey casting with both swung fly and nymphing presentations. We will have a couple of “loaner” spey rods to try out.
Questions; email or call Paul Brewer or Dave Kilhefner. Hope to see you there!
Brian Marz of the Bridgeport Orvis store will be speaking about local winter fly fishing opportunities, including winter steelhead.
Brian is popular speaker. As well as being a longtime expert fly angler, he’s been a guide and previously owned The McKenzie Angler fly shop in Walterville, Oregon.
It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss.
We want to let you know about an opportunity to get some high quality gear at a good price and at the same time honor the memory of one of our own.
Clackamas Fly Fishers has received a donation of some quality fishing items from the estate of member Wayne Sparks who recently passed away. Wayne’s widow, Jennifer, wants these items to “find a new life with other fishermen” and help CFF generate some income.
So, at our January 15 CFF meeting we will put the first lot of items up for silent auction. These items are in very good to near new condition. Paid up CFF members will be able to bid on 6 items:
1. JIM TEENY TFR 375 BK REEL with 2 SPARE SPOOLS
Item approx. value: $195 Reserve Price: $75
2. JIM TEENY 9’ 9WT ROD with case, WATERWORKS GURU 2 REEL WITH SPARE SPOOL
Item approx. value: $380 Reserve Price $150
3. SIMMS HEADWATER GEAR BAG
Item approx. value: $ 80 Reserve Price: $ 25
4. SIMMS GUIDE JACKET, XL BLACK/OLIVE
Item approx. value: $ 150 Reserve Price: $ 60
5. SIMMS G3 GUIDE STOCKINGFOOT WADER, L (9-12) STERLING
Item approx. value: $ 325 Reserve Price: $ 100
6. WILDERNESS 11 9’ PONTOON BOAT
Item approx. value: $ 375 Reserve Price: $ 140
- All items must be paid for by CASH or CHECK (no cards) and picked up at the Jan. 15 CFF meeting.
- You must be a paid up member of CFF to bid.
- Silent bidding will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end before the evening’s speaker begins. (~7:20)
- Winners will be announced after the end of the presentation when payment is due.
Local book author and outdoor TV personality Gary Lewis will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, December 18th.
Gary’s presentation will be on fishing Mt. Hood waters. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
My friend Rich sent me this email and is looking for assistance finding a fly reel he lost a while back.
Have you ever realized you’ve lost something months after last using it? Well, that’s what happened to one of my reels. To make matters worse, I’m not certain which brand of reel it is.
This summer, I often carried a second reel with a Scientific Anglers UST S1/S2 7-8 wt. Scandi line. I think the reel was either a Phos, Elkhorn, or Marryat reel. It probably fell out of my bag when doing something else at Cross Park, Hippy Hole or McIver Park. And I likely lost it sometime this summer/fall.
I have low expectation of getting it back, but someone at CFF may have found it. I would happily pay a reward.
Thanks, Rich Domingue Oak Grove, OR
Metal Head Christmas Party and Annual Winter Steelhead Clinic
Please share the day with us at The Fly Fishing Shop
Saturday, December 08, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A new winter steelhead season is here for celebration!
Free Food, Prizes, Programs, & Demonstrations
Factory reps and fly fishing experts will share their knowledge.
Planned Presentations & Demonstrations:
9:00 – 9:45 am – Mark Bachmann – Winter Steelhead Spey Fishing from the Beginning
10:00 – 10:45 am – Frank Day – Trout Spey Fishing
11:00 – 11:45 am – Hawkeye Hawkins – Fly Fishing For Chinooks
11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Free BBQ Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 pm – Jim Teeny – Trout Fishing, Chile
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Bruce Berry – Why hand tied leaders are often better!
All Day – Fly Tying Demonstrations
Featuring the region’s most experienced steelhead guides tying their favorite winter steelhead flies.
All Day – Factory Reps in Attendance
Garry Sandstrom – Hardy – Scientific Anglers
Dick Sagara – Temple Fork Outfitters
Bruce Berry – Beulah, Hatch, Pro Sportfisher
Prizes Every Hour! Don’t Miss Out!