Happy Holidays from myself and the board. We wish you and yours a great holiday season including a chance to get out and fish before the end of the year. Darn it will be soon be the time to renew our fishing license for another year. This sure seemed to go by quickly.
As you saw on the blog we had a great fish-a-long on the Kilchis River for Chum Salmon. Weather was good as were the water conditions so the fish were there and everyone had some action. Be sure to try and get down next year during the season and fish for these as they are fun to catch. The best time is after a good rain has brought the river up and it has dropped to a fish able level.
We will not be having a fish-a-long in December, but we will have our annual Christmas meeting with a gift for everyone member who attends the meeting. Our speaker this month is Michole Jensen and he will share with us the techniques of kayak fishing. This should be an interesting topic to explore.
Last month Jeff Morgan share his insights in fishing the myriad of lakes and streams in our Cascade range. It was very informative as well as entertaining as there is a whole world of Trout fishing many of us have not explored.
The board is already planning for next year and if you do have any suggestions please let a board member know. We are always interested in ideas and activities that will make the club more interesting and fun.
Remember our sponsors by visiting their shops when you are in their area. Stop in and purchase something, book a trip, or just say hello and thank them for their support.
This month you will be bidding on a Redington Vice flyfishing outfit which includes:
- 9′ 5 wt 4 pc Vice fast action fly rod
- large arbor i.D. fly reel pre-schooled with backing, fly line, and leader
- carrying case
- includes lifetime warranty
This package retails for $300+. Bidding will open at $125.
As usual you must be a CFF member to bid. To make a bid send an email to
Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email along with your bid.
The auction ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and the winner will be announced at that night’s CFF meeting.
Let me know if you have questions. Phil B. at 971-235-0724
FIRST ANNUAL WESTMORELAND PARK CASTING POND FLY FISHER’S STEWARDSHIP DAY
SATURDAY, DEC. 2nd, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM; MEET @ MAINTENANCE BLDG. in front of casting pond at:
77OO SE 22nd Ave. (between Rex St. & Lambert St.) Portland, Ore. 97202
PURPOSE: Help give back what this casting pond & park provides for us fly fishers by: Assisting with cleaning debris out of drained casting pond; picking up downed limbs; pulling invasive plants & weeds from shrubs by the creek; spreading wood chips & mulch in needed areas; and general stewardship of the park.
All tools provided by the Park: Rakes, shovels, buckets, carts, tarps, and gloves.
Dress appropriately for the weather, & wear rubber boots, or your boots & waders.
Rain Canopies provided + Coffee, Donuts & Water !
Goals for the FUTURE: Potluck Lunch, Casting Games & Activities for those who participated in the morning “park stewardship day”; and the return of The Westmoreland Fly Casting Club.
PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU’RE ATTENDING, NO LATER THEN TUES. NOV. 28, 2017, BY SIGNING UP @ YOUR LOCAL FLY SHOP, FLY FISHING CLUB or CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 7, 2017 four lucky Clackamas Fly Fishers members enjoyed a three day Steelhead camp donated by The Fly Fishing Shop. Meeting Mark Bachman and Patty Barnes at Max Canyon at about 1 PM Bob Blount( and his brother), Andrew Beldin, Mike Schneider, and Richard Harms headed down river to the camp. They then spent the next 2 days being moved from one good body of water to another in pursuit of Steelhead. Mark and Patty run a first class camp with great food, lodging and a fun atmosphere.
All the members had nothing but accolades about the camp and the hospitality shown to them by Mark and Patty. Mark worked hard to find fish for them and although they also worked hard fishing they were not successful in hooking up with a Steelhead. Bob’s brother did hook up on the last day of the trip.
What can we say to Mark and Patty at The Fly Fishing Shop for donating such a fabulous trip to the club. They have the unique distinction of being our only Founding Gold Sponsor and this donation just underlines their support of our club. Please, be sure and stop by the shop to acknowledge them for their wonderful support. Better yet purchase something or book a trip with them. They have a lot of options available for us and we should not hesitate to take advantage of them. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS GREAT TRIP!!!!!!!
There’s still plenty of Time and Opportunity to complete Clackamas Fly Fishers 1st annual Fly Fishing Challenge to earn YOUR patch and certificate for 2017.
Bring your completed catch record to the next meeting (Tuesday, November 21) or email an image to Brad at email@example.com
CFF is auctioning off a Redington VICE 9’ 8wt flyfishing Outfit. This package retails for $300+. Here are the details:
The VICE is a classically styled, fast-action rod range designed to be accessible to all anglers. The multi-modulus carbon fiber blanks offer increased levels of recovery for casting with greater accuracy and control to create a fly rod that anglers can’t resist. A wide range of specialty sizes for unique applications will not only feed a fishing habit, but may just transform it into a VICE.
- Easy-casting fast action.
- Anodized machined aluminum reel seat, ideal for all water conditions including salt water.
- Laser-etched model reference on reel seat for quick rod identification.
- Alignment dots for easy rod setup.
- Durable cordura rod tube with built-in rod dividers.
- Includes large arbor i.D reel, RIO Mainstream® fly line, and rod/reel case.
Bidding is open only to CFF members.
Bidding will start at $140.
To make a bid send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The auction closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 and the winner will be announced at the October 17 CFF meeting.
Royal Treatment is celebrating their 7th anniversary Saturday, Oct 7th (link above) and having a casting demo day on Sunday, October 8th (link below).
Due to the closure of I-84 we WILL NOT be meeting in Troutdale to carpool.
The drive is about 3 hours no matter what way you go. (Up the Washington side, or over the mountain to Hood River).
I plan to be at the gravel parking area at Cottonwood Canyon on the right just as you go under the bridge to enter the park around 8:00. I expect that most will not get there until around 9:00 or so.
When you get to I-84 go east and get off at the Biggs exit.
Go South on US-97 for about 8.5 miles then take exit to OR-26 south
Follow US-26 for about 14 miles until you get to the park.
If you cross the river you just passed the park entrance
Hope to see you there.
Jim “Doc” Coulthurst will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, September 19th. Doc is a long time CFF member who now spends much of his time in Xcalac, Mexico. Xcalac is pronouced “ish-ka-kak.”
Doc’s presentation will be on fly fishing his home waters of Xcalac, the home of Baby Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit.
It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
Meeting details: https://clackamasflyfishers.org/meetings-events/