October Auction

 

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. 

Features

  • 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 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.

The auction closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 and the winner will be announced at the October 17 CFF meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish-a-long Update

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.

Paul

September 19 Speaker – Jim Coulthurst

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/

 

President’s Message September 2017

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Greetings!!  With all the things going on this year it seems like forever since a President’s Message was prepared for you. It has be a busy summer and now we are seeing it come to an end, although the weather is still holding on to summer.  Hope you all had a chance to get out and fish and enjoy our great outdoors.

Now  we are starting to see our fall fish return to the rivers and although the expected  returns are not as strong as years pass you still have a chance of connecting with a Steelhead  or even a Chinook.

After our month off we are now getting down to business for the remainder of the year.  We have a good list of speakers coming up and to start the line up is a founding member, Jim Coulthrust.  He will be speaking on Fishing in Xcalak, Mexico. He has been doing it for years and spends a lot of his time pursuing fish in this area. It should be interesting and informative.

Of course we will be having a September fish-a-long and this year it should be fun and different as we plan to go after small mouth bass on the John Day River.  More information will follow on location, flies, etc. so mark you calendars for 9/23/17.

Please, welcome Dave Pelgorsch as our new Director of Technology.  He joins to board to assist in our various technology issues and we are looking forward to working with him in the upcoming months.  Next time you see him be sure to thank him for his willingness to assist the club in this important area.

As posted on the blog, this Sunday 9/10/17 is the 15th annual Clackamas River Cleanup.  It is a great event and your efforts are rewarded with a BBQ after the event.  Please register per the message on the blog.   Hope you can help out.

Remember our sponsors who make a lot of things happen for us with their continued support.  Drop into their shops and say thanks or better yet buy  something or book a trip.

Gil

 

 

 

Longtime member Bill Johnson passes

I’m sad to report longtime CFF member Bill Johnson passed away last week.

Bill loved being out on the water and was a long time, avid fly fisherman.

He valued conservation. The continued care of clean waters was important to him.

Bill enjoyed sharing and helping others with fly tying and fishing.

From his friend Nancy Dyke: often when I’m fishing I think of bits of wisdom from Bill “you wont catch fish if your fly isn’t in the water!”

He will be missed!

His obituary should be in the upcoming Sunday Oregonian.

The Fly Fishing Shop–Founding Gold Sponsor

Recently the board met and discussed the unique status of one of our sponsors. The Fly Fishing Shop and Mark Bachman have been a sponsor and contributor to Clackamas Fly Fishers since our founding 25 years ago. In all that time Mark Bachman and his shop has been a consistent major sponsor of our club with significant donations and also sharing a wealth of knowledge on various fishing subjects from Steelhead to fishing south of the border. He has continued to offer his personal support and advise to help the club be vibrant and has been patient with some hiccups along the way.

In recognition of The Fly Fishing Shop’s unique contribution and support the board created the  special sponsor designation of a  FOUNDING GOLD SPONSOR for them. The Fly Fishing shop is the only sponsor to have this unique status.  On behalf of the club we thank Mark and  his team at The Fly Fishing Shop for the long history of support and look forward to continuing this unique relationship.

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.