Lost Fly Reel on the Clackamas

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

The Fly Fishing Shop Annual Christmas Party Sat Dec 8th

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.
Bruce Berry
Ted Neely
Hawkeye Hawkins
Frank Day

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!

Nov 10 Fish-A-Long Cancelled

Hi Everyone, we’ve decided to cancel tomorrows Fish-A-Long.

Lane Hoffman drove down to the coast today and reports the water is very low and there were very few fish. The fish that were present were beat up & lock-jawed. Icy road conditions on and the drive over in the morning was the final nail in the coffin.

Some other local options for the weekend:
-Tomorrow is the Pacific NW Fly Tyers Rendezvous
-Several of the Oregon Fishing Club Ponds have recently been stocked with trout including the ones we fish the most; Rainier and Highland Lakes.
-The Clackamas River at McIver Park has a few summer steelhead available.

November 10th Pacific NW Fly Tyers Rendezvous

Just a short reminder, the 2017 event will be on Saturday, November 10th at The Jackson Armory – 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland, Oregon 97218

9AM-4PM, Admission $3

40 Tyers from Norhtwest region, barbecue lunch available, silent auction/raffles, proceeds fund fish conservation.

Fly tying instruction and exhibition, equipment exhibits including custom rod building, guided trip exhibits

This event is brought to you by the Fly Fishing Arts And Conservation Society

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.