CFF January 19th Fish-A-Long

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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

Equipment-

  • 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!

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2016/07/07/oxbow-brochure.pdf

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/sites/default/files/2016/02/19/Oxbow%20Field%20Guide_0.pdf

January 15th Speaker: Brian Marz

Willamette Rainbow
Trophy Winter Steelhead

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.

January Silent Auction

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.

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