Frank Day works at The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches as a Guide and Fly Manager. He began fly fishing at a very early age.
Frank now lives in Government Camp, Oregon, fishing a variety of watersheds. He is most commonly found on the local waters of Mt. Hood. He specializes in trout fishing on the local streams and high mountain lakes, but is equally at home swinging a sculpin on a light spey set-up on the Deschutes.
His presentation will focus on our local Mt Hood waters. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
American Shad are called the little tarpon of the Columbia River. This silver-sided finned friend is one of the most underrated game fish of the Pacific Northwest. With returns in the millions and eager to eat a swung fly what’s not to like?
Nick’s presentation will include a brief history of this patriotic fish, explain how it got to the west coast, and go through recommended tackle, techniques, and potential spots to catch these fish. American Shad are known for putting up a fierce fight and do not give up easily. Be careful, like popcorn, these fish can be addictive and will keep you coming back for more.
Nick Wheeler has been fly fishing for Shad for over 15 years and working in the fishing industry just as long. Growing up in Northern California on the banks of the Russian River chasing Steelhead and Shad had been his favorite pastime. Living just feet away from the best Shad run on the Russian he was lucky enough to spend most days of the season on the water. Now living in Vancouver Washington and working at Royal Treatment in West Linn Oregon, he spends his time targeting as many species as possible (trout, salmon, steelhead and even carp), but every year he still devotes the entire month of June to chasing American Shad.
Mark Bachmann of The Fly Fishing Shop will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, February 20th.
Mark’s presentation will be on growing trend of Trout Spey Fishing: Learn about the flies, tackle and techniques used in Spey Rod fishing for Western Trout. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
Nick Rowell of Anadromous Anglers will be CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, January 16th.
Nick guides for Steelhead on our own Clackamas River and is the Clackamas River Steward for the Native Fish Society. He is also a master fly tier and is regularly featured at both Royal Treatment and The Fly Fishing Shop. His presentation will be on Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing. It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
His fly fishing pursuits have taken him to Alaska, New Zealand, British Columbia, Hawaii and beyond. He has caught a variety of fish on the fly from sharks to bullhead catfish.
Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports and fly fishing from a kayak continues to follow along with that popularity. Kayaks represent a new element of fly fishing that has as many opportunities as there is water to fish.
Michole has caught steelhead, sturgeon, trout, bass and panfish from the kayak. His presentation on Kayak Fly fishing will both entertain and inform!
Kevin W. Erickson is a hopeless lifelong fly-fishing junkie!
From his first job working at the Greased Line Fly Shoppe in Vancouver, Washington in the ’80’s, then Kaufmann’s Streamborn, Inc for over 15 years, to the present he has traveled the world fishing extensively in both fresh and saltwater. He’s taught literally thousands of people how to cast, fish and tie flies.
His recent book “Feather Craft – The Amazing Birds and Feathers Used in Classic Salmon Flies” was just released by Stackpole Books. Over 40 years in the making, it’s receiving rave reviews. See what it is all about at his website: http://www.feathercraftbook.com./
This will be an interesting presentation you won’t want to miss!
Jason Osborn will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, June 20th. Jason is the owner of Ozcast Outfitters plus he’s the shop manager and head guide at CFF’s Gold Sponsor, Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters.
Jason’s presentation will be on Catching More Steelhead; specifically the differences between summer steelhead, winter steelhead, high water & low water conditions and where to find steelhead in each of those scenarios.
It will be a great presentation you won’t want to miss!
Dave Kilhefner will be the CFF’s guest speaker Tuesday, May 16th. Dave will present “Fly Fishing Hacks—Small Shortcuts to Big Success.”
We are also having a small Fly Tying Materials Swap so don’t forget to bring your surplus materials and equipment. We will have some tables set up to display everybody’s goods starting at 6:00 pm. Please clearly mark your materials with your name and what your intention is for your materials (swap, sell, give away, etc.). We will try to have all of the swapping, selling, and donating completed in time for the meeting’s starting time of 7:00 pm.
We will also have another chance to sign up for our Fly Fishing Challenge. 25 members have already done so – some have already recorded their first catch from April’s fish-along at Rainier Lakes. Most streams open May 22nd. It’s free, easy and rewarding (patch and certificate). Start the season off by embracing the Challenge.
It will be a great meeting you won’t want to miss!