Skip Morris is coming to our January meeting

 

photo credit: skip-morris-fly-tying.com

For three of the past four years Skip Morris has traveled with his wife Carol from Kingston, WA to our give us a January presentation. This year he’ll be back with another informative show that will include both fly tying and tactics talk. Don’t miss this great presentation.

www.skip-morris-fly-tying.com

Gary Marston is stopping by in November

This month Gary Marston from WDFW will be coming in to talk about Chum Salmon. He will be covering some how-to’s and the conservation issues these fish are facing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary is not only a fisheries biologist, but also a former guide, blogger and native trout enthusiast. To see some of his past works visit:

http://www.nativetroutflyfishing.com/

http://dougroseflyfishing.com/blog/?p=619

He will be our featured presentation for the November general meeting (Nov. 20th).

Lake Fishing

For April's meeting we are going to hold an in house program and talk about our favorite lakes, and how to fish certain situations.

Feel free to bring your tying gear and show us your favorite lake pattern.

 

 

Chester Allen-Puget Sound Sea Run Cutthroat

For our February general meeting Chester Allen will be speaking.

Chester Allen was the fishing and outdoors columnist for The Olympian newspaper from 2002 through January 4, 2010. He spent more than 14 years at The Olympian, and much of that time involved rushing off to Puget Sound beaches to fish for sea-run cutthroat trout. What started as a way to while away the time between trips to the Yakima or Deschutes rivers became a full-blown, happy addiction.

Chester started fly angling at the age of 8, which is when his mother said: "Chester, you can't fish every day." Chester has spent the past 42 years proving that he can indeed fish more than most people. Chester's first book, "Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat" was published by Stackpole in January. The book, like his columns, isn't just about fishing, but it's mostly about fishing.

Chester, a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, now splits his time between Portland, OR and Hood River, OR, but he still manages to pester Puget Sound sea-run cutts. Chester's day job -- the one that supports his fishing, surfing and traveling addictions -- is as executive editor of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector, which cover the nutso world of buying, selling and collecting old, valuable cars. Chester drives a Subaru Outback.

Chester also has a blog at www.watermagic.typepad.com

January Program- Jim Kerr ***UPDATE**

The January Meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Jim would like to try and come and do a program for us at a later time.

 

Such is the way of the steelheader...

 

 

 

Jim Kerr has been fly fishing, river fishing, saltwater fishing, a fishing guide, and working on the water his entire life. He has fly fished extensively in the Northeast Saltwater for striped bass and blue fish, in the Florida Keys and Everglades for snook, bone fish, tarpon, and red fish, and for salmon, steelhead and trout in the American West. He now resides on Washington's Olympic Peninsula where he is a full time fishing guide for steelhead, trout, and salmon. His guide service has been featured in "Northwest Fly Fishing," "Western Outdoors" and "Fly Fishing and Tying Journal" magazines as well Doug Rose's new book on fly fishing for winter steelhead, "The Color of Winter." He can also be seen from time to time on The Outdoor Network, and Northwest Outdoors TV, as a fishing guide for anglers such as Skip Morris, and doing fly tying demonstrations of his original fly patterns.

"Every trip I fish is different but my goals are always the same. Catch fish, have fun, relax, and enjoy pristine, natural, uncrowded surroundings. If there is something in particular you want to learn about, let me know. Maybe good beaches for sea-runs, how to cast farther, good presentations for winter steelhead, or hatch timing for Peninsula streams. (If you want me to just shut up and row the damn boat, I can do that too.) I believe that fly-fishing is, at its best, a vehicle for understanding the interconnectedness of natural systems. Trout fishermen must understand the life cycles of insects if they want to capitalize on every streamside opportunity. Winter Steelhead anglers study the drainages they fish to help them predict ever changing water levels and clarity. When we venture out of the rivers and into the salt we realize that we have to follow the movements of baitfish, which are influenced by tides, currents, moon phases and the availability of there prey, plankton, euphasids, barnacle spawn...And on it goes.

Like every great pursuit each hard won answer brings a sense of accomplishment, and reveals a thousand new questions." Good fly-fishing can be a complicated and endless study, or a few hours to forget the rest of the world and loose yourself on a great stretch of river. Thank you for visiting my web site, if you have any questions or comments, or would like to go fishing, please feel free to call me (360) 301-4559 or email me.

Doug Rose- OP Steelhead

November's program will feature Doug Rose and his presentation will be " The color of winter fly fishing for winter steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula"
Doug is outdoor writer and a fly fishing guide based out of the Olympic Peninsula.

His books include:
- The color of winter- fly fishing for winter steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula.
- Fly fishing the Olympic Peninsula
- Fly fishing guide to the Olympic Peninsula-a fully revised edition.
- Washington River Maps.
Doug also writes for several outdoor and fly fishing magazines.
Doug lives in Forks with his wife Eliana and their black lab Ruby.

To learn more about Doug visit his website at http://www.dougroseflyfishing.com/
This will be an interesting program, hope you all can make it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gwill Ging and Gary Kellogg talk about Munn Lake

This month, we will have Gwil and Gary up front
talking about Munn Lake. They will cover how to
fish it, and talk about our club's involvement with
WDFW in managing it as a trophy fishery. If you'd
like to learn about a quality fishery right here in
town, or would like to get involved, this meeting is
for you. Hope to see you there.

-Jason Small

Club Picnic- August 16th

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Leland Miyawaki comes to SSFF

Our July general meeting will feature Leland Miyawaki.
The meeting will be held on July 19th at the North Olympia Fire Station.

Leland began fly fishing in 1968 when he sent away for a complete flyfishing outfit. After receiving his new rod and reel, he laid down his spinning rod forever and began to teach himself to cast and tie flies. Exactly one year later to the day, he caught his first fish on his own fly. Leland has fished most of the streams and lakes in California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington; the well-known hotspots in New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana; the great steelhead rivers in British Columbia; and one well-guarded secret river in Idaho. Leland fishes and guides on the local Puget Sound beaches for searun coastal cutthroat with his surface fly exclusively – the "Miyawaki Beach Popper." He loves ditching his fleece and waders to fly south for bonefish and permit. He is a fairly accomplished speycaster and without too much of a push, would chuck it all and become a steelhead bum. He is currently the fly fishing manager of the Orvis store in Bellevue, Washington.

Program Synopsis:
Almost 15 years ago, Leland tied up his first "Miyawaki Beach Popper." It is a surface fly that Leland casts off the Puget Sound and British Columbia beaches to catch wild coastal cutthroat and coho salmon on his 6wt rod. Leland will also show us how to tie his famous popper and, more importantly, how to fish it.