October Meeting – Devin Olsen – Author of “Tactical Fly Fishing”
October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The October meeting will be a joint meeting between our club and the Clackamas Fly Fishers. Come enjoy a great presentation and make some new fishing friends.
In this presentation you’ll get a glimpse inside the new book Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers. Devon will teach the when, why, and how of angling different water types within a river as he has learned from 13 years of competing with Fly Fishing Team USA. Specific techniques, casts, rigging, and approaches will be discussed for fishing pocket water, riffles, runs, glides, and bank side lies. The goal is to help anglers stop skipping and start catching fish from all of the “in between” water which most anglers leave unfished.
Devin Olsen started fly fishing in Yellowstone at age 9. Within a couple of years, it became an addiction he could not shake and he begged for rides to local streams until he could drive. He started competing at age 19 and made Fly Fishing Team USA in 2006 when he was 21 years old. He has competed in 10 consecutive World Fly Fishing Championships and in 2019 will compete in his 11th in Tasmania. He has earned a bronze individual medal and silver and bronze team medals from these championships and numerous medals from competitions in the United States.
Away from competitive fishing he holds a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and a master’s degree in fisheries science. He worked as a fisheries biologist for several years before starting his company Tactical Fly Fisher. He has produced two instructional films Modern Nymphing: European Inspired Techniques and Modern Nymphing Elevated: Beyond the Basics and authored the book Tactical Fly Fishing: Lessons Learned from Competition for All Anglers.