Premiering Here This Month! A Short FCO Video on the Warm Springs Reservation Salmon Fly Hatch
Club members Jeff Malzam and I fished with Jim Baldwin on the Warm Springs Reservation in late May guided by two of Matt Mendes’s guides, Joe Logan and Frank Day, who help during the short salmonfly season. We floated within the Reservation boundaries from just below Trout creek rapids to Whisky Dick. Al Bagley helped out with the shuttle and visited with his old clients. Jim and his crew fished two days – one in the boats and one in the truck. I joined them for the boat trip. We were fortunate to pick two of the warm days after a stretch of cool ones that kept the salmonflies hunkered down in the bushes. They were looking up the day we drifted. We had on top action at most stops using a variety of dry stone imitations. Norm Woods Salmonfly and a Norm Chubby Lady were my go to flies while Jim was using his bow and arrow cast with his renowned Tied Down Salmonfly under the trees ( which he has been using for at least 25 years). 3x tippet was in order to tame these wild fish. When things died down near the end of the day we switched to a euro rig in the last hole before the takeout and hooked 3 fish in 4 casts managing to land two of them using Pat’s Rubber Legs as the heavy point fly and Nick’s Fat Caddass on the weighted dropper. The River brought old friends together and cooperated with some nice catching.
Jim put this little video together which covered both days which was nicely done.
More Deschutes Adventures
Six enthusiastic trout fishermen set sail for an undisclosed camp on the Lower Deschutes for exploration and adventure. FCO members Jerry Brown, Lisa Hansen, Mark Metzdorff, and Robert Sheley were joined by friends Karl Konecny and Sue Safford in early May as a smattering of golden stones began to climb out of the river.
Highlights included Mark’s christening of his new jet boat, very successful fishing on the surface and below, keen reading of new water, great food, and challenging movie trivia tests!
Dr. Mark Metzdorff in the camp water.
Wildlife abounded including herons, osprey, nesting Canadian goose, and lots of chukars!
A good time was had by all!
Brief Auction Re-Cap
Our Thanks to so Many Donors
We are very appreciative for these wonderful auction items and adventures! Some of these businesses have supported The Flyfisher Foundation auction for years. Please consider patronizing these great businesses.
Our appreciation also goes to Club members who provided terrific in-kind donations as well!
Charming Cannon Beach House – Jim and Sandy Stallcup
Grizzly Peak Fly Fishing for Trout or Steelhead – Paul McDonald
Historic Fitzpatrick Homestead on Deschutes – The Bachman Family
Guided Steelhead on Clackamas – John Wall, The Portland Fly Shop
Pulled Pork Feast – Mike Collins, Traeger Madness
Alaskan Halibut Fresh Frozen – Christian Werner
McKenzie River Fish n’ Float Trip – Brian Light, NorthWest FlyFishing Outfitters
Guided Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip on Puget Sound – Capt Nicholas Clayton, South Sound Skiffs Guide Service
Awesome Flyfishing Vest Set-up – Jack Hagen, NorthWest FlyFishing Outfitters
Casting Class for Couples or Friends – Joel & Jennifer La Follette, Royal Treatment Fly Shop
A Grand Day Out Fishing – Mark Metzdorff
Mt Hood Lakes Guided Fly Fishing Trip – Monica Wall, The Portland Fly Shop
Fabulous 6-pack of Wine – Lisa Hansen, Bob & Becky Lowry, Janet Arenz & Curt Marr
ECHO Shadow II Euro Nymphing Rod – Tim Rajeff, Rajeff Sports
Beautiful Home in Manzanita – Danna Kittell, AvantStay
Rocky Ridge Ranch Lakes – The Ryan Family
Custom Guided Trip in Southern Valley – Chris Matthews, Semper Fli Guide Service
Fish Warm Springs Reservation Waters – Matt Mendes, Spin the Handle Guide Service
Case of Matteri Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir – Robert Matteri, Matteri Vineyards
Awesome Party Box #1 – Flyfishers Club & Foundation Board Members
Awesome Party Box #2 – Flyfishers Club & Foundation Board Members
Camp Sherman Store – Roger & Cathy White
Hola Restaurant (Camp Sherman) – Peter Lowes
Donors who contributed cash to the Flyfishers Foundation, and who purchased auction items, garnered $18,500 for this year’s auction. We are very happy with our ORVIS partnership, and there will be more funds coming from their Great Giveback Days program to add to our total.