Thursday, January 30, 2020

Sugar Creek Ranch

Opportunity to Fish Sugar Creek Ranch
The Sugar Creek Ranch, located along the Scott River near Etna, California, has a series of private ponds that offer fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout.  We have reserved the Sugar Creek Ranch from noon on April 9 through the evening of April 10.  The cost to fish the ranch during that period will be $204 per person.  There is a very nice cabin on the property that sleeps six (two bed each in three bedrooms) and has a full kitchen.  We rented cabin for the night of April 9 for $340 plus a 10% occupancy tax, so that will be $62.34 per person.  If we have more people than the cabin can accommodate, there is the opportunity to dry camp on the property in a tent or small RV for $30 per person.  Plus, there are other lodging options in the vicinity.  To get the discounted prices and have the property to ourselves we need at least six anglers, but have a limit of 10.  If we have enough anglers to fill a second trip, we have a hold on the property and cabin for the same rates on April 29 and 30.
The ponds are fairly small and generally best fished from the bank, but you can use a float tube on some of the larger ponds.  A California fishing license is required.  The usual Stillwater techniques for trout work there, but we will provide specific advice to those going close to the time of the trip.  To see more information about Sugar Creek ranch, go to www.sugarcreekranch.com. 
We have a short period of time to commit and pay for the reservations, so people that are interested in going should reply to me, David Haight, right away and send me a check for $266.34 made out to the Rogue Flyfishers.
David Haight, Outings Chair

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Coastal Steelhead Outing Postponed

Coastal Steelhead Outing Postponed

The outing to fish for winter steelhead on the Southern Oregon Coast has been postponed due to high water.  We will reschedule the outing when conditions look favorable—possibly to the weekend of February 1.  If you are not already on my list and potentially interested in attending the outing, send me an email indicating you would like to be notified when the outing is rescheduled.

David Haight, Outings Chair  tmdrhaight@infostucture.net

Thursday, January 23, 2020

UPDATE - Status of Rods and Reels for Sale


JANUARY ROD AND REEL SALE – STATUS UPDATE

Many of you had the opportunity to inspect the rods and reels that were offered for sale at the January meeting.  2 of the rods and 1 reel received bids as follows:

BRAND
MODEL
PCS
LENGTH
WGT
CURRENT BID
Sage
Graphite III 1090-3 RPLX
3
9’0”
10
$ 140.00
Sage
Generation V 1090-4 Xi2
4
9’0”
10
$ 225.00

BRAND
MODEL
REEL/SPOOL
LINE WGT
CURRENT BID
Nautilus
NV 11/12
Reel with spare spool
11 – 12
$ 350.00

If you would like to place a higher bid, you must email Tim Bolling (timbolling328@gmail.com) no later than February 7th. 

The following rods and reels remain available:

BRAND
MODEL
PCS
LENGTH
WGT
MIN. BID
Sage
Salt 1090-4 B
4
9’0”
10
$ 300.00
Sage
One 1190-4
4
9’0”
11
$ 350.00
Sage
Generation V 1290-4 Xi2
4
9’0”
12
$ 200.00

BRAND
MODEL
REEL/SPOOL
LINE WGT
MIN. BID
Ross
Momentum 6
Reel with spare spool
10 – 12
$ 350.00
Galvan
T-12
Reel
12
$ 175.00

Again, email any bids to Tim Bolling no later than February 7th.  Until then, these are offered to members of the Rogue Flyfishers only.  After February 7th, they will be sold through another venue if the minimum bid is not met.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Phil Rowley Workshop


“Strategies and Tactics for Stillwaters”

A Southern Oregon Fly Fishers Workshop
Featuring Phil Rowley

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
10 AM-3 PM
Madrone Hills Mobile Home Park Club House
8401 Old State Rd
Central Point
Same place where Southern Oregon Fly Tyers meet

Stillwaters offer a long fly-fishing season and the chance of larger fish, for many a fish of a lifetime. Yet for many stillwaters are a source of constant frustration and dissatisfaction. This program is designed to give the fly fisher a comprehensive understanding of fly fishing stillwaters. Phil will look at a number of factors affecting the stillwater fly fisher plus the associated strategies and tactics to cope with each situation. This program should help the fly fisher understand stillwaters and make the most of the conditions at hand.  Not all trips work out exactly as planned. Fly fishers can take almost every factor into account but if the main guest of the party doesn't want to show up what is the fly angler to do? The program will look at What to do when fishing is tough.  Phil will present a detailed look at what factors lead to tough stillwater fly fishing, the resulting effect on fish and what fly fishers can do to beat the odds and salvage a trip while others suffer in frustration.

Limited to 30 participants

$35.00 per participant

The workshop includes a one hour lunch break.  Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Gold Hill is 2 miles north and has several dining opportunities.  Coffee  and bottled water will be available at the workshop.

To register contact John Smith at 801-710-2515 or jlsutah@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

RFF REMINDER: CHANGE OF DATE and RSVPs needed


CHANGE OF DATE

The RFF club meeting has been changed to

January 22nd

Usual time and place


Also, RSVP’S need to be in by Friday, January 17th preceding the meeting.  Please email your RSVP to icrsrd303@gmail.com (give your name and how many for dinner.  Please include any special dietary requests that you may have.)


For those who cannot do email call (661)742-5835 afternoons only.  Pay when you arrive. We take cash or checks only.


This promises to be a great meeting with Dave Hughes on Wet Flies and Wet Fly Fishing.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 3, 2020

For Sale - Quality Rods and Reels!! Contact Tim Bolling

ANUARY ROD & REEL SALE
We have had some fly rods donated to the club that are not typically the type of rods used to fish local waters.  The Board of Directors thought we’d offer them to club members first, before trying to sell them elsewhere. These rods will be at the January meeting for inspection and available to the highest bidder through February 7th, 2020 after which they will be listed on Ebay or sold through another venue if the minimum bid is not met.

BRAND
MODEL
PCS
LENGTH
WGT
MIN. BID
Sage
Graphite III 1090-3 RPLX
3
9’ 0”
10
$ 140.00
Sage
Generation V 1090-4 Xi2
4
9’ 0”
10
$ 200.00
Sage
Salt 1090-4 B
4
9’ 0”
10
$ 300.00
Sage
One 1190-4
4
9’ 0”
11
$ 350.00
Sage
Generation V 1290-4 Xi2
4
9’ 0”
12
$ 200.00

Likewise, these reels will be offered to club members first and will also be at the January meeting for inspection.

BRAND
MODEL
REEL/SPOOL
LINE WGT
MIN. BID
Ross
Momentum 6
Reel with spare spool
10 – 12
$ 350.00
Nautilus
NV 11/12
Reel with spare spool
11 – 12
$ 350.00
Galvan
T-12
Reel
12
$ 175.00