It's February and that means it's time for the annual joint meeting with Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited! One of our 'brother' clubs, the guys at TU and us team up every year and pool our resources for a great speaker and this year we are proud to present Dave Hughes, a fly fishing legend (just don't tell him!) who will give a presentation on "Trout from Small Streams". Dave always delivers a great presentation so this will be a meeting you won't want to miss!
Dave will be giving a casting demo before the meeting, see 'Other Activities' on this page in lower right corner for details.
The Lucky Lab Public House is located at 7675 SW Capitol Hwy - Portland, Oregon.
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As always, we encourage members to get out and fish with each other or friends and family and tell us about it!
FEB 4-8: The Sportsmen's Show
See our Calendar page for a link which will have discount coupons for admission starting sometime in January. Usually the coupon is only good for weekdays, not the weekend.
FEB 11 - Casting Demo before meeting:
Dave Hughes will host a casting demo at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium on Feb. 11,2015: 4 PM to 5:30PM. No reservation required. 7688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219
In the afternoon, before my evening presentation, I’ll be giving a demonstration that I call “Casts That Catch Trout”. It will be pretty informal. I once followed Lefty Kreh demonstrating casts on the pond at a sportsmens’ show. He’d cast far beyond the end of the pond. When he was finished, I’d take my place and say, “Now that Lefty has scared all the fish down to this end of the pool, I’ll show you how to catch them.” I don’t do distance casting very well. But I don’t get into many situations where distance solves the problem...in trout fishing. But if you don’t know the reach cast, wiggle cast, pile cast, and some others, you’re probably passing up some trout that might be easy to catch. I’ll be demonstrating those, and a few others.
There is no charge to the club for this, and I’d like to enjoy it. As part of that, I’d like to cast some of your favorite outfits. That’s how I learn what works and what doesn’t, what I like and what I don’t. In line with that, when I teach casting at club events in the East and Mid-west, I find that about half of the outfits that students bring are out of balance: a line too light for the rod, a rod too stiff to get bent on short trout casts, one time a weight-forward line that a big box retailer had spooled backward...the student had been trying to cast the light running end of the line. I enjoy finding such things; they can generally be fixed in moments.
So bring your own outfits; I’d like to cast them. If you have any doubts about the workings of what you’ve got, then be sure to bring it, and we might be able to figure out how to fix it.