Welcome

Welcome to the High Country Fly Fishers website. We are a conservation-oriented fly fishing club located in beautiful Park City, Utah. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Junction brew pub in Kimball Junction. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs, and fish stories.


Next Meeting:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Fly Tying and Social Hour at 6 p.m.

Location:

Red Rock Junction
1640 W. Redstone Center
Park City, UT 84098

Program:

Mike and Christy Carlson, owners of Pioneer Anglers in Alpine, WY, will entertain us with stories about the Salt River in Wyoming. The Salt is a major tributary of the Snake, flowing into Palisades Reservoir. Christy will demonstrate tying flies for the Salt and Mike will present a program on “Fishing the Salt.” Last year, large 22+-inch fish were caught frequently.

Prez Sez

Dave
Spring has sprung, that time of year we fly fisherman love to see arrive.

High Country Fly Fishers began its spring fishing season with a group trip to Crittenden Reservoir, a private fishing paradise located 70 miles north of Wendover. Although our contingent was small, the fish were large, with our club founder, Cal Massey, catching the largest rainbow of his illustrious career. Eight weight rods are not overkill; just ask Cal.

As a member of HCFF, you can fish Crittenden for $75 a day, instead of the normal $125, and you can bring one friend at that discounted price. If you would like to fish Crittenden, call either Todd Johnson (801-319-2769) or Eric Luna (435-565-1408) with the dates and the names in your party, and they will make it happen.

Spring also means sharing our sport with newcomers. To that end, we just concluded our Men’s Fly Fishing Clinic to the applause of all who participated, students and teachers alike. Thank you to Peter Robinson for leading the program, to Trevor and Marty Howard for teaching the classroom portion, and to the many volunteers who helped with knot tying, casting instruction, and fishing at the spectacular No Tellum Lake. (Check out the photos on our Photo Gallery page.)

Our Men’s Clinic will be followed by next month’s Women’s Clinic. Sorry, ladies, it is sold out. We can only pray for another beautiful, sunny, 70-degree day. It is Utah, so no guarantees.

Our next fishout is Starvation Reservoir and surrounding rivers on May 17 – 20. If you would like to join us, please sign up on our Calendar page.

Thank you to the 30-plus volunteers who helped us host another successful Wasatch Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo. None other than our very own Bob Dibblee won the Expo raffle for the new Hyde drift boat. Oh, that Bob. He’s really something when it comes to winning raffles. Click here for a TV news report on the Expo.

High Country was also well represented at the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo. Dr. Leonard and Carol Raizen generously hosted a wonderful dinner at the Copper Rill Restaurant for HCFF folks, which we greatly appreciate.

If any of this sounds like fun to you, come out and join us. You will most likely become a better angler and most definitely make some new friends.

Tight lines,
Dave Allison