Welcome

Welcome to the High Country Fly Fishers website. We are a conservation-oriented fly fishing club located in beautiful Park City, Utah. Except for July, August and September when we shut down to go fishing, we meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs and fish stories.

Next Meeting:

March 4, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Location:

Redrock Junction
1640 Redstone Center Drive, Park City, Utah

Program:

"An evening with Jack Dennis: My Favorite Moments and People in Fly Fishing." Mr. Dennis, formerly of Jackson, Wyoming and now living in Utah, will be speaking about his memories of fly fishing the most famous rivers in the world. In addition, he will be tying flies and giving a free copy of his DVD, "25 Places to Fish Before You Die," to every paid member of HCFF. You don't want to miss it.

As a special bonus, Mr. Ed Diamond, owner of the new Fish Heads Fly Shop in Heber (www.utahflyfish.com) has donated a guided float trip on the Upper Green River that will be raffled off after Jack Dennis' presentation. The Upper Green is home to some of the biggest fish in the area and Fish Heads holds one of the coveted Seedskadee Wildlife Refuge permits allowing anglers to fish a section with little pressure. So stop by Fish Heads at 32 South Main in Heber City and say hello to Ed, Ben, and Steve and thank them for their generosity.

Prez Sez

Mike

Members,

It's the middle of ski season and who is thinking about fishing? Believe it or not, there are plenty of people out on the river making sure that the fish are being exercised. Midges are hatching during the middle of the day and there is even a little surface activity. The bugs are mostly small, really small. A size 24 might be a little big. However, rumor has it that some bigger stuff is starting to appear. Black size 20 midges have been observed on the water, albeit infrequently. While 20 doesn't seem large, it's certainly beats a 24 or 26. Soft hackles and streamers have been effective, as well. Look for the fish in the slower water; pools, inside bends and the eddies behind rocks.

The beginner fly tying class is well under way and we have another edition of the "Flies and Lies" get together starting next month. Stay tuned for more info. In addition, the Men’s and Ladies’ clinics are just around the corner. Our featured speaker this month is Harley Reno. Harley will be presenting a program on fishing the Fremont River in southern Utah. The drawing will be for 2 days fishing on the South Fork of the Snake, lodging included.

Tight Lines,
Mike