Welcome

Welcome to the High Country Fly Fishers website. We are a conservation-oriented fly fishing club located in beautiful Park City, Utah and we meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Red Rock Brewing in Kimball Junction. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs and fish tales.

Next Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Fly Tying and Social Hour at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Red Rock Brewing
1640 Redstone Center Drive
Park City, UT 84098
Program: Our speaker is Brett Novik from Irwin, Idaho.  Brett will demonstrate some of his favorite South Fork flies and then speak to us on “A Guide’s Eye View of the South Fork of the Snake.” Come see what it takes to fish this marvelous river.
Prez Sez

Dave AllisonAs the Holidays approach, we pause to give thanks for the enduring memories gained throughout the year — memories of great trips with new and old friends, memories of smiles earned through service to others, and memories of bonds formed by working together toward common goals.

Thank you to all who helped make 2018 the best year yet for High Country Fly Fishers!

It’s also time to think about gifts for those we care about. And, what better gift than the gift of fly fishing and fly tying? HCFF will again host its Beginning Fly Tying course ($75) and Advanced Fly Tying course (free) beginning January 5 and March 2, respectively. Our Men’s and Women’s Fishing Clinics ($75 each) will be held in April and May, respectively. You may sign up for these courses on this website.

This year’s trips included Crittenden, Starvation, Panguitch, Green River, Island Park, and Hams Fork/Kemmerer. For 2019, we are dropping the Green River and Hams Fork trips due to poor attendance, and are looking for a couple of new locations within a five-hour drive. If you have any suggestions, please drop me a line at jdogdave@gmail.com.

HCFF sponsored two teams for the Green River Single Fly competition this year; one women’s and one men’s. Kudos to our women, who came in fifth. The men? Let’s just say they’ve got some work to do. We  will again sponsor two four-angler teams next year, with HCFF picking up all entry fees. Although first timers will receive preference, we encourage previous participants to sign up to ensure we have enough anglers. Let Eric Luna (eluna@bonairfinancial.com) know if you would like to throw your hat in the ring, and he will include you in the drawing, which will be held in June.

In 2019, we will again have many opportunities for you to give back by volunteering with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Casting For Recovery, the Wasatch Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo, and other worthwhile causes and events. We will reach out to the membership throughout the year with details.

And, don’t forget why we are all here, and that is to fish. Our Stillwater Group and Women’s Fishing Group were active throughout the year with opportunities for all to join the fun.
If you would like to get hooked up with other members, let me know, and I will steer you in the right direction.

Thank you all for making High Country Fly Fishers, in the televised (so it must be true) words of Utah Fly Fishing Hall of Famer, Bob Dibblee, “the best TU chapter in the country.”

Tight lines,
Dave Allison

Park City, Utah