Welcome

Welcome to High Country Fly Fishers. We are a conservation-oriented Trout Unlimited chapter located in beautiful Park City, Utah and covering all of Summit and Wasatch counties. Our activities include teaching fly fishing and fly tying, conservation projects in support of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Trout-in-the-Classroom program at local schools and lots of great fishing trips.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and feature fishing guides, fly tiers and fisheries biologists from all over the western states as speakers.  Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs and fish tales.

Check out the new HCFF Catch & Release Tool!

Next Meeting
Date:Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Location:HCFF meetings are via Zoom. Watch for an email with the logon link.
Program:“Using GPS and Digital Maps to Find your Way to Fishing Success” by HCFF member Kevin Anderson.

“Starvation Reservoir Fisheries Management” by Utah DWR fisheries biologist Natalie Boren.

“Stillwater Fishing Options and Locations” by HCFF member John Schultz.

Prez Sez

Eric Luna 02The future always looks brighter when viewed through the lens of optimism, so, with that in mind, let’s talk about the great High Country activities we have to look forward to in 2021.

High Country is resuming monthly meetings, at first via Zoom, and hopefully in person later in the year. We also hope to provide drawing opportunities for trips and merchandise.

Our Programs Chair, Vice President Bill Quapp, is hard at work lining up informative speakers on such topics as fisheries management, riparian restoration, and new destinations. Look for Bill’s emails for details on upcoming programs.

Last year, HCFF-sponsored trips were well attended, and we expect this year’s trips to meet with similar success. Trips Chairman, Todd Johnson, is busy making arrangements and will do his best to get you details as early as possible.

Beginning in April, HCFF will visit some new venues, as well as some old favorites, such as Panguitch Lake and Island Park. New destinations will include Minersville and Walcott Lake, ID. Check the calendar page for information.

Our beginning fly fishing clinics, led by Wendy Glorit and Peter Robinson, are scheduled for April and May, and Mike Bowers will lead our advanced fly tying clinic via Zoom, which will begin in March. Unfortunately, we will have to wait another year to hold the beginners’ clinic, due to the hands-on nature of the class.

The fishing clinics will be followed up with Fish Days, and they will again be led by Pat Ronneburg and Gene Cannarella. Fish Days are single day outings to local waters where beginners can fish with experienced anglers.

For these programs and more, including conservation and youth education opportunities, check our calendar page from time to time and look for our emails.

And, don’t forget to get out on the water. Winter fishing, be it ice fishing or wading the rivers, can be phenomenal.

Tight lines!
Eric Luna

Park City, Utah