Welcome to High Country Fly Fishers. We are a conservation-oriented fly fishing club located in beautiful Park City, Utah and we meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs and fish tales.

Monthly HCFF meetings will resume in February via Zoom.  Watch for an email with the Zoom logon link.

Next Meeting
Date:Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm
Location:Via Zoom
Program:Jackie Watson, DWR Blue Ribbon Fisheries Biologist in charge of the Jordanelle Reservoir.

Prez Sez

Photo of HCFF President Eric Luna

The 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