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 Tuesday of the month 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.

Next Meeting
Date:Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. 
Location:Due to Omicron, this meeting  will be held on Zoom.  Click here to join.
Program:Brian McCravy of Captain’s Green Anchors in Missoula, Montana is going to discuss fishing in Montana.  He guides on several Montana rivers including the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, Flathead, and Rock Creek. We will have a raffle for a guide trip with Brian on the river of your choice. These rivers are both scenic and loaded with fish!

Alan Ward of Utah DWR will give us an update on the Strawberry Reservoir fishery.  He will discuss the new management plan that has been developed to enhance the fishery.  Alan will also summarize the data collected from his gill netting from last fall.  Based on the experience of some of us who fish the Strawberry frequently, the number and size of cutthroats have been great and the rainbow population has also improved.

Prez Sez

Bill QuappIt is still January so Happy New Year. In spite of the virus in 2021, we had a good year.  Unfortunately, the Omicron virus is cramping our activities again in 2022.  But, we will try our best to organize fun events and outings for all.  So, what is planned for this year?

Our current plans for the full year are shown on the HCFF calendar.  We will have monthly meetings, one-day fishouts, multiday fishouts, fly tying classes, beginning fly fishing classes, the steak fry picnic, the Christmas party, and more. Click on any event you want to know more about and you will get the drop-down description.  Watch your email and check back on the calendar as things may change. If you plan to participate in any event, be sure to use the signup form for events so we can notify you if changes do occur.

When we started planning, we anticipated having the virus behind us but to no avail.  So, while our monthly meetings are scheduled to be indoors at Maxwell’s in Kimball Junction, we will switch the meetings to Zoom when the conditions require.

Our January meeting was at Maxwell’s with lots of fun.  We had a good turnout and great pizza. This new venue has lots of space for socializing and video monitors all over.  The service was great.  We gave away five door prizes and awarded three raffle items.  If you have the urge for great pizza, be sure to visit Maxwell’s and tell them you are with HCFF.

Our February meeting has been converted to a Zoom meeting due to the virus surge.

We are still planning some of our events and need “Safari Leaders” for others.  Call or email me and I can tell you where we need support.  HCFF is often cited by others as the most active TU chapter in the state.  It can only be the most active with your support and volunteer time. So, contact me or any of the other officers if you are willing to help.

You can always contact me for more information or suggestions.

Tight lines,
Bill Quapp

Park City, Utah