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 Tuesday of the 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.
Please don’t sign up for activities in 2020 yet. We haven’t updated the Calendar and those are 2019 dates. Thanks!
|Date:||Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Sun Peak Recreation Center
1950 Bear Hollow
Park City, Utah 84098
See the Calendar page for details and to sign up.
Well, as many of you know, our long time Prez, Dave Allison and his lovely wife Lisa, have decided to move to Hamilton, Montana.
Dave has done a great job supporting HCFF over the years, having run Trout in the Classroom, represented the club at a variety of fly tying demonstrations, held a major role on the management committee of the Wasatch Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Expo, and led our fly tying clinics.
Dave will continue his role with the Expo, so we will see him there and hopefully at some of our other events and trips throughout the year. Help me in wishing Lisa and Dave well in their new adventure.
Now, what about fall? HCFF had a successful outing to Island Park, with about 35 members attending. Some rented houses and hotel rooms and others brought their RVs. Our group dinners were lots of fun, as was the fishing.
Hebgen Lake in Montana and Henry’s Fork in Island Park were the most popular destinations. The weather was delightful. The still water groups tried several sections of Hebgen where the Browns were plentiful and large when hooked. Once again this year, Susie took the largest brown at 24 inches.
Several members had great success at Henry’s Lake. Kevin Parson’s first day bagged only four fish, but his perseverance paid off two days later when he netted 37. Both Dave Tall and Brent Hoge had good days at Henry’s as well.
Lately, Strawberry has been on fire, with many HCFF anglers catching record numbers of cutthroats and a few rainbows. The first fall fishing by Wade Hall reported over 60 cutts on each of a couple of days while many of us were at the Island Park Fishout. Since then, there have been several outings with great weather, mild winds and many of us reporting between 20 to 40 cutts. Our stillwater trainer and mentor, John Schultz, bagged 72 on one outing.
We hope you have had some great fall fishing. Send us your fish stories or post them to our HCFFF group Facebook page if you would like to share. There will be good fishing for the next month or so at Strawberry and Jordanelle, and, as with the lakes, the rivers are less crowded this time of year, so get out there and enjoy it.