April 2018 Club Meeting

Here’s a reminder, our April club meeting is this Wednesday April 18th. Meeting starts at 7 pm, but come early to mingle and have some great food. This month, we’ll discuss the Wasatch Expo results and upcoming fishouts we have planned. This months presentation includes 4 club members with fly tying demonstrations. Come learn some new techniques and effective fly patterns for your favorite waters.

We also have our monthly raffle that includes a Blue Halo rod outfit and a custom made net. Don’t forget to bring flies for the fly raffle as well.

Hope to see you there.

As always we meet at the:
Red Robin Restaurant, private meeting room
316 EAST WINCHESTER
MURRAY, UT 84107

The 2018 Pyramid Lake Fish outing

The 2018 Pyramid Lake Fish outing is now in the books. In over 2 & ½ days of fishing our group of 6 netted over 30 fish .

The Crew included Cacy, Dan, Mac, John, Mark and Tom.

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Three fish were caught that measured over 25”  and the largest over 26”. Some personal best were reached.

 

Thursday was a hot day, but we were not on the water at Popcorn beach until 4:30pm. A few fish were landed and just as many missed by our early group of 4. From all accounts everyone on the lake did well. That evening we made contact with one of the local guides and received some great advice. Stay with Chironomid. Red bodies and silver or gold beads. Streamers and beetles would not work as well. We also had to contend with vegetation from the previous beach line that extended about 30 to 40 feet out.

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lake is up, If you know the large Tractor tire on the South nets. It is under water. But the Hummer is still visible.

 

That evening we hit Crosby’s fly shop and purchased what we could. One of the flies was a maroon Chironomid with Copper wire and a Red Bead. Size 10.

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Friday the Wind was from the South East and we set up on the point at Pelican. We netted 5 fish and missed even more. It was slow and calm most of the day. We did as well as the guide who had his clients on the Rocks south of Pelican.

 

Saturday we tried Sand Hole early but nothing so we headed back to Pelican at the point. The wind was perfect, coming in and working the shore from the east. The fish were in tight and biting in about 8’ of water.  All totaled the 6 of us  brought 19 fish to net with many more lost.  Most caught on the Red Beaded Chironomid. Mac even had a double.

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Sunday we were out early due to daylight savings. Who knew!  So before daybreak Mark and I were on the water. The fish were at our feet and as soon as we had daybreak we had fish on. 4 Fish to net in 30 minutes and with the sun the fish were out,  and out of reach.

 

Ready to go again.

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March Club Meeting

Don’t forget our next meeting is Wednesday, March 21st. Social hour from 6-7:00 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm. Our special guest this month is Dan Potts. He has presentation on Fly Tying and Fishing the Search Fly that you’ll want to see. We also have some great raffle items this month including a hand crafted fly fishing net, A reel and fly line, and a Fishpond vest. Don’t forget to bring your 3 flies to include in the raffle. As always we meet at the Red Robbin in Murray.
Private meeting room:
RED ROBIN RESTAURANT
316 EAST WINCHESTER
MURRAY, UT 84107

 

February 2018 Club Meeting

Pyramid Lake 2014 010Club meeting this Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This month we have a presentation from Rich Lobrovich on fishing at Pyramid Lake in Nevada. He will speak about what flies and techniques are successful to catch the huge Cutthroat trout that inhabit Pyramid. He will also talk about accomodations and camping opportunities in the area. We have a club trip planned to Pyramid Lake in March, so we will discuss all those details as well. We also have some amazing raffle items for this months meeting, including a cool fishpond fishing pack/vest. Come mingle, have some great food and let us know what adventures you’ve had over the last month. Hope we see you there.

Private meeting room:
RED ROBIN RESTAURANT
316 EAST WINCHESTER
MURRAY, UT 84107

Crittenden Reservoir Fishout!

Pappy's smile is as big as the fish's smile!

Pappy’s smile is as big as the fish’s smile!

Troy and another fine catch.

Troy and another fine catch.

Mike, admiring his catch.

Mike, admiring his catch.

A happy Troy with a gorgeous catch!

A happy Troy with a gorgeous catch!

Mile had a very good day.

Mile had a very good day.

The Bonneville Fly Fishers who attended the Critteden Reservoir (Vevada) Fishout March 18-20 had a great time – and some even caught some great trout! Troy, Mike, Pappy The Prez, Jim H. Rich, Chris and Dave all made the trip to the Great Sagebrush Outback near Wendover and  – no flat tires! Here are a few photos to enjoy.

 

Chris having a laugh.

Chris having a laugh.

Mile, ready for battle.

Mile, ready for battle.

Troy.

Troy.

Wasatch Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo

Billy and T.J. at the BFF booth

Join us for the 11th Annual Wasatch Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo!

April 1st & 2nd, 2016
South Towne Expo Center, Sandy, UT
Friday April 1st, 10am – 5pm. (Social & Award Presentations begin at 5:30pm)
Saturday April 2nd, 9am – 7pm.

The Bonneville Fly Fishers sponsor the Casting Competitions. Visit us at our booth!

Entrance Fees:
$10.00 for adults
Children 15 and under FREE.
The $10.00 entrance fee is good for both days.
Each entrance fee includes: 3 general raffle tickets, and an entry for a Guided Fly Fishing Trip for 2!

Club Meeting, March 16, 2016

Club Habits, 832 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

Meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp, but feel free to come early to meet other attendants, trade fish stories and have a bite to eat. Dinner menu and beverages available for those who desire. Bring 3 flies and receive 3 tickets to enter the Fly Drawing (or purchase tickets for $1.00).

Our guest tonight is Mike Overton, longtime BFF member. Mike will give a presentation highlighting the unique fishing opportunities available at the upcoming Fishout to Crittenden Reservoir in Navada.

Club Meeting, February 17, 2016.

Club Habits, 832 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

Meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp, but feel free to come early to meet other attendants, trade fish stories and have a bite to eat. Dinner menu and beverages available for those who desire. Bring 3 flies and receive 3 tickets to enter the Fly Drawing (or purchase tickets for $1.00). This evening’s program will be hosted by BFF member, Greg Branin. Greg’s tarpon permit bonefishpresentation will be “Fly Fishing the Flats…Beginners Luck!” He will be discussing his recent trip to Rob Mukai’s Fly Fishing Resort in Xcalak Mexico. Greg learned to tie flies before he learned to flyfish. His grandfather was an avid fly tier and fisherman. He got his first job tying bass and saltwater flies for a company called Edgewater in Clinton, UT in 1989 for the Mia brothers, Ed and Steve. Greg joined the military in 1994 and moved to California where he continued his love of flyfishing and tying saltwater flies. He has fished for over 40 species on a fly rod and recently attained a Flats Grand Slam in Xcalak Mexico. A flats grand slam is a Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon in one day. He is excited to share the journey with you and some of the things that came together to make it all happen.