Santiam Flycasters

Annual Holiday Dinner

Featuring Dave Hughes
Wet Flies and Wet Fly Fishing

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for our annual holiday potluck dinner. The club will provide the entree, so bring your favorite side dish to share, along with your loved ones to introduce them to who you've been fishing with all year. Dinner starts at 6:30, followed by a special program with Dave Hughes.

Dave Hughes

Dave has been fortunate to meet, and in most cases to fish with, some of the most famous wet-fly anglers in the world: Sylvester Nemes and his soft-hackles, Pete Hidy and his flymphs, Polly Rosborough and his fuzzy nymphs (the basis for all-fur wet flies), and Davy Wotton, instructor in the video Wet Fly Ways.

This presentation reviews the various wet fly styles, with notes on what makes each attractive to trout, including notes on many hatches that they match. It focuses on how to rig and fish wet flies. Based on Dave's book Wet Flies, 2nd edition.

Born in Astoria, Dave has authored more than 25 books on flyfishing and has written articles for Gray's Sporting Journal, Field & Stream and FlyFisherman. He's currently a columnist for Fly Rod & Reel and Flyfishing & Tying Journal.

Dave was founding president of Oregon Trout in 1983, awarded life membership in the Federation of Flyfishers in 1985, the Pete Hidy honorary life membership in the Flyfishers Club of Oregon in 1992, and received the prestigious Letcher Lambuth Angler Craftsman Award in 2008 from the Washington Fly Fishing Club. He's also an honorary life member of the Santiam Flycasters.

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