Santiam Flycasters

Chasing Western Hatches
with Jim Schollmeyer

Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Jim Schollmeyer

Jim Schollmeyer is a retired fly fishing photojournalist from Salem. Raised in North Dakota where he fished for bullhead, yellow perch, and pike (one of his favorite fish), he picked up his first fly rod in the late 60’s and since then has been chasing hatches, tying flies to match them, and fishing for trout throughout the West.

In his presentation to the club, he will take a seasonal look at important Western hatches along with some of the waters where they occur and tips on how to fish them.

Jim sold his first photograph (a picture of a March brown mayfly to Field and Stream) in 1981, was a guide on the Deschutes River for 9 years, and is a Life Member of the FFF.

He has written for most of the fly fishing magazines and is the author of Hatch Guide for the Deschutes River, Hatch Guide for Western Streams, Hatch Guide for Lakes, Nymph Fly-Tying Techniques, and co-authored with Ted Leeson The Fly Tier’s Benchside Reference, Tying Emergers, The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying and Flies for Western Super Hatches.

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