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Rocky Ford Outing

November 16 - November 18

When: Friday November 16 – 18

Details:  Drive over either Friday or Saturday.  Stay in Ephrata or Soap Lake.  RV camping is also available.

Gear Level:  Low.  No watercraft.  Waders or rubber boots.  5 or 6wt fly rod.  Leech patterns, Woolly Buggers, scud patterns, small midge nymph patterns and a few dry flies.

Physical Effort: Moderate.  Access is very good. Expect short walks from the parking areas to the stream.  For the most part things are flat and there are plenty of easy places to get to the shore.

Experience Level:  Novice to Expert

Questions:  Contact Greg Sisson at 425-591-3383 for questions and support! If you want to car pool or share accommodations contact Greg.     

Please contact Greg Sisson (425-591-3383) by November 1 if you are coming.

More about the destination:

Rocky Ford Creek is a year around stream fishing experience for large rainbow trout.  Because the steam is spring fed the water flows and temperature stay fairly constant.  The club had a very successful outing here last spring.  The stream runs about one mile through public access.  It’s all walking and fishing from the shoreline.  No wading is allowed so you really don’t need waders but you will need boots as it can get sloppy near the shore. Casting can be challenging in some places but wide open in others.  With a bit of support and coaching this can be a good place for novice fishers.  You don’t need to have a bunch of gear or be an expert caster.  On the other hand this place has a lot to offer the expert who wants to catch heavy fish with dry flies and other technical methods. The biggest challenge comes if the wind blows.  However it is generally calm in the morning and late in the day. Here are a couple of articles to read about the fishery, hatches and techniques.  http://www.worleybuggerflyco.com/professionalgu/Rocky_Ford_Creek.htm

http://www.fishingmagician.com/Stories/Rocky-Ford-Alive-with-Rainbow-In-the-Dead-of-Winte.aspx

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Start:
November 16
End:
November 18

Classes and Events

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All of us at OFF share a passion for fly fishing and that passion has led many of us to explore other facets of the sport. Most of us tie flies and a few are good enough at it to teach others. Each year we conduct beginning tying classes in the local community. If you’re interested in attending a class, please find an event above.

If you join our club you’ll also have a chance to meet and learn from some of the finest rod builders in the area. Builders who work in both cane and graphite materials.

Guest speakers and club outings are another excellent way members improve their technical skills and enhance their understanding of the sport. (2016 Outing List .xlsx)

Our most recent newsletter, posted on the NEWSLETTER page, contains the latest information on upcoming outings, speakers and events.

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