Fish Outs

The club holds at least a half-dozen fish outings each year on local waters. We call these fish outs. Aside from fishing at fish outs, we exchange fly fishing information, socialize, eat, and enjoy the great outdoors. Occasionally we have camp outs as well, especially when the fishery is a couple of hours or more away. Please see the club calendar for the current schedule of fishing activities.

Mentoring is typically available at fish outs to help you improve your fly fishing skills. To arrange for mentoring, contact us at a few days prior to the fish out. Please note what you'd like help with (casting, fly selection, etc.). Mentoring sessions at fish outs are typically limited to 15 minutes or so.

We generally encourage attendees to practice keep fish wet catch and release fishing. We do not object to responsible harvesting of fish.

As always, fish outs are subject to changes... possibly even at the last minute. Changes are announced on the club's announce mailing list. As a general rule, if there are chain controls up on the route to/from the fish out, the fish out is canceled.

We recommend wearing an appropriate personal floatation device when floating or wading in above-the-knee waters. We also recommend use of wading staffs in running water. We recommend wearing polarized sunglasses or other eye protection gear while fly fishing (or near anyone throwing hooks).

Please share photos you've taken during our fish outs by sending them to or, if you happen to be on Facebook, by posting them in our Facebook chat group.

Fish Out Organizers Needed!

Members are encouraged to volunteer to organize a fish out! As the fish out organizer, also known as the fish master, you get to pick the time and place!

The fish out organizer is not responsible for organizing or providing mentoring! This is handled by our mentoring team.

The fish out organizer may, if they choose, organize food... such as a riverside/lakeside BBQ or breakfast at a nearby diner. For riverside/lakeside eating, the club typically provide picnic supplies and offers a small grant to offset out-of-pocket expenses.

Below is an outline of what is involved. Help and advice is available. Contact us if interested in organizing a fish out at


When organizing your first fish out, best to keep it simple!

Pick your time and place. Discuss with club management, namely the club's President for scheduling and any necessary approvals.

Scheduling should generally be done at least a month in advance.

Before the Fish Out

Draft a brief announcement for the mailing list and/or our newsletter that includes relevant information, such as time, place, and meet up location.

The organizer should try to be available at the general meeting preceding the fish out to help answer any questions folks might have.

Obtain a club banner for display during the fish out.

The before tasks need to be generally need to be completed a couple of weeks prior to the fish out. Start early!

During the Fish Out

Be early to your event! Put up a club banner to help attendees find you. Greet attendees and let them know any relevant information, such as when to meet back to share stories, etc.. Take a few photos! Ask attendees who have taken photos to share them (post to Facebook chat group or email to

After the Fish Out

Share your photos to our Facebook chat group and/or send them to Optionally write a brief report for inclusion in our newsletter to be published along with a photo taken during the event. Return the club banner.

It is best to complete the after tasks within a few days of the event.