Lower Columbia Flyfishers

This summer I had the privilege to sample fly fishing history during my first visit to the UK. Ghillie John King of “You Fish Scotland” not only introduced me to Spey casting for Atlantic Salmon on it’s namesake River Spey, but being a lifetime local resident, tutored me on the proper way to appreciate whisky. Going above and beyond, John ended up penciling out some fantastic scenic drives through the Highlands.


Toward end of the trip the crystal‐clear Wherwell Priory “Park” beat on River Test didn’t disappoint. Simon
Cooper, Fishing Breaks owner, hooked me up with Ghillie Steve Batien who not only guides but teaches fly
fishing at two local private schools and is Chairman for County Hampshire’s River Keeper’s Association.
Enthusiastic to a fault, even when faced with some grossly faulty casting, Steve’s black Klinkhammer
proved far too irresistible on both browns and grayling.
I look forward to sharing my adventure, including a surprise or two………Ron


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​​​​​​​​​​Your Latest FlyFisher Edition...October
by Ron Pihl

Meeting:  Longview Country Club, 41 Country Club Dr, Longview, WA

Time:   Wet Fly 6:30 pm
             Dinner 7:00 pm
Program:    Salmon on the Spey, Trout on the Test

                      w/ Ron Pihl