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5:30 PM SOFF DINNER MEETING WITH PRESENTATION BY DAVE HUGHES – Nymph Fishing Simplified
January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave Hughes is author of more than 20 books about fly fishing for trout. They include Wet Flies, Handbook of Hatches, Reading Trout Water, Essential Trout Flies, the classic Western Hatches (with Rick Hafele), American Fly Tying Manu- al, Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters, Trout From Small Streams, Pocketguide to Western Hatches and the massive reference Trout Flies.
His articles on fly fishing have appeared in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, North- west Fly Fishing, and Fly Tyer magazines. Dave served as editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal for eight years, and is currently a columnist for American Angler, and Flyfishing & Tying Journal.
Dave was founding president of Oregon Trout in 1983, and was awarded life membership in the Federation of Flyfishers in 1985. He was awarded the Pete Hidy honorary life membership in the Flyfishers Club of Oregon in 1992 for his literary accomplishments. Dave received the prestigious Letcher Lambuth Angler Crafts- man Award in 2008 from the Washington Fly Fishing Club. He is a life member of his home club, the Rainland Flycasters in Astoria, Oregon.
Dave is an accomplished amateur aquatic entomologist. His hobbies include collecting, identifying, and photographing the aquatic insects that are fed upon by trout, as well as tying and fishing the flies that match those insects and fool those trout.
Dave lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Japanese fly fishing writer Ma-sako Tani.