Friday, January 18, 2019

Dues Reminder


Membership dues for 2019 must be received by March 31st to remain a member in good standing.  That deadline is fast approaching!  Please fill out the renewal form below and return it with a check to:  Rogue Fly Fishers  PO Box 4637  Medford, OR  97501.  If you prefer to submit your dues electronically, use the Paypal option provided on our website. Regardless of which method you choose, please return the form below so we have your updated information and preferences on file.

Members who paid their 2019 dues prior to January 1st were entered in a special early bird raffle and that drawing was held at the January meeting.  Congratulations to Mark Teeters who went home with a new TFO Rod and Reel!
Honorary Life Members do not need to pay annual dues but need to complete this form and return it so we have your updated information and preferences.
We look forward to another successful year for the Rogue Flyfishers and thank you for your continued support.
Tim Bolling
Membership Committee
Rogue Flyfishers Membership Renewal - 2019
Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________Zip______________
If this is a family membership, list family member’s names: __________________________________________
Best Contact Number: _____________________________

Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
Should you NOT want your email address in the club directory, check here: ________

Monthly Newsletter - please indicate your preference by circling one:      Mailed            Electronically

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(Circle one)  Individual:  $35            Family:  $45            Junior (under 18): $5               Honorary Life Member $0

Dues Amount Enclosed:  $_____________   (Please make check payable to Rogue Flyfishers)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Proposed By-laws change

Through the use of Article7, the Board of Directors of RFF is recommending the following change to the By-laws.

Change Article 5 -Board of Directors

Section 10:  Ad Hoc Committee to read as followings:

The Board of Directors may from time to time appoint an Ad Hoc Committee that shall consist of two (2) or more Directors or one (1) Director plus one (1) or more Committee Heads.

The Board of Directors may grant such authority to the Ad Hoc Committee as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.

Members, please read the proposed changes and be prepared to discuss them at the next general meeting.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

East Lake Outing

East Lake Outing

The East Lake Resort began taking reservations January
1st, for the RV Park and Cabin Rentals.  I checked the
website January 5th and found many of the cabin rentals 
        are already booked for the outing weekend of July 19 and 
There are cabins still available that sleep 5 to 6 persons 
and studio cabins that sleep 2.  The cabins work out to 
     between 50 to 50 dollars per night per person, 
       if fully occupied.  Many of the RV spots are still available.

USFS campgrounds, Cinderhill and East Lake, are not 
currently accepting reservations through
partially due to the government shut down and primarily
because of hazard tree removal.  I will check daily and let everyone know when
reservations can be made.

The outing BBQ is planned for a campsite in Cinderhill

For those who want more comfortable accommodations,
Newberry Station Best Western is located along Hwy 97
down the hill from the lake.  I have stayed at this hotel
when fishing East Lake and found it to be a good

Whatever your plans, if you think you may want to attend
this great outing, it would be best to make reservations as
soon as possible.

More information to follow as the outing gets closer.

Steve Day

Monday, January 7, 2019

Reminder - Need to RSVP for Club meeting by Friday, January 11th


Please make your dinner reservation for the January 16th meeting by Friday, the 11th.

You can email your RSVP to (give your name and how many for dinner)

 For those who cannot do email, call (661)742-5835 in the afternoons only.

Pay when you arrive with cash or check.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Dinner and meeting at 6:45 PM
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45 – 8:45

BUFFET DINNER is $22 per person


           Caesar Salad
           Roasted Veggies
           Garlic Bread
           Brownies & Cookies

Special dietary request: email Theresa at tms1910@icloud. com or call (541)702-2153 by the Tuesday preceding the meeting.

For more information concerning the meeting, please consult the newsletter at

Friday, January 4, 2019

Important Hearing

  This is a reposting of a message from Rogue Riverkeeper.  They work very hard to stop this pipeline.  Lets support them.  See you next Tuesday at the Jackson County Expo.

The Oregon Dept of State Lands is holding upcoming hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG project and we need you there! 

On December 6th, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) opened up a 60-day comment period on an important removal/fill permit needed by the Jordan Cove LNG project to construct an export terminal and associated 229-mile pipeline. If approved this permit would allow for massive dredging in Coos Bay, material removal from salmon bearing streams, and the significant disturbance of important wetlands.
The DSL removal/fill permit is one where we - at the state level - have the chance to stop this project in its tracks. But not without YOU! Please attend one or all of the upcoming DSL permit hearings to show that southern Oregon does not want this project! There will be rallies before each of the hearings from 4:30 - 5:30 and the opportunity for testimony and written comments at each of the hearings. We hope to see you there.
Klamath County DSL Hearing & Rally
Monday January 7th, 2019, 5:30 - 8PM 
Klamath Falls Community College
7390 S. 6th St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Jackson County DSL Hearing & Rally
Tuesday January 8th, 2019, Rally: 4:30 - 5:30PM/Hearing: 5:30 - 8:30PM

Jackson County Expo's Olsrud Arena
1 Peninger Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502

Douglas County DSL Hearing & Rally
Wednesday January 9th, 2019, 5:30 - 8PM

Seven Feathers Casino Resort
146 Chief Miwaleta Ln
Canyonville, OR 97417

Coos County DSL Hearing & Rally
Thursday January 10th, 2019, 5:30 - 8PM

The Mill Casino
3201 Tremont St.
North Bend, OR 97459

Can't attend a hearing? Submit your comments today! 

Your voice is still needed and comments are being accepted by DSL until February 7th. If you care about southern Oregon's rivers, streams, fish, recreation, and the communities that rely on them please send in your comments and concerns to DSL today. 

(Talking points are included) 

Thank you for your efforts in protecting southern Oregon's waterways, communities, and climate!
For the Rogue,
Robyn & Stacey

Thursday, January 3, 2019

January Newsletter

The RFF Newsletter for January 2019
is now on the website.

Find it at:

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Introductory Spey Class, Sat. January 5th



John Macdiarmid is holding an introductory spey class on Sat. Jan. 5 at 10:00a.m.  He says: 

In this introductory session we will talk about spey equipment and when to use what. How to fish with a spey rod will also be discussed. Then we will discuss spey books, DVDs and internet sites. I’ll try to have some handouts but you may want to bring pen and paper for note taking.

Remember also Will Johnson of the Ashland Fly Shop has free spey lessons at the picnic area of the Tou Velle State Park every third Sunday of the month at 9:00a.m. Will has generously done this for several years now and I encourage you to attend. He often has a few extra rods he can lend you for the class.

It is my hope that this group will consist of not just beginners but accomplished spey casters as well.
Experienced casters will be encouraged to chime in and share there experiences with the class.

We have 4 club spey rods and will be glad to lend them to folks that have some experience and are ready to practice spey casting. It can be difficult to get out in the winter time but I find 30 mins. about right for a casting practice session. Most of us can tolerate the cold for a short period. I often practice at boat ramps with just knee boots, it is easy to wade out a short distance and there is no brush behind you.

Standing knee deep in a river methodically swinging the rod, fishing the swinging fly, stepping down to repeat the cast and swing is the most soothing, enjoyable activity I know. You are so in tune with the moving water and the natural surroundings, you become a participant with nature, not just an observer. I look forward to sharing the passion.

The gathering place will be the Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park at 8401 Old Stage Road. To get there from Medford take I-5 N and exit at exit 40. Turn left back over the freeway and continue on the Old Stage Road south towards Jacksonville. The park has a stone entrance on the right just before the road crosses Kane Ck. and begins to climb the hill. There is a fountain in the front yard.