Monday, August 22, 2016

Green Belt Riparian Zones



A Riparian Zone is the ribbon of vegetation adjacent to a shoreline or stream bank. The grasses, shrubs and trees are typically different varieties than the surrounding area. The riparian plant life is able to tolerate or needs a wetter environment. Usually these areas provide a home for an abundant variety of wildlife. Many creatures live their entire lives completely within a riparian zone. More info at this link http://rogueflyfishers.org/riparian.htm

Friday, August 19, 2016

Your First Steelhead

An introduction to how to catch a Rogue Steelhead


If you are curious about how to catch a Rogue Steelhead or you have caught a few and are not happy with your catch rate, you will want to attend this informal "how to class".

Club members Alex Rachowicz and John Mac Diarmid will present this class on how to rig and fish for steelhead in the Rogue River.

The class will be at the picnic side of Tou Velle upstream of the bridge on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m.  It will cost you $4 for parking. We will cover equipment for swinging the fly with the spey rod and nymphing under an indicator with a single hand rod. We’ll also cover a few access spots. 
This is your chance to become addicted to Steelhead!!!

RFF STEELHEAD TOURNAMENT

RFF STEELHEAD TOURNAMENT – FUND RAISER – 2016
OCTOBER 8TH

$150.00 ENTRY FEE / each ANGLER
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE

1.    LONGEST FISH
2.    MOST COMBINED INCHES OF ALL FISH CAUGHT BY ANGLER
3.    OARSMAN WHO’S BOAT LANDS THE MOST FISH

WE DO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO ROW THEIR BOATS THIS YEAR. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CLUB BY ROWING ONE OR TWO ANGLERS.

IF YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO NYMPH OR SWING FLIES WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO MATCH YOU UP IN BOATS OF SAME INTERESTS.
THE LAST TWO YEARS WE’VE BEEN ASKED TO ALLOW THE OARSMAN A CHANCE TO FISH. IF THE SITUATION SHOULD BE THAT 2 or 3 ANGLERS “WANT to ROTATE ROWING” EACH OTHER AND THEY ARE IN TOTAL AGREEMENT THAT EACH WILL FISH, WE WILL HAVE A NEW ALLOWANCE THAT THE BOAT OWNER WOULD PAY $75 WHILE THE OTHER 1 or 2 WILL PAY THE $150 ENTRY FEE.
EMAIL MIKE MASTERS AND MAIL A CHECK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO SIGN UP

2591 SAVANNAH DR, CENTRAL POINT, OR 97502


WE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB AT THE AUCTION; LET US NOW TRY EVEN A LITTLE BIT MORE TO HELP OUT OUR CLUB.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Newsletter August 2016

The August newsletter is available on the website. Rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

The newsletter is now available.  Go to the RFF website and click on newsletter.  
rogueflyfishers.org

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Message from ?Rogue Riverkeeper


Tell Governor Brown No LNG in Medford on July 7th 

Governor Brown is coming to Medford on Thursday July 7th for a campaign fundraiser at the RoxyAnn Winery. We will be taking this opportunity to show her that southern Oregonians oppose the Jordan Cove project and that we are counting on her to Stand Up for Oregon and her constituents by opposing the project.
Thursday July 7th at 5:00 PM


We will meet at the intersection of Hillcrest road and North Phoenix road with signs and banners to show her and her supporters that the Jordan Cove Project is a big issue in southern Oregon and we don’t want it here. Wear red or your No LNG attire. Come on out and join the fun!  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Highlights June Board of Directors Meeting


Bylaws Revision: Tom Collett gave his report on proposed revisions to the bylaws and how the blog is used. Until recently the club was using Vertical Response to communicate with members online. More recently, Tom set up a blog for that purpose, to which members can sign up via the website. The blog was discussed because Tom’s policy has been to post whatever is sent to him by members without screening or editing, and recently a member had sent Tom an email touting the member’s books on Amazon. The books were unrelated to the club’s mission, and the president thought it inappropriate that advertisements of that nature go out on the club blog. After discussion back and forth, it was agreed that postings on the blog must relate to the mission of the Rogue Fly Fishers.
Tom brought with him for discussion a true copy of the club’s bylaws as posted on the website, and also copies reflecting his proposed revisions. There was considerable discussion about the existing bylaws and the need for changes, which is undisputed. After it became apparent that the topic was too large for this meeting, it was tabled until the September meeting.
MembershipWe now have "New Member" tags to be taped below the name tags of new members. New members will be asked to wear them for the first three months before removing them to help us become acquainted.
Conservation Committee Report: John Ward presented the board with very helpful handouts on enforcement of the ban on suction dredging that is now in effect through the end of 2020. The Oregon State Police have a hot line (541-776-6111) to report violations, but we should first check possible violations against DEQ’s interactive map to see if the operation is taking place in a prohibited area. Suction dredging is still permitted on some streams. There is a link to the DEQ map on the upper right hand corner of the home page of Rogueflyfishers.org.
WISE Project: Jack Patterson said there has not been a meeting of WISE project during the past month. The WISE project envisions replacing the current irrigation canals with an enclosed pipeline to distribute water, which will save an estimated 40% of the water resource which is currently lost to evaporation and leakage. The ultimate questions is what happens to the 40%? The irrigation districts will undoubtedly want to increase the acreage they serve, whereas the club and Water Watch want it kept in the streams for fish.
Summer ScheduleThere will be a regular club meeting in June. Will has rescheduled the July speaker for the June meeting, which will be about small mouth bass fishing. There will not be a club meeting in July, and there will not be a board meeting unless some unforeseen need arises. The wine social will take the place of the regular club meeting in August 13th, for which tickets must be paid in advance.
Outings: Dave H. reviewed the schedule for outings as follows:
Upper Williamson - June 15-20 - led by John Ward
N. Fork Sprague River - July 11-14 - led by John Ward
Upper Sacramento - July 30 - led by Will Johnson