Friday, October 14, 2016

October 2016 Meeting


OCTOBER 19, 2016 

The Point Pub & Grill
311 E. Pine St.,Central Point
(located in downtown Central Point on the corner of 3rd and Pine St.)

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and meeting at 6:45 PM
Raffle to follow

Program 7:45 – 8:45

Dinner Tickets $20

SPECIAL MEAL RQUESTS: Those who prefer vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, will need to notify Theresa by Tuesday afternoon (the day before) with your request by either phone (541)702-2153 or email

The Program

John Anderson
Seasonal Drift of Aquatic “Bugs” as a Guide to Fishing Nymph Patterns at Oregon’s Crooked River.

This slide-illustrated program will discuss results of a 15-month drift net Study and an associated analysis of what ‘bugs’ redband trout and mountain whitefish fed on during different seasons. About the middle of each month four drift net collections were taken at an upstream and a downstream riffle area. Collections taken during the morning, afternoon and during total darkness made it possible to estimate how many total ‘bugs’ drifted past a fixed point in a half-hour at different times of the day.
A comparison of total stomach contents from fish caught by fly fishers during the same days drift net samples were taken (and in the same areas drift nets were set) revealed how seasonal changes in available foods modified the feeding strategies of fish. This information has proved especially valuable for nymph fishers when attempting to match the drift at different times of the year. Selected examples of successful fly patterns will conclude the program. 

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