Monday, March 13, 2017

Rogue Flyfishers Meeting Reminder

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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
The program will be:

John Kreft is this month’s featured speaker and will present a program entitled “A Secret River West of Sisters…the Metolius”. While his famous quote is “there are no fish in the Metolius” - some fly fishers know better. His presentation will include fishing access points along the river, the fish available, bug life, and a few tips about his method of catching the elusive Redsides, Brown Trout, and Bull Trout in the river.

John is renowned for his famous “John Kreft flies” which he has graciously donated dozens and dozens to the Central Oregon Flyfishers (COF) monthly raffle. He has managed the COF Winter Fly Tying since 2012 and contributes to the Fly of the Month column in the COF newsletter.

In addition to the COF activities, John was the treasurer for the Oregon Council – IFFF for 4 ½ years and Chair of the 2015 and 2016 NW Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Expo in Albany. He has been an exhibition fly tyer at the NW Expo, Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo (Boise), Northern California Fly Tying Expo (Redding), and several national IFFF Fairs. He is on the board of Central Oregon Project Healing Waters, teaching fly tying and fly fishing to veterans.

Lastly, John started the website RiverKeeper Flies ( in March 2014, which is a great resource to novice and experienced anglers. His weekly posts include a variety of topics including fly fishing, fly tying, and volunteer work. A couple of notable tabs on the webpage includes Fly Patterns (including Crooked River flies) and Resources (knots, hook and bead conversion charts). Many pictures accompany the posts and fly patterns to help with his story-telling style.

John and his wife Karen (a noted fly fisher in her own right) live in Sisters.

John Kreft in Albany
Dinner Tickets $22

The dinner has changed to buffet style, but special meals for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free are still available upon request. 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

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