We are located in and around Medford, Oregon, USA. Our home water is the Rogue River that flows from the Cascade Mountain Range near Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. We are blessed to be in this wonderful local and value our resources and we strive to protect them.
Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle organized the June outing to Diamond Lake in such a way that one couldn't help wondering how they did it all. Saturday morning started with Breakfast Burritos coming forth from the "Cocina de Keith", at the south ramp. Then a group picture and off to the fishing. After a tiring day of fishing, we all came together at the Steve and Keith campsite for a good old fashioned pot luck. Chef Day was all over the grill calling out names and words like medium rare all the while manufacturing a cloud of smoke to match the event. Plenty of libations with the banter and smiles to match. Did we have a good time? What do you think? Good job Steve and Keith!
Saturday before the launch
You have been there and you love it or you gotta go!
Our casting classes are held from
6:00-7:00 every Monday (except July 3rd) at the Hedrick Middle
School on East Jackson in Medford.Last
session will be July 24th.
broad range of casters will be accommodated. Some accomplished
casters will join the celebration of casting to try out new rods, polish
up the casting stroke or seek help with a particular aspect of their
casting. Meanwhile we have had several beginners and near beginners
start the casting discovery path with us. We have loaner rods for
always accommodate beginners and look forward to working with them every session.
This year we are adding some specific lessons for those with an accomplished
cast. Come out and join us. John MacDiramid CCI
Jim passed away doing one of the things he loved best – goin’ fishing. A
loving, gentle yet strong husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, and lover of the natural world; he will be missed by his many family and friends.
Jim was born September 30, 1937 in Forest Grove, Oregon to James and
Mary Harleman. He grew up in the small town of Cornelius, Ore. enjoying a childhood of rural freedom and adventures with his three younger siblings; Judy, Jerry, and John.
Jim was a life-long learner and educator. He received his BS degree from Portland State College in 1961 and an MS in Secondary Education from Southern Oregon State College in 1984.
As a young adult living in Lakeview, Ore. Jim developed his skills as an outdoorsman including hunting, birding, and fly fishing; avid pursuits that have enriched his life while as a result, developing and enjoying many lasting friendships. Jim also had an enduring love of sports of all kinds, especially amateur and high school-level sporting events.
Jim met the love of his life, Kathy McNeill, in Denver, Colorado. After a long-distance courtship, due to Jim having returned home to Oregon, they were finally together again in Oregon. They were married in Ashland in 1978. Jim and Kathy had two children; Aaron, born in 1982 and Kristie, adopted in 1984.
After a varied career in business, at the age of 40 Jim made a major career shift, beginning a 25 year long teaching career in Social Sciences, first at
Scenic Middle School, and later at Crater High School in Central Point. The culminating highlight of his teaching experience was to pioneer with others
the Renaissance Academy, a school-within-a-school at Crater High School.
Jim was a man devoted to his family, friends, and community. He relished
his role as a father to Kristie and Aaron, and as a grandfather to his four grandchildren; Calvin (CJ), Troy, Lauren, and Eli. As a community volunteer, Jim was actively involved on the Central Point Parks and Recreation Committee, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, Rogue Flyfishers, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). In 2016, he was selected as CASA Volunteer of the Year for his work with youth in the foster care system.
Jim was deeply involved in his community believing that we must look beyond our own self interests and consider also the needs of the larger community, our country, and the world.
He will be missed and remembered with love by his many family and friends. A Celebration of Life event will be held in Jim’s honor beginning at 1:00 p.m Sunday, June 11, 2017. The site of the event will be at the “Holy Water” at the picnic pavilions above the Cole Rivers Fish Hatchery and below Lost Creek Reservoir dam. All are invited to bring a potluck dish and fond memories of Jim to share.
Memorial donations may be made to CASA, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, or Rogue Flyfishers.
As Jim often said: “Remember: We all live downstream.”
member of the Rogue Flyfishers, Jim
Harleman, has passed away. The email
below was sent to the club by his friend and fellow member, Clint Brumitt. Jim was a great guy and he will be sorely
missed by all who knew him.
got a call from Jim's wife, Kathy, informing me that Jim had not returned
home from a fishing trip to the Williamson River He had given the names of two people, me
being one of them, who would know where he is in case he did not return on
time. I could not sleep after that so by 2:00AM, I
was up and getting dressed and by 3:00 AM
I was on the road to the Williamson. I arrived around6:30 and soon found his truck stuck in a big mud
puddle. I honked hoping to wake him up and have him put on his waders so
I couldtow him out. When that did
not work I walked up to the driver’s side and it looked like he was
sleeping. It was his nap pose. However,when he did not respond I stepped on the mud and
opened his door. It was evident at that moment that this was Jim's last
fishing trip. I felt sadness in his passing but also a deep
sense of joy in the fact that he had over a 38 year period enriched my
life and lives of so many thathe
came in contact with. The family is planning the services and more info
will be coming to you in near future. Keep your hearts warm, you are so very
special in your own right.