Thursday, April 19, 2018

Highway 62 litter pickup

Highway 62 Litter Pickup

If you are available to help pick up litter on our section of Highway 62, please meet at McDonald's tomorrow morning, April 20, at 9:00 AM

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Earth Day Bear Creek Cleanup

Join Jim Hutchins of Oregon Stewardship and Robyn Janssen of Rogue Riverkeeper for this important outing.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Bear Creek Clean Up!
Join us on Earth Day to give back to the planet and to a healthy Rogue!
Bear Creek Clean Up
Saturday April 21, 2018, 9 - 11AM

Ashland Way Station near the corner of Valley View & Hwy 99
2215 OR 99
Ashland, OR 97520

Rogue Riverkeeper and our partners invite you to a community wide effort to clean up Bear Creek. Clean up events will be taking place along Bear Creek in Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point as part of the Bear Creek Stewardship day. The clean up events are being sponsored by SOLVE and other local organizations.  
We will be hosting the clean up efforts at the Valley View intersection on the north end of Ashland. All clean up gear will be provided as well as some snacks and refreshments. We ask participants to wear comfortable clothes and footwear (no open toed shoes) appropriate for the kind of work and weather we will expect for the day.

Click here to register for this event. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

dinner reservation reminder

Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the April 18th meeting.

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 13th.

Please email your RSVP to: (give your name and how many for dinner)
For those who cannot do email, call 661-741-5835 in afternoons only.
Pay when you arrive--cash or checks only

For special dietary requests: email Theresa at: or call 541-702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April Newsletter

The Newsletter

The newsletter for April is now on the website.

Find it at:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Creel Survey Tuesday

Creel Survey Tuesday

Tuesday, April 3, is a creel survey fishing day at the Holy Water

If you are available to fish between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, please join other members of the RFF in doing so.

For more information, or for questions to be answered, contact Will Johnson at the Ashland Fly Shop.
541 488 6454

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Notice - RFF Auction - May 16th

RFF Auction 2018

MAY 16, 2018


Get your $25 Dinner / Auction entry by emailing Mike Masters at and then mail check made out to RFF to

Mike Masters, 2591 Savannah Dr, Central Point, OR 97502

 Look at some of the special items we have!

1.     Dick Bonamarte Commemorative Fly Plate – Custom made by Dan Kellogg

2.     Winston & Scott Fly Rods

3.     1 Full day Fly Tying Class plus Lunch with Dave McCants

4.     “Rockin Rainbow Trout” for your Grandchild or Children – Don Dabney

5.     Upper Rogue Drift Trips by various club members

6.     Stillwater fishing trips by various members

7.     Fish the Owyhee River for 3 days with Charter Member Clint Burmitt

8.     Bruce Howell Bamboo Fly Rods

9.     Sawyer Oars

10.                       Otis Swisher’s Favorite Scott 3 wt Fly Rod and one of his Notebooks

11.                        Keith Hardcastle’s Custom & Handcrafted Landing Net

12.                         Many, many more items

13.                         Plus  2 Original RFF Club Patches from the 1970’s














7:15 – 8:45  LIVE AUCTION

Monday, March 12, 2018

Creel Survey Saturday

Creek Survey Saturday

Saturday, March 17, is a creek survey fishing day at the Holy Water.

If you are available to fish between the hours of 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, please join other members of the RFF in doing so.

These fishing days are part of the club's efforts to aid ODFW in determining how many fish are in the Holy Water and to gain a greater understanding of this unique fishery in an effort to maintain and possibly improve it.

On the first Tuesday of the month, 13 members and guests participated in the effort and a good number of fish were measured and tagged.  It would be great to have an equal number on this Saturday.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Will Johnson at the Ashland Fly Shop at 541 488 6454

Sunday, March 11, 2018



RSVP Needed!!

Have you made your dinner reservation for the 
March 21st meeting?!!

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 16th

Email your RSVP to:

Monday, March 5, 2018

Creel Survey

Tuesday, March 6 th is a creel survey day at the Holy Water.

If you available for catching and counting fish between 11:00 AM and 2:PM, please join the group.

For more information, please call Will Johnson at the Ashland Fly Shop.


Thursday, March 1, 2018


The newsletter for March is now available on the RFF website

Find it at:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Creel Survey Reminder


Creel surveys are held the first Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Holy Water.  These are important events in our efforts to determine the health of the fishery at the Holy Water and we can use the help of any club members who are interested.

The next survey will be this coming Tuesday, March 6.

If you are available to fish on Tuesday, please show up at Riversedge Park by 11:00 AM.  Fishing is done between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Please have a net for landing the fish.  It is also good to work with a partner if possible.  Having a pen, clipboard and camera are also helpful.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Will Johnson at the Ashland Fly Shop at 541 488 6454.  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendment

Notice of Proposed
Bylaws Amendment
As some of you know, the Board of Directors has tried several times in the past to make various housekeeping and clarification revisions to the Bylaws but never made it through the process.  This time they did! 
The fifth draft is posted on our website,  Look in the upper right corner and click on it. 
The vote will be held at the March club meeting, March 21st.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


                                      AUCTION NOTE


Yes, make your reservations prior to April 1st for our Annual Auction & Dinner and your name will be put in the tumbler. One lucky person will win a gift TBD. Winner will be announced at the April 18th meeting.

Remember you can email me your request for seating at and then make out a check to Rogue Fly Fisher’s and mail it to

RFF c/o Mike Masters

2591 Savannah Dr. Central Point, OR 97502


Wednesday, February 14, 2018



The speaker will be Jay Nicholas of Caddis Fly Shop fame.  He will speak
on fishing in the Pacific City area - saltwater salmon as well as ling cod. 
Should be good, so get your reservations in!!

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 16th

Email your RSVP to:



RSVP Needed!!

Have you made your dinner reservation for the February 21st meeting?!!

RSVP'S need to be made by this Friday, the 16th

Email your RSVP to:


Saturday, February 10, 2018

NW Fly Tyier Expo - March 9th and 10th - Albany

NW Fly Tyer/Fly Fishing Expo - March 9th and 10th - Albany  

For those of you who have never been there, my advice is don't miss it!  There is an unbelievable number of events to attend or participate in.  I can all but guarantee it will not be the last one you attend!   Carey Special                    

Hello Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Enthusiasts!

The Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo is right around the corner.  The committee has been busy putting everything together.  Here are some of the highlights.

Expo Classes
Each year we offer great classes.  These include fly tying, casting, and fly fishing.  There is a class on Introduction to Dutch Oven Cooking and Basic Fly Plate Construction.  You can view the class schedules broken down by day:
Sign up for classes today as class sizes are limited.

Fly Tyers
The Expo started with the tyers 30 years ago and this tradition continues to be the focal point of the show.  We have close to 200 volunteer tyers who come and demonstrate their tying techniques.  Check out the tyer schedule and make plans to get some great tying tips.  Here are some of the featured tyers that will be attending this year. 

Friday Reception
There will be a reception dinner held on Friday evening (March 9th).  There will be a live auction during the reception along with a meal.  Everyone is invited.  Tickets are only $10, and are limited, so pick up your tickets today.  Packages are also available if you want to save on raffle tickets and banquet tickets. 

We are excited for this years and Expo and we hope to see you there!

Garren Wood
Promotion and Website

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ODFW Volunteer Angler Education Instructor Training

ODFW Volunteer Angler Education Instructor Training

Ryan Battleson (ODFW) sent us the following email.  Give him a call or email if you are interested!
Greetings all,
I wanted to let members of your clubs know about an upcoming ODFW Angler Education Training offered on Feb 12 at my office in Central Point (see below for address). We’ll likely be doing another training in March or April too (but no hard date yet). If folks are interested in becoming a certified Volunteer Angler Education Instructor, attending one of these trainings is necessary.  I would highly encourage anybody that has even thought of it in the past to attend, as you will also be networked into a group within the Rogue Valley with other anglers, interested in passing down their knowledge to the next generation.
Would you please forward this email and the attached flyer on to your respective list serves.  The deadline to sign up is actually tomorrow!  Folks have to contact Jenny Ammon ( 503-947-6081) to sign up.  We sent a press release out about a month ago, but I don’t know how many folks get those (also attached).  I will be present at the training and give an overview of the STEP program and volunteer activities as well.
Ryan Battleson
Assistant District Fish Biologist
Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rogue District Watershed

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Auction Related Information

Auction Related Information

1.  This year's dinner will be hosted and presented by Centennial Golf Club.  The menu will include a buffet of Chicken Marsala and Roasted Tri Tip with veggies, salad and dessert.

2.  Members are asked to add to the joy of the evening by donating a new item(s) for the auction.  Items to auction do not have to be fishing related.

3.  If you are unable to attend, but you want to help out, please consider a cash donation to the auction fund.  There are expenses that a donation of cash will help offset.  To make a cash donation, simply send a check to: Rogue Flyfishers, PO Box 4637, Medford, OR  97501

4.  Please consider being a part of this important event by attending and inviting relatives and friends to join you.  Reservations can by made by contacting either Mike Masters or Don Dabney.
Mike's email:
Don's email:

5.  Additional detailed information can be found in the newsletter on the website at:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tuesday is Creel Survey Day


Tuesday is Creel Survey day at the Holy Water.

If you would like to join the group working to collect data on the fish at the Holy Water, please be at the parking area at Riversedge Park by 11:00 AM to check in and review the procedure.
It will be a good idea to have a net, clipboard, pen, as possibly a camera.
For more information, contact Will Johnson at the Ashland Fly Shop at 541-488-6454

Friday, February 2, 2018

February Newsletter

The February newsletter is now available
on the website

Find it at:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Two Fly Tying Classes


Field & Stream, Medford Oregon
Fly Tying Programs – Beginning Class Info and Sign Up Sheet
Winter 2018

            Welcome to Beginning Fly Tying!  In the weeks to come we hope to take you step-by-step and introduce the basic elements and techniques to tie simple but effective fishing fly patterns.

            Since we have a very short time to cover a considerable amount of knowledge, it is important for you to bring the required tools, equipment and materials to each of the sessions.  You will receive a weekly schedule at that time and all future tools and materials will be discussed prior to the next class.
            I am providing the following information about the beginning class this year:

Dates:                    7 Tuesday nights starting 02/13/2018
Class time:                        6 pm to 9:00 pm
Place:                     Field & Stream, Medford Oregon (Fishing Department)

Fee:                       There is no fee. Those signed up for and starting the class will receive 20% off their purchases of fly tying materials and tools purchased from Field and Stream for the class.  Additionally, those completing the class will receive a one-time coupon for 20% of their next purchase of fly tying materials, tools, hooks and books.

Tools:  You will receive a separate email of all tools and materials needed to do the homework for your classes.  You can purchase the needed tools/materials prior to the first class or attend the first class (I will have tools for you to use in the first class).  You can then buy the items needed from Field & Stream (20% discount) and other local establishments to do the first week’s homework.

Please bring all tools and materials (and the ones I hand out) to each class!

Class 1:      Getting Started, Vice, Other Tools, Thread Mounting, Duck Quill Pinch
Class 2:      Working with Hair Types, Control vs Spinning Hair, Posting Wings and Tailing with Hair
Class 3:      Working with Hair, Spinning Hair Bodies
Class 4:      Nymphs and Dubbing Techniques
Class 5:      Floss Bodies, Tails and Peacock Herl
Class 6:      Hackle Types and Tying Techniques
Class 7:      Homework follow up and instructor to tie 3 complete flies (student’s choice – students to choose 3 flies they want to see tied) 

If you signup and cannot attend, please notify us right away (call F&S 541-772-0462 option 4, or Dave McCants 541-973-3508) so another person may take the class.


Rogue Fly Fishers - Intermediate Fly Tying

Location: Dave McCants tying den – 1884 Sonya Circle, Medford, OR 97505
Date: Each Thursday for 6 weeks starting February 15th, 2018 (6pm to 9pm)
Fee:   $0
Coffee provided, seating for me and 6 people, first come, first serve.  Contact Dave at 541-973-3508 or at to reserve a spot.  If you cannot make it for the class let me know right away as there are a limited number of spaces.

Class 1:          Catskill Fly’s (March Brown/Light Cahill/Quill Gordon)

Class 2:          Parachute Fly’s (March Brown/Adams/Blue Winged Olive)

Class 3:          Soft Hackle and No Hackle Fly’s (Partridge Orange & Yellow/Slate Gray No Hackle)

Class 4:          Classic Steelhead Flies (Jim Prey’s Thor / Boxcar)        

Class 5:          Stoneflies!

Class 6:          Midges for everyday use!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Highway 62 Clean Up Schedule for 2018

The First Highway 62 Litter Pickup Day
Friday, January 26th at 10:00 AM
All those attending are to meet at McDonald's in White City.  At that time you will be assigned a section to work on and be issued the necessary equipment.  

The times for meeting will vary with the season, but will all be at McDonald's.  Below is the schedule for the year.

April 20th  9:00 AM

July 27th   7:00 AM

October 19th   9:00 AM
Please join us if you can.  Our clean-up efforts have made quite a difference.         Greg Hart      Chairman

Friday, January 5, 2018

The January newsletter is now available on the Rogue Flyfishers Website

Find it at:

If you are planning on dining at the general meeting on Wednesday, January17, you must make a reservation.
Email or call: Steve Day

phone:  661-742-5835