Saturday, June 16, 2018


Rogue Riverkeeper has taken on the LNG pipeline with the goal to stop the pipeline once and for all. One of the ways we can help is to write letters and make phone calls.  Come to this workshop to get ideas on how to write an effective letter.  Below is their message.

Robyn Janssen invited you to NO LNG Exports's event
Medford: Clean Water Act Comment Writing Workshop
Monday, July 9 at 6 PM
Medford Library in Medford, Oregon
Not Interested
Join the "No LNG Exports Campaign" on Monday July 9th in Medford, OR to write comments to stop the proposed Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG export terminal! When: Monday Ju...
Lesley Adams and Will Johnson are also on the guest list.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Yard Sale - Saturday - June 16th

Yard Sale!!

Saturday - June 16th

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jim Harleman's widow is holding a yard sale tomorrow at their home.  I assume there will be rods, tying supplies and other fishing equipment for sale, as Bob Claypool has been helping.  Probably other items as well.  Check with Bob if you need to know.

Address is 3436 Blueblossom, Medford, near Anna Maria Creekside.

I am sure she would like to reminisce with Jim's many friends from the Rogue Fly Fishers!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Cast for a Free Dinner

Cast for a Free Dinner

Your Fly Fishing Club Casting Chair (John McDiarmid) is sponsoring a friendly target casting competition at the next general meeting (June 20) at 5:00 PM.

The event will be held on the Medford side of the club house.  All members and guests are welcome to enter and to learn about target casting, as well as having a little fun.

Three targets will be set up within 30' with one additional at 40'.  There is no need for "hero" distance casting.

Yarn flies and five wt. rods will be available, or you can bring any rod you fish with.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Reservation Reminder

Please make your dinner reservation for the June 20th meeting

RSVP's need to be in by Friday, June 16th.

Please email your RSVP to  (give your name and how many are coming for dinner)
For those who cannot do email, call (661)741-5835 in the afternoon only.

                              Pay when you arrive with cash or checks only.

Special dietary request:  email Theresa at or call (541)702-2153 by Tuesday preceding the meeting.

Centennial Golf Club
1900 N. Phoenix Rd.
Medford, 97501

Wet fly social hours: 5:45-6:45
Dinner and meeting at 6:45
Raffle to follow
Program 7:45-8:45

Time to take action

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline

On TuesdayMay 22, 2018 the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. 

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 the comment period ends. 
Click on this, Read the Notice Here.  This is 16 pages of vital information and numerous maps and charts.
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!

When you click on this it takes you to a very good letter that is easy to send and someone has done all the work for you.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Help Needed
As all of your aware, the primary mission of the Rogue Flyfishers Club is to improve conservation of our fish and the habitat they live in so we can enjoy the continuing benefits of a healthy fish habitat.

Ryan Battleson, Assistant Biologist at ODFW has been working very closely with the rogue Flyfishers to assure that the Holy Water is improved as a great fishery for our use.  In addition to staffing our Holy Water committee that is co-chaired by Jack Patterson and Will Johnson, Ryan has been very actively involved with club members in trapping fish in various tributaries around the Rogue Valley that support the steelhead we like to catch in the Rogue River.

One of these projects, located in Galls Creek just outside of Gold Hill, has been undertaken by Ryan and a few club members.  They need our help in tending a fish trap at Galls Creek so Ryan can use the data gleaned to improve the steelhead fish habitat in the area.  Currently Kirk Kowalke, John MacDiarmid and myself are helping to trap fish for this project, but Ryan is in critical need of additional club members to volunteer on Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays of each week so he can have two-person teams each day of the week.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, which takes no more than 1-2 hours per assigned day, please contact Ryan at the email or office phone noted below so he can put the rest of the team together.  This project is very important to our club.

Thank you.  Harry Foster

Ryan Battleson    541-826-8774 ext 226      email:


The June newsletter is now on the website.

Find it at:

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Public Comment Period on Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline

On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers kicked off a 60-day public comment period for two critical Clean Water Act permits required for the proposed fracked gas Jordan Cove LNG pipeline project. Read the Notice Here.
This hugely complex project would cross the Rogue and more than 400 waterways across our region. Join others like yourself to make a difference and stop the Jordan Cove fracked gas pipeline project!
Add your voice and ask DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the comment period and hold public information sessions in each of the four impacted counties!


Friday, May 25, 2018

Diamond Lake Outing - June 9th

The Diamond Lake Outing will be held June 9th and hosted by Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle.  We will meet at the Diamond Lake South Boat Launch at 0700, where coffee and breakfast burritos will be served.  A brief fishing report will be provided prior to heading out to fish. 
Historical weather for this date shows highs in the mid 60’s to mid 70’s with lows ranging from the low 30’s to mid 40’s.  Thunder showers are always a possibility.
Diamond Lake is primarily a boat or personal watercraft fishery.  If you don’t have a boat, make plans to be in one.  There is limited shore access at various locations around the Lake however being on the water is a huge advantage.
The bugs at Diamond can be quite daunting.  While on shore and around the campgrounds and resort, mosquitoes can be a hassle, so bring your bug spray.  Once on the Lake, the mosquitoes are no problem, however a heavy midge hatch can be challenging if the wind is not blowing.  I recommend bringing a buff or other head gear that has bug netting. 
With regard to gear, a single handed rod of any size with floating line and the necessaries for indicator style fishing in 5 to 14 feet of water will do well.  Chronomid patterns, pheasant tails, hares ears and calibeatis nymphs in sizes 14 to 20 and small balanced leeches often times work well.  For those that prefer to strip or wind drift, a rig with an intermediate or hover line will serve well.  Wooly Buggers, leech patterns and soft hackles are favorites.
For those folks attending the barbecue on Saturday evening, we will meet at our campsite in the Diamond Lake Campground along the east shore of the Lake around 6:00.  We will be in spaces G31 and G34 which are located at the far south end of the campground and adjacent to the South Shore Pizza Parlor.  To access the campsites simply park in the Pizza Parlor lot and take the trail at the north end of the parking area north into the campground.  It’s a very short walk.  Bring a beverage of choice, a piece of meat that you would like to have grilled and a side dish for potluck and we’ll have a great time by the fire.  We will provide plates, utensils, napkins etc.
Any questions e-mail Steve at

Thursday, May 24, 2018

LNG Pipeline---Important

This message just came from Rogue Climate.  The Rogue Climate staff have been working very hard to stop the LNG pipeline.  Lets support them with our phone calls, letters, and they need financial support to keep this going.

Today, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the US Army Corps opened a 60-day public comment period for a critical permit that, if denied, could stop the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline. 
Oregon DEQ is responsible for deciding whether this massive fracked gas pipeline and export terminal would negatively impact the water quality in Oregon. Federal regulators cannot approve Jordan Cove LNG or the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline if the Oregon DEQ decides that the project does not comply with Oregon’s water quality standards. Fracked gas pipelines in Oregon, Maryland, and New York were stopped because state agencies denied this permit.
For the next two months, it’s up to all of us to submit comments that demonstrate that the impacts of this project would be far too devastating for the health and safety of our communities, clean water, and the local economy. 
Next week we’ll send out more information about comment writing workshops across the region and information for submitting your comments to the agencies. Until then, here are three ways you can help stop the pipeline and LNG export terminal:
1. Call DEQ to ask for a longer public comment period in our communities:
DEQ has only given our communities 60-days to write comments about how this project would impact Oregon. Can you call Richard Whitman, the Director of DEQ, at (503) 229-5696, to ask for an extension of the public comment period for Jordan Cove’s Clean Water Act certification to 120-days?
2. Volunteer to help turn out people to write comments. Sign up for volunteer shifts HERE.
3. Donate HERE to help support comment workshops across the route of the pipeline.
Allie and the Rogue Climate Team

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Message from Hannah Sohl


The Rogue Flyfishers have been working with other groups that have the same goals in protecting the environment and especially when it involves water quality in our rivers.  This has worked very well for both parties as it leverages our resources, effectiveness and our impact on the task at hand.  Hannah Sohl and Rogue Climate is one of those groups.  Hannah was very effective and resourceful in the multi-year effort to stop suction dredging.  Now she is hard at work to stop the LNG pipeline.  This is a copy and paste from Rogue Climate.  Hope to see you there.

Join communities across the region on Sunday, June 3 from 4pm-6pm at Southern Oregon University to hear from and show your support for communities fighting for indigenous sovereignty and against new fossil fuel pipeline development. The evening will include art, music, stories, and a keynote by international speaker, writer, and activist Winona LaDuke.
Just Resist: An Evening with Winona LaDuke and Water Protectors
Sunday, June 3rd
Southern Oregon University, Rogue River Room
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
3:00pm – 4:00pm Community art & screen printing  
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Just Resist: An Evening with Winona Laduke and Water Protectors
Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned indigenous activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, where she is working with her community to stop the proposed Line 3 tarsands oil pipeline.
The event will also include information about the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline fight and other issues facing Tribal Nations in Oregon and Northern California. Speakers include Chairman Gentry of the Klamath Tribes; Yurok, Karuk, and Hoopa Youth leaders; and more. There will also be a community art and screen printing project outside of the event from 3:00pm – 4:00pm lead by Klamath Modoc artists Asa Wright and Ka'ila Farrell-Smith. Bring a blank shirt!
This event is a fundraiser for Winona LaDuke's organization Honor the Earthand the Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC), a week-long summer camp in southern Oregon to train youth ages 14 – 18 in organizing and activism skills to build a movement for climate justice. You can find out more about camp HERE and apply online by June 1st HERE.
Tickets for the event are $20 for general public and $10 for students and seniors. Free tickets are available for Native Americans by calling (541) 301-9204 or by emailing Get your ticket today! 
The Rogue Climate Team 
This event is being organized by Rogue Climate interns, and many community partners. Follow the event online on facebook for program updates and more information! 
Rogue Climate · 3932 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501, United States

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fly Casting Classes Resume!

Fly Casting Classes

At Hedrick School

Have Resumed


Rogue Flyfishers Club member John MacDiarmid, who is a FFI Certified Fly Casting Instructor, assisted by club members, Tom Collett and Bob Pierce, will once again be providing free fly casting classes at Hedrick Middle School, 1501 E. Jackson in Medford each Monday evening throughout the summer months.  The classes are held every Monday at 6:00 p.m. except those days when a holiday falls on Monday or there is bad weather.  The last evening will be September 10th.  The classes are an excellent way for beginning fly fishers to be introduced to the techniques of fly casting and they also provide an opportunity for experienced fly fishers to hone their skills through a little practice.  People interested in attending one or more sessions should bring a favorite one-handed fly rod, reel, line and leader for practicing on the lawn.  If a person does not have immediate access to their own gear, the club can provide them with it when they arrive for the classes.  The classes are not only an opportunity for instruction by excellent instructors, but also an opportunity to catch up with fellow anglers about all of the elements of fly fishing.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Dave Haight Retirement Party - June 16 - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Esteemed Member Dave Haight is Retiring!

We are all invited!!

Come help him celebrate! 

What:              Picnic and Barbeque
When:              Saturday June 16 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where:             River’s Edge Park—off of Cole M. Rivers Drive on the south side of the Rogue River between Cole Rivers Fish Hatchery and Lost Creek Reservoir

Cost:                $10.00 for barbequed tri-tip and chicken, beans, salads, sides, desert, and soft drinks
Please RSVP to Amber Winslow ( at the Rogue Watershed
District Office by June 1, 2018.
Payment for the meal and/or contributions for a gift can be made by
sending a check made out to Amber Winslow:

                 Amber Winslow
                 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
                 Rogue District Watershed District Office
                 1495 East Gregory Road
                         Central Point, OR 97502

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