Sunday, September 27, 2020

Ron Fox Memorial Information

 The following information was received from Brian Fox, Ron Fox's son:

I have the unfortunate responsibility of letting you know that my Dad passed away last week.

During this time of Covid, we want to be able to celebrate his life in a safe way with as many people who want to join us.  With that said, the URL below will take you to the memorial website where you can share pictures or remembrances.  Also, if you wish to attend the memorial service on Thursday, October 1st at 6:00 PM PST, please click the Add to Calendar button to access the virtual ceremony.

If you wish to contact me directly, you may email me at: brian@hosmerlake.com

Virtual Service Website:  www.gatheringus.com/memorial/ronald-ron-fox/5212

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Frank and Jeanne Moore

 

The recent Archie Creek Fire up in the North Umpqua Watershed forced Frank and Jeanne Moore to evacuate.  The fire also destroyed their cabin.  What a disaster for anyone let alone for people in their 90s.

A kind friend started a GoFundMe page for them.  If you want to know more about Frank and his legacy just go to YouTube and search the name Frank Moore.  Here is the link.

https://gf.me/u/yzw55r

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

2020 Fall Fish Rescue

 

                                    Base 1: Follow directions to Meadow Day Use Area (located on road FS-4600. 100). On arrival, follow Fish Rescue signage to base one
                                    Base 2: Lava Island Day Use Area (day-use loop, not the trailhead)

 

How do you stay in the loop for this moving event? We will email you information leading up to the event but email will not be our primary source of outreach with last-minute changes and details (which are inherent to this type of event). Instead, this year we will be using text message alerts that will direct you to urgent/last minute updates on this webpage.

 

We will be using text messages alerts to communicate last-minute changes, be sure to share this information when you sign up. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP and to provide your phone number and email to get event updates.

 

For more information contact us at FallFishRescue@gmail.com

 

 







Sad News

 

RFF club member Ron Fox passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 18,2020.
Sympathy cards can be sent to his significant other Lisa or to Ron's family in care of Lisa at:

Lisa Marston
8054 W. Evans Creek Rd.
Rogue River, OR. 97537

There will be a virtual service in the future.  More information will be sent as it becomes available.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

News letter available

Rogue Flyfishers

The newsletter for September, 2020 is now available.

 Find it at:  rogueflyfishers.org

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Limited Auction - Bids Close Tomorrow!!!

 

FINAL DAYS!  BIDS CLOSE ON AUGUST 31st!

 

ROGUE FLYFISHERS

 

LIMITED AUCTION STANDINGS AS OF 8-29-2020

 

ITEM

CURRENT HIGH BID

Stay at Green Springs Inn & Cabins

$ 25.00

Fudge from Farmhouse Treasures

$ 40.00

Trader Joes Food Basket

$ 50.00

Double Haul IPA

$ 30.00

Bags of Coffee from Good Bean Coffee

$ 26.00

Coffee Pods from Good Bean Coffee

$ 25.00

Girl Scout Cookies

$ 35.00

Dinner at Jacksonville Inn

$ 70.00

Gift Certificate at Las Palmas Restaurant

$ 25.00

Mount Shasta Resort Golf

$ 25.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

$ 10.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

$ 20.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

$ 25.00

 

Please get your bids in!  Remember, money raised during this auction will go towards our conservation, education, and community support events.  With no regular auction this year, these funds will be critical!  Email bids will be accepted until noon on August 31.  For bids after that, call Tim Bolling at 510-410-1738.  Bids will close at 6:00 PM sharp!

 

Full descriptions of the items can be found in the August Newsletter

 

Send bids to RFFishers90@gmail.com or call 510-410-1738 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Limited Auction Update Aug 22

 

ROGUE FLYFISHERS

 

LIMITED AUCTION STANDINGS AS OF 8-22-2020

 

ITEM

CURRENT HIGH BID

Stay at Green Springs Inn & Cabins

$ 25.00

Fudge from Farmhouse Treasures

$ 40.00

Trader Joes Food Basket

$ 50.00

Double Haul IPA

$ 30.00

Bags of Coffee from Good Bean Coffee

$ 26.00

Coffee Pods from Good Bean Coffee

$ 25.00

Girl Scout Cookies

$ 20.00

Dinner at Jacksonville Inn

$ 70.00

Gift Certificate at Las Palmas Restaurant

$ 25.00

Mount Shasta Resort Golf

$ 25.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

$ 10.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

$ 20.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

No bids

 

Please get your bids in!  Remember, money raised during this auction will go towards our conservation, education, and community support events.  With no regular auction this year, these funds will be critical!  Email bids will be accepted until noon on August 31.  For bids after that, call Tim Bolling at 510-410-1738.  Bids will close at 6:00 PM sharp!

 

Full descriptions of the items can be found in the August Newsletter

 

Send bids to RFFishers90@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dave Hughes Webinar

 Join WaterWatch of Oregebinaron on Wednesday, August 19, at 6 PM PDT, to learn from a true master of fly fishing: Dave Hughes.

 

In this fourth and final installment of WaterWatch’s popular Summer 2020 Webinar Series, Dave will give an insider’s view of how a master angler goes about his craft. Dave will offer 10 practical tips on how to pursue, think like, and catch more trout. This being Dave, the presentation will include stories highlighting situations where those 10 practical tips made all the difference out there on the water.

 

Anglers of all skill levels will enjoy and benefit from this special evening of lessons learned and casual storytelling. Dave's tips, which span the spectrum from basic tips for trout fishing to a more nuanced understanding of rivers, insects, fish and anglers, could only have been earned through a lifetime of practice, study and writing on trout fishing. Like an unwieldy fishing vest that gets winnowed down over the years to a single box of magic flies, this presentation reveals many of the basic truths about effectively pursuing trout—truths that represent a lifetime of patient practice, observation and reflection.

 

The event is free. You can register for the webinar right here:

 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_r3wzHSSaSImLn2RKuDUQLQ

 

For further information, WaterWatch’s events page is here:

 

https://waterwatch.org/about-us/events/

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Silent Auction Update

                                       ROGUE FLYFISHERS

 

LIMITED AUCTION STANDINGS AS OF 8-15-2020

 

ITEM

CURRENT HIGH BID

Stay at Green Springs Inn & Cabins

$ 25.00

Fudge from Farmhouse Treasures

No bids

Trader Joes Food Basket

$ 50.00

Double Haul IPA

$ 30.00

Bags of Coffee from Good Bean Coffee

$ 25.00

Coffee Pods from Good Bean Coffee

$ 10.00

Girl Scout Cookies

$ 20.00

Dinner at Jacksonville Inn

$ 50.00

Gift Certificate at Las Palmas Restaurant

No bids

Mount Shasta Resort Golf

$ 25.00

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

No bids

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

No bids

Lube, oil, & filter at Kelly’s Automotive

No bids

 

Please get your bids in!  Remember, money raised during this auction will go towards our conservation, education, and community support events.  With no regular auction this year, these funds will be critical!  Bidding ends 8/31/20.

 

Full descriptions of the items can be found in the August Newsletter

 

Send bids to RFFishers90@gmail.com

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The August Newsletter for the Rogue Flyfishers
is now available.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Monday, July 6, 2020

July Newsletter Available



Rogue Flyfishers

The newsletter for July, 2020 is now available

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

East Lake Outing Information

EAST LAKE OUTING
JULY 17-19, 2020
The Joint Rogue Flyfishers and Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, East Lake Outing is happening. There have been a couple of adjustments made to the normal itinerary due to the Covid 19 restrictions. Out of an abundance of caution, the Potluck BBQ, normally held on Saturday night and the Breakfast Burrito Event that morning, have been cancelled.
There will however, be chances to socialize and get together. Your Hosts, Steve Day and Keith Hardcastle are camping in space 29.  Space 29 is a short distance south of the main boat ramp in Cinder Hill Campground. We will be arriving a couple of days before the start of the Outing and hopefully we’ll have the fishing situation dialed in by the time most of you arrive. Feel free to stop by anytime, get the latest fishing information and say hi.
For those of you that didn’t or weren’t able to reserve a campsite, there is approximately 35 “First Come, First Served” sites available in Cinder Hill Campground. Last year during our outing there were numerous sites available. Get there early and scope it out.
In years past, indicator tactics have been very effective using chironomid patters in sizes 14 thru 18 in a variety of colors focused on blacks and reds. Small nymphs in sizes 14 thru 18 such as Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ears also have worked very well as do small Balanced Leeches in black or brown
For those who prefer to strip or wind drift, small Leech patterns and Wolly Buggers sizes 10 thru 14 in blacks, browns and olives can be effective. Calibaetis, nymph patterns slow stripped on a floating line will often times produce very well.
For the dry fly fisherman, East Lake can offer incredible surface action during the prolific Calibaetis Mayfly hatches. Any representative pattern in the appropriate color and profile in sizes 14 thru 16 should work well.
For additional information regarding fishing and tactics, the East Lake Resort website, has very good information about the fishing at www.eastlakeresort.com. Fly and Field Outfitters also has great information on the fishing reports link found on their website at www.flyandfield.com. The information is updated regularly and it includes not only what’s happening fishing wise but also includes a list of effective fly patterns and tactics.
So, come on out! We’re looking forward to a great time!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Change - Umpqua Small Mouth Outing

For those of you planning on attending the Rogue Flyfishers’ outing to the Umpqua River tomorrow, June 20,  the river has risen significantly since yesterday morning, and the reports I have received have been that it has put the bass fishing off.  

I will still be at Diamond Home Improvement at 7:00 AM.  For those that still want to go on an outing, we will decide then if we want to go to the Umpqua River or go to Galesville Reservoir as an alternative.

David Haight, Outings Chair

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Outing to the Umpqua River


Outing to the Umpqua River 
With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions, the Board has decided to go ahead with the outing on June 20 to the Umpqua River to fish for smallmouth bass.  Obviously, anyone not feeling well should stay home, and participants should follow CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe.  We will meet in the parking lot of the Diamond Home Improvement store on 7th Street near the north I-5 interchange in Grants Pass at 7:00 AM and caravan from there.  Bass are extremely abundant in the mainstem Umpqua and South Umpqua and can provide fast action for anglers. Many of the fish tend to be small, but big ones are not uncommon.
We will float a section of the river just west of Sutherland between the Umpqua Landing and James Wood Boat Ramps.  This is generally a pretty easy float, but there are a few shallow, rocky riffles that require some maneuvering. Due to the Coronavirus, the club will not be arranging for places in boats, so participants should bring a driftboat, pontoon boat, raft, or other craft suitable for use on a river; or make their own arrangements for a ride.  For those that don’t feel comfortable or don’t have a boat suitable for running through rapids, it is possible to fish the big pool at Umpqua Landing with a float tube or small lake boat, entering and exiting the river at that one ramp.
A five or six-weight rod is ideal for the smallmouth bass in the Umpqua. An intermediate or slow-sinking line is most useful, but also bring a floating line if you want to fish surface flies. Straight 8 to 10-pound monofilament is adequate for a leader. A wide variety of flies will work, but Woolly Buggers, Clouser Minnows, and small streamers are generally top producers.  If conditions are right, small poppers can produce some exciting action. Olive, brown, and yellow are typically good colors.  Small, brown over yellow or olive over white Clouser Minnows are often a very effective.
In addition to the bass, there will be shad in the river during our trip.  If you are interested in trying for them, bring a seven or eight-weight outfit with a fast-sinking shooting head and some shad flies.  Be sure to also bring food, plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, life vest and all your usual fishing and boating gear.
The smallmouth bass fishery in the Umpqua River can be a great destination for fly fishers during the summer. If you have not fished the Umpqua for bass, come give it a try. If you have, come spend a fun day fishing with your fellow club members.  
David Haight, Outings Chair

Friday, June 5, 2020

Newsletter available

Rogue Flyfishers

The newsletter for June, 2020 is now available.

Find it at:  rogueflyfishers.org

Thursday, May 14, 2020

RFF Board of Directors Meeting

There will be an "off-schedule" Board of Directors Meeting
held on
Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00 PM.

The meeting will be held at the Upper Rogue Regional Park located on Rogue River Drive in Shady Cove.

As usual, any interested member is welcome to attend the meeting.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Newsletter Available

Rogue Flyfishers

The newsletter for May, 2020 is now available on the internet.

Find it at: rogueflyfishers.org

Monday, April 27, 2020

Protect Boating Access



Governors are trying to keep our communities safe and recreational boating can boating can be done following social distancing recommendations.  Tell your governor to support access to recreational boating.

Go to the following website for a form to send a message to your governor.

https:www.boatingunited.org/take-action/protect-boating-access/

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Newsletter is Available

The April newsletter for the Rogue Flyfishers is
now available.

Find it online at: rogueflyfishers.org

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Newsletter online only

Newsletter News

For the time being, the Rogue Flyfishers monthly newsletter will be available online only.
The Board of Directors apologizes to those members who depend on the printed version and the U.S. mail to get the monthly news, but due to the shutdowns caused by the virus, printing is unable at this time.
Once things return to normal, the printed version will again be available.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Schedule Update



ROGUE FLYFISHERS UPDATE
MARCH 17, 2020
Effective today, all Club Meetings, Classes and Events are cancelled thru the month of May. The Annual Auction has been rescheduled to September 12th.
All Club Outing will remain on the schedule with some minor adjustments made to allow for these events without increasing any risk to those that participate.
For those of you that signed up for the Sugar Creek Ranch Outing, you will be contacted by David Haight prior to the Outing.
Please continue to watch the Website and BLOG for future news.

Monday, March 9, 2020

March Meeting Cancelled

CANCELLED
ROGUE FLYFISHERS
MARCH 2020 DINNER MEETING
Due to concerns over the ongoing Corona Virus outbreak the Board of Directors has cancelled the March Dinner Meeting. The April meeting remains on the current schedule and will be re-evaluated near the end of this month. The Annual Auction scheduled for May 9th is still on the schedule and at worse will be rescheduled later in the year if concerns still exist as we get closer to that date.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

NW Fly Fishing Expo - CANCELLED


We were just notified the the Expo scheduled for March 13th and 14th in Albany has been cancelled.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Newsletter Available

The March newsletter for the 
Rogue Flyfishers is now available.

Find it at:   rogueflyfishers.org

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Storage Unit Garage Sale


ROGUE FLYFISHERS STORAGE UNIT GARAGE SALE!

FEBRUARY 19th (REGULAR MEETING NIGHT)

DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM

We’ll have waders, wading shoes, and wading socks.  YOU set the price!  We’ll have fishing books from $ 3.00 to $ 10.00.  We’ll have new spey lines from $ 10.00 to $ 30.00 plus slightly used fly lines for $ 10.00.  And we’ll have a variety of other fishing (not always fly-fishing) gear.

CHECK OR CASH ONLY!
ROGUE FLYFISHERS STORAGE UNIT GARAGE SALE!

FEBRUARY 19th (REGULAR MEETING NIGHT)

DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM

We’ll have waders, wading shoes, and wading socks.  YOU set the price!  We’ll have fishing books from $ 3.00 to $ 10.00.  We’ll have new spey lines from $ 10.00 to $ 30.00 plus slightly used fly lines for $ 10.00.  And we’ll have a variety of other fishing (not always fly-fishing) gear.

CHECK OR CASH ONLY!