Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Important Meeting

On Wednesday January 6th, the Department of State Lands will be holding an important public meeting regarding permits needed for the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector LNG export project. Have your voice heard, tell DSL to protect our public lands and deny project permits!
Department of State Lands (DSL) Public Meeting on Jan. 6th in Medford 
DSL is one of the main state agencies that can shut down this project by denying necessary ‘removal-fill’ permits to the Jordan Cove Energy Project.  DSL can deny permits for projects if they interfere with the public use of waterways for things like fishing and recreation, if they are inconsistent with the conservation of state waterways, or if they interfere with public health and safety. Click here to read more about these permits and how to tailor your letters and testimony towards issues the Department can consider.
DSL will hold two public meetings next week in Medford and North Bend. The meetings will be Open House style with the opportunity to talk to DSL representatives and submit your public comments for the record. It's important that when giving comments we stay calm, respectful and stay on topic. For more about DSL's authority and talking points on why they should deny project permits, download the comment guide here. DSL recommends turning out in stages due to limited space.

January 6: Medford RSVP Here
Come early for a community rally out in front of the Rogue Regency along Crater Lake Hwy from 3-4pm before the meeting. Bring your signs and wear red!
Public Meeting from 4 - 7pm
The Rogue Regency Inn
2300 Biddle Road, Medford, OR

Blogger comment:  This is a partial copy and paste from a Rogue Riverkeeper e-mail.  The links will not work.  You can go to rogueriverkeeper.org to get more info.

Chili Feed

New Years day is the traditional Chili Feed.  Bring a pot of chili or something that goes good with chili. There will be bragging rights and a small prize for the best chili.  This event is a collaborative effort of the Rogue Flyfishers and the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers.  Bring your new fishing license and rod if you think you can handle it.  If you don't fish, we stand around the fire and create a large collection of fish stories.

Where:  The Holy Water
When:  January 1st,  10:00-1:00 more or less

Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 2015 Meeting Reminder


Wednesday December 16, 2015

Rogue Regency
2300 Biddle Road, Medford

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and raffle at 6:45 PM

Dinner Tickets $22
Dinner Special:
Dinner and 4 Tickets for $25.00
Dinner and 12 Tickets for $30.00
Attendance only, $5.00.  Helps with the cost of the venue
The program will be:

Our annual Christmas Dinner is on December 16th
Rogue Regency Hotel
5:45 to 9:00 pm
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending our annual
“End of the year dinner”. Club members will share some of their personal stories. This is a wonderful festive evening of
comradery and sharing.
Club Members will share highlights of the past year.
Award for Outstanding Club Member will also be
given out at this meeting.

Hope to see you there

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Comment Period on LNG Pipeline


NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release

Dec. 2, 2015

More information:  Bill Ryan – 503-261-0336; bill.ryan@state.or.us
Eric Metz – 503-400-4397; eric.metz@state.or.us

State offers second public comment period on Jordan Cove permit applications

Salem – The Department of State Lands (DSL) announces a second 30-day public comment period for two removal-fill permit applications: the Jordan Cove Energy Project and related Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. The second public comment period will start December 10, 2015 and end Jan. 8, 2016, 31 days from the previous deadline of Dec. 9, 2015.

The second public comment period is in response to multiple requests from individuals and organizations to allow more time to review and comment on the large volume of application materials. DSL’s deadline for making a permit decision remains February 8, 2016.

The agency also will provide an opportunity for the public to comment in person on Jan. 7, between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the North Bend Public Library (1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, 97459). The agency will host an open-house event, with the option for people to provide two minutes of testimony per person that will be entered into the record.

The removal-fill permit applications are available on the DSL website and at 22 public libraries along the pipeline corridor in Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Klamath counties.

DSL administers the state’s removal-fill law, which requires a permit for activities in wetlands and waterways that will remove or fill more than 50 cubic yards of material.

Additional information about the Jordan Cove project is on the DSL website (under Current Information): www.oregon.gov/dsl.

The State Land Board consists of Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

December 2015 Newsletter and much more

The newsletter is available on the website.  Just click on newsletter.

There are a lot of things to remember at the close of the year and the beginning if 2016.

*Renew your RFF membership.

*Renew your IFFF membership.  Not a member, you should be.

*Fishing license for 2016.

*Chili feed at the Holy Water on January, 1st.  Good opportunity to use the new license.

*Purchase Jackson County Park Pass.  The price is $25.00 in December and goes to $30.00 in January.

*Make a donation to the Rogue Flyfishers-Reed Ryan Memorial Fund.  The RFF is a non-profit corporation so your donation is tax deductible.  This money is only used for conservation.

*The Oregon Department of State Lands has extended the comment period for the LNG project.  The new deadline is January 8th.  Don't ignore this opportunity.  The pipeline will affect our fishing.  More information forthcoming.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


It's official!

There will be a Super Duper Fantastic Fly Fishing & Tying Materials Swap Meet on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at the The First Baptist Church of Medford, Oregon.

Setup will begin at 7:00 am, and take down must be completed by 5:00 pm, but you may take down sooner if you desire.

Admission and selling is no charge.

Please, no explosives.

This will be sponsored by Rogue Fly Fishers, Southern Oregon Fly Fishers, Southern Oregon Fly Tyers, and any other clubs or organizations that want to participate.

First Baptist Church is located at 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR, 97504.

Tables will be provided at no cost and are available beginning at 7:00 am on January 23, first come, first served.

A maximum of 2 tables may be used, until 9:00 am, at which time all unused tables will become available.

Tables measure 8' by 30". A few smaller tables may be available.

You may bring and use your own tables and/or displays with no restrictions.

Lots of chairs are available.

Bring your own electrical cords.

Coffee and water will be available, but bring your own food and snacks.

You may call Dale Heath at 541-973-3490 for additional information.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Message to the Governor

A message from RFF President, Adam Wright: URGENT! Join me in asking Governor Brown to protect southwest Oregon waterways and stop the LNG Pipeline.
I just sent an email urging the Governor Brown to protect southwest Oregon waterways. Please join me in doing the same by clicking on the link below. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November 2015 Meeting Reminder

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Rogue Regency
2300 Biddle Road, Medford

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and raffle at 6:45 PM

Dinner Tickets $22
Dinner Special:
Dinner and 4 Tickets for $25.00
Dinner and 12 Tickets for $30.00
Attendance only, $5.00  Helps with the cost of the venue

The Speaker will be:
Julie Weeder

Rogue Fly Fishers welcomes NOAA fisheries Biologist Julie Weeder as our November Speaker. Julie will enlighten us as to the health of the Coho Salmon populations in the Rogue watershed that reflects on all anadromous species here. Julie is a leading authority on the subject of Coho recovery on the west coast.


Elections will take place at this meeting

Dave Roberts and Dan Kellogg will be on hand to tie some very special flies.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 2015 Meeting Reminder

Wednesday October 21, 2015
Rogue Regency
2300 Biddle Road, Medford

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and raffle at 6:45 PM

Dinner Tickets $22
Dinner Special Options:
Dinner and 4 Raffle Tickets for $25.00
Dinner and 12 Raffle Tickets for $30.00
Attendance only, $5.00  Helps with the cost of the venue

The Speaker will be:  Gary Lewis
Gary started fly fishing with his dad at age 7 and at age 11 got his first fly tying kit and fell in love with fly fishing. He has been a fly fishing guide for over 30 years. His guide service has been featured in many magazines such as Fly Fishing the West. He has also appeared on ESPN Fly Fishing America twice. He has been doing fly fishing seminars for sports shows and fly clubs for many years.

Dave Roberts will be on hand to tie some very special flies.

The menu for the meeting will be:
Parmesean Crusted Baked Alaskan Cod
Mixed Green Salad with Dressing
Rice Pilaf
Seasonal Sauteed vegetables
Coffee, Decaf or Iced Tea
Carrot Cake

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July Fish Outing Report

The July fish outing was a great success with lots of fish caught. The group floated from Umpqua Landing to James Wood Boat Landing. Here is a nice catch from club member Don Dabney.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Casting on the grass

Our casting classes are held  from 6:00-7:00 every Monday at the Hedrick Middle School on East Jackson in Medford. A 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 will 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. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Protect fish and clean water from gold mining

Suction dredge gold mining is a practice in which riverbeds are “vacuumed up” by a large, loud, floating machine. Materials from the riverbed go through a sluice where heavy metals drop, in particular gold. Sediment is then discharged back into the river. Between 2009 and 2012, Oregon almost tripled the number of permits issued for suction dredge mining. Restrictions have been increasing in Idaho and California due to fish impacts and the mobilization of toxic mercury. As the price of gold fluctuates, miners rush to Oregon to cash in.
Meanwhile, gold mining using motorized equipment along these same streams has led to removal of trees that shade our streams and provide critical aquatic habitat. Mining in the floodplain involves the construction of pits in the floodplain that bleed sediment into our streams and capture and strand threatened salmon.
A bill before the Oregon legislature would finally enact permanent protections throughout Oregon from gold mining in salmon habitat, and streams already suffering from too much pollution.
Take Action: Please send a letter below urging a key committee to support Senate Bill 830 and protect our streams and riparian areas from gold mining! 
In order to address your message to the appropriate recipient, we need to identify where you are.
Please look up and use your full nine-digit zip for the best results. Then insert your zip code on the bottom of the page of the link below.


Monday, June 15, 2015


               Hank Rogers Memorial Picnic

Saturday June 20, 2015

Our annual Hank Rogers Memorial Picnic is changing this year. It will be held on Saturday, June 20th at River’s Edge Park at 4 PM up by the Holy Water. 

This event is a combination get together and fishing outing and we are hoping that with the cooler weather that June provides (versus the pervious sweltering July dates) we will have a larger attendance. At least we will have a much more comfortable group! We are encouraging all new members and novice fishers to attend for hands-on assistance in fishing and casting techniques as well as veterans in our club with experience to share. Please bring your own snacks, fishing gear and a chair if desired as seating is not as plentiful at this venue. The club will furnish cold tea and lemonade. Any questions please contact Kellie at kclmbr@msn.com or Will at will@theashlandflyshop.com. Hope so see all of your there!