Friday, February 20, 2015

Albany, Oregon

Join the fun in Albany, Oregon!

The 2015 NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo is set for March 13 & 14 at the Linn County Fairground and Expo Center in Albany Oregon.

The NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo brings together the social network of fly fisherman throughout the Northwest, Northern California, and Idaho.  Over 2,000 people attended last year’s Expo.  The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi”.

Class choices include: fly tying techniques, fly casting (single and two handed), and fly fishing techniques.  The NW Expo is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Oregon Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF).  All proceeds are dedicated to education and conservation efforts within the state.

There will be over 50  classes on tying & casting, free demonstrations of same and 200 tyers demonstrating in shifts all day, both days, plus 50 different vendors of products of interest to fly fishers, “where & how to” programs, raffles, and silent and live auctions of quality merchandise.

On Saturday evening, after the close of the show, there will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with fly tyers and instructors with a no-host bar, followed by the annual banquet and live auction to conclude the festivities.  It is not necessary to buy a dinner ticket to attend the auction.

IFFF members get free admission, non-members pay only $10; Veterans and youth under 18 are free.

Admission: $10 per day; free to IFFF members, Veterans, and youth under 18.
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily

February Dinner Meeting

Notice of Changes Voted in by the Membership-February 18, 2015 Dinner Meeting

The membership was offered an opportunity for discussion of both the $5 fee for non-dinner guests and the one-time “processing fee” for new members.  Many members gave their opinions on these issues.

The membership voted overwhelmingly to APPROVE the $5 admission fee for members not willing or able to order dinners.  This $5 fee is effective immediately and will be enforced at the door.  Even with a “no” vote from members who were unhappy with the fee, but did not attend the February dinner meeting, the result would have been the same.   It was a substantial majority for a “yes” vote.
If the $5 fee is a hardship for any member, please contact your President or Vice President with the assurance of discretion and we will address the matter.

The membership also voted on the one-time processing fee for new members and it will no longer be charged.  Any new member who paid the fee may contact the club treasurer and request a refund.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Your board is now able to put this behind us and work on the many important conservation issues that we are engaged in.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Applegate Steelhead Outing

Monday, February 16, 2015

More on the Pipeline

Rogue Riverkeeper is doing an awesome job on organizing and leading the pipeline struggle.

Check out this event and help if you can.  This is just one of the actions by River Keeper.

Write Comments to Oregon DEQ - If you are in southern Oregon, join Rogue Riverkeeper to learn more about writing detailed comments to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) about another certification that Jordan Cove would need for water quality impacts that would come from construction of the terminal and pipeline. We will be holding a comment writing workshop on Wednesday February 25th at 6:30pm in the big meeting room at the Medford Library (205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR). We'll discuss specifically what decision is before DEQ, some of the relevant legal issues, and how we can bring up our concerns about water quality impacts in ways the agency will hear. 
Bring your pen and paper or laptop if you like and write there with us! Contact Forrest at 541-488-9831 or with any questions about this workshop.

RFF Members

To all RFF members from your 2015 Board of Directors- 
Last year, in response to issues raised by club members, the board initiated a $5 fee for admittance to the club dinners for folks who didn’t want to purchase a meal.  Here are some things you need to know about the dinners:
  1. We don’t pay a separate charge for the room. The dinners sold cover the rental of the room.  If we don’t sell dinners, we cannot use the room.
  2. Tables are set based on the number of dinners ordered.
  3. We have seen a decline in number of dinners sold.
  4. Members who paid for dinners complained that seating was taken by non-paying guests making it difficult to find a seat.
  5. Since we can’t utilize an RSVP system, we never know how many dinners we will need. We estimate each month based on popularity of the program and time of year.

The  $5 “no dinner fee” was a way to address the issues listed above as well as keep the venue satisfied since many of the non-dinner guests were helping themselves to coffee and/or dessert without paying.  We have decided to abolish the $5 fee but will have to address any lost revenue by taking whatever we are short out of the general funds – monies we were safeguarding for our conservation work.  If the membership wants to have dinner meetings, the membership needs to support that by purchasing dinners.  

Because this question is bound to be asked, we have continuously checked out other possible venue locations but have not found any other venue that works for our club.

The board has also decided to eliminate the one-time $10 processing fee for new members which helped offset the cost of the introduction packet and club patch.  This loss of revenue will also be covered by the general fund as needed.  Anyone who paid the $10 fee can request a refund from the club treasurer.

Our decisions should please the members unhappy with these fees.  Your board will continue to be fiscally responsible with whatever funds we are working with.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Coho salmon road trip

A new draft recovery plan for coho is the focus of traveling meetings

Now, NOAA-Fisheries is taking its plan on the road in a series of public open-house meetings to explain parts of the plan and invite willing landowners to help recovery efforts.
Those include a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Department, 7520 Table Rock Road, off Mosquito Lane, Central Point.
In this second of six community meetings, NOAA-Fisheries officials will give a presentation about wild coho here and invite participants to share information about their watersheds, and learn about potential site-specific habitat restoration opportunities locally.

This is just a portion of the article in the Mail Tribune on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015



Wednesday February 18, 2015

Rogue Regency
2300 Biddle Road, Medford

Wet fly 6 - 7 p.m.
Dinner and raffle at 7 PM

Dinner Tickets $22
Dinner Special:
Dinner and 4 Tickets for $25.00
Dinner and 12 tickets for $30.00

The Program will be:

Fly Tying Night
This month's program will feature members of theSouthern Oregon Fly Tyers ( SOFT ) SOFT club is made up of member tiers from Medford, Grants Pass, Northern California and Roseburg. There are tyers of all levels of skill.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Glenn C. McBride

Glenn C. McBride, 89, of Medford, Ore. passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015. He was born December 24, 1925 in Rocky Ford, Colo. to Boyd C. and Lura (Sims) McBride. When still very young his family moved to the Bay area of California where he grew up. Glenn graduated from John Swett High School in Crockett, Calif. He served honorably in the Merchant Marines and U.S. Army. Glenn worked for PGE as an equipment repair specialist in Rodeo, Calif.

  • After retiring in 1983 he moved to southern Oregon and enjoyed golf, camping, fishing, fly tying, woodworking and travel. In 1950 in Reno, Nev. he married Wilma Jean Baer. They later divorced but remained good friends. Glenn was a member of the Moose Lodge #2647 and Rogue Flyfishers.

    Survivors include his former wife, Wilma of Rodeo, Calif.; son, Douglas (Carol) McBride of Camino, Calif.; daughter, Linda Jean McBride of El Cerrito, Calif.; close personal friend, Dottie Snopl; and many good friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Darold McBride; sister, Maxine Dennis; his twin sister, Glennora Newman; and sister, Nora Vecchi.

    Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Memory Gardens Chapel, 1395 Arnold Lane, Medford. He will be laid to rest in the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Memory Gardens Memorial Park & Mortuary in care of arrangements. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

February Newsletter

The February 2015 Rogue Flyfishers newsletter is available on the website.  The Rogue Flyfishers website is