Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Upcoming Events

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion Public Meeting with the Jackson County Commissioners 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:00 PM North Medford High School (1600 Keene Way Drive)

Please attend this important meeting and show your support for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. We encourage Applegaters to support expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The biodiversity of the Applegate Valley depends on the connectivity provided by the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Keep it wild!

You can also submit written comment to Senator Merkely until Novemer 20, 2016.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jake Crawford, Native Fish Society

Jake was recently spotted in Glide at the UVFF Fly Tying Festival manning an information table then again manning a table at the Rogue on the Fly event at Indian Mary Park.  Jake is the Native Fish Society Southern Regional Manager, overseeing the organization’s work in Southern Oregon and Northern California.  The NFS is an organization that works to protect and recover wild, native fish across the Pacific Northwest.  

Jake works with local people to provide up to date information and monitoring on the ground and helps them be more effective at protecting sensitive native fish populations and their habitats.  Teamwork is usually the optimal situation.

Jake, a fisherman and outdoorsman is eager to be a driving force to protect the native fish.  Jake came to Southern Oregon from Colorado where he studied environmental policy and earned a Masters Degree in Political Science from Colorado State University.  It looks like he found a home.

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 2016 Meeting


OCTOBER 19, 2016 

The Point Pub & Grill
311 E. Pine St.,Central Point
(located in downtown Central Point on the corner of 3rd and Pine St.)

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

Dinner and meeting at 6:45 PM
Raffle to follow

Program 7:45 – 8:45

Dinner Tickets $20

SPECIAL MEAL RQUESTS: Those who prefer vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, will need to notify Theresa by Tuesday afternoon (the day before) with your request by either phone (541)702-2153 or email tms1910@icloud.com.

The Program

John Anderson
Seasonal Drift of Aquatic “Bugs” as a Guide to Fishing Nymph Patterns at Oregon’s Crooked River.

This slide-illustrated program will discuss results of a 15-month drift net Study and an associated analysis of what ‘bugs’ redband trout and mountain whitefish fed on during different seasons. About the middle of each month four drift net collections were taken at an upstream and a downstream riffle area. Collections taken during the morning, afternoon and during total darkness made it possible to estimate how many total ‘bugs’ drifted past a fixed point in a half-hour at different times of the day.
A comparison of total stomach contents from fish caught by fly fishers during the same days drift net samples were taken (and in the same areas drift nets were set) revealed how seasonal changes in available foods modified the feeding strategies of fish. This information has proved especially valuable for nymph fishers when attempting to match the drift at different times of the year. Selected examples of successful fly patterns will conclude the program. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Rogue on the Fly Event

The Ashland Fly Shop put on a very informative program yesterday at Indian Mary Park.  Will Johnson and his crew really did an outstanding job.  If you didn't go, you really missed out on a great experience.   

Ten different experts gave presentations on some aspect of casting and was mostly focused on some form of spey style presentations.  Lots of rods, reels, and lines to inspect, fondle, and drool over.  It was a good day.

Charles Gehr making his presentation on Casting & Fishing Shooting Heads.