Friday, December 30, 2016
I received a phone call from Ryan Battleson and then a followup e-mail. The easiest way is just to forward the the whole message in original form. Tom Collett
Good talking with you this morning. If you could please add this link to your SOFT Blog and also coordinate to send this out to whoever manages your list serve, that would be great. We recently started a list serve for emailing Rogue Fish District Updates to interested members of the public, guides, NGO’s, etc. We currently have over 1100 people signed up to receive updates. This is similar to getting email notifications regarding Cole Rivers fish counts, summer Huntley Seining project updates, etc. I included the rest of the Holy Water committee as we had discussed this. Get on it gentlemen if you did not receive an update yet!
Below is the first December issue:
Additionally, my program, the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP), also puts out a quarterly newsletter called “Fishworks”. It is a joint Restoration and Enhancement Grant Program (R&E) and STEP newsletter that you can subscribe to by email. Unfortunately, on our website I only see the winter 2014 .pdf newsletter. More current versions have been coming out by email. I’ve notified my statewide coordinator of this in order to get the most current versions updated to the web.
Thanks for your help,
Assistant District Fish Biologist
Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rogue District Watershed
1495 East Gregory Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
541-826-8774 ext 226 (Office)
To receive the quarterly STEP and R&E newsletter by e-mail please sign up at http://dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP/fishworks
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Mr. David P. McCants will tie two trout flies for the Rogue River (Holy Water and Upper Rogue). These flies have been fished in multiple rivers in California and Nevada with great success. The McCBear’s - Two Bobbin Baetis has also been fished by Mike Lawson on the Henry’s Fork with much success.
McCBear’s – Chorus Girl has also been used successfully on the same rivers and has landed a 28” inch rainbow on California’s Putah Creek (Dave’s former home water).
The patterns are as follows:
McCBear’s - Two Bobbin Baetis
- · Hook – Gaelic Supreme Syl Nemes up eye hook in size 15 or 17 or similar hook,
- · Thread – Body Grey Griffiths 14/0,
- · Tail – Lemon Wood Duck fibers or Brown Partridge,
- · Rib – Black 6/0 Uni Thread on a separate bobbin,
- · Underwing – 2 sprigs of micro pearl krystal flash,
- · Overwing – Marc Pettijean Iron Blue Dun CDC (either trimmed or not)
- · Large Head – Rounded Black Uni 6/0 thread.
McCBear’s - Chorus Girl (in order of tie in steps):
- · Hook – Daiichi 1150 16-18 or similar hook like Dairiki 135,
- · Thread – Montana Fly Co. 8/0 red or Guidibrod 10/0 red or Veevus 16/0 red,
- · Breathers – White Polar Bear stubble,
- · Bead – 11/0 or 14/0 glass bead,
- · Rib – Fine gold wire.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
ATTENTION FLY TYERS
The November meeting of the Southern Oregon Fly Tyers will be held on Tuesday, November 8th. Our featured tying demo will be done by Paul Wolflick from Roseburg. As always Paul will be showing us couple of his killer flies and some new techniques. Bring some flies for the club fly box to be included in the outstanding raffle items.
After the demo stop by the “TECH TABLE” for some useful hints on biots and how to get the best results.
No reservations needed, just show up with a friend or two and enjoy the evening with your fellow tyers.
NEW PRESIDENT ELECTED TO THE SOFT CLUB.
At our October meeting the members elected a new President. Dave McCants will take over the leadership role from Dan Kellogg after he has served as President for the last 18 years. Dave brings to us many years of fly tying from the Bay Area along with plenty of new ideas for the club and lots of enthusiasm. If you haven’t met Mr. McCants attend the November meeting and get acquainted.
The B Fly
· Hook Tiemco 5262 #10
· Thread 6/0 Black
· Tail Olive Marabou and Crystal Flash
· Body 4 strands Peacock Herl
· Rib Gold Wire Fine
· Thorax Ice Dub Golden Brown
· Head Ice Dub Black Peacock
1. Tie in tail and 1 strand Crystal Flash alongside the tail.
2. Tie in rib and ½ hook shank with peacock wrap.
3. Rib body.
4. Dub thorax.
5. Dub head.
6. Whip finish.
7. Brush head and thorax to simulate legs.
Stillwater Caddis Emerger
· Hook Tiemco 5262 #12
· Thread 6/0 Olive
· Rib Chartreuse BR wire
· Body Diamond Brite Olive Brown
· Wing Case & Legs Brown Pheasant Rump
· Thorax Ice Dub Peacock
· Head Peacock herl
1. Tie in rib & dub body ½ hook shank.
2. Rib body and tie in wing case and legs.
3. Dub thorax.
4. Pull wing case over thorax and form legs.
5. Tie in head and wrap.
6. Whip finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
September means it's time for the 8th Annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing and Tying Festival, at the Glide Community Center, 20062 North Umpqua Highway, Glide Oregon. Mark your calendars for Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th, volunteers, tyers and vendors are invited to a BBQ-Potluck on Friday evening, as a thanks for setting up and then cleaning up, plus all of the activities in-between. Friday morning volunteers start setting up the Casting Pond and in the afternoon others start getting the community center organized. By 5:30 the work is done and we are ready for to relax with good food, and friends at the BBQ.
Doors open at 7am on Saturday for last minute setup, coffee and breakfast burritos. This year we have over 20 tyers from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho, they will be working on Steelhead, Salmon, Realistic, Traditional and flies of their own invention. Sessions are from 9-noon and 1-4pm. They are willing to share the expertise, for the novice or more seasoned tyer and there is always a great story thrown in. Local suppliers of tying and fishing equipment will have merchandise for sale. Can you think of a better way to spend the day for anyone who fishes? What about those who don't fish...we have something for them too. Woodcarvers, watercolorists, jewelry makers and other artists will have their wares for sale. Dan and Kelly Brock will have vintage and antique fishing equipment for sale and be available for appraisals. John Mathews can paint flies on cars, boats, or RV’s for a most reasonable rate- what a great way to show your passion for fishing. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the day, terrific silent auction items to bid on and a new member raffle for those that sign up on Saturday. Sandwiches and snacks will be available through the day. The Community Center has a new HVAC system, so rain or shine we will be comfortable.
Accommodations in Glide are limited (one), but within 20 miles to the east and west there are plenty of options.
Check out the 7th Annual North Umpqua Fly Fishing Festival in Glide.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Attention SOFT Members
Tuesday, June 14th
5:00 Happy hour
6:00 We eat
At our normal meeting place; Madrone Hill Mobile Home Park
We are putting on a BBQ dinner for our June 14th meeting. All the food and beverages will be provided and spouses or significant others are very welcome. We only ask that you might bring a dessert or something interesting to share. We need your help ASAP to get a head count of those who will be attending so we have enough food for everyone.
Please RSVP to Dale at email@example.com. Get back to us before June 9th. Good food, good friends, and a great time. Be there.
WE got; Ribs and Chicken
Wine, beer, and soft drinks
We also got; plates, cups, napkins, and utensils
This is also the last chance to donate your flies to Water Watch.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Attention SOFT Members
We are putting on a BBQ dinner for our June 14th meeting. All the food and beverages will be provided and spouses or significant others are very welcome. We only ask that you might bring a dessert to share. We need your help ASAP to get a head count of those who will be attending so we have enough food for everyone. We will be having ribs and chicken along with baked beans, potato salad, green salad and bread. Wine beer, and soft drinks will also be served.
Please RSVP to Dan’s cell by text @ 541-200-4063 or you can e-mail Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get back to us before by June 9th. Good food, good friends, and a great time. Be there.
This is also the last chance to donate your flies to Water Watch.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The May 10th SOFT meeting will feature the tying skills of Ed Morphis. He will demonstrate a few of Alec Jackson’s “Spade” series. This is how Ed describes the demo.
I keep trying to improve my tying, and I find that, having my own style of tying gets in the way of doing so. Therefore, I decided to follow chosen “experts,” tying exactly as they do. It is difficult to do this, as it is easier to follow my own way of doing a process, but if I want to end up with the exact product as theirs, it is essential to use their processes.
This is what I did with Alec Jackson’s videos of how to tie the Spades. Alec is famous for his style of tying (as well as the style of his hooks), especially for his variations of the Spade pattern. This line of variations is his favorite for fishing steelhead in different seasons and conditions. (It seems not to be as popular in Southern Oregon, but I think it is probably because we haven’t given it a good try. Again, probably because it is not very colorful.) There is the Costal Spade, Inland Spade, Fancy Spade, Claret Guinea Spade, Woolly Spade, and Dry Spade. I will demonstrate his style of the Coastal, Inland, and Fancy. There will be a handout for everyone with pictures and recipes.
Alec has this to say; "Bob Arnold's Spade is, in my opinion, the perfect fly for Greased Line Fishing for steelhead. First it is a three-dimensional fly and thus easily seen by fish regardless of the relative positions of fly and fish. Second it has a very strong silhouette because it is predominantly dark in color. Third, because of the materials used in its construction, it is easy to fine tune the amount of material applied to the hook.”
Ed has also agreed to share some of his ideas on how to be a better demonstration tier. It shapes up to be a very educational evening, so pencil it in on your busy social calendar.
Last month we voted to have a delicious BBQ for our June meeting. All food and beverages will be provided except deserts. We will ask our members to bring something special and sweet. That could mean your wife or girlfriend/husband or boyfriend, OR a pie cake or cookies. In order to make sure we have enough food for everybody, I will need a RSVP for those attending. The date is June 14th. Lets have a big crowd.