We are a group of Fly Tyers who want to improve our tying skills. We come from as far north as Roseburg, Oregon and as far south as Yreka, California to converge on Gold Hill, Oregon. We are all different skill levels but we agree on the joy of Fly Tying.
Without WaterWatch, many of Oregon’s rivers and streams would run dry. During key dry months in almost every river basin in the state, there are too many water rights and not enough water to go around. Even in the 21st century, it can be legal in Oregon to drain our rivers until they are bone dry.
That’s what WaterWatch works to prevent. For over 30 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for fish, wildlife and people. Our work isn’t glamorous. It can be difficult. We keep regulators accountable. We speak for the public interest. We pass balanced water legislation and, when necessary, we go to court. Our goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon.
Southern Oregon Fly Tyers are committed to support WaterWatch by supplying fly boxes full of hand tied coveted flies for their annual fundraiser that occurs every November. These flies are tied throughout the year and collected well prior to the fundraiser.
Some of these flies will be purchased by fly fishers but some will be purchased by people who will have them as momentos of the event and may not want a dozen flies that are not all the same.
We already have one person committed to tie a dozen flies. Contact Tom Collett to express your support and make your commitment.