Thursday, February 18, 2021

Dan Kellogg, His Life


Mr. Dan Kellogg, June 8, 1946 – February 5, 2021


Mr. Kellogg was a kind, giving and humble gentleman. He began life on a family farm in South Dakota and enjoyed a hobby of building repairing clocks with his father. He spent some time in the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually 

moved into Southern Oregon working with Brothers in Medford, Oregon.


He loved fly fishing and especially fly tying becoming an incredible teacher of tying techniques and methods.  Dan started Southern Oregon Fly Tyers (SOFT) with Mr. Dave Roberts, some twenty years ago and served as its President for over seventeen years. He also had a disarming and engaging smile and employed it well while presenting his Tying Techniques corner after the SOFT meetings.


Dan attended and tied at Western based fly tying shows with his good friend Dave Roberts. He earnestly enjoyed sharing his tying knowledge and ideas with anyone who wanted to learn the fine art of fly tying.  


Mr. Kellogg was a member of the FFI and the FFI Fly Tyers Group.  He completed his FFI Fly Tyers Group certifications at both the Bronze and Silver levels. Dan owned a small cabin on Fish Lake and he really liked spending his time there surrounded by all the Southern Oregon beauty.


Dan also started his own local framing company. With his company, Stillwater Custom Fly Plates, he has created many plates for the following organization using many of the original tyers flies (Bob Quigley/Al Brunell /Dick Bonamarte / ORCFFI Legends Plates:

            Southern Oregon Fly Fishers

            Rogue Fly Fishers

            Oregon Council FFI

            Rogue River Watershed Council

            Water Watch

            Flies and plates for SOFT and many FFI individuals who wanted his help


Mr. Kellogg also had a keen mechanical engineering eye and designed a special fly photo box that was custom made so that one could slip their phone (like my

iPhone SE) into a cradle and all other adjustments (including lighting and focus) could be made with another piece of handheld equipment. I am proud to have the last one he made before his passing.


We will miss Dan, with his disarming smile, eager to teach attitude and his warm and inviting discourse.  I hope he his tying in his afterlife and sitting at his cabin at Fish Lake waiting for the fish to rise.


Mt. Kellogg is survived by his daughter Kris and his son Jason.


David P. McCants, President Southern Oregon Fly Tyers

Friday, February 5, 2021

Dan Kellogg

  We have sad news today.  Dan Kellogg had heart surgery yesterday morning and as result he passed away.  No other details are available at this time.  Dan was an excellent fly tier and a friend to us all.  He will be missed.     

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Good News

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Zoom Happenings


A screen shot of the meeting

Yesterday evening the Southern Oregon Fly Tyers had a Zoom meeting. It was a new experience for some of us but actually moved along quite smoothly.  This style meeting should serve us quite well through this pandemic.  If you weren't there we want to help you get there for the next one.  A smart phone, tablet, or computer that is wifi connected will get the job done for you.  

During this pandemic our communication with each other is more important than ever.  We have initiated a membership list and requested updated information from everyone.  Many have responded but some have yet to respond.  Reach out to your friends to make sure we are getting messages to them.  

We have also revived the Vertical Response bulk email.  This is our way to make sure we are reaching as many as possible.  This means that sometimes you may get two messages.  If you don't want the VR emails just click the unsubscribe at the bottom of the page.

Check out the videos

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Zoom Meeting Tonight

 Southern Oregon Fly Tyers

First Zoom Meeting Today 6:00pm


Hi to all,


This will be our first attempt to set up a monthly zoom meeting.  If you don not already have zoom set up on your computer or tablet, please go to and add the application to your system.


Once installed you will need to log into our meeting with the following information:


Personal meeting ID – 8376520885

Passcode – 800334


Once in the meeting I have set up for everyone to have video access so I can see all of you wonderful faces.  


If you do not gave video access you should also be able to phone in and at least hear what we will try to do going forward.


I know this is new to many of us [including me!} but if will help keep us together and move our learning of new methods and techniques.  


Please try to log in early 20 minutes or so before the meeting, today, October 13, 2020 at 6:00pm, so we can clear up any login issues.  Also you can call me at 541 973 3508 and I can help you get you logged in.

Kindest regards, Dave                           

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Still need contact information


cFor now, I really need to get together a listing of emails and phone numbers, designate as home or cell, [Instagram accounts if you have one] for everyone.  Please send this into Tom Collett at  Please also call your friends that have come to our past meetings to ensure that they know what we are trying to do and please send their information in along with yours. We want to include everyone.  Dave