Our monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July, August, and December) at Haller Lake Community Club. The business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for members to socialize. Members can visit with each other and check out the raffle, fly box, library, membership and outings tables. There may be a pre-meeting educational program such as a fly tying demonstration. Refreshments are available. An evening speaker program begins around 8 and members are on their way home by 9.
November 19, 2020.
We will hold the November meeting via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. An email from Matt Moore will be sent out to members providing instructions on how to connect before the meeting. If you do not receive the email and want to join the Zoom meeting, please contact Matt at least one day in advance of November 19th.
The speaker will be John Shewey talking about the fun fishing in a variety of beautiful waters in the Oregon Outback. John will share insights from nearly 40 years of exploring southeastern Oregon, discussing some of his favorite places, and providing details on seasons, tactics, and more.
The Oregon Outback comprises Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties-east of the Cascade Mountains and mostly south of US Highway 20, which roughly bisects the state running east to west. Combined, these four largest Oregon counties total 34,648 square miles. To put that in perspective, Oregon's Outback is bigger than 11 states. Moreover, this vast region of the interior West is among the most sparsely populated areas in the Lower 48.
The Oregon Outback is largely an arid, high-desert environment, with isolated mountain ranges incised by dramatic canyons. Water is a commodity, but where there is water in southeast Oregon, there tends to be fish, and that means plenty of opportunity for adventurous fly anglers.
Bio: John Shewey
John has been accused of being a deadbeat slacker, but he steadfastly refutes such charges and insists instead that he is a lifelong fly-fishing addict. He usually admits to being the editor-in-chief of American Fly Fishing, unless you are mad at the magazine, in which case John is likely to deny any involvement. His 30-plus-year career as a writer and photographer has produced countless magazine articles and nearly 20 books. A couple of his books are pretty good. John's most recent titles are Classic Steelhead Flies, Birds of the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon Beaches: A Traveler's Companion. When not plunging into a cold river over his wader tops in pursuit of summer-run steelhead, John spends considerable time on the verge of cardiac arrest following his Weimaraners around Oregon's chukar country.