The program this month will be presented by Jamie Glaskow of the Wild Fish Conservancy.
Eric Fickheisen of the Hi-Lakers club will tell us about:
• Hi-Lakers – Short history
• Hi-Lakers – Today, a few statistics, Number of surveys etc.
• Types of issues we are dealing with:
• Planting fish vs. not planting fish – attitudes, WDFW, Forest Service, Nat. Parks etc.
• N. Casades Nat. park example
• Local easy access lakes & medium effort lakes
Sell your stuff and buy someone else’s stuff (please remember if it does not sell you will need to take back)
15 min sessions or at your discretion 1. Bill Reisbeck- Tying Water Boatman Patterns 2. Jason Cotta -Orvis Reels and what you need to know 3. Len Zickler IFFF What’s new with the Federation and why should you care 4. Stevie Foisie- For those fortunate enough to have acquired one of Steve’s fabulous nets Steve will show how to install the bag.
Our own Bill Wheeler will be explaining the technology behind fly lines and their use.
Jim Cox, Director of Donor Relations for Western Rivers Conservancy,
will make a presentation entitled “Fly Fishing Oregon’s Wild and Scenic
John Day River.” Since 1988 Western Rivers Conservancy has protected
lands on more than 50 rivers in eight western states. The program will
provide a few short updates WRC’s current conservation projects, with a
major focus on fly fishing Oregon’s Wild and Scenic John Day River, the
second longest free-flowing river in the West, for its world-class
smallmouth bass fishery and its excellent run of wild summer
steelhead. WRC was instrumental in helping create Cottonwood Canyon
State Park on the John Day, the second largest state park in Oregon, and
has purchased another major ranch on the John Day in an effort to protect
Thirty Mile Creek, a major cold-water sanctuary for wild steelhead.