On April 13, 2019, at 1:00 PM, you are invited to attend the Dedication of OFFC’s Memorial Bench honoring past members.

We will honor the memories of 20 past OFFC members who helped make OFFC what it is today and are fondly remembered. The Memorial Bench is intended to be a living legacy where we can continue to honor generations of OFFC members and inspire each other by their examples.

For complete details including directions to Rocky Ford, and suggested overnight accommodations in the Rocky Ford area see the March issue of Windknots which contains all the pertinent information.

if you would like to attend please RSVP to Bill Courshon via email. Find his email in the “Members Content” section in the Leadership Roster under Committee Chairs “Historian”.

March 26 Speaker Clint Frank – Middle Fork River Tours

Clint Frank is a professional river rafting guide and the owner of Middle Fork River Tours, which is based out of Sandpoint, Idaho. He has been exploring the white waters of Idaho for over 20 years and he loves sharing his knowledge with clients. Clint is a very knowledgeable guide who holds a degree in forestry from the University of Montana as well as multiple rafting and outdoor certifications.

March 24th Casting Club

The Casting will meet at 1 pm at Sammamish State Park in the usual place in the grass to the left of the road coming into the park. As always, dress for the weather, wear eye protection and bring a floating line with a yarn fly. This time of year it’s always a good idea to wear waterproof footwear as the area can be pretty soggy.

March 11th Chubski Fly Tying Round Table

Fly Tying Round Table will take place at the Redmond VFW, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.  All needed materials will be provided. I will also bring a spare vice and tools if any one needs them.  Come join us, even if you only want to come and watch. We always have fun and good conversation.

Beginners are welcome; hope to see you there.

January 22nd Meeting Speaker Jack Berryman

Jack W. Berryman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the history of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, book author, magazine columnist, former guide, and avid fly fisher, will present an illustrated lecture on three Northwest fly-fishing pioneers and legends: Zane Grey, Ken McLeod, and Roderick Haig-Brown.

Jack is a past columnist for Salmon Trout Steelheader and Northwest Fly-Fishing magazines. He is a past president of the Northshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited, past vice president of the Washington Fly Fishing Club, and past president of the Wild Steelhead Coalition. His book, Fly-Fishing Pioneers & Legends of the Northwest, won the best book award in 2007 from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He was the recipient of the Fly Fishers International 2017 Roderick Haig-Brown Award for his “literary works that embody the philosophy and spirit of fly- fishing ethics, conservation and the rich history of the sport.” For additional information about Jack and to read some of his writing, look at his website: jackberryman.com