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The McKenzie Flyfishers are comprised of a group of people who share a common interest in flyfishing. The Club was conceived and organized in April of 1964 to:

1. Enjoy social contact with others interested in fly fishing
2. Encourage fly fishing as a method of angling, and
3. Protect and increase the fishery resources

An Invitation to Join the McKenzie Flyfishers

Membership is open to any person over 21 years of age who is interested in fly fishing. General club membership meetings, board meetings, and fishing outings are open to the public. McKenzie Flyfisher’s meetings are held at Lewis and Clark Catering in Eugene on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and doors open at 6pm. Most folks arrive by 6 in order to tell fish stories and sip a beverage from the cash bar. A delicious buffet dinner, for a nominal $17, is normally served about 6:30, and is followed by the introduction of guests, and a short update on club business.
There is a break after dinner, then a presentation by our featured guest speaker, usually a guide or fishing expert familiar with the Northwest fishing scene, followed by a raffle of fishing items.

Joining our club gives you access to the expertise and insight of its membership. Our members have years of experience and knowledge about fly casting, fly tying, and fly fishing in general. After they get to know and trust you, some may even share the location of their “secret fishing hole”. There are occasional classes in tying, rod-building, and casting and we even have some well known biologists in the group to help us all become attuned to the science of insects and their life and hatching stages or cycles. Outings include overnight camping as well as fly fishing. A family atmosphere contributes to the enjoyment of the out doors. Evenings are spent in designated campsite around a bustling fire augmented by gas lanterns when needed. Enjoy the diversity of our state’s geography, flora and fauna. It’s hard to place a value on such experiences, but it surely exceeds the annual membership fee of $45. Please call our Membership Chair, Gary McKenney at 541-484-4539 with any questions about our club or if you are interested in joining us.

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