McKenzie Flyfisher’s meetings are held at Willie’s Lebanese and Northwest Cuisine ( 400 International Way, Springfield, Oregon 97477 ) 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, $20 – check or cash only, is normally served around 6:30 pm, 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.
This is our 2018 Program Schedule:
January 15, 2018: Marc Williamson – well-known NW Flyfisher and a first time presenter to the McKenzie FlyFishers “Techniques for Fishing Rivers”
February 19, 2018: Rick Hafele – an old friend of the club – “Five Mistakes You Don’t Need to Make”
March 19, 2018: Gordon Grant – back by popular demand, Update on the “Geology of the McKenzie Watershed”
April 16, 2018: John Kreft – “Fly Fishing Road Trips”
May 21, 2018: Scott Richmond – well known Flyfisher and creator of WestFly, “The History and Seasons of the Deschutes River”
June 18, 2018: Greg Bulkley owner of the Black Drake Ranch & Sue Mattenberger USFS fishery biologist – “Klamath Basin Water Management a cooperative venture & success story”
July 16, 2018: Annual McKenzie Flyfisher Picnic – Don’t miss our annual picnic!
August 20, 2018: Conrad Cowell – The Native Fish Society River Steward Director will report on the intent to sue the ACOE over Downstream fish passage over high dams in the upper Willamette river District.
September 17, 2018: Burke Hales – Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences OSU – to be confirmed
October 15, 2018: TBD.
November 19, 2018: Annual McKenzie Fly Fishers Auction
December 2018 Date TBD: Holiday party