Monthly Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: Covid 19 has changed our meetings at this time to ZOOM. Please contact for an invite

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 2021 Program Schedule:

JANUARY 18, 2021 – Arlen Thomason – One of our own members and author of his fantastic book titled ‘Bugwater’, Arlen promises an eye-opening presentation

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Gary Lewis – from Bend, OR is a noted outdoors TV show host, an avid flyfisher and hunter, author, and presenter at events country-wide. His presentation for MFF is titled “The Wyoming Cutthroat Slam” which we expect to be a world-class presentation.  This should be fun, informative and one to look forward to seeing.

MARCH 15, 2021 – Brian O’Keefe – Brian is a renowned fly fishing photographer but also of course a fly fisher, speaker and overall superhero in the fly fishing world.  Here is an excerpt from Brian’s website about what he has to offer:Here is a short list of destinations: Fly fishing in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Mexico – Yucatan and Baja, Cuba, Bahamas, Belize, Chile, Argentina, Christmas Island, Bikini Atoll, Tonga, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, St. Brandon’s Atoll”.

Don’t miss this one!

APRIL 19, 2021 – Open

MAY 17, 2021 – Lance Egan – is a giant in the fly fishing community, especially as an expert in Euro or more recently described as ‘modern’ nymphing.  Lance is a professional fly fisher, fly tier, guide, instructor and is part of the Team USA Competitive Angling Team.  Lance has several fly patterns that he has developed specifically for competition, which he will be discussing.  His main topic for Mckenzie Fly Fishers is Euro Nymphing.  Lance and his partner Devin Olsen have produced several fantastic DVDs on this topic.

JUNE 21, 2021 – Ed Engle – is a world-renowned author, presenter, fly designer and of course, fly fisher.  Ed is the author of “Fishing Small Flies” and “Tying Small Flies” which are the most popular books in our library.  In addition, Ed has written several other fly fishing books ranging from “Trout Lessons” to “Splitting Cane” (or how to make a bamboo rod). 


AUGUST 16, 2021 – Open

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 – Open

OCTOBER 18, 2021 – Open



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