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 2017 schedule of Guest Speakers:
January 16, 2017: John Squires – “Flyfishing Alaska”
February 20, 2017: Brian OKeefe – Fly Fishing Oregon + photography session
March 20, 2017: Stan Gregory, OSU Hydrologist – Flood plain hydrology and importance
April 17, 2017: Rob Jones, NOAA Inland Hatchery Branch Chief & Lance Kruzic – They will be discussing the status of the Hatchery/Wild salmon controversy, the status of the Hatchery Genetic Management Plans (HGMP), the ESA (Endangered Species Act) listing, and the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) review.
May 15, 2017: Travis Williams, Executive Director of the Willamette Riverkeeper – The Willamette Riverkeeper’s sole mission is to protect and restore the Willamette River and to enable the Willamette River Watershed to function more naturally with cold, pure water, meandering backchannels, and dynamic habitat for fish and wildlife. Their network of “river keepers” monitor assigned sections of the river on a regular monthly schedule year round and report unusual, illegal, or suspicious activity.
June 19, 2017: Phil Fischer, Sun River FF – “Solving Puzzles” – A mystery, investigating some common fly fishing myths, misconceptions, and problems.
July 17, 2017: Annual McKenzie Flyfisher Picnic
August 21, 2017: TBA
September 18, 2017: TBA
October 16, 2017: TBA
November 20, 2017: Annual McKenzie Fly Fishers Auction
Sunday, December 10, 2017: Holiday party