This month’s program will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of nymphing techniques applicable to central Oregon’s rivers and streams. The program will be presented by Bill Seitz, longtime COF member and former Conservation Chairman. The program, entitled “Cracking the Code: Tips for upping your nymphing game on central Oregon’s rivers and streams”. Bill will focus on basic stream hydrology, fishery biology, presentation fundamentals, fishing techniques, and fly selection considerations. Bill has been fly fishing and fly tying since he was 10 years old – 65 years of fishing in places such as Patagonia, New Zealand, Alaska, Russia, Canada, and the Midwest and western US. He spent over 30 years in the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey as a fish and wildlife biologist and research administrator. In Alaska, he directed Pacific salmon and trout research on national parks and fish and wildlife refuges. He has made presentations to local fly fishing clubs on nymphing basics, lake midge fishing techniques, European fishing techniques, and fishing the Crooked River. He calls the Crooked River his home water.