Central Oregon Flyfishers

  • 25 Apr 2016 7:41 PM | Gary Meyer (Administrator)

    Our featured speaker this month is Bob Wolfe. He has been an avid fly angler for over fifty years and grew up fishing the Sierra Nevada’s in central and northern California. Bob’s topic will be

    “Why Fish Chrinomids”

    Bob is a Vietnam Vet and recently retired from the USFS after 36 years. He is the founding member and past president of the Blue Mountain Flycasters Club in Pendleton. As a fly tying instructor, casting instructor and fly fishing instructor, Bob has introduced hundreds of people to the great sport of fly fishing and the fly fishing opportunities in Oregon. 

    He has created the Buzz Hackle Fly Series and the Magic Midge series of Chrinomid patterns. w Bob’s topic will be “Why Fish Chrinomids” Chironomids, particularly the pupae stage, make up over 50% of a Trout’s annual diet and up to 100% in early spring and fall in productive still waters. This presentation will help fly fishermen better understand the life cycle of Chironomids and important characteristics of the pupa that need to be imitated to make proper presentations and tie productive imitations. The presentation will cover tackle, fishing techniques, presentations, and lots of helpful hints to make your time on the water more productive. Whether you tie your own flies or buy them at the fly shop, it’s good to recognize a good Chironomid pattern when you see one. 

    Pre-Meeting: 6:15: Bob Wolfe

    will share his still water chironomid leader building and introduce his knots made easy techniques.

  • 28 Jan 2016 6:19 PM | Gary Meyer (Administrator)

    The February program will feature a presentation of COF activities and functions to help members gain a better understanding of exactly what COF does. 

    With about 280 members, COF has programs focused on education and conservation, and the club gets involved in numerous projects. 

    Bring a friend. Find out how you can fit in and how you can derive the maximum benefit from your membership. Let’s make it fun & make it a point to meet a new member. Bring some snacks to share with your other club members.  

    Karen Kreft will provide an overview of the Next Cast Flyfishers youth education program, review current activities, and volunteer opportunities. 

    Frank Turek, Kokanee Karnival organizer extraordinaire, will talk about this highly successful, all volunteer-driven, youth education program. Including its history and classroom and field components. Frank will explain how you can volunteer a small amount of time and make a huge difference in the lives of students who participate in Kokanee Karnival. 

    Allen Caudle will share how COF makes the Kid’s fishing pond at the Sportsmen’s Show a success. 

    Pete Martin will give an update on the COF Annual Banquet on Saturday, April 2. 

    Dalton Miller Jones will talk about Educational Opportunities. 

    Lee Ann Ross will give us an update on COF outings. 

    Kari Schoessler will share the various WWW activities.

    Pre-Meeting: To be announced.

  • 29 Dec 2015 7:20 PM | Gary Meyer (Administrator)

    January’s program will be a presentation by Drew Moore, Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney.

    In 2014, Drew was presented the 2014 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award. He won the award for distinguishing himself time and again in prosecuting violators of Oregon's fish and wildlife and natural resource laws in the Central Oregon area. Drew and one of the Oregon State Police officers will speak to the club regarding regulations. During this presentation members will gain insight on how regulations are enforced with a focus on poaching. We’ll learn what pro-active efforts are taken by law enforcement. And then what steps are taken when a violation occurs. We’ll also learn what it is we can do if we see poaching or other regulations violated. 


    Want to learn more about bamboo fly rods? Dave Dozer, COFF member and fulltime bamboo rod builder, will talk about what it takes to build a bamboo fly rod. He’ll demonstrate many of the steps it takes to go from a raw piece of Tonkin bamboo to a fine fly fishing implement that is a great match to our local waters.

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