About The Central Oregon FlyfishersThe Central Oregon Flyfishers (COF) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to broadening the public's knowledge and understanding of Oregon's aquatic resources. COF membership consists of avid, experienced fly fishers and those who are new to the sport. Some members just help with our many conservation projects, and some add their voice to ours in the advocacy of wise fishery practices. Many people join COF to meet new fishing partners, and everyone learns something new. Our group is multifaceted. COF advocates the following:
- Promoting catch and release
- Sharing our love and knowledge of flyfishing with others
- Maintaining a club library of fishing books and videos, which is available to all club members
- Teaching beginning fly fishing lessons through Bend Metro Parks and Recreation
At COF monthly meetings, we share fishing stories, sign up for conservation projects and listen to a program. Programs vary, and may include the following topics:
- Fisheries Biologists talking about issues that concern us
- Fly-fishing guides giving pointers on improving our success
- Club members sharing reports of trips taken to Alaska and other locations
- Fly casting experts giving demonstrations of good casting technique
- Fly-fishing authors discussing their latest books
COF is affiliated with, and supports, the Fly Fishers International (FFI), and COF is dedicated to improving fish habitat through our numerous conservation projects.
COF Mission Statement
To promote the preservation and conservation, for future generations, of Central Oregon's watershed and its fisheries through education, the practice of stewardship and the art of fly fishing. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for its membership to participate in a community of fly fishing, fellowship and public service.
Two of the ways we meet this mission statement is through the Kokanee Karnival Youth Education Program and the Next Cast Flyfishers