The Central Oregon Flyline
Online Newsletter of the Central Oregon Flyfishers

Random Casts
Upstream events
New COF Members
January Program
Meeting Date and Location
COF Business Meeting
Conservation Update
Kokanee Karnival Korner
Annual COF Banquet
Support Our Local Flyshops
COF Officers & Board Members
COF Committee Chairpersons
January 2001

Phil Hager Fishing The Crooked River
January 1 2001

Random Casts

I know that Doyle had prepared a really great Random Casts for this month, but things went a bit awry and we had to make corrections to this months newsletter.

To bring you up to date: Daryl Crozier had a change in employment and was forced to resign from the board and newsletter. (he's back on the road and won't be around much.) Bob & Tommie Speik have agreed to take over as both editors and publishers of the newsletter. I'm sure this will work just fine. We discussed many things about the club, its officers, board actions and committee plans at the january board meeting and, with a little help from each member, we hope to continue to improve what this club does.

Remember that at the January Club meeting it's the Annual Business Meeting and will include the election of new Officers and Board Members. With the loss of Daryl from the Board we need someone to fill in for the coming year in his Board seat. Check with me at the January meeting and let me know if you are interested. It's a simple "appointment" so no big deal.

Final thought: I heard a comment that really caught my attention. When asked about going fishing with others, at random, a person said they only wanted to go with someone better so they could learn more. If everyone felt that way no one would ever be willing to teach, and no one could ever learn. An old quote I learned a long time ago has stuck in mind: A lesson once taught is twice learned; by both the teacher and the student. Take the time to meet others in the Club and be willing to share your knowledge on fly fishing. You'll be surprised at how much you from "trying" to teach.

See you at the January Meeting.


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Upstream Events

January 2001

Wednesday 1/17 6:30 PM
COF Monthly Meeting - COF Annual Business Meeting & Election of Officers and Board Members
- PLUS -
Peter Bowers, owner of The Patient Angler, will provide a slide presentation and discussion on saltwater fly fishing on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. He will concentrate on the fishing between Loreto and Cabo San Lucas and on inshore species including Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Blue Fin, Trevally, Amberjacks, Tuna, Red Snapper & Sierra. Peter will also demonstrate the tying of several popular saltwater fly patterns beginning at 6:00 PM.

February 2001

Thursday 2/1 7:00 PM
COF Board Meeting
Wednesday 2/21 6:30 PM
COF Monthly Meeting - A full-blown presentation of the Kokanee Karnival and its impact on Central Oregon schools and students!

March 2001

Saturday 3/3 6:00 PM
COFs Annual Banquet - You will definitely want to be there!

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Welcome New COF Members

Here is a list of our new COF Members this month.
  • Peter and Kathleen Martin
  • Erik and Lisa Dallenbach
  • Thomas C. Schuman
  • Philip and Linda Mickel
Let's all introduce ourselves to these new Members at our next meeting and invite them to go fishing at the next opportunity.

New Members do not forget to pick up your copy of "Harry Teals No Nonsense Guide to Fly Fishing Central And Southeastern Oregon" from Bill Lundy. He will be at the "Welcome Table" at our next monthly Meeting.

See you all there!

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Program For January

Wednesday, January 17 will be the COF Annual Business Meeting with the Election of Officers and Board members PLUS Peter Bowers, owner of The Patient Angler, providing a slide show and discussion on saltwater fly fishing on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. The program will accent the fishing locations between Loreto and Cabo San Lucas and various types of fish including the Tuna, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle, Blue Fin, Amberjacks, Red Snapper and more.

For those arriving early, Peter will be tying and demonstrating the use of several saltwater fly patterns beginning at 6:00 P.M. If you are planning on doing saltwater fly fishing in Baja, this is a program that you will not want to miss.

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COF Meeting Date and Location

The Central Oregon Flyfishers meet on the third Wednesday of the month at The Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 N.E. 4th Street, Bend,Oregon.

The Monthly gatherings start at 6:30 PM and the program begins at 7:00PM.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Invite a neighbor or friend to join us at the next meeting.

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COF Annual Business Meeting

Election of Officers and Board for 2001

COFs Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers and Board of Directors for the year 2001 will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 7:00 PM at The Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 NE 4th Street, Bend. This is the same night as our regular monthly meeting, so were sure most of our members will be present. COFs Treasurer, Mark Reisinger, will give an up-to-date financial report, and our Nominating Committee will present their nominees for Officers and Board for next year. All COF members are encouraged to attend.

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Nominees For 2001 COF
Board of Directors and Officers

Board of Directors - Terms: January 2001 to January 2003
  • Harry Harbin
  • Gary Hill
  • Bill Lundy
  • Tom Philiben
  • Mark Reisinger
  • Hank Sailor
  • Tommie Speik
Officers - Terms: January 2001 to January 2002
  • President - Phil Hager
  • Vice-President - Hank Sailor
  • Secretary - Tommie Speik
  • Treasurer - Mark Reisinger
Carry over Board Members - Terms to expire in January 2002 The following members are carry overs and are not up for election at our January meeting.
  • Phil Hager
  • Art McEldowney
  • Dennis McMahon
  • Ken Stringer
  • Paul Wilson

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Conservation Update

You all need to be aware that the Conservation Project schedule for 2001 is completed and we have 33 events planned.

Among the first events scheduled for which we need volunteers are the Angler Ed Certification program and Egg deliveries to the local schools. Then help is always needed for the Fly Tying Expo and COF at the Sportsmen's Show. Volunteer Sheets will be circulated at the monthly Meetings and you will have a chance to sign up at that time. Thanks for volunteering.

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Kokanee Karnival Korner

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks, to everyone who contributed to the KK trailer. It is on order and will be put to use as soon as it arrives. It is a 7 foot by 12 foot tandem axle Hallmark trailer. It will be used for both transportation and storage.

The February COF meeting will be about the Kokanee Karnival and its many functions and programs. If the trailer has arrived by then, it will be on display as well. Please come and talk with KK volunteers, become familiar with KK materials and talk to teachers about the effectiveness of Kokanee Karnival.

Sometime toward the latter part of January, 22 schools will receive Rainbow trout eggs to raise in the classroom. We need volunteers to help with classroom set-up and distributing the eggs. These activities require minimal amounts of volunteer time, but are very rewarding.

A Fish Dissection training session will be held on February 24 to teach those interested in how to conduct the KK's very popular Fish Dissection classroom activity. Training will last for 2 hours with time and place to be announced. The Fish Dissection part of KK is a 1 hour and 15 minute activity where-in two Kokanee Karnival volunteers guide students in the classrooms through a fish dissection class. KK provides allmaterials and programming. 23 schools have requested this activity, which occurs in the March to May time frame. We need several folks to volunteer to help with this engaging hands-on activity.

Another popular classroom activity is the ODFW Angler Education Program. We will conduct an Angler Education workshop on March 17 to certify volunteers as Angler Education instructors. Angler Ed is a very popular hands-on classroom activity. There are 18 schools requesting Angler Ed this Spring. Volunteers will work with individual schools to present the AE program in coordination with the requesting classroom teacher. In addition, Parks and Rec has requested help in conducting an Angler Education workshop in May.

April 17 through 19 and 24 through 26 are the dates for the "Kids Angling Clinic". This is where it all comes together, with children spending a day at Shevlin park learning about fish, anatomy and equipment, then spending the afternoon fishing.

Please plan to volunteer to help with Kokanee Karnival's Winter and Spring classroom and field events.

Art McEldowney, 385-6789

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Its time to Calendar our Annual COF Banquet

Its not too early to mark the date for our 2001 Annual Banquet on your calendar. It will be held again at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Your banquet committee, chaired by Mark Reisinger and Ken Stringer, is already working on the details. They have booked Terry Steele, a fabulous outdoor photographer and speaker. Terry will present a slide presentation on our beautiful western U. S. scenery and wildlife. The program will be pleasing to both the man and woman of the family. Great auction and raffle items are already being promised to the committee. This Banquet will definitely be one that all COF members will want to attend.

If any COF members have items they would like to donate to the Banquet, please contact Mark Reisinger (389-4124) or Ken Stringer (330-3920) as soon as possible. They will be glad to hear from you.

Mark your calendars and plan on being there on March 3!

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How Fly Fishing Looked in 1930


From Jim Abbs (FFF ClubWire-11/96)

At one time the Weber Company of Stevens Point, WI, was the largest fly tying company in the U.S. It sold flies and all manner of fly fishing gear from a catalog, starting at least 50 years ago.

A full-page Weber Company ad from an old issue of Forest and Stream magazine carries some history of Weber and how fly fishing used to be. A Weber split bamboo fly rod (hand-made, 3 piece), the Monogram was $15 and a Weber Henshall fly reel was $5! To complete your outfit, you needed a double tapered Henshall fly line at $4 and one-half dozen gut leaders in a Reddi-Moist waterproof, transparent oilskin pouch at $2.25.

Of course you needed some flies. How about the Weber Whiskerbug, a fly that has lured the biggest browns, rainbows and salmon that brought new records with smallmouth and that taught the skeptics that the BIGGEST largemouth will hit the fly - and how! Oh, by the way, a dozen of these whiskerbugs was 60 cents. With flies, the total cost was $26.85, a month's wages in 1930. It also may be that the Weber Catalog was the first fly fishing magazine. The ad said to send 25 cents (refundable on the first order) for the Newest Color Catalog and Fly Fishing Encyclopedia.

Another comment made in this ad was that " This catalog is the first milestone to Start right in the sport that lasts for life - is never out of the blood - that takes you everywhere. Get it out of your mind that fly casting is difficult!" We can see from this comment that fly fishing enthusiasm is obviously pretty old. Well, the good things never change

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  • Deschutes River Outfitters, 61115 S. Hwy 97, 388-8191
  • The Fly Box, 1293 NE 3rd St., 388-3330
  • The Patient Angler, 55 NW Wall St., 389-6208
  • Fly & Field Outfitters, 143 SW Century Dr, Suite A, 318-1616
  • Numb-Butt Fly Co., 1012 NW Wall St., Ste 55, 330-6376
  • G.I. Joes, 63455 N. Hwy 97, 388-3773


  • Camp Sherman Store, Camp Sherman, 595-6711


  • Cent Wise Sporting Goods, 498 SW 6th Street, 548-4422


  • The Fly Fishers Place, 151 W. Main, 549-3474


  • The Hook Fly Shop, Sunriver Village Mall, Bldg. 21, 593-2358
  • Sunriver Fly Shop, 56805 Venture Lane, 593-8814


  • Numb-Butt Fly Co., 380 N. Hwy 26, Madras, OR 97741, 325-5515

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2000 COF Officers & Board Members

  • John Anderson
  • Doyle Goolsby - President
  • Bill Lundy
  • Frank McKim
  • Mark Reisinger - Treasurer
  • Tommie Speik - Secretary
  • Paul Wilson
  • Art McEldowney
  • Phil Hager - Vice President
  • Dave McNall
  • Daryl Crozier
  • Ken Stringer
  • Dennis McMahon

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2000 COF Committee Chairpersons

  • Newsletter Editor - Daryl Crozier
  • Newsletter Publisher - Tommie Speik
  • Awards - Rex Harrison & Don Johnston
  • Banquet - Mark Reiinger & Ken Stringer
  • Conservation - Bob Speik
  • Legislative Action - John Anderson
  • Librarian - Gordon Chandler
  • Membership - Doyle Goolsby
  • Outings - Phil Hager
  • Programs - Dave McNall
  • Public Relations - Doyle Goolsby
  • Raffles - Ken Stringer
  • Youth Education - Art McEldowney
  • Instruction - Gordon Chandler
  • Historian - Rex Harrison
  • Website - Gordon Chandler
  • Oregon Council - FFF rep - Dick Mayer
  • Fly Tying Demo - Paul Wilson
  • COF Annual Picnic - Bob Griffin
  • National Fishing Day - John Weber
  • Entomology Committee - John Anderson

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