Date: May 24, 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Location: Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, Camp Sherman, OR
Registration limit: 32
Contact: Mark Newell 503-947-6018 or Janice Bellis 503-947-6019
Come enjoy the day in the heart of the Cascades beside the beautiful Metolius River. Learn the basics of fly fishing: tying the knots, reading the water, matching the hatch (matching the fly you fish with to the bugs present on or in the water), and casting techniques. The morning is spent putting these four elements together and the afternoon is spent fishing on the settlement pond at Wizard Falls. You must have current Oregon Fishing License. Your registration fee includes the use of all necessary equipment, instruction/materials. We will no longer be serving lunch at these workshops; lunch is on your own.
Sample Agenda (Subject to Change):
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM registration/check-in
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM group equipment talks
Sessions 9:15 AM to 12:40 PM
- Knot tying: (Clinch and double surgeon), getting proficient at these two basic knots.
- Entomology: (Bugs), learn how to find the fly that’s going to match the hatch that might be going on right in front of you.
- Reading the water: Fish are smarter than you think; in order to find them you must know where to look, sometimes they’re not where you think they should be.
- Casting: You’ve all seen it on TV, looks pretty straight forward doesn’t it? Allow our instructors to introduce you to the art of casting.
9:15 -10:05 Session 1
10:05 -10:55 Session 2
10:55 -11:45 Session 3
11:45 -12:40 Session 4
12:40-1:15 Lunch (Bring your own lunch)
1:15- 5:00 hands on fishing…
Registration is required and space is limited.
Cancellations received two weeks (14 days) prior to any workshop will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a workshop. You may however, send a substitute participant in your place.
All cancellations must be in writing. You can fax cancellations to 503-947-6009 or e-mail them to: Janice.B.Bellis@state.or.us. In your written cancellation, please state which workshop you will not be attending, your name, and a phone number in case we have questions. If you intend to send a substitute participant in your place, please give us their name and phone number/e-mail so that we can send them the required paperwork.
Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Skills Education Program is happy to announce the Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is there to help those people who are not capable of attending a workshop due to financial hardship. It will pay a portion of your fee.
Jeff Johnson was a dedicated instructor for our program and committed a great deal of his time passing his knowledge on to others. In this spirit of giving, the Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund continues to give when Jeff cannot. To apply for a partial scholarship, please call Mark Newell at: 503-947-6018 or Janice Bellis at 503-947-6019 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Janice.B.Bellis@state.or.us for more information.
These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).
The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.