Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. at Garibaldi Family Mexican Restaurant, 1111 Edgewater St. NW, West Salem.
Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m. at Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St., Salem.
Jim Wigington, USGS: "What makes a trout and steelhead stream?"
Jim Wigington is a FFF certified fly casting instructor with over 35 years of fly fishing experience ranging from the mountains of Virginia to the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Jim also has over 30 years of experience leading watershed research projects as a faculty member at Oklahoma State University and as a research hydrologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
During this talk, Jim will provide a bird's eye view of the ways in which climate, terrain and geology shape trout streams and steelhead rivers across Oregon. Jim will explain why some streams offer much better fishing than others.
If you have ever wondered why the John Day River is an excellent steelhead river but not a trout stream while the Deschutes River is excellent both as a steelhead river and trout stream; Jim's talk will help answer some of those nagging questions.
This month we'll start our summer bugology presentations by John Rodriguez.
John's presentations feature hatches and angling possibilities in the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. Special attention this month to the Green Drake hatch on the Metolius and the big Golden Stone and Salmonfly hatches on the Deschutes River later this month.
Casting and Fly Tying
The lawn will open at 6:15 pm to practice with the help of several Certified Fly Casting Instructors, so bring your fly rod to the meeting.
Also there will be Fly Tyers demonstrating their favorite summer flies.
Come early and join in the fun before the general meeting.