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WHO: The Lower Umpqua Flycasters,
WHAT: Fly Fishing Expo 2015
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Reedsport Community Charter School Cafeteria, South 22nd Street, Reedsport, OR
Contact: Robert O’Bryan, 541 759 2526
The Lower Umpqua Flycasters, a local member Club of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) will be holding their 25th annual Fly Fishing Expo at the Reedsport Community Charter School Cafeteria, South 22nd Street, Reedsport, OR from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 2015.
Special features include demonstrations and programs on various aspects of fishing, fly tying and fly casting; equipment displays, informational displays by various stream and fish enhancement groups, a concession stand with meals and snacks available, and raffle drawings each hour all day.
Special presentations begin at 10 a.m. and include: Dean Finnerty on Smallmouth Bass and Shad fly fishing and Lloyd Thurman speaking on Dune Lakes.
This year the Expo includes a special showing of “Mending the Line.” This documentary tells the extraordinary story of Frank Moore, a 90 year old WWII veteran and fly fishing legend and his return to Normandy to fish the rivers he saw as a soldier. This award winning film was released in spring of 2014 and will be available at the Expo.
This is the only event of its kind on the south and central Oregon coast. The Expo is totally free to the public as the purpose of the Expo is to promote conservation and introduce the sport of fly fishing to adults and young children. The club has members from Waldport to Gold Beach.
For more information contact Robert O’Bryan at 541 759 2526.
BACKGROUND ON THE LOWER UMPQUA FLYCASTERS
The Lower Umpqua Flycasters, a non-profit fly fishing club based in Reedsport, Oregon, was founded in 1990 to accommodate persons with all levels of fly fishing and fly tying skills. The club is a member of the Oregon Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Club meetings and special sessions have featured fly-tying, rod building, leader construction, fly casting, and many other activities. Outings have included fly fishing for trout, half pounders, and salmon. In addition, the club hosts an annual Tube-O-Rama float trip on the Umpqua River fishing for smallmouth bass.
Each year, LUFC sponsors a Fly Fishing Expo to introduce the sport of fly fishing to the general public. The Expo features lectures and demonstrations by experts in fly fishing, fly tying, fly casting, and conservation.