UVFF Fundraiser,2020

Jump in and help us raise some funds to support club activities, outreach to other organizations and building our family of fly fishers.  Incentives offered at most every level of donation are worth MORE than the donation…you just can’t go wrong!  We hope this unique approach makes it easy to help us continue to be a viable club that believes strongly in building a open and positive place for fishers of all varieties. Check in for more info under Socialize heading to find details. 

Many thanks to our members who donated their time and skills to provide many of our incentive gifts and our businesses both local and in the Pacific Northwest who continue to help in our endeavors.  


Crappie and bass !

Linda Hulse saying hello…goodby!
Jan McCoy, saying Thank You!

Warming water is helping provide some activity on Whistlers Pond and not a bad time to test out some chironomids on the crappie in the pre-spawn zone of spring.  Soon they will be more active and open to both floating and sub-surface patterns.  Perfect weather for some social distancing with your favorite rod and a fly box just aching to be set loose!

Local lakes… on the bite?

Boat landings are accessible in Douglas County as per latest update from county commissioners. March 29, Good news! We could use a little.

Low land lakes are the answer for anxious still water fisherman. This time of year Cooper Creek, Ben Irving and other low lying waters are going to still give you some action. The fish aren’t as aggressive with cold water but they will still worry whatever you are offering.

beautiful rainbow trout

Whistlers Pond is open year round for the UVFF membership and the same applies with cold water here. It has been slow to this point. This is a fly that I do well on especially for crappie when they begin activating as nights get warmer.

This is a pretty basic look at a stone fly nymph with a little foam carapace to help it sink more slowly. Tied on a #6 or #8 nymph hook. Black is always a good color on this water. Floating line is normally best. The crappie here want it barely moving so very small strips and pausing between seems to work well. Fish the shallows in the spring from six inches to 4 feet in depth. A very slow sink allows for a barely moving retrieve without “engaging” bottom. Good luck and go get’m…bass like this pattern as well!

Tying…art and inspiration

The Seven Feather Miwaleta.  A fly designed and tyed by Jeff Lucas of Roseburg to represent the Miwaleta Band of Cow Creek Indians who we’re known to live on the south bank of Cow Creek.  

  1. Tail: Golden Pheasant
  2. Butt: Ostrich herl, blue
  3. Thorax: Chartrusse neck hackle
  4. Under Wing: Dark brown saddle hackle
  5. Over Wing: Turkey Tail, dark brown
  6. Cheeks: Jungle Cock
  7. Collar: Natural Guinea Feather