Posted in General on August 28, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

Good morning Fly Fishers,


I hope this e-mail finds everyone in good health with a bunch of fish tales (no pun intended) to share around the camp fire. We are going to have our annual Hayspur cleanup on Sept 28th and 29th at Hayspur hatchery campground. So please save the dates and plan for a great weekend. As usual we will spend a few hours on both days cleaning the creek bed and trimming back vegetation from the banks. It would be much appreciated if those that attend could bring their own shovels, rakes, limb cutters, etc. Fishing can be done at several locations around the area also.


I plan on getting there on friday afternoon the 27th and staying till Sunday. For those of you who just want to come up for the day on saturday or sunday that would be much appreciated. As always pray for good weather but plan for the opposite too.


If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I’m sure we will talk about it more at our monthly meeting on Sept. 19th. See you all then.




Silver Creek Map (2)

Follow up: Southeast Oregon RMP comments

Posted in General on August 15, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

Hello FFI members

Thanks again to everyone who attended the Resource Management Plan comment writing session on Tuesday. We hope you emerged with new information and skills that will help you be ever-more powerful, effective advocates for the places you care about.

As requested, below are some resources that may prove helpful as you and your respective groups submit comments. Comments on SEORMP are due August 28.

RMP information
• SEORMP overview
• Alternate summary table
• Make your comments count
• Attached:
o ‘Template’ power point presentation
o ‘How to customize your comment letter’
Submit SEORMP comments
However you submit, be sure to keep a copy for your records.
• Online:
o Sportsman-focused online comment
o ONDA’s online comment
• Mail to:
c/o Vale District BLM
100 Oregon Street, Vale, OR 97918
• Email to:
Subject line – SEORMP Comment
*Ask for confirmation that BLM has received your email

Thank you for all you do on behalf of our lands, waters and wildlife. Together, we’re an unstoppable force for good.

Corie & John

P.S. Folks on this email chain – please send around helpful commenting resources for the Four Rivers RMP as well!

Corie Harlan
Owyhee Coordinator
Oregon Natural Desert Association
50 SW Bond St. Ste #4, Bend, OR 97702
corie@onda.org | 541-330-2638, ext. 307 | http://www.wildowyhee.org

Find the Wild Owyhee campaign on Facebook and Instagram


how to cutomize your comment letter

FFI Meeting Aug 15, 6:30 Fish and game Boise

Posted in General on August 13, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho


Hello all, this month’s meeting will be on fishing Pyramid Lake. Guest speakers will be from the archives of the Don and Don show, please don’t throw tomatoes. Come and learn some of the techniques and equipment needed for this awesome lake. Hope to see you there. D.S.


BLM SE Oregon Resource Mgt Plan

Posted in General on August 6, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

Hello all. FFI need’s a few members to attend this program if you can fit it in. This would be beneficial to have support from our organization. D.S.

When I talked about Vale BLM’s SE Oregon Resource Mgt Plan at your FFI meeting, your club expressed support for participating with other groups at a meeting to discuss commenting to it


This email provides information and materials you can post on FFI’s website and/or Facebook.


That meeting is set for 530-730 on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Beverages and snacks will be provided.


Basic message is:

If You Use Public Land in Oregon’s Owyhee Country:

  1. Download and read Vale BLM’s SE Oregon Resource Management Plan amendments.
  2. Join other conservationists learning about BLM’s SEORMP at 530 pm, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Smoky Mountain Pizza, 415 East Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 83706
  3. Then, comment to Vale BLM by August 28, 2019.


Attached docx outlines fishing issues and provides a map and 2 graphics.


Pls call/email me whenever I can provide any information.



Thanks for all you do for Conservation and Public Lands.



– John Caywood

ph 208-761-8845




Payette River Fishout

Posted in General on July 23, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

I just wanted to thank everyone who got up early and met up for the fishout. We had 13 people show up at Home Depot in Eagle at 8am. Everyone then buddied up and carpooled up to the south fork Payette in lowman area above Kirkham hot springs and met up at the fire station near Helende Camp ground. From there we dispersed to different sections of the river and fished it for several hours. Dale Forbes and myself, led Judy and her friend Dave along with Jason and Gene to my favorite hole upstream from Helende. We all got into trout, albeit small ones, but at least we were catching them and not standing in the river waving a stick as is sometimes the case. Hope everyone is having a great summer.



PrezPayette River

Joke of the day

Posted in General on July 19, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

Tundra Fish Joke

FFI Meeting July 18,6:30 Fish and game Boise

Posted in General on July 18, 2019 by flyfishersofidaho

Hello all, we have a duel program this month with our own Randy Rook giving a slideshow on his recent Salmon River Raft trip. Also, we will have John Caywood from the Oregon Natural Deserts Assn. to give about a 20 minute power point presentation on encouraging hunters and anglers to ask Vale BLM to implement sound multiple use management on its 4.5m acres of Public Land in the SE Oregon Resource Management Plan (SEORMP). We will also be discussing this weeks fishout on Saturday to the payette River. See you at the meeting. D.S.