Fly fishing events in May — a great month to be in Eugene

Lots going on next month, so make room and mark your calendars.

McKenzie River Trust Benefit: Barry Lopez
Friday May 8, 2009, 7:30 PM,at the Hult Center
Join McKenzie River Trust and the Hult Center in spending an evening with Barry Lopez. Lopez, the acclaimed writer, explorer, and long-time McKenzie River resident will read and reflect on his life-long study of the natural world and human culture. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the greatest twentieth-century American nature writers and to lend your support for MRT, in celebration of MRT’s 20th anniversary. Check out the recent Register-Guard article on Lopez.

Trout Unlimited Benefit: Rivers of a Lost Coast
Tuesday May 12, 2009, 5:30 and 7:30pm, David Minor Theater in Eugene
Rivers of a Lost Coast is coming to the David Minor Theater in Eugene. Two showings, Tuesday May 12, 5:30 and 7:30pm. Proceeds from the event will go to Trout Unlimited and the North Umpqua Steamboaters. Join the film makers and salmon biologist Jay Nicholas. Buy tickets online, seating is limited.

McKenzie River Spey Casting Classes
Saturday-Sunday May 23-24, 2009 9am-3pm, McKenzie River
One week after the Sandy River Spey Clave, Sage casting instructor John Hazlett will offer a two-day clinic on the McKenzie River, May 23-24, 9am-3pm. John will be taking a maximum of six students and you will fish both sides of the river, using his jet sled. Cost is $100 and lunch is included. The Caddis Fly will supply rods if need be but folks can bring their own. Because Jon has a sled he will teach anglers to fish/cast from both sides of the river. There may even be a few fish around. Jon guides for steelhead much of the year and will offer fishing insights as well.

Spey Casting Clinic

Learn the Double-Spey, Snap-T, Snake Roll, Switch Rod basics, and other two-hand rod tactics.

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