Bill McMillan comes to Roseburg for Steamboaters banquet

Head down to Roseburg for the Steamboaters winter social, Saturday, March 5, 2011.

North Umpqua Spey lesson

KowLoon Restaurant, 2686 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg
No Host Social Hour: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinners will be served family style at the table

From Joe Ferguson:

The Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend our winter get-together. We’ll have a no-host bar, and Steamboaters will provide hors-d’ouvres. Dinner will be served family style at each table and include a half-dozen entrees. The program will start approximately 7:00.

We are delighted to have Bill McMillan as our speaker this year. Bill is a long time advocate for wild steelhead and his 1985 book “Dry Line Steelhead” is a classic. He has been conducting studies and research into wild steelhead dynamics for years in Puget Sound rivers and the Kamchatka peninsula. His topic will be historic steelhead numbers in the Umpqua system, and using those numbers as a basis for planning their recovery. We will also be honoring Joe and Bonnie Howell for their years of service to the fly-fishing community on the North Umpqua River.

Our fund-raising raffle prize is a Sage Z-Axis Model 7110 11’ 7-weight switch rod. This is a top-of-the-line model, guaranteed to cast like a dream and catch huge steelhead. At the dinner we will also raffle a framed Jeff Bright photo.

Steamboaters is a 501(C)3 organization. All of the proceeds from the raffle go to support our efforts on behalf of wild North Umpqua fish, and particularly for our participation in the Coastal Native Fish Conservation Plan process. This plan will provide management direction for years to come; it’s critical that the Umpqua Basin’s unique qualities are protected, and its problems are recognized and dealt with carefully.

Cost for the evening is $20 per person, or $10 per person without dinner. Contact the Steamboaters for tickets here.

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