Please join us for the IWFF Rendezvous near Sisters Oregon where we will fish the Deschutes, Metolius, Crooked, and McKenzie Rivers. The Deschutes is a premier stream famous for the beautiful and hard-fighting “redband” trout. Guided floats are a great way to fish it. The Crooked is a prolific tail water fishery with easy shore access and good for all skill levels; it is known for its high numbers of fish. The McKenzie River offers an opportunity to fish from a boat. The Metolius is a crystal-clear, “technical” spring creek containing large rainbows, browns and bull trout. September also offers some great lake fishing in the Cascades, consider a day of fishing East or Hosmer Lake.
Activities include a Monday night cocktail party at Fly Fishers Place in Sisters, a Wednesday dinner gathering at one of the houses, a Thursday “social day” with structured local activities and classes for those who want to participate, and a Friday night pizza party at the local bistro.
Central Oregon is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts who want to kayak, golf, hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride. And the nearby small town of Sisters is a fun, window-shopping town with numerous art galleries, craft stores and clothing boutiques.
When: September 18-23 (5 nights) Where: Black Butte Ranch (Blackbutteranch.com) near Sisters, Oregon
Lodging Cost: We have reserved several homes near each other at Black Butte Ranch. Regular rooms with one or two beds are priced at $140/night. Suites (attached baths) are limited and available for $165/night.
Guided Fishing Costs: Floats on the Deschutes and McKenzie River (and guiding on other rivers/lakes) is available at 10% off the posted rate from “The Fly Fishers Place” http://flyfishersplace.com.)
Registration: $75.00 nonrefundable registration fee to be paid online to IWFF (includes participation at Monday night Cocktail party, Wednesday night gathering, Thursday classes and Friday pizza celebration). Please indicate on the Registration form whether you want a single room or to share a double room. Also indicate if you have a preferred roommate or would like to be paired up with someone. After you register you will be contacted by Lodging Organizer Susan Utterback who will assist with room assignment. An initial lodging deposit will be due in February and the remainder will be due in late spring.
Directions: If flying, you can fly to Redmond, Oregon and drive approximately 40 minutes to Sisters, or fly to Portland which is 3 ½ hrs. away. If driving, it’s an 8-hour drive from the Bay area, 7 hours from Spokane and 6 hours from Seattle.
We had a wonderful time in 2016 and hope you can join us in 2017. Please contact your Planning team with any questions: (Susanu@wans.net) about lodging, MaryAnn (Flyfishingpursuits@gmail.com) about fishing, and Tina (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rebecca (Rjblair54@gmail.com) about general activities.