Posts Tagged ‘Rogue River

10
Feb
13

Zane Grey: Solitude, Writing & Fly Fishing

I have always found the history of Zane Grey and southern Oregon rivers to be magical. Grey frequented that region to contemplate, write and, of course, fish. I watched a wonderful episode (#367) on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) tonight entitled Rogues of the Rogue (River).

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A rustic log cabin was highlighted at Winkle Bar, a retreat where Zane Grey reportedly tucked himself away near the Rogue River. This sense of isolation, privacy, wildness is very appealing about now. Wanderlust rules!!! (Interesting Forum re Zane Grey)

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Grey’s Cabin at Winkle Bar (Rogue River) The Flying Tortoise Blogspot

I bet few of you remember Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater?!

01
Apr
10

Fly Fishing: Sturgeon Sipping BWO’s, Rogue River’s Holy Water

Boyle parks his Ford Probe in the Holy Water parking lot and heads to the water with his float tube, fins and waders. His mission is to fish for rainbows rising in the calm, deep water beneath the dam’s spillway. Boyle ties a size 14 blue-winged olive onto his 3-pound tippet and fins into the center of the pool. Instead of trout dimpling the surface, Boyle says he’s alarmed to see an enormous creature stirring just beneath the surface. “It’s this monster sturgeon swimming upside down,” Boyle says. “I could see his white belly and his big, vacuum mouth right on the surface, swimming the backstroke and sucking on blue-winged olives.”

“I got him.” Boyle says he slips his landing net over the sturgeon’s nose — “just to make it official that I netted a sturgeon in my float tube” — and measures it. It was 10 feet, 2 inches long. More than twice the maximum legal limit.  Mail Tribune

In keeping with another oddity for Sturgeon, this story from two years ago re Sturgeon at Bonneville Dam on Columbia R.

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