May 2023 Newsletter

Salem Chapter Northwest Steelheaders

Newsletter for May 2023

Plans for May and June Monthly Meeting Programs

When it comes to learning some new information about Fly-Fishing and Steelhead Fishing, what could be better than combining those two topics together and learning how to fly-fish for Steelhead? Over the course of our next two monthly meetings, that is exactly what we intend to do starting with a Fly-Fishing Clinic at our next meeting on May 16th with the help of Chapter Secretary – Mike Ferris and Club Member – Nigel Hearne. Mike and Nigel will plan to demonstrate some basic fly-casting techniques and also present samples of some proven Steelhead fly-fishing rigs.

Next month, on June 20th, we have confirmed a presentation from Phil McCorkle who has been successfully fly-fishing for Steelhead on the Coastal rivers in Oregon for over 40 years. Phil plans to present us with a “spellbinding” slideshow of his many fly-fishing adventures.


Our Next Board of Directors Meeting is Scheduled for June 7th

As usual, our Board of Directors welcomes Salem Chapter members to attend our Board Meetings held at Sportsman’s Warehouse at 6:30 PM.

Fin Clipping Event Scheduled to be held on June 17th at Rhodes Pond Near Hebo, Oregon

Please mark you calendar and plan to attend. Attached below is a copy of last year’s flyer with more information about the event.


Possible Club Picnic Date Set for July 8th

We are currently looking at Saturday, July 8th as a possible date for a Club Picnic at North Santiam State Park. A survey of our membership will be taken at our next meeting on May 16th to see if there is enough interest in scheduling this event.

Future Summer Meeting Schedule

Please be reminded that there are no regular monthly meetings scheduled for the Summer months of July and August.

Some Sad News…

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of longtime member John Wills. We recently learned from our Past Salem Chapter Secretary, Bob Johnston, that John passed away at his home in Mill City on Tuesday, May 9th.

Reminder Notice for Membership Dues

If you need to pay your annual membership dues, attached is a Membership Form for your convenience. Please return your completed form and dues payment to:


Linda Chezem – Treasurer

663 Rockwood St. SE , Salem, OR. 97306

Please note that the payment amount for annual dues has changed to $40.00 effective February 1, 2023.

Submitted by Mike Ferris

Salem Chapter Secretary