Bend-based Gary Lewis will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on fly-fishing in Central and Southern Oregon. Lewis counts the Metolius, the Deschutes and the Fall rivers as his home waters, but he also fishes many of Oregon's best waters, such as the Upper Klamath River, East Lake, Lava Lake and others.
Want to catch the East Lake Slam in one day, tangle with steelhead-size resident rainbows on the famous Keno Reach on the Upper Klamath or tap the Crooked River for redsides? If you are planning a fly-fishing adventure on the lakes and streams of Central Oregon, you won't want to miss this one. Gary Lewis is an outdoor writer, speaker, photographer and TV host who makes his home in Central Oregon. He has hunted and fished in seven countries and across the United States. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he has been walking forest trails and running rivers for as long as he can remember.
He is a past President of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA) and was recently presented with NOWA’s prestigious Enos Bradner Award. Lewis is a columnist for The Bend Bulletin, a Contributing Editor for Successful Hunter magazine and a humor columnist for Bear Hunting magazine and a regular contributor for many other magazines and newspapers. Lewis is host of Gary Lewis’ Adventure Journal, a TV show with an audience that draws from 4 million households in the Northwest. He is also the author of 13 books: Gary Lewis’s Hunting Oregon, Oregon Lake Maps and Fishing Guide, Idaho River Maps and Fishing Guide, John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Deer Hunting Tactics for Today’s Big Game Hunter, Freshwater Fishing Oregon & Washington, Sun Publishing’s Hunting Oregon.
With his wife Merrilee, he is co-author of Is He A Man Or Just Another Guy? A girl’s guide to finding Mr. Right. Lewis contributed to the fifth edition of Fishing Central Oregon and Beyond. Lewis coauthored Creative Publishing International’s Black Bear Hunting with Lee Van Tassell. In 2008, CPI published Lewis’ The Complete Guide to Hunting and Trout Fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Five of his books have won NOWA’s Excellence in Craft awards and he has received numerous awards for his newspaper columns and magazine articles. His stories have appeared in Sports Afield, Rifle, Successful Hunter, African Sporting Gazette, Boating Sportsman, Traditional Bowhunter, Mule Deer, African Hunter, Cascades East, Northwest FlyFishing, Washington-Oregon Game & Fish, Oregon Hunter, Hunting the West, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Wheelin’ Sportsmen and more. Lewis, through his association with other outdoor writers, met long-time writer Ed Park, a frequent contributor to Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Sports Afield and other publications. Lewis and Park were good friends from 1999 through 2008, when Ed Park passed away. Lewis counts Ed Park, Bob Nosler and John Nosler as his mentors.
Gary Lewis lives in Central Oregon with his wife and three camo-clad daughters.