Tuesday, September 16, 2014
IFFF President, Phil Greenlee was standing there handing an IFFF Life Membership to Frank Moore. It was a moment that made one feel really good inside. It happened last Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers Fall Festival. The venue was the Glide Community Center in Glide, Oregon. The venue was small by most standards but it was staffed and attended by people that were pleased to be a part of it. There was a great sense of history in the room with Frank Moore and his wife Jeanne in the room along with Skip Hosfield. To be there in the shadow of where the genesis of the IFFF occurred and to listen to the people who were there and be part of it was special.
Now don’t think the whole day was about the old days. There was plenty of talk about the future of our sport. One topic was how do we get people to join before they get gray hair? Back to Frank Moore.
Frank and Jeanne Moore built and then operated the Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River for many years. It is located east of Roseburg, Oregon. It is a very famous place for folks to come and fish for Steelhead. Much has been written about Frank Moore and all you need do is go to the computer and search for “Frank Moore Oregon”, and there you will find a plethora of written articles and videos. One is a TED Talk that is very moving and reveals the much loved Frank Moore. It is a You Tube video titled “A Perfect Life & Love”. Click here for the video.