Exploring the Great Rivers of the West: On the Fly, with Ken Morrish

Ken Morrish June 13, 2023

Join Western Rivers Conservancy on June 21 for “On the Fly, with Ken Morrish,” part-two of this year’s Exploring the Great Rivers of the West series.

Ken will share insider knowledge on some of finest rivers in the Cascade-Siskiyou bioregion and beyond—rivers like the Williamson, the Upper Sacramento, the McCloud, the Klamath, the Smith, the Rogue and the North Umpqua. This is also happens to be a region where WRC has worked for decades to create salmon sanctuaries and cold-water refuges for the area’s prolific fish and wildlife.

This remote part of northern California and southern Oregon are Ken’s home waters, rivers he has lived near, fished and guided for years. Ken knows this region like few others, and you’re guaranteed to walk away from the evening with new information on the best seasons, the kinds of fish you (might) find, effective flies and tactics—and what makes these rivers special and worth protecting for future generations.


When: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, at 6pm Pacific Time.

Your Hosts: Fishpond founder and CEO Johnny Le Coq, and WRC co-founder and President Sue Doroff, will introduce the event. Ken Morrish will present the main slideshow live.

Q&A: Sue and Ken will host a live Q&A at the end of the presentation. Anything you want to know about fly fishing, rivers or WRC, just ask!

Gear Bonus! All registrants will be automatically entered to win high-end prizes from Fishpond, RIO Products, OnX, Loon Outdoors, Fly Water Travel, Sage and Redington.

Click to register for On the Fly, with Ken Morrish.

The Series

Exploring the Great Rivers of the West is a three-part series that blends recreation and conservation, with the goal of connecting around a shared love of rivers and inspiring people to protect them. In Part One, On the Trail, with Tim Palmer (available online here), renowned river expert, author and photographer Tim Palmer shared his favorite riverfront trails in the American West. In Part Two: On the Fly with Ken Morrish, consummate fly angler and cofounder of Fly Water Travel, Ken Morrish takes viewers to some of his favorite fly fishing rivers on the West Coast. And in Part Three: On the Rivers We’re Conserving, with WRC President Sue Doroff, WRC’s President and cofounder will have a live, in-person conversation with Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer that will take a deep dive into the mechanics of WRC’s motto, “Sometimes to save river, you have to buy it.”

Meet Ken Morrish

Throughout his career, Morrish has written and photographed for the industry’s most reputable fly fishing publications, managed fly shops and designed and built fly rods. He is a widely recognized fly designer and well known for patterns like the Morrish Mouse and the Morrish Hopper. With decades of fishing and guiding in northern California and southern Oregon under his belt, he is a wealth of knowledge on the rivers of this area.

Western Rivers Conservancy

Western Rivers Conservancy buys land along the West’s finest rivers and streams to conserve habitat for fish and wildlife, protect key sources of cold water and provide public access for all to enjoy. Our motto: Sometimes to save a river, you have to buy it.