Tough as nails, gentle as a poet and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore loves to fish. During World War II, he landed along with some 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day Allied invasion. Following the war, he returned to Oregon to his new wife Jeanne and his beloved North Umpqua River. Frank and Jeanne have spent the past 70 years living on or near the North Umpqua and have become an integral part of its heritage. Frank’s lifetime accomplishments as a fly fisherman, conservationist and veteran have earned him many awards, including the prestigious Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and a recent induction into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. He has guided and fished with many famous anglers, actors, members of congress and executives. He and Jeanne built and were the long time proprietors of the world-renowned Steamboat Inn located on the banks of their beloved river. Reflecting on his time on the North Umpqua, Moore says, “One of the things that this river does to people is it attracts them, it draws them, and stays in their heart. And what more can you say about a river?”

 

About the Author: John Waller

A native Oregonian, John Waller has dedicated his life to exploring and discovering the natural beauty that the world has to offer. The founder of Uncage the Soul Productions, John has spent more than two decades producing and directing films, from commercial shorts to award-winning adventure documentaries. If he’s not behind the camera or in front of the editing screen, he can be found exploring the Oregon backcountry, summiting a local peak or planning the next globetrotting adventure.

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