2021 Auction a Huge Success!


Janet Arenz with Spearfish Creek brown


FCO Auction Raises over $37,000!

Club members and friends signed up for our on-line auction to support the North Umpqua Coalition’s project to get more native summer steelhead in the North Umpqua River. Your generous contributions and competitive bidding resulted in our most successful on-line auction ever.

The auction included the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise ($20,950); Raffle for a box of spectacular spirits, gift certificate and goodies ($1,500); bids on 21 items including fishing trips, vacation venues, high-end wines, food events and a second box of spectacular spirits and goodies ($13,054); and the ORVIS partnership with the Flyfisher Foundation, raising funds through their “Great Giveback Days” campaign ($1,800), with a grand total of $37,304!*

We have so many people to appreciate and thank!


Brian Silvey - Honorary co-chair 2021

Starting with a big “Thank You” to Brian Silvey, our Honorary Co-Chair, who is a great guide and a committed conservationist. He did a terrific job with his message on conservation, and his request to support the Flyfisher Foundation and grantee project.

We are so grateful to our partners who contributed funds and in-kind auction items! Their support made the auction a success. Please use the services and products of these businesses!

Corporate Partnership:


Partnering with the Flyfisher Foundation to support our 2021 grantee, The North Umpqua Coalition – though their “Great Giveback Days” campaign.

Corporate Sponsors:

Gorge Fly Shop, Travis Duddles

Steamboat Inn, Melinda and Travis Woodward

The Portland Fly Shop, John and Monica Wall

Semper Fli Guide Service, Chris Matthews

South Sound Skiffs Guide Service, Capt Nick Clayton

Starfish Luxury Rentals, Danna Kittell

Rocky Ridge Ranch, The Ryan Family

ZooRaft, White Water Rafting, Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys

Spin the Handle Guide Service, Matthew Mendes

Individual Event and Venue Donors:

These individuals donated unique experiences, their time and expertise, their homes and properties. They are the back-bone of the auction, and often frequent contributors throughout the years. Many are volunteers and leaders for the Club and the Foundation activities that keep our missions moving forward.

Mike Collins

Jim Stallcup

Lisa Hansen

Bruce Oldenburg

Janet Arenz

Curt Marr

Jose Olavarrieta

Dave Moskowitz

Mark and Mary Louise Metzdorff

Mark Sherwood

Sally Bachman and Family

Bob and Becky Lowry

All of the Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon and Flyfisher Foundation Board members

Thanks to all!

Janet Arenz

*Totals may change with final accounting.





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President's Message - June 2021 - FlyFishers' Club of Oregon

[…] First and foremost, a big thank you to Janet Arenz and co-chair Brian Silvey for a successful online auction in May!  Countless hours went into the planning and execution of our first attempt at online fundraising, so all who were involved deserve a round of (virtual) applause for their hard work.  More details about the auction can be found elsewhere in this issue of the Flyline. […]

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