September 2021

Picnic Recap, Zoom Meeting on Infinite Fishing Opportunities, Climate Change Threatens NW Fisheries

President’s Message – September 2021

It was a delight to see so many members last month at our annual August picnic at the casting ponds in Westmoreland.  Our first in-person event was very well attended with at least 30 members by my unscientific recollection, and we enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with temperatures that were blessedly cooler than the scorching…

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Member Matters – September 2021

2021 FCO Picnic Brings Members Together After an 18 month hiatus, FCO members gathered in person! The annual picnic was held at Westmoreland Park and Casting Pond last month under sunny skies. They enjoyed luscious Italian food and had a chance to demo some awesome rods, courtesy of Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters and Royal Treatment…

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Conservation Corner – A Tipping Point for Fish?

  “Listen to the cry of the earth.” A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation by Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, September 7, 2021 Its staring us in the face. Our wild Columbia River steelhead are truly on the brink. Sure, you are understandably frustrated and disappointed…

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Member Matters – August 2021

Doug Stewart Sends Thanks for Honorary FCO Membership Hi, I plan to attend the upcoming picnic and thank you for the honor you are giving me, it is greatly appreciated. Interestingly, the Westmoreland Park was where the ponds were when my dad taught me how to cast the fly. I was 12 years old at…

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President’s Message – July 2021

  July is starting out as a pretty good month already, with relief from the unbelievable record heat, the lifting of Covid restrictions as we cross the 70% statewide vaccination mark, and a holiday weekend with friends and family. Although I haven’t  fished in July yet, I had some good time on the water in…

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2021 Auction Re-Cap

Funding Update This year’s on-line auction netted $29,641.  The Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise generated $20,950 for the Native Fish Society, the lead organization of the North Umpqua Coalition’s project to build more summer steelhead in the North Umpqua River after last year’s devastating fire.  In addition, the 22 auction items raised $16,379 of which…

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Member Matters – July 2021

Doug Stewart Awarded Honorary Membership in the FCO Doug has been associated with the club since 1976 when he was accepted to the waiting list and was the featured Fly Tyer before the monthly meeting in August…. That’s 45 years ago! He tied his classic Max Canyon Steelhead Fly which worked well everywhere but especially…

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