April 2021

May 2021 Auction Sneak Peek, NW Stillwater Fishing, Collaboration for North Umpqua’s Wild Fish

President’s Message – April 2021

Tilting the Axis Toward Trout Although the chilly rains of late March feel more like late winter as I write this, the tilting axis of planet earth has passed through the vernal equinox into spring, and almost everyone I know is enjoying the “extra” hour of evening light from moving our clocks forward. For anglers…

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2021 Annual Auction – Exciting News!

  Online Auction Items – Preview Peeks! FCO/FFF Auction:  May 17 – 23rd, 2021 We have already received eighteen fantastic auction items! Many favorites are back, and some fabulous new ones. There are great fishing guides, food events, venues to stay at, and the infamous “Board Boxes” filled with best whiskeys, wine, and goodies of…

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Conservation Corner – Together We Can Help the North Umpqua River

A Collaborative Effort for a Monumental Task Editor’s Note and Correction: Shortly after this piece was posted, your Flyline editor received clarification from Native Fish Society’s Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator, Kirk Blaine, that this proposed project seeks to eliminate summer steelhead hatchery supplementation. The previous version of this post suggested Spring Chinook and Coho were…

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Member Matters – April 2021

Spectacular Views, Plenty of  Water, Hungry Trout President Hillas received these brief reports from Amanda Justesen from Justesen Ranches | Central Oregon sharing angler success on their 15 private lakes in Central Oregon. Justesen Ranches are a great, safe getaway for big trout whether you make it a day trip or stay over on the…

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2021 Auction Update and Fly Fisher Foundation Grantee Announcement

Annual Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Auction and Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise May 17th thru 23rd, 2021 Mark your calendars now for our annual auction! We will be on-line this year, with many of your favorite places to fish and vacation on the auction list. We have already procured some new food adventure events and…

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President’s Message – March 2021

After February’s snow and ice and the resulting power outages for many people in the Willamette Valley, it’s a delight see the sunshine on a comparatively balmy 56 degree day as I write from my house in Northeast Portland.  I hope all of you managed to stay warm and safe during the storm.   Tomorrow marks…

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Member Matters – March 2021

The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway  During this time of Covid-19, I have spent many hours at my fly-tying vice tying steelhead and trout flies and dreaming of the rivers I have yet to fish. Recently I was exploring the offerings on my Prime+ accounts and came across a film called The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway.…

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Conservation Corner – Some Good News!

More River Protection in Store Oregon Congressman deFazio (D) and California Congessman Jered Huffman (D) have reintroduced H.R. 992, the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act, to permanently ban strip mining in the headwaters of south coast streams of Josephine and Curry Counties. If passed, the bill would make permanent an existing 20 year…

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President’s Message – February 2021

  That’s Winter Fishing! Happy February!  Punxsatawney Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, which appears to have been confirmed by the major nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow on the east coast earlier this week.  Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we are in a La Nina weather cycle, which often brings…

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