Flyline

August 2020

Trout Fishing, Member Survey Results, Virtual Meetings, River Ecology

 

President’s Message – August 2020

Summer greetings to everyone!  Although the pandemic has caused many of us to cancel vacation travel, I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy the relative safety of nature. Thanks to those of you who responded to the recent club survey about the annual picnic and monthly meetings.  About 60% of…

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Member Matters – August 2020

Results of Future FCO Events Survey Thanks to the 36 members who completed the survey sent out by Ross Beatty last month. The two main questions addressed members comfort with attending FCO Meetings as we continue to endure the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. A resounding 71.4% of respondents said they would not attend a meeting at the…

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Conservation Corner – On Science and Living Rivers

  One of the pleasures of retirement is having the time to explore the myriad interests that were superficially studied during the frenetic working years. My love of science has sparked deeper investigation into botany, entomology, genetics, and even virology! Yes, there is a fishing connection here. But back to virology. Like many Americans, I…

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President’s Message – July 2020

Welcome to summer 2020!  I hope you are all managing to enjoy some outdoor recreation as we continue to deal with Covid-19 and civil unrest. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will not be holding our July dinner meeting at the University Club.  We are looking into whether we can hold a modified version of…

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Member Matters – July 2020

Keeping Up the FCO Spirit Our Club is nearly 60 years old and it will endure for decades to come . . . with your help and involvement. Club leaders are re-tooling FCO Meetings this year due to the pandemic and to adhere to the COVID-19 recommendations of Oregon’s governor and the Centers for Disease…

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Conservation Corner – Early Summer Report on Columbia River Salmonids

Editor’s Note: I am grateful that wild salmon and steelhead have the tireless devotion and expertise of David Moskowitz  at The Conservation Angler. He continually advocates for science-based policies to manage Columbia River Fishery regulations. It’s difficult for those of us who love to chase summer steelies to think about leaving the two-handed rod at…

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President’s Message – June 2020

  Notes From Grindstone Lakes I hope you all continue to be healthy and safe as we begin the slow process of reopening businesses and starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.  Equally importantly, I hope that the spring (at times summer-like) weather has tempted you to pick up a rod and go fishing.…

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Conservation Corner – The Salmon Life History Re-Written

Comments Requested by Flyline Editor – An·thro·po·cene – (anTHrəpəˌsēn), adjective relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Salmon and steelhead life histories in the Anthropocene Epoch. “Migrating” to the ocean on a barge. Your Flyline editor…

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Member Matters – Club Cohesion During a Pandemic

  For nearly 60 years, the Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon has provided members with a means to connect, learn, make new friends, share fishing adventures, adjust to societal changes, help support Oregon’s fish and their rivers, teach and inspire, celebrate fly fishing’s literary heritage, and further scientific study in fisheries. In less than 3 months,…

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