Flyline

October 2020

Suttle Lake, Wildfire Relief, Exploring Idaho, Pebble Mine Continues to Threaten Alaska’s Salmon

President’s Message – October 2020

  Welcome to the first full month of fall!  I spent a weekend in Central Oregon visiting my in-laws in Sisters.  It was a short trip to celebrate family birthdays so I didn’t bother to pack my fly rod but we enjoyed some (relatively) clear weather despite lingering wildfire smoke.  The vine maples have turned…

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Member Matters – October 2020

Mystery Fish on the Locksa River It was drippy and cool, driving along Idaho’s Locksa River in early September. We were looking for a promising fishing spot off the side of the road. On a nice wide piece of gravel, we pulled over and looked down a long embankment. There was a beautiful green/blue pool…

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Conservation Corner – We Don’t Need NO Stinking PEBBLE MINE

In July 2020 the Army Corps of Engineers released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that would allow the Pebble project to move forward.  Since then thousands of concerned Alaskans, and Americans from around the country, have raised a big ruckus.  Commercial, subsistence and recreational fishers have fought this project for over ten years, and…

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President’s Message – September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered my perception of time.  Spring seemed interminable, with stay at home restrictions making one day blur into the next, and little difference between workdays and weekends.  Conversely, the summer has flown by faster than usual.  The past few nights have found me reaching for an extra blanket as cooler temperatures…

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Member Matters – September 2020

Another Great FCO Outing Coming Up If you missed the Goose Lake outing, there is another opportunity to gather with fellow Club members at a safe physical distance on Saturday September 19th at picturesque Timothy Lake. Bring your favorite floating device, lunch, and beverages for a day of fly fishing for rainbows, brook trout, and…

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Conservation Corner – Klamath Revival

Editor’s Note: The Klamath River dams could begin coming down in 2022. The plan for demolition is nearly as massive as the dams themselves, involving multiple agencies, tribes, sport fishing groups, environmental groups, landowners, Pacificorp, and Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Will the promise of a free Klamath finally come to pass? Native Fish Society’s Southern…

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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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