Literary Angler

Amazing Winter Steelheading

  This is is a tough time to travel to a distant location to fish,especially as so many in our diverse society are in health and economic  trouble with the pandemic.  However, this trip was organized months ago and the dates were before the shelter in place decision was made.  All Oregonians were to keep a…

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Literary Angler – Fine Reels for Discriminating Anglers

Bogdan Reel Connections Editor’s Note: Back in the late 20th century, buying a coveted Bogdan reel from its maker was quite an accomplishment.  According to Graydon R. Hilyard’s biography, Bogdan, “Almost from day one, there has been The Waiting List, a sort of secular purgatory on the way to achieving tackle bliss. . .  How…

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Literary Angler – Fun Reads

Editor’s Note: Member Bob Lowry and his wife, Becky, are regulars at the monthly FCO meetings. They drive up from Eugene to enjoy the camaraderie of the Club and the excellent presentations. Bob sent me a couple fun links to articles that he found that you might find interesting. Thanks Bob, for the suggestions! LKH…

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Literary Angler – Book Review

To love a river, one grows to love just being there. Even if weather dashes a fishing day, you can be soothed by  imagining you are on its banks as it overcomes boulders and continuously rushes toward the sea. This book review from Dr. Mark Metzdorff reflects his love (addiction, he admits) for the Babine…

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On Bamboo Rods and FCO History

Editor’s Note: Our dear non-resident member, Dr. Barry Mayer, is a rich source of FCO history. He recently sent me these memories of members, bamboo rods, and of course, fishing! This month he talks about his introduction to bamboo rods and his first rod made by the legendary Walton Powell. If Barry’s words bring forth…

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Literary Angler

Honoring Memories Editor’s Note: Non-resident member and bamboo rod craftsman, Dr. Barry Mayer, reached out to me after Ross sent the request for Flyline submissions. Barry has the gift of the pen and appreciates the rich literary history of our Club. He also remembers members who have passed and have left their mark on the…

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