Literary Angler

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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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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Literary Angler – Fun Fishing Reports

Editor’s Note: When out on the water, FCO members always seem to find a bit of levity along with the fish! Your Program Chair, Ross Beatty, sends this report from the recent Goose Lake Club outing. He reveals secrets for success on the lake along with John Pyrch’s latest technological breakthrough on float tube power.…

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“We who go a-fishing are a peculiar people. Like other men and women in many respects, we are like one another, and like no others, in other respects. We understand each other’s thoughts by an intuition of which we know nothing. We cast our flies on many waters, where memories and fancies and facts rise,…

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Book review of Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, From River to Table by Langdon Cook Anyone who has gone fishing for salmon, watched them swimming upstream to spawn, or simply seen depictions in photographs knows they are a special fish.  More than food, more than a game species, more than a natural resource, salmon evoke…

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