Literary Angler

Literary Angler – Mosquito Lake

  “It is remarkable, most remarkable, to approach unfamiliar water alone, to cast upon it’s untested-perhaps ungrounded-expectations, and to have them rewarded with a startling rise of a trout to a dry fly.” Dave Hughes, An Anglers Astoria My favorite way to fish is alone or with at most one friend in overlooked places with…

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Literary Angler – From the Archives

  The Story within a Book Editor’s Note: The talent and sheer volume of FCO literary contributions is astounding. As part of the 60th Anniversary Creel Committee, I have tremendous admiration for the authors who have shared their thoughts, opinions, adventures, facts, and imaginings with us in FCO publications over the past six decades. Thus,…

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Literary Angler – Flies for Flies

Editor’s Note: This piece comes from the archives of our non-resident member, Dr. Barry Mayer. As we head into the lazy days of summer the fishing frenzy may slow but you can often find pleasant surprises when your mind is lulled by the current. lkh I am told that March and April are probably the…

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Literary Angler – Doo’s Delight

Editor’s Note: Our own Barry Mayer sends this poem he first heard recited by FFF Master Fly Fishing Instructor, author, and photographer,  Ally Gowans, during a Deschutes trip he shared with Ally and fellow member, Jay Beckstead, years ago. The text is  posted alongside a YouTube rendition that is difficult for this American to hear…

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Literary Angler – Deschutes Memories

  Rich Fitterer with impressive Deschutes Steelie A Few Days to Remember on the Reservation During these Covid Times a few fishing trips have been canceled so I thought I would reflect on success of the past. Steelhead fishing on the Warm Springs Reservation is like fishing in the remote areas of BC. Lots of water…

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