Category: Member Matters

Member Matters – July 2021

Doug Stewart Awarded Honorary Membership in the FCO Doug has been associated with the club since 1976 when he was accepted to the waiting list and was the featured Fly Tyer before the monthly meeting in August…. That’s 45 years ago! He tied his classic Max Canyon Steelhead Fly which worked well everywhere but especially…

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Member Matters – June 2021

The FCO Picnic is Back! Mark your calendars for Tuesday August 10th with the location: Westmoreland Park, Picnic Area G. Program chair Mike Radakovich will be setting up in person Club meetings again beginning with our annual picnic! Watch for updates on the website and in next month’s Flyline. It will be great to see…

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Member Matters – May 2021

Free Copies of Historical Creel Issues The Creel is the Bulletin of the Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon. The first edition was published in December 1961.  Subsequent editions were distributed periodically until 2008.  There are several extra copies of the July 1966 to 2008 editions (17 of the total 24 issues originally published).  If you are…

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Member Matters – April 2021

Spectacular Views, Plenty of  Water, Hungry Trout President Hillas received these brief reports from Amanda Justesen from Justesen Ranches | Central Oregon sharing angler success on their 15 private lakes in Central Oregon. Justesen Ranches are a great, safe getaway for big trout whether you make it a day trip or stay over on the…

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Member Matters – March 2021

The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway  During this time of Covid-19, I have spent many hours at my fly-tying vice tying steelhead and trout flies and dreaming of the rivers I have yet to fish. Recently I was exploring the offerings on my Prime+ accounts and came across a film called The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway.…

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Member Matters – February 2021

Click in to the February Meeting for Steelhead Essentials! Please join fellow FCO members to hear beloved fly fishing guide and conservationist, Marty Sheppard, talk steelhead fishing. A lifelong fisherman, Marty tells fishing like it is. His practical guidance and enthusiasm for nature make even a cold windy trip on the river memorable and often…

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Member Matters – January 2021

2021 Conservation Grant Update On Monday, December 7, 2020 John Pyrch, Flyfisher Foundation President, distributed the 2021 conservation grant solicitation to 16 organizations involved with maintaining and enhancing Oregon’s rivers.  This year the focus will be on projects that respond to those precious watersheds that sustained damage from last year’s wild fires.  Proposals are due…

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Member Matters – December 2020

FCO Meetings Focus on Local Your FCO Program Chair, Mike Radakovich, has tapped our rich local talent to bring you entertaining and useful fly fishing topics for our monthly Zoom Meetings. This month we will learn how to tye favorite flies for steelhead and trout from Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters’ Jack Hagan. Jack and his…

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Member Matters – November 2020

Creel Committee Seeks Volunteers for 60th Anniversary Edition The Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon will have 60 years of history to celebrate in 2021. A small group of members, including Dr. Mark Metzdorff, Rich Fitterer, John Pyrch, Lisa Hansen, and Jim Hillas are working to develop a new issue of The Creel to commemorate the excellent…

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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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