Category: Member Matters

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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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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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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Member Matters – July 2020

Keeping Up the FCO Spirit Our Club is nearly 60 years old and it will endure for decades to come . . . with your help and involvement. Club leaders are re-tooling FCO Meetings this year due to the pandemic and to adhere to the COVID-19 recommendations of Oregon’s governor and the Centers for Disease…

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Member Matters – Club Cohesion During a Pandemic

  For nearly 60 years, the Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon has provided members with a means to connect, learn, make new friends, share fishing adventures, adjust to societal changes, help support Oregon’s fish and their rivers, teach and inspire, celebrate fly fishing’s literary heritage, and further scientific study in fisheries. In less than 3 months,…

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Member Matters – May 2020

Western Rivers Conservancy Presentation Available The FCO had their first Zoom presentation and Q & A hosted by Western Rivers Conservancy Director of Donor Relations and Club member, Jim Cox. Jim took us on a breathtaking trip to several of the spectacular rivers that WRC has worked to acquire and convey to public ownership. We learned…

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Member Matters – April 2020

Maintaining Our Fly Fishing Community Connections I was saddened to see that we had to cancel our upcoming spring meetings and fishing trips due to the pandemic that faces us all. But I was particularly deflated when we had to call off the annual auction. Our auction has raised remarkable sums each year for worthy…

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Member Matters – March 2020

Save the Date for the Annual Auction! Conservation Grantee Announced! Plan to join your fellow members for great camaraderie and a great cause on Tuesday May 12th at the Multnomah Athletic Club! The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a rich array of silent auction items including must-have fishing gear, hand-tyed flies, and high end…

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Member Matters – February 2020

Time to Exercise Your Right to Vote for the FCO Board! Elections for your Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Board will be held at this month’s meeting on February 11th. In case you missed it last month, here is the proposed slate: President – Jim Hillas Vice President – Christian Werner Secretary – Janet Arenz Acting…

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Member Matters – January 2020

Happy New Year! It’s January which means it is time to nominate new officers for your Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Board. As required by our bylaws, the proposed slate of officers must be presented to the membership one month before the February election. So, without further ado, your FCO President, Jim Hillas presents the proposed…

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