October 2020

Suttle Lake, Wildfire Relief, Exploring Idaho, Pebble Mine Continues to Threaten Alaska’s Salmon

Conservation Corner – Lostine

Finding Salmon on the Lostine Last month my friend Patrick and I ventured east with our little teardrop trailer to explore camping opportunities in the Wallowa Mountains. We found a sweet little campground with just 4 sites along the Lostine River about 13 miles outside of the little hamlet of Lostine. Unfortunately, the saloon in…

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One off the bucket list – Kamchatka

Location: Ozernaya River, Kamchatka, Russia Most of us have a “bucket list” of fishing destinations; Bone Fish Christmas Island, German Browns in Argentina, Taimnen in Mongolia, or maybe something closer to home, say, Madison Valley in Montana or one the many great rivers in Alaska.  Well, this past July, fellow Flyfishers’ Club member Bruce Oldenburg…

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Observations While Drifting from Mack’s Canyon to Heritage Landing – Summer 2018

Editor’s Note: Our Conservation Chair and Deschutes Wizard, David Moskowitz, floated down the Deschutes from Mack’s to the mouth to survey the damage by recent fires. He posted multiple photos along with detailed descriptions of the carnage caused by the infernos on his blog – With Dave’s permission, I’ve chosen some of his conservation-minded suggestions…

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Member Matters – August 2018

Send in Your Stories for the Flyline! Hello FCO Members! Have you traveled to cooler waters during this long hot dry summer? If so, please consider sending a brief report and picture for Member Matters! And if you took an epic trip that deserves more prose (and maybe a little bragging), your story might go…

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Member Matters: July 2018

Welcome to your Flyline Member Matters Page on the new FCO website! We hope you will send in your fishing reports, notices of fly fishing events, member news, and other items of interest to the FCO membership for posting on this page or in our other news areas of the website. Please send any items…

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Literary Angler: Carpfest 2018

Editor’s Note: This story from our Program Chair, Ross Beatty, reveals a few tidbits (or should I say tiny breadcrumbs) on his strategies for success catching massive Columbia River carp. He and FCO Treasurer, Ken Betschart, got real carpy with fellow members of this secretive fishery society. I hope I can figure out the password…

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Member Matters June 2018

Member Matters Thank you, members, for a very successful auction last month! We had a great turn out and the bidding was hot. We enjoyed the fantastic hors oeuvres and dinner from Chef Philippe Boulot and the MAC. We broke a record again with the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise collecting nearly $30,000 to split…

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