January 2022

Members Celebrate 60 Years of the FCO, 60th Anniversary Creel, Anglers Wanted for Club and Foundation Positions, Finding Places Rarely Fished

Conservation Corner – News from NW NGOs

Fish conservation news has been pretty dismal of late with very low returns of salmon and steelhead throughout the west. Our northwest-based NGOs are out there advocating for wild fish, working to improve and protect habitat, building on available science, and strengthening alliances to leverage more influence in support of fish. Here are a few…

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Member Matters – October 2018

Your FCO Website Have you checked out all the pages of our new website? Teri and Ross Beatty, Rick Pay, Lisa Hansen, and Steve Willhite have worked to bring more information about your Club to you. And we will continue to add information and history to the site. Already, you can see the terrific program…

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Literary Angler – Our History

Editor’s Note: One of the regular sections of the Flyline before my tenure was Sage, and Other Sayings. I regret I did not have the depth of knowledge on fly fishing lore to regularly add these short poems, words of wisdom, or insights. Over the years, many members who submitted these sayings in the past…

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Alaska Salmon Fishing

Editor’s Note This piece comes by way of FCO Board Member, Christian Werner. He and Steve Willhite recently fished for Coho in southeast Alaska. Instead of sending a story of the great bright Coho they enticed to the fly, Christian informs us of very worrisome declines in legendary salmon runs in our northernmost state. Follow…

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Member Matters – September 2018

Membership Update Our membership continues strong for 2018. We have a total of 168 paid/honorary members, which includes 12 new members for the year. The newest member is Felton Jenkins of White Salmon, WA. Be sure to bring guests to the club meetings to introduce them to all we have to offer. Encourage them to…

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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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