January 2021

Proposed 2021 FCO Officers, Lots of Member News, Auction Plans, Deschutes Memories, Update on Crooked River


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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President’s Message – October 2020

  Welcome to the first full month of fall!  I spent a weekend in Central Oregon visiting my in-laws in Sisters.  It was a short trip to celebrate family birthdays so I didn’t bother to pack my fly rod but we enjoyed some (relatively) clear weather despite lingering wildfire smoke.  The vine maples have turned…

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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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Conservation Corner – We Don’t Need NO Stinking PEBBLE MINE

In July 2020 the Army Corps of Engineers released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that would allow the Pebble project to move forward.  Since then thousands of concerned Alaskans, and Americans from around the country, have raised a big ruckus.  Commercial, subsistence and recreational fishers have fought this project for over ten years, and…

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President’s Message – September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered my perception of time.  Spring seemed interminable, with stay at home restrictions making one day blur into the next, and little difference between workdays and weekends.  Conversely, the summer has flown by faster than usual.  The past few nights have found me reaching for an extra blanket as cooler temperatures…

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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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Conservation Corner – Klamath Revival

Editor’s Note: The Klamath River dams could begin coming down in 2022. The plan for demolition is nearly as massive as the dams themselves, involving multiple agencies, tribes, sport fishing groups, environmental groups, landowners, Pacificorp, and Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Will the promise of a free Klamath finally come to pass? Native Fish Society’s Southern…

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President’s Message – August 2020

Summer greetings to everyone!  Although the pandemic has caused many of us to cancel vacation travel, I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy the relative safety of nature. Thanks to those of you who responded to the recent club survey about the annual picnic and monthly meetings.  About 60% of…

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