September 2020

FCO President’s adventures, Goose Lake Outing, Update on Klamath Dam Removals

President’s Message – June 2020

  Notes From Grindstone Lakes I hope you all continue to be healthy and safe as we begin the slow process of reopening businesses and starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.  Equally importantly, I hope that the spring (at times summer-like) weather has tempted you to pick up a rod and go fishing.…

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Conservation Corner – The Salmon Life History Re-Written

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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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President’s Message – May 2020

  I hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and at least somewhat sane now that we are in the second month of Covid-19 stay at home restrictions.  The Hillas family is managing to survive the quarantine but we all will be happy to get out of the house.   Fishless So Far Needless to…

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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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President’s Message – April 2020

I hope this message finds all of you safe and healthy in these challenging times.  The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed our world and changed our daily lives.  Businesses are shuttered, schools are closed, and many of our outdoor recreation opportunities have been severely limited.  Our new normal involves too much bad news and a whole…

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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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Amazing Winter Steelheading

  This is is a tough time to travel to a distant location to fish,especially as so many in our diverse society are in health and economic  trouble with the pandemic.  However, this trip was organized months ago and the dates were before the shelter in place decision was made.  All Oregonians were to keep a…

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