Flyline

December 2019

Special Holiday Meeting, Club Happenings, Bogdan Reels, and Generosity

Literary Angler – Book Review

To love a river, one grows to love just being there. Even if weather dashes a fishing day, you can be soothed by  imagining you are on its banks as it overcomes boulders and continuously rushes toward the sea. This book review from Dr. Mark Metzdorff reflects his love (addiction, he admits) for the Babine…

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On Bamboo Rods and FCO History

Editor’s Note: Our dear non-resident member, Dr. Barry Mayer, is a rich source of FCO history. He recently sent me these memories of members, bamboo rods, and of course, fishing! This month he talks about his introduction to bamboo rods and his first rod made by the legendary Walton Powell. If Barry’s words bring forth…

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Member Matters – September 2019

Of Fish and Fly Editor’s Note: Several members have been out on western rivers and have pictures to show for it! A couple of weeks ago I made the leap and purchased my first Euro nymphing rod. Amy Hazel set me up with a 10′ 3 weight Echo Shadow II. She suggested the Echo because…

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Conservation Corner

Another Challenging Year for Wild Summer Steelhead Hot summers, warm water, harvest and bycatch, poor ocean conditions, dams, water diversion, hatchery influences, habitat degradation, sea lions, and yes, anglers. I hate to sound “doom and gloom” but the summer steelhead returns on the Columbia do make me gloomy. The threats to wild steelhead recovery continue…

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President’s Message – August 2019

I hope everyone can join us at the annual member picnic on August 13th at  the Westmoreland Casting Pond in Sellwood.  If you haven’t registered for this event, please do so on the website. The club hosts the picnic (it is BYO – don’t forget your favorite beverage) so there is no cost for members…

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Member Matters – August 2019

Bent Rods at Grindstone FCO President Jim Hillas, Membership Chair Rick Pay, and member Paul Franklin hooked some beauties out at Grindstone Lakes. Check out the President’s Message and the Gallery for an armchair visit to these beautiful lakes in Eastern Oregon. Euro Nymphing Clinic A sunny yet mild (for Deschutes standards) summer morning greeted…

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Literary Angler

Honoring Memories Editor’s Note: Non-resident member and bamboo rod craftsman, Dr. Barry Mayer, reached out to me after Ross sent the request for Flyline submissions. Barry has the gift of the pen and appreciates the rich literary history of our Club. He also remembers members who have passed and have left their mark on the…

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Conservation Corner

Foundation Presents Check to WaterWatch Thanks to your generous donations at our annual auction’s Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise, The Flyfisher Foundation presented a check to WaterWatch for $31,050 – A paddle raise record! Nehalem River Earns State Scenic Designation Governor Kate Brown signed the order on June 30th to designate 17.5 miles of the…

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