September 2020

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

Conservation Corner – Armchair Nature

Dreamin’ of Fishin’ Nature lovers and conservation enthusiasts have been creative during our “Stay Home Stay Safe” requirements. Here are a few trips you can take with your senses while being a responsible citizen and staying home. Love this You Tube video called Malheur Symphony by the Central Oregon Symphony with photographs by Terry and…

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2020 Auction Canceled

May 12th FCO/FFF Auction canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic  While we are very sad to cancel this critical event that is super fun, and that provides funds for conservation organizations, research at Oregon State University, and procurement for one of America’s finest fly fishing libraries — we just had to. The Foundation Board, with…

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2020 Auction – Fly Fisher Foundation Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise Recipient

Oregon’s Williamson River is on many fly fisherman’s lifetime lists and legendary for its trophy native trout. The river’s large, native redband trout thrive on the river’s exception­ally high density of bottom-dwelling insects. In late spring and early summer, a prominent black drake mayfly hatch draws anglers from across the West to catch these trophy…

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President’s Message – March 2020

I begin this month’s president’s message with a good news/bad news update on my 2020 fishing.  The good news is that I went fishing for the first time this year.  It was a day trip on the Nehalem River swinging flies through promising runs under mostly blue skies with Rick Pay and our guide, Alex…

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Member Matters – March 2020

Save the Date for the Annual Auction! Conservation Grantee Announced! Plan to join your fellow members for great camaraderie and a great cause on Tuesday May 12th at the Multnomah Athletic Club! The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a rich array of silent auction items including must-have fishing gear, hand-tyed flies, and high end…

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Conservation Corner – Keep Fish Wet!

Editor’s Note: My friend, Felton, definitely enjoys more fishing opportunity than I do and his angling skills far surpass mine. Good thing for the fish as his “keep ’em wet” best practices means the many he brings to hand have a very good chance of procreating and sustaining the fishery resource. This month Felton shares…

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President’s Message – February 2020

Although the calendar has only turned to February, and high winter water levels have washed out several scheduled steelhead fishing trips,  the thermometer hit 60 degrees in my neighborhood last Friday afternoon.  That unseasonal warmth offered a brief reminder that the earth’s axis has begun tilting toward summer.  In that spirit, I confirmed the dates…

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Member Matters – February 2020

Time to Exercise Your Right to Vote for the FCO Board! Elections for your Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Board will be held at this month’s meeting on February 11th. In case you missed it last month, here is the proposed slate: President – Jim Hillas Vice President – Christian Werner Secretary – Janet Arenz Acting…

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No Breaks for South Coast Wild Steelhead

Petition for Catch and Release of Wild Steelhead Last December the Oregon Commission of Fish and Wildlife heard testimony on a petition to prohibit take of wild steelhead in Oregon’s southwest zone. A group of local fisherman and river stewards submitted a petition arguing against wild steelhead harvest because Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…

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