October 2021

Autumn Trout Fishing, Future Meetings, Tech Help Sought, Brazilian Dreams, North Umpqua Update

Member Matters – March 2021

The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway  During this time of Covid-19, I have spent many hours at my fly-tying vice tying steelhead and trout flies and dreaming of the rivers I have yet to fish. Recently I was exploring the offerings on my Prime+ accounts and came across a film called The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway.…

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Conservation Corner – Some Good News!

More River Protection in Store Oregon Congressman deFazio (D) and California Congessman Jered Huffman (D) have reintroduced H.R. 992, the Southwestern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act, to permanently ban strip mining in the headwaters of south coast streams of Josephine and Curry Counties. If passed, the bill would make permanent an existing 20 year…

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President’s Message – February 2021

  That’s Winter Fishing! Happy February!  Punxsatawney Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, which appears to have been confirmed by the major nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow on the east coast earlier this week.  Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we are in a La Nina weather cycle, which often brings…

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Member Matters – February 2021

Click in to the February Meeting for Steelhead Essentials! Please join fellow FCO members to hear beloved fly fishing guide and conservationist, Marty Sheppard, talk steelhead fishing. A lifelong fisherman, Marty tells fishing like it is. His practical guidance and enthusiasm for nature make even a cold windy trip on the river memorable and often…

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Literary Angler – Doo’s Delight

Editor’s Note: Our own Barry Mayer sends this poem he first heard recited by FFF Master Fly Fishing Instructor, author, and photographer,  Ally Gowans, during a Deschutes trip he shared with Ally and fellow member, Jay Beckstead, years ago. The text is  posted alongside a YouTube rendition that is difficult for this American to hear…

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President’s Message – January 2021

Welcome to 2021. As I write, the U.S. Capitol Building is currently overwhelmed by political protestors who have shut down the Senate and the House proceedings and forced an evacuation of our nation’s legislative body. The television news is full of disturbing images of mobs of people invading both chambers of Congress, and there is…

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Member Matters – January 2021

2021 Conservation Grant Update On Monday, December 7, 2020 John Pyrch, Flyfisher Foundation President, distributed the 2021 conservation grant solicitation to 16 organizations involved with maintaining and enhancing Oregon’s rivers.  This year the focus will be on projects that respond to those precious watersheds that sustained damage from last year’s wild fires.  Proposals are due…

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