July 2021

Tips for Fish Survival, Auction Recap, Honorary FCO Membership for Doug Stewart, Picnic Update


Literary Angler – Deschutes Memories

  Rich Fitterer with impressive Deschutes Steelie A Few Days to Remember on the Reservation During these Covid Times a few fishing trips have been canceled so I thought I would reflect on success of the past. Steelhead fishing on the Warm Springs Reservation is like fishing in the remote areas of BC. Lots of water…

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President’s Message – December 2020

  After spending most of the year dealing with the pandemic, I won’t be sorry to bid 2020 adieu.  Our family, like many, celebrated a much smaller Thanksgiving than usual.  Following the recommended Covid-19 guidelines, we limited our gathering to six people from two households and used separate tables to ensure distancing.  Although it was…

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Member Matters – December 2020

FCO Meetings Focus on Local Your FCO Program Chair, Mike Radakovich, has tapped our rich local talent to bring you entertaining and useful fly fishing topics for our monthly Zoom Meetings. This month we will learn how to tye favorite flies for steelhead and trout from Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters’ Jack Hagan. Jack and his…

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President’s Message – November 2020

  Wow, what a month!  A tumultuous presidential election that is undecided as of this writing, a rising tide of Covid-19 cases in Oregon and most of the country,  and continuing economic struggles for many individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic.  And November has just begun! A well-known Chinese proverb (curse?) says “May you…

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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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