Category: President’s Message

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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President’s Message – September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered my perception of time.  Spring seemed interminable, with stay at home restrictions making one day blur into the next, and little difference between workdays and weekends.  Conversely, the summer has flown by faster than usual.  The past few nights have found me reaching for an extra blanket as cooler temperatures…

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President’s Message – August 2020

Summer greetings to everyone!  Although the pandemic has caused many of us to cancel vacation travel, I hope that you have been able to get outside and enjoy the relative safety of nature. Thanks to those of you who responded to the recent club survey about the annual picnic and monthly meetings.  About 60% of…

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President’s Message – July 2020

Welcome to summer 2020!  I hope you are all managing to enjoy some outdoor recreation as we continue to deal with Covid-19 and civil unrest. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will not be holding our July dinner meeting at the University Club.  We are looking into whether we can hold a modified version of…

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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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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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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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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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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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