Category: President’s Message

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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President’s Message – December 2019

I’m writing this on Thanksgiving morning, so it’s appropriate to give thanks for many things, not least of which is the many fishing opportunities I had in 2019.  Frigid days chasing winter steelhead on the coast and on the Sandy River, less frigid (but equally unproductive) days chasing steelhead in early spring on the Willamette,…

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President’s Message

  Happy Fall Everyone!  Tis the season for changing colors, shorter days, the return of the Old Fashioned to my cocktail lineup, and, of course, fishing for steelhead.  I was fortunate enough to be invited on a three-day Deschutes steelhead camp trip early in September.  Todd Harris of Harris Anglers picked up three of us on…

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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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