Category: News Flash

Member Matters – November 2018

Membership Opportunities This is a quiet time of year for membership activities. But, it is a real opportunity for new members, since if they join now; they are paid through the end of 2019! Introduce your fishing partners to the club and have them join to take advantage of this special opportunity. For current members,…

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Book Review: The Feather Thief, by Kirk Wallace Johnson; Viking Books (2018)

Editor’s Note: Periodically, the Literary Angler features a member’s thoughts on books or articles they believe will be of interest to fellow fly fishers. Foundation Board member, Dr. Mark Metzdorff reviews a book that takes us over to the darker side of fly tying. LKH I must give credit to my wife Marie-Louise, who is…

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Conservation Corner – News from NW NGOs

Fish conservation news has been pretty dismal of late with very low returns of salmon and steelhead throughout the west. Our northwest-based NGOs are out there advocating for wild fish, working to improve and protect habitat, building on available science, and strengthening alliances to leverage more influence in support of fish. Here are a few…

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Columbia River Steelhead Update 10/2018

October 2018 In what may be a precedent-setting action on August 24th, Oregon and Washington “closed the Columbia to steelhead fishing” (their words) as the initially optimistic 2018 forecast for upriver summer steelhead of 182,400 summer steelhead was revised sharply down to 110,300 fish (a 40% reduction in the forecast), reduced again on August 28…

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Member Matters – October 2018

Your FCO Website Have you checked out all the pages of our new website? Teri and Ross Beatty, Rick Pay, Lisa Hansen, and Steve Willhite have worked to bring more information about your Club to you. And we will continue to add information and history to the site. Already, you can see the terrific program…

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Columbia River Steelhead Update

Hello Friends, As most of you have likely seen, Oregon and Washington have “closed the Columbia to steelhead fishing” (their words) as the initially improved 2018 forecast for upriver summer steelhead of 182,400 summer steelhead has been revised sharply down to 110,300 fish (a 40% reduction in the forecast) and reduced again on August 28…

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Conservation Corner – Lostine

Finding Salmon on the Lostine Last month my friend Patrick and I ventured east with our little teardrop trailer to explore camping opportunities in the Wallowa Mountains. We found a sweet little campground with just 4 sites along the Lostine River about 13 miles outside of the little hamlet of Lostine. Unfortunately, the saloon in…

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