Category: News Flash

President’s Message – January 2022

  Welcome to 2022!  I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season.  The post-Christmas cold snap offered some pretty vistas of snow and, fortunately, did not result in the usual aftermath of ice-covered roads.  Our family holidays were spent close to home, which meant the only airport time was spent picking up our youngest…

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Member Matters – November 2021

Coming in December: The 60th Anniversary Creel The fruit of the Creel Committee’s nearly two years of labor will be available in time for our December meeting. Here is a sneak peak of the cover—stay tuned! The Creel Committee: John Pyrch, Mark Metzdorff, Rich Fitterer, Paul Franklin, Lisa Hansen, Jim Hillas, and Robert Sheley Welcome…

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Member Matters – October 2021

Through the Looking Glass – Will Upcoming FCO Meetings be In Person or Virtual? Thus far in 2021, the FCO had one meeting where members gathered together and shared stories in person. That was the August Picnic at Westmoreland Casting Ponds. A couple of informal surveys have shown that a significant majority of members remain…

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Conservation Corner – North Umpqua Coalition Update

  The North Umpqua Coalition was the recipient of the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise for this year’s auction. Last month Coalition leaders appealed to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to put a pause on restarting hatchery supplementation of steelhead in the North Umpqua River. “To be clear, The North Umpqua Coalition is…

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President’s Message – September 2021

It was a delight to see so many members last month at our annual August picnic at the casting ponds in Westmoreland.  Our first in-person event was very well attended with at least 30 members by my unscientific recollection, and we enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with temperatures that were blessedly cooler than the scorching…

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