Category: News Flash

2021 Auction Update and Fly Fisher Foundation Grantee Announcement

Annual Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Auction and Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise May 17th thru 23rd, 2021 Mark your calendars now for our annual auction! We will be on-line this year, with many of your favorite places to fish and vacation on the auction list. We have already procured some new food adventure events and…

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President’s Message – February 2021

  That’s Winter Fishing! Happy February!  Punxsatawney Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, which appears to have been confirmed by the major nor’easter that dumped several feet of snow on the east coast earlier this week.  Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we are in a La Nina weather cycle, which often brings…

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Member Matters – February 2021

Click in to the February Meeting for Steelhead Essentials! Please join fellow FCO members to hear beloved fly fishing guide and conservationist, Marty Sheppard, talk steelhead fishing. A lifelong fisherman, Marty tells fishing like it is. His practical guidance and enthusiasm for nature make even a cold windy trip on the river memorable and often…

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Literary Angler – Doo’s Delight

Editor’s Note: Our own Barry Mayer sends this poem he first heard recited by FFF Master Fly Fishing Instructor, author, and photographer,  Ally Gowans, during a Deschutes trip he shared with Ally and fellow member, Jay Beckstead, years ago. The text is  posted alongside a YouTube rendition that is difficult for this American to hear…

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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 – 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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Conservation Corner – On Science and Living Rivers

  One of the pleasures of retirement is having the time to explore the myriad interests that were superficially studied during the frenetic working years. My love of science has sparked deeper investigation into botany, entomology, genetics, and even virology! Yes, there is a fishing connection here. But back to virology. Like many Americans, I…

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Member Matters – July 2020

Keeping Up the FCO Spirit Our Club is nearly 60 years old and it will endure for decades to come . . . with your help and involvement. Club leaders are re-tooling FCO Meetings this year due to the pandemic and to adhere to the COVID-19 recommendations of Oregon’s governor and the Centers for Disease…

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