Category: News Flash

Elections Coming!

Check out the proposed slate of FCO officers and board members for 2019! Read the Member Matters page then plan to attend the February meeting and vote!  

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President’s Message – January 2019

Goodbye 2018………………Hello 2019 2018 was a year filled with 2 new Oregon rivers fished, an Amazon jungle adventure, 7 new species caught and no broken rods. It was also a year I lost a good friend and amazing guide on Christmas Island. Rest in peace, Shimano. It will never feel the same fishing there without…

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Member Matters – January 2019

Annual Election of Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Officers Every February the Club holds elections for officers and board members who represent you as members. Our Club President, Teri Beatty, now presents you with the proposed slate for 2019. New Board for 2019 This letter serves as official notice of the upcoming annual election of your…

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Literary Angler – January 2019

A Sturgeon of a Lifetime Editor’s Note: This piece comes to us by way of Chris Redhouse, son of long-time member and past Club Treasurer, John Redhouse. Chris was not smitten with the love for fly fishing that possesses his dad. But an adrenaline-filled hook-up may have rekindled the flame for a long lost love.…

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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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