Category: News Flash

Member Matters – October 2019

Welcome New Member! Mike Green of Happy Valley is our newest FCO member. He enjoys fly tying, rod building, and “tricks and techniques.” Mike, this month’s guest speaker’s discussion of Tactical Fly Fishing will be speaking your language. Hope to see you at the October 8th meeting! Fishing Reports Janet Arenz and Curt Marr engaged…

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On Bamboo Rods and FCO History

Editor’s Note: Our dear non-resident member, Dr. Barry Mayer, is a rich source of FCO history. He recently sent me these memories of members, bamboo rods, and of course, fishing! This month he talks about his introduction to bamboo rods and his first rod made by the legendary Walton Powell. If Barry’s words bring forth…

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Conservation Corner

Another Challenging Year for Wild Summer Steelhead Hot summers, warm water, harvest and bycatch, poor ocean conditions, dams, water diversion, hatchery influences, habitat degradation, sea lions, and yes, anglers. I hate to sound “doom and gloom” but the summer steelhead returns on the Columbia do make me gloomy. The threats to wild steelhead recovery continue…

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Your Club – Video Series

Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon history, literature, lore, membership, benefits, and best of all – fishing! It’s all here in this fantastic video series. Refresh your memories or learn more about the rich history and contributions of your Club!

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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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Literary Angler

Honoring Memories Editor’s Note: Non-resident member and bamboo rod craftsman, Dr. Barry Mayer, reached out to me after Ross sent the request for Flyline submissions. Barry has the gift of the pen and appreciates the rich literary history of our Club. He also remembers members who have passed and have left their mark on the…

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Member Matters – July 2019

Sign Up for Laurance Lake Outing! Member fishing stories and gallery photos provide evidence that big fish are caught at FCO outings!  Head to the events page to sign up for this month’s outing at Laurance Lake on Saturday July 20th!   Send in Your Summer Fishing Stories to the Flyline Your favorite fish stories…

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President’s Message – June 2019

  Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2019 Flyfishers auction a great success.  We raised a record amount of money in the paddle raise for Water Watch of Oregon to help with their work on the Crooked River restoration project.  Janet Arenz will be providing a more detailed account but from my perspective, a…

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