Category: News Flash

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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Conservation Corner – A Tipping Point for Fish?

  “Listen to the cry of the earth.” A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation by Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, September 7, 2021 Its staring us in the face. Our wild Columbia River steelhead are truly on the brink. Sure, you are understandably frustrated and disappointed…

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Member Matters – August 2021

Doug Stewart Sends Thanks for Honorary FCO Membership Hi, I plan to attend the upcoming picnic and thank you for the honor you are giving me, it is greatly appreciated. Interestingly, the Westmoreland Park was where the ponds were when my dad taught me how to cast the fly. I was 12 years old at…

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Member Matters – July 2021

Doug Stewart Awarded Honorary Membership in the FCO Doug has been associated with the club since 1976 when he was accepted to the waiting list and was the featured Fly Tyer before the monthly meeting in August…. That’s 45 years ago! He tied his classic Max Canyon Steelhead Fly which worked well everywhere but especially…

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2021 Auction a Huge Success!

CONGRATULATIONS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS FCO Auction Raises over $37,000! Club members and friends signed up for our on-line auction to support the North Umpqua Coalition’s project to get more native summer steelhead in the North Umpqua River. Your generous contributions and competitive bidding resulted in our most successful on-line auction ever. The auction included the…

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President’s Message – April 2021

Tilting the Axis Toward Trout Although the chilly rains of late March feel more like late winter as I write this, the tilting axis of planet earth has passed through the vernal equinox into spring, and almost everyone I know is enjoying the “extra” hour of evening light from moving our clocks forward. For anglers…

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2021 Annual Auction – Exciting News!

  Online Auction Items – Preview Peeks! FCO/FFF Auction:  May 17 – 23rd, 2021 We have already received eighteen fantastic auction items! Many favorites are back, and some fabulous new ones. There are great fishing guides, food events, venues to stay at, and the infamous “Board Boxes” filled with best whiskeys, wine, and goodies of…

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Member Matters – April 2021

Spectacular Views, Plenty of  Water, Hungry Trout President Hillas received these brief reports from Amanda Justesen from Justesen Ranches | Central Oregon sharing angler success on their 15 private lakes in Central Oregon. Justesen Ranches are a great, safe getaway for big trout whether you make it a day trip or stay over on the…

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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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