Member Matters – October 2018

Your FCO Website

Have you checked out all the pages of our new website? Teri and Ross Beatty, Rick Pay, Lisa Hansen, and Steve Willhite have worked to bring more information about your Club to you. And we will continue to add information and history to the site. Already, you can see the terrific program line up from October through next February on the Events page. Keep checking the Events page for more Club activities! The Foundation page has detailed information on our 20+ years supporting Oregon State University graduate students with the Tom McAllister scholarship. You will also find information on the Ed Francis collection of fly fishing books at the Multnomah County Library. Over $275,000 in conservation grants along with their recipients are detailed on the Foundation page as well. New photos are posted regularly on the Gallery page. More picnic photos have recently been posted. Plan to attend the picnic the 2nd Tuesday next August! Such fun!

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Dr. Mark Metzdorff ‘wadered up’lkh wader up

Lisa Hansen makes fashion statement.

Feel free to contact Teri Beatty or Lisa Hansen if you would like to contribute to the website or the Flyline.

If You Only Had Two Flies . . .

The McKenzie River Two-Fly Tournament is coming up this Saturday October 6th. Our own John Pyrch and Joe Palanuk will be among the favorites at this challenging fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust. You may recall that Joe and fellow member Tony Reser took the high honors at the 2015 Two-Fly. All spots are currently taken for the 2018 Two-Fly but you can join the waitlist or put the event on your calendar for 2019. If you want to learn more, contact the Caddis Fly Angling Shop or the McKenzie River Trust website.

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Joe Palanuk on the McKenzie

Think You Are a Pretty Good Trout Fisherman?

Show your stuff by joining the Native Trout-A-Thon coming up October 27th and 28th. Participants have 48 hours to catch and release up to 9 trout species across Oregon. Points are awarded for each species, best Keep ‘Em Wet photo, longest fish, and greatest amount of pledges. Proceeds go toward the North Creek Campaign to reconnect this coastal watershed and provide access for high quality habitat for coastal cutthroat, steelhead, and salmon. Start collecting pledges and consider setting up a team with other FCO members!

Columbia River Updates

Make sure to check out Latest News on the homepage for regular updates on Columbia River salmon and steelhead runs from our Conservation Chair, David Moskowitz. You can follow The Conservation Angler to keep up on the science and data regarding anadromous fish runs.