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Member Matters – October 2021

Through the Looking Glass – Will Upcoming FCO Meetings be In Person or Virtual? Thus far in 2021, the FCO had one meeting where members gathered together and shared stories in person. That was the August Picnic at Westmoreland Casting Ponds. A couple of informal surveys have shown that a significant majority of members remain…

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Conservation Corner – North Umpqua Coalition Update

  The North Umpqua Coalition was the recipient of the Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise for this year’s auction. Last month Coalition leaders appealed to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to put a pause on restarting hatchery supplementation of steelhead in the North Umpqua River. “To be clear, The North Umpqua Coalition is…

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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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Member Matters – September 2021

2021 FCO Picnic Brings Members Together After an 18 month hiatus, FCO members gathered in person! The annual picnic was held at Westmoreland Park and Casting Pond last month under sunny skies. They enjoyed luscious Italian food and had a chance to demo some awesome rods, courtesy of Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters and Royal Treatment…

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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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