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Conservation Alert! ODFW Proposes to Open Upper Sandy River to Fishing from Boats

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking public comments until May 26th on their proposal to open the upper 25 miles of the Sandy River above Oxbow Park to fishing from a floating device. The department states their rationale is to allow increased fishing opportunity for hatchery fish that intermingle with wild fish.…

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President’s Message – May 2020

  I hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and at least somewhat sane now that we are in the second month of Covid-19 stay at home restrictions.  The Hillas family is managing to survive the quarantine but we all will be happy to get out of the house.   Fishless So Far Needless to…

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Member Matters – May 2020

Western Rivers Conservancy Presentation Available The FCO had their first Zoom presentation and Q & A hosted by Western Rivers Conservancy Director of Donor Relations and Club member, Jim Cox. Jim took us on a breathtaking trip to several of the spectacular rivers that WRC has worked to acquire and convey to public ownership. We learned…

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Fly Tying Webinar on Wednesday Evening!

New Offering this Wednesday May 6th at 7:30 p.m! Thanks to new member, Rob Peterson, FCO members have been invited to join the Long Beach Casting Club’s Wednesday Night Fly Tying Forum via Zoom If you would like to join, email Shirley Sakaguchi (sakagusc@gmail.com), and she will add you to the distribution, and copy Mark…

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President’s Message – April 2020

I hope this message finds all of you safe and healthy in these challenging times.  The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed our world and changed our daily lives.  Businesses are shuttered, schools are closed, and many of our outdoor recreation opportunities have been severely limited.  Our new normal involves too much bad news and a whole…

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Member Matters – April 2020

Maintaining Our Fly Fishing Community Connections I was saddened to see that we had to cancel our upcoming spring meetings and fishing trips due to the pandemic that faces us all. But I was particularly deflated when we had to call off the annual auction. Our auction has raised remarkable sums each year for worthy…

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Amazing Winter Steelheading

  This is is a tough time to travel to a distant location to fish,especially as so many in our diverse society are in health and economic  trouble with the pandemic.  However, this trip was organized months ago and the dates were before the shelter in place decision was made.  All Oregonians were to keep a…

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