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DON’T MISS IT! SAVE THE DATE NOW!

2020 Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Auction Raising Funds for Conservation on the Williamson River, a Western Rivers Conservancy project Many new and returning phenomenal trips, gourmet events, and fishy items! Tuesday, May 12th  5  p.m. – 9 p.m. Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon   Portland Oregon  97205 Registration opens shortly; a notice and link will…

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President’s Message – March 2020

I begin this month’s president’s message with a good news/bad news update on my 2020 fishing.  The good news is that I went fishing for the first time this year.  It was a day trip on the Nehalem River swinging flies through promising runs under mostly blue skies with Rick Pay and our guide, Alex…

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Member Matters – March 2020

Save the Date for the Annual Auction! Conservation Grantee Announced! Plan to join your fellow members for great camaraderie and a great cause on Tuesday May 12th at the Multnomah Athletic Club! The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a rich array of silent auction items including must-have fishing gear, hand-tyed flies, and high end…

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Conservation Corner – Keep Fish Wet!

Editor’s Note: My friend, Felton, definitely enjoys more fishing opportunity than I do and his angling skills far surpass mine. Good thing for the fish as his “keep ’em wet” best practices means the many he brings to hand have a very good chance of procreating and sustaining the fishery resource. This month Felton shares…

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Mark Your Calendars!

Fly Fisher Foundation Annual Auction Tuesday, May 12th 5-9 p.m. Multnomah Athletic Club, downtown Portland Plan for a fantastic evening supporting worthy causes such as fly fishing literature and history; fisheries science, and fish-related conservation at our annual auction! Many desirable auction items are already coming in! Here are two new events this year: A…

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Please Pay Your FCO Dues

  Click here to go to renewal page. Do you remember the January letter from Membership Chair Rick Pay reminding you to pay your Club dues? Most of you did respond and we Thank You! If you’ve tucked the letter away but haven’t yet renewed, this reminder is for you! Your fishing friends want to…

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President’s Message – February 2020

Although the calendar has only turned to February, and high winter water levels have washed out several scheduled steelhead fishing trips,  the thermometer hit 60 degrees in my neighborhood last Friday afternoon.  That unseasonal warmth offered a brief reminder that the earth’s axis has begun tilting toward summer.  In that spirit, I confirmed the dates…

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Member Matters – February 2020

Time to Exercise Your Right to Vote for the FCO Board! Elections for your Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon Board will be held at this month’s meeting on February 11th. In case you missed it last month, here is the proposed slate: President – Jim Hillas Vice President – Christian Werner Secretary – Janet Arenz Acting…

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No Breaks for South Coast Wild Steelhead

Petition for Catch and Release of Wild Steelhead Last December the Oregon Commission of Fish and Wildlife heard testimony on a petition to prohibit take of wild steelhead in Oregon’s southwest zone. A group of local fisherman and river stewards submitted a petition arguing against wild steelhead harvest because Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…

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