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President’s Message – July 2020

Welcome to summer 2020!  I hope you are all managing to enjoy some outdoor recreation as we continue to deal with Covid-19 and civil unrest. Due to ongoing health concerns, we will not be holding our July dinner meeting at the University Club.  We are looking into whether we can hold a modified version of…

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Member Matters – July 2020

Keeping Up the FCO Spirit Our Club is nearly 60 years old and it will endure for decades to come . . . with your help and involvement. Club leaders are re-tooling FCO Meetings this year due to the pandemic and to adhere to the COVID-19 recommendations of Oregon’s governor and the Centers for Disease…

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Conservation Corner – Early Summer Report on Columbia River Salmonids

Editor’s Note: I am grateful that wild salmon and steelhead have the tireless devotion and expertise of David Moskowitz  at The Conservation Angler. He continually advocates for science-based policies to manage Columbia River Fishery regulations. It’s difficult for those of us who love to chase summer steelies to think about leaving the two-handed rod at…

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Wednesday Evening Fly Tying Webinar 6/17/20 – Takahopper

FCO members may join the Long Beach Casting Club’s Wednesday Night Fly Tying Forum weekly via Zoom. Webinars begin at 7:30 p.m. Here is the recipe from Mark Flo: TAKAHOPPER (Variation of Ed Shank’s Letort Hopper) Hook: Size 14-16 DaiRiki 280, Tiemco 2303 Thread: Yellow 3/0 Monochord Body: Golden yellow Fly rite dubbing Under wing:…

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President’s Message – June 2020

  Notes From Grindstone Lakes I hope you all continue to be healthy and safe as we begin the slow process of reopening businesses and starting to return to some semblance of normalcy.  Equally importantly, I hope that the spring (at times summer-like) weather has tempted you to pick up a rod and go fishing.…

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Conservation Corner – The Salmon Life History Re-Written

Comments Requested by Flyline Editor – An·thro·po·cene – (anTHrəpəˌsēn), adjective relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Salmon and steelhead life histories in the Anthropocene Epoch. “Migrating” to the ocean on a barge. Your Flyline editor…

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Member Matters – Club Cohesion During a Pandemic

  For nearly 60 years, the Flyfishers’ Club of Oregon has provided members with a means to connect, learn, make new friends, share fishing adventures, adjust to societal changes, help support Oregon’s fish and their rivers, teach and inspire, celebrate fly fishing’s literary heritage, and further scientific study in fisheries. In less than 3 months,…

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Wednesday Evening Fly Tying Webinars

Wednesday May 27th features the Liberace Clouser and Wednesday June 3rd gives the how-to for the Bullet-head Cicada. 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. Webinars begin at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to join, email…

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