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Conservation Corner – Looking Back at 2019 Wild Columbia River Steelhead Returns

  Editor’s Note: We knew 2019 was going to be a bad year for wild steelhead returns in the Columbia River system. A few FCO members found fish on the Deschutes and John Day but many recounted fishless days during our monthly meetings. Poor returns forced ODFW to close the lower Deschutes to steelhead fishing…

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President’s Message – December 2019

I’m writing this on Thanksgiving morning, so it’s appropriate to give thanks for many things, not least of which is the many fishing opportunities I had in 2019.  Frigid days chasing winter steelhead on the coast and on the Sandy River, less frigid (but equally unproductive) days chasing steelhead in early spring on the Willamette,…

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Member Matters – December 2019

  Juju or Mojo – FCO Hats give Good Fish Karma! FCO hats make a great Christmas gift. Buy one for a friend, or start sending hints to your loved ones. I have been sporting one on most of my fishing trips since I purchased one last summer. From Trout to Carp to Peacock Bass…

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Literary Angler – Fine Reels for Discriminating Anglers

Bogdan Reel Connections Editor’s Note: Back in the late 20th century, buying a coveted Bogdan reel from its maker was quite an accomplishment.  According to Graydon R. Hilyard’s biography, Bogdan, “Almost from day one, there has been The Waiting List, a sort of secular purgatory on the way to achieving tackle bliss. . .  How…

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