President’s Message – April 2022

President Mike Radakovich with Sandy River (AK) King

President Mike Radakovich is traveling with Mark Seligman to fish in British Columbia so this month’s President’s Message is guest written by past president Jim Hillas.  Mike reports that he had a surprisingly good day fishing in Montana last week. He was attending a professional conference and managed to steal away for a day of fishing on a river to be disclosed later.  Despite frigid temperatures (high in the upper 20s), he managed to land close to 30 trout.  Of course we all know the saying:  “pictures or it didn’t happen.”

Despite some technical difficulties, the Flyfisher’s Club website now properly displays the April 12 dinner meeting speaker information about Chris Matthews of Semper Fli Guide Service.  Chris will be talking about fly fishing in Hawaii.  I encourage you to attend. The deadline is Friday April 8, so please take a moment to place your dinner order if you have not already done so.

FCO club treasurer John Bailey will be stepping down from his role effective June 1.  We appreciate John’s service and will need a volunteer to take his place.  Any interested people should contact Mike Radakovich directly at 503-449-1228 or [email protected].

Spring has definitely sprung in the Portland area, so fishing opportunities for many of us will shift from winter steelhead to the pursuit of trout.  I have several trout trips planned including the McKenzie, Grindstone Lakes, the Grande Ronde, and dory fishing out of Pacific City.  I hope you have some trips of your own to look forward to in the coming months.

Tight lines,

Jim