President’s Message – November 2022

President Mike Radakovich with Sandy River (AK) King

Singing in the Rain

The annual rainy season has begun cleaning our air and helping our streams, rivers, foliage and wildlife.  We all love the rain!!!

September and October are great times to be on the rivers swinging flies for steelhead and salmon. Please send your photos and stories to Lisa Hansen for the future Flyline publications. It will be your 20 minutes of fame!!

News from up North – Canada’s federal government has promised to remove factory fish farms from the BC coast by 2025.  A big thank you to all those involved in the campaigns to remove these ecological harms!!

Oregon coast Coho wild fish runs are showing tremendous recovery, and the hatchery runs have been healthy as well.

Jim Hillas, our Program chair, has an outstanding line up for presenters for our monthly dinner meetings. Please put these upcoming meetings on your calendars:

Tuesday November 8th, Kerry Burkheimer will discuss Building World Class Fly Rods. For 35 years his artisan rod shop, CF Burkheimer Fly Rod Company, has been designing and crafting some of the world’s finest fly rods in Washougal WA.

Tuesday December 13th, Collecting Hardy Reels, by Joel and Jennifer La Follette of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing. Learn how to find and fish these treasures.

Tuesday, January 10th 2023, Flyfisher’s Club of Oregon Literature Collection: A Talk with Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian at Multnomah County Library.

We are working on monthly events and outings that will be of interest to our members and guests.

We are a volunteer organization and several of our members have served on their respective roles for many years and are planning step back. We need to fill positions for Membership Chair and Editor of the Flyline. Please consider volunteering for your Club. If you have questions about the positions, please contact me, Rick Pay (Membership) or Lisa Hansen (Flyline).

I am looking forward to seeing you at the November 8th dinner.


Mike Radakovich, President FCO