Thursday, May 26, 2016

Try before you buy?

Oregon invites families to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend
May 24, 2016

SALEM, Ore. – Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon is June 4-5, and many events are planned around the state to help families make the most of this opportunity.

During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses, tags and endorsements are not required anywhere in Oregon.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.....

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Photo: RTFF
In case you do not get the weekly newsletter from Joel at Royal Treatment [which you might consider SIGNING UP for; bottom right of the RTFF home page], we thought we would pass on the information just released. As we noted in our recap from this month’s MEETING WITH HAL GORDON, he and Joel have schemed to get you and others outdoors and looking for some of our resident state dwellers.

Designated the OREGON TROUT TRAIL,.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What'd I miss...May Edition

Twenty persons came to the Lucky Lab to share in the air conditioned comfort and listen to Hal Gordon discussion his tour of Wyoming to find [and catch] the various species of cutthroat found in that state. Prior to his presentation, several items of Chapter note occurred………..

Monday, May 16, 2016

Clackamas received some trees!

Mark updated us [with pics] on the C4C tree placement effort on May 7th; good work folks:

North Logan Natural Area on the Clack
Christmas for Coho is a year around project for TVTU - it's not just for after Christmas anymore! On May 7th .....

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Speyclave - don't forget!

Starting TOMORROW [Friday] on the Sandy River at Metro's Oxbow Park - SANDY RIVER SPEY CLAVE - everything spey you ever wanted! Lessons, trials, classes, techniques, exhibitors - and free lunches! TVTU will have a booth on Saturday and Sunday - swing by and say 'HI!'
Spey Clave - 2016! 
When: May 13-15, 2016
Where: Oxbow Regional Park-Sandy River
What Time: 9 am to 4 pm and on....
What's it Cost: $5.00/day [Metro Parking]; event is FREE
What to Expect: all things Spey with exhibitors to boot; free lunches and dinners. This is not specifically a TVTU event but it is hosted by our friends at NW Flyfishing Outfitters and with the interest in everything about the long rod these's a Can't Miss event! So for more info on this one:

Also Steelhead Science for Anglers - TONIGHT [thursday] - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2016

General Member Meeting-Wednesday!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Hal Gordon - "Wyoming Cutthroat"
Hal will present angling for Wyoming cutthroat on the Yellowstone, Snake River, Bear River, Colorado River; all with the goal of learning about AND catching the "Wyoming Cutt slam". The Cutt Slam Program is a program designed to encourage anglers to learn more about Wyoming's cutthroat sub-species and develop more appreciation and support of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's cutthroat management program.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle? Money goes back to the Chapter and is budgeted for the the meeting establishment fees.

Monday, May 2, 2016

May at TVTU?

What is on tap for May you might be asking? We have you covered - but PLEASE just don't get distracted and forget Mother's Day....

The latest issue assembled by editor Jerry is on the internet - he did it remotely from South Twin Lake even!! Check out what is going on with YOUR chapter!

WHAT: Washington County Fly Fishers Auction
WHEN: May 4, 2016
WHERE: Tigard American Legion Hall [8635 SW Scoffins Road]
WHAT'S it COST: getting in is FREE - getting out...well that depends!
WHAT to EXPECT: The annual  fundraiser auction for WCFF; evening of fun with silent and oral auctions on fishing gear, accessories and non-fishing items alike. Proceeds help fund conservation and education programs but most notably their OSU Grad Student Scholarships to Fishery Sciences majors.

WCFF has donated over $27,500 in.....

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TVTU Campouting!


Member Jerry shoots a South Twin selfie - 2014
WHEN: April 29 through May 1, 2016
WHERE: South Twin Lake [South Twin Campground]
WHAT TIME: no clock here - mid-day Friday or any time you can stop by
WHAT to EXPECT: Second trip of the year and the first CAMPOUTING! South Twin is located at 4350 feet and is very near Wickiup Reservoir in Deschutes County. South Twin is stocked with lots of rainbows, but the 18 to 26 inch holdovers are the real target. Primarily an early morning fishery, most of the fish hold near the banks. A Saturday night barbecue will be with the entree supplied by TU. Those attending are asked to bring something to share with the group during the barbecue (dessert, salad, chips and dip, bottle of wine).
Your trip down should be just under 4 hours.
WHAT to BRING:Float tube or pontoon and fishing gear! Also it's a campout so drag down your tent/RV/truck cab and other necessary living & cooking gear. As noted Saturday potluck barbecue - so bring a side dish & drink to share! Friends are always welcome! 


Monday, April 25, 2016

What'd I miss....April Edition

On the 13th of this month about 30 members ventured down to the Lucky Labrador Public House for the evening; some were familiar faces and some were new. Jeff, Josh and Gill all made it out for the first time. Jeff has experienced a reintroduction to his fly fishing via the purchase of a new spey rod; he's looking to get some good use out if it. Josh and Gil are new members who came to introduce themselves! Good to meet you guys! Thanks for coming.

Jerry Lorang answered Erle's call for fishing stories...

Friday, April 22, 2016

A project report from Mark....

TVTU Volunteers and Cascade Education Corps working the wetlands...
Mark Rogers, our newly volunteered Youth Coordinator, sent us a quick update on the April 7th Project on Derry Dell - Mark, Erle, Jon, Lee and Janet all found some time to meet up with the Cascade Education Corps to plant some riparian areas. Looking good Mark!

Here's what Mark says:

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited volunteers endured bright sunshine, 85 degrees and boot sucking mud to make Derry Dell creek just a little more friendly...