Friday, July 13, 2018

This weekend!

CAMPOUTING!
WHEN: Saturday, July 13-15, 2018
WHERE: Gold Lake - Gold Lake Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
WHAT to EXPECT:
A semi-annual jaunt to the more southern valley area - just east of Eugene, Gold Lake is a nice little barbless and motor-less body of water - the best part - monster rainbow trout! A bonus? C&R only on the rainbows. Another bonus? Brook trout can be plentiful, feisty and fulfill all your trout cravings - there are no limits on the brook trout here and the state wants you to keep them all regardless of size. Mosquitoes have been known to carry off small children so keep yours tethered to the ground and get some bug dope...
DIRECTIONS: Go south toward Willamette Pass - before you get to Odell Lake, look for the acute left with a FS gate - FS-500. Take that left and head another couple of miles and it takes you by gravel road directly to the lake.
WHAT to BRING: a float tube, bug spray and a friend if you wish!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Want to learn how to flyfish??

Our friends at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing have you covered!

WHAT: RTFF Introduction to Fly Fishing class

WHEN: Saturday, July 14th; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: TBA [you'll be notified when signed up]
WHAT to EXPECT: Start off your fly fishing career right with good fundamentals and lots of fun! This introduction to fly fishing is a great course for the beginner or those in need of a little refresher course. It makes a great gift and is fun for the whole family. Join instructor Rob Crandall of Water Time Outfitters who is a professional local guide with 25 years experience and past editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal as he shares his love of fly fishing!
This class covers:

  • Fly fishing terminology
  • Fly fishing knots
  • Proper rigging
  • Equipment
  • Fly selection
  • Fly casting
  • Entomology
  • On water instruction
Don’t let the mystery of fly fishing keep you from enjoying this great sport. Let us help you untangle the myths of fly fishing and get you started out right.
What You Need: Rods and reels are provided. Bring your waders/boots, fishing license, and a sack lunch [if you don't have waders/boots - ask for guidance]. Meeting place for the class will be determined based on water levels and river condition.
What Else:

  • Cost: $75 per person
  • Contact: <<<The Shop>> or call 503.850.4397

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Don't forget...it's picnic time!!

Annual TVTU picnic with Stonefly Maidens and the Clackamas River Chapter down on the banks of the Tualatin River in Tigard! This is our monthly member meeting for July - so come out and enjoy a grilled dog or burger with the chapter!
JULY GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
WHERE: Cook Park - Shelter #3 - Tigard, Oregon

WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: No speaker: it's TVTU Potluck Picnic time!

Well, there will be plenty of speaking going on as this is when we all informally gather and chat amongst ourselves while chowing on grilled burgers and hot dogs! Bring a spouse, friend, family member and a side-dish or dessert and join the fun. The Clackamas River Chapter and Stonefly Maidens will be joining us again too!
The silent auction fundraiser will be in full force and everyone should bring their best charitable attitude and a moderately full wallet! We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Don't forget....FUN!

The World Famous Bug Boat
WHAT: RTFF Annual Kids' Fly Fishing Day
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 2018
WHERE: Royal Treatment Fly Fishing World Headquarters
WHAT TIME: 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
WHAT to EXPECT:
A day dedicated to the kids - fly tying, fly fishing, bugs, the famous bug boat, hot dogs and more! Round up the neighborhood youngsters and haul them down to the shop for the annual Kids' Fly Fishing Day. Joel and crew will have casting games and instruction, fly tying and the world famous Bug Boat. The fun starts at 10:00 and goes until 3:00. Everyone is welcome to join in so bring a kid - yours or that one neighbor kid who is always longing to get out fishing and harassing you constantly about your trips - and head on over!
MORE INFO: <<<<KIDS FLY FISHING DAY>>>>

Monday, July 2, 2018

July at TVTU?

Hold on to your hats - the July 4th festivities will be on us before the week is out....how did July come so quickly this year? The often heralded start to the dry season seems to already be in full swing - and we are again dry and looking to be more dry soon. We hope everyone survives the holiday with fingers and toes intact - if you are still ambulatory, come check out what your Chapter is doing this month....
GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
WHERE: Cook Park - Shelter #3 - Tigard, Oregon

WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: No speaker: it's TVTU Potluck Picnic time!

Well, there will be plenty of speaking going on as this is when we all informally gather and chat amongst ourselves while chowing....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reminder!!


Bring all your best questions and scenarios and try to stump the RIO master!


 GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Simon Gawesworth - "All Things Fly Lines"
Today’s fly fisher is confronted with a myriad of different fly line profiles and types – whether a trout, saltwater or Spey angler. There are so many fly lines on the market – don’t be confused! Simon represents RIO Products and is here to set you straight! He’ll give attendees a complete understanding of the importance of fly line design, and how choosing the right fly line can make the worst rod in the world, work perfectly or, if chosen wrongly, can make the best fly rod fail miserably. Part history, part physics, part chemistry, this discussion is packed with invaluable information that you will find fascinating and humorous. And there may be some added reward…
WHAT to BRING: any question you've ever had about RIO products and a good friend!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June at TVTU?

What are YOU doing in June? We have some Chapter activities to help you decide!

Timothy Lake - North Arm
CAMPOUTING!
WHEN: Saturday, June 8-10, 2018
WHERE: Timothy Lake - North Arm Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
WHAT to EXPECT:
An annual favorite and well-attended event! North Arm campground is tucked away from the bigger area of the lake and has a great float tube parking area with protected fishing varied fishing areas - the campground has now been improved....

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wake up this morning with nothing to do?

Did you wake up this morning and have nothing to do? Do you have kids to tow around with you? Maybe you could check out the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge! Only fully opens to touring once a year and this is it - plus they have fun and responsible things to do....
MORE FUN & OUTREACH!
WHAT:
Tualatin River Bird Festival
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018
WHERE: Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge - Sherwood, Oregon
WHAT TIME: 8:00 a.m. [unless you participate int he early bird walks...]
WHAT to EXPECT: Lots - <<<CHECK IT OUT>>>

The refuge opens completely to the public only once a year - and this is it! Come and bring the family to explore and take some time to chat with our Chapter volunteers manning the table at the event!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Speyclave 2018!!!

It's the DON'T MISS event of the local Spey scene....if you need or want to know or see something or anything related to spey fishing - check it out! And stop by the TVTU table and say -'Hi!':

http://flyfishusa.com/pg/246-Sandy-River-Spey-Clave-2018.aspx
FOR FUN & OUTREACH!
WHAT:
Sandy River Spey Clave
WHEN: Friday/Saturday, May 18-20, 2018
WHERE: Oxbow Park on the Sandy River
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. each day start
WHAT to EXPECT: Lots - <<<CHECK IT OUT>>> and HERE TOO!

The weekend always promises to be a good one - assuming you're feeling that 'cough' coming on and play hooky from work.....or just try it out on Saturday & Sunday. It is everything you ever wanted to know about spey! Be sure to stop by the TVTU table and reintroduce yourself to our great volunteers manning the table.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

REMINDER!!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Joel La Follette - The Oregon Trout Trail

The Oregon Trout Trail was conceived as a way to inspire anglers to explore the great state of Oregon. Our state has such an abundance and variety of trout fishing opportunities yet so many people are stuck in a rut of fishing the same waters all the time. The Oregon Trout Trail is a challenge to any and all who wish to try to catch and release 6 native trout species in our state. Hopefully in doing so they will discover places they have never been before and gather memories that will last a lifetime.
WHAT to BRING: a notebook and map!

Tracking the native trout of Oregon; an adventure for everyone    Photo: Joel La Follette