Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Reminder...

WHAT: Northwest Flyfishers Annual FISHERMAN'S GARAGE SALE
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017
WHERE: Glen Otto Park on the Sandy [Sam Cox Bldg]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: 

The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi". Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.  At the Expo you will have the opportunity to.
WHAT to BRING: $6 for breakfast [8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.]; parking and admission is FREE. Buy, sell trade inside....<<<INFO>>>


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

OUTINGS!

That's right - this seasons TVTU OUTINGS have been set!

Our men in charge ANDY ANDREWS AND JEFF HORTON from both TVTU and CRTU have again set the schedule for gathering on our local waters for fun and conversation. Pick a trip and schedule it today - or make all of them and boost your summer fun!



More information available from the

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March at TVU?

Days are getting longer and we can experience again the last of the waning daylight as we leave the office at the end of a day - this means the end is near! It also means our unsettled and crazy Oregon spring weather is coming - you think you've seen it all this winter? Wait until it all comes in just one day - nothing like crazy weather days in our state! The best steelhead, springer, and trout days are coming and with our snowpack this year, our waters may be good shape for time to come...until then, what are we doing? And better yet - what are YOU doing......

NEWSLETTER!
Jerry our esteemed [and retiring] newsletter editor has assembled the latest copy  - check it out and see what your chapter has going on!

PS - have some ideas or talents and time to help with the future of the TVU Newsletter? CONTACT US! We want to keep to keep Jerry's ideas moving forward...we could really use the help!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Ben Walczak/ODFW - Wild Steelhead Locally

Often between a  rock and a hard place, ODFW representatives often catch a load of poo for many th
ings - fish management is certainly one of them. Come and meet Ben Walczak, a hard-working assistant district fish biologist. Ben will be providing a comparative update on the Sandy and Clackamas River systems. The Sandy is ten years post dam removal with intensive large scale restoration activities; the Clackamas is seven years post dam re-licensing. What is this teaching us about winter steelhead and management actions to meet conservation goals and provide a fishery? How have these management changes altered the fisheries in both basins? And more...
WHAT to BRING: an open mind and good attitude; don't forget your handshake and introduction!

OUTINGS!
WHEN: April through October 2017
WHERE: All over our state
SCHEDULE:
<<<CLICK HERE>>>
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews and Jeff Horton have once again crafted a season of day and weekend trips across our state. Join them in exploring many corners of the state and some of our finer waterways. On tap this year - in addition to the 6 fishing gatherings - is a follow-up to a project at Gold Lake. After too many years, the regulatory sign donated and installed to protect wild rainbows and the trophy fishery at Gold will be replaced. Read more HERE.
WHAT to BRING: a friend, a fishing pole, camping gear if appropriate - whatever you want, it is really laid back experience!



FOR FUN!
WHAT:
Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo
WHEN: Friday/Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
WHERE: Linn County Expo Center - Albany, OR
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Lots - <<<CHECK IT OUT>>>

The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi". Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.  At the Expo you will have the opportunity to:

WHAT to BRING: a kid - one adult gets in for free if you drag one along - GET THE COUPON HERE.

MORE FUN!!
WHAT:
Northwest Flyfishers Annual FISHERMAN'S GARAGE SALE
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017
WHERE: Glen Otto Park on the Sandy [Sam Cox Bldg]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: 

The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi". Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.  At the Expo you will have the opportunity to.
WHAT to BRING: $6 for breakfast [8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.]; parking and admission is FREE. Buy, sell trade inside....<<<INFO>>>

FOR THE CALENDAR:
Upcoming outreach projects for the year - if you can spare some time and help put a face to TVTU please join us:

May 12-13: Sandy River Spey Clave - come join the fun and represent TVTU.
May 20: Tualatin River Bird Festival - the newly founded Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is open for the day; come greet visitors and help share TU.
July 27-30: Clackamas RIver TU Kids Camp - looking for day and weekend counselors to help out. Background check is required so early sign-up is necessary.
July and August: Tualatin Riverkeepers Kids Daycamps - a couple of Wednesdays and Fridays for introductory stream and fishing classes.

Care to join in on the fun? Please CONTACT US!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ODFW Fish Passage Task Force....


ODFW seeks three candidates for Fish Passage Task Force
February 8, 2017 

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks three members, each to represent one of three stakeholder groups represented on the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. Applications will be accepted through March 17, 2017.

The nine volunteer members of the Fish Passage Task Force are appointed by the ODFW Director. Task Force members represent water users or other owners of artificial obstructions, fisheries and conservation interests, and the general public. 

The ODFW Fish Passage Program administers the statutes and rules related to the passage of native migratory fish in Oregon’s rivers and streams....

Monday, February 6, 2017

February at TVTU?

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Dave Hughes-Tenkara: Unburdened

Dave was introduced to the sport of tenkara fishing many years ago, while courting his wife on beautiful streams in Japan. He was immediately taken by both the simplicity and effectiveness of the method. He fished tenkara for perhaps 20 years before the current fad hit the fan in the US. This presentation briefly unfolds the history of tenkara, describes the minimal equipment needed to go lightly out to a stream, and covers all that you need to know about what to do when you get there in order to catch trout, and have a lot of fun doing it. Includes notes on microfishing, with shorter and even more delicate rods. Based on a thorough tenkara chapter in Dave's book Trout from Small Streams, 2nd edition
WHAT to BRING: a friend and an unburdening desire!


Monday, January 30, 2017


FOR FUN!
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017
WHERE: Aladdin Theater - Portland
WHAT TIME: 4:00 p.m. [early show & 8:00 p.m. [evening show]
WHAT the COST: $15 advanced or $18 at the door

F3T is back for 2017 - tickets are still available from some local fly shops [Royal Treatment, Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters & Orvis at Bridgeport]. Always a good time; the early show has been a bit more family oriented than the later showing in years past.

The Bluebacks [Corvallis TU Chapter] are sponsoring the event in Corvallis - donation proceeds will go to that chapter. Their showing is FEBRUARY 18th.
 
Shown and preview information available HERE.

Friday, January 27, 2017

A Fun Little Story....

of opportunities missed. From the Sioux City Journal via the guys at MoldyChum:

The girl, the trout and the bikini (or, How my career as a professional fly fisherman swam away)

Larry Myhre

The Yellowstone River hurtles out of Yellowstone National Park and cascades down a series of steep boulder studded runs and rapids before spilling out onto a gradual plain where it's currents slow and wind through a virtual pastureland paradise in the shadow of the Absaroka Range.

The place, in fact, is called Paradise Valley and if you are a fly fisherman and die and go to heaven you will spend eternity in a place such as this. Cutthroat trout reign supreme here with a sprinkling of rainbows. The big river's currents are strong and tumble relentlessly northward before crossing Interstate 90 near Livingston, Mont., and then turn east on a mission to the Missouri.

It was in the late 1970s that I found myself here for the first time, casting the dry fly and letting the willing cutthroat delude me into thinking I was better than I was.
 
I had visions of becoming a professional fly fisherman....

Friday, January 20, 2017

ODFW moves to protect Redbands spawners...

Sprague River closes to all fishing Monday, Jan. 23
Jan. 19, 2017
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Sprague River near Klamath Falls will close to all fishing beginning Monday, January 23 through April 21, 2017.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the emergency regulation today in order to protect spawning redband trout from the stress and mortality associated with fishing pressure and handling.

The redband trout spawning in the Sprague River spend much of their lives in Upper Klamath Lake and move into the river, up to 91 miles (one way), to spawn. Fish then return to the lake to recondition and most will spawn again, some up to six times.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Done for 2017!!

Christmas for Coho tree collection for 2017 is in the books. We have some coordinating to do with ODFW and others before placement areas are determined for our river systems but look for word soon.

In the meantime, thanks to all those who organized and volunteered with this great effort - though hampered by the weather, we took in several hundred trees!! The organizing crew of Peter Gray, Lori Day, Andy Andrews, Paige Wallace, Jon Pampush and Mike Gentry did another great turn this year. We also saw many returning faces from our volunteers - THANK YOU ALL!

Also special thanks to our sponsor sites  Royal Treatment Flyfishing of West Linn and Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters of Portland. We really appreciate all the things these folks help us out with - please help them out when you can! Besides being great supporters they are fine shops.

Thanks to the RTFF crew January 14th - especially Mike Gentry, Michael Swinarski and host Joel LaFollette.