Tuesday, June 12, 2018


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

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
WHEN: Saturday, June 8-10, 2018
WHERE: Timothy Lake - North Arm Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
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....
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...]

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!':

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

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


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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pint Nite!

If you like to chat and drink local ales - no sales pitch - our acquaintances at the CLACKAMAS RIVER BASIN COUNCIL have a fundraiser on May 8:

Charity Pint Night
WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
WHERE: ORE.CITY Brewing Co [1401 Washington Street, Oregon City]
WHAT TIME: 5:00 - 11:00 pm
The councils mission is:
We foster partnerships for clean water and to improve fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live, work and recreate in the watershed.
Right up our alley - no presentation or sales pitch apparently, just an evening at the pub where $1 of every OCB beverage purchased is donated to the cause!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May at TVTU?

We have many suggestions for you if you are looking for things to do for Mothers Day!

WHEN: May 4-6, 2018
WHERE: South Twin - Central Oregon
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews and Jeff Horton host a few days on South Twin Lake in Central Oregon. Campouting includes a potluck on Saturday night - bring a side dish or dessert to share and swap tales around the campfire.
South Twin Campground will be the destination..

Friday, April 27, 2018

Citing costs, U.S. House votes to halt additional water spills for salmon

Breaching the four Lower Snake River Dams would require an act of Congress under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse,R- Wash., would block spilling of additional water over the dams, which was recently ordered by the court to help young salmon and steelhead migrate to the ocean. Any modifications to the dams’ operations would be halted for about five years, unless Congress specifically authorized changes to power production or Snake River navigation.

House Resolution 3144 recognizes the dams’ contribution to the Northwest economy and provides certainty to irrigators, barge operators and the region’s electric ratepayers, the sponsors said during a conference call.

Additional spills of water over the dams to aid fish costs about $40 million yearly in lost power production, which affects rates for families and businesses, Newhouse said.

“Salmon and dams can co-exist,” McMorris Rodgers said. “That’s a story we need to continue to tell.”....

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Since the season is nearly upon us...

a refresher on C&R...but with a slightly different agenda/perspective:

Instagram Is Killing Fish

[aka One creature’s selfie is another creature’s suffocation.]

Sometimes, when I start losing faith in humanity, I cheer myself up by perusing the latest casualty reports that result from people taking selfies at inopportune moments. It’s not that I wish harm on anybody. But so long as the Lords of Karma hold that someone needs to get kicked in the shorts, such a fate might as well befall those who truly deserve it. If you take the Darwinian long view, what could be considered a tragic loss for Mom and Dad and Sis (when Buddy takes an Instagram snap of himself licking the third rail at the Acela station), is probably a net gain for the gene pool.....

Monday, April 16, 2018

Laurance Lake is CLOSED for 2018..

Laurance Lake and it's associated campground [Kinnikinnick], located on the north flank of Mt Hood near Parkdale, are CLOSED for 2018. They are doing some renovations on the dam/spillway system and will be drawing the lake down low enough it may cause some stress for fish - especially later in the summer. Native bull trout, cutthroat trout and wild rainbows all inhabit the waters there.

Wonder if this applies to the ospreys and bald eagles that make that area home? Always entertaining to have them arguing each other over hunt territories.
Bald Eagle 'knee-deep' trolling at Laurance
Keep the closure in mind for any trips you were planning for 2018!