Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September at TVTU?

We're back in the 'swing' of things this month with a monthly member meeting and our next to last campouting! Come and join us!

WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
WHERE: Lucky Labrador Public House; Multnomah Village location
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. for gathering; activities start at 7:00 p.m.
J. Michelle Swope - "Cutthroat on the Fly!" 
J. Michelle Swope, owner of Olympia Women on the Fly Guide service, and WI coordinator for Washington State Council of Trout Unlimited will be giving a presentation on Cutthroat. She will cover the emerging studies on these gorgeous, mysterious fish. Spawning, migration, protection, habitat and how can we fish effectively for them in Oregon including her most effective fly pattern for Cutthroat in the salt.
WHAT to BRING: a friend?

WHEN: September 19-24, 2019
WHERE: Fall River; Fall River Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
Annual trek over to the east side to meet and fish on the famed Fall River. Expect anything and everything and be prepared for adventure - the Fall never disappoints! Contact: Andy Andrews
WHAT to BRING: about everything you need to camp for the weekend - including being prepared for potential colder temperatures and weather - it can happen! Throw in an extra dish for the Saturday evening potluck and TVTU will provide the entree - ala Andy and Roadkilll Grill!
[and yes - this is a recycled fish picture from years ago...we do try and promote better picture taking of our members but sometimes, it takes a bit to catch on. Perhaps, you can help us when you attend?]

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August at TVTU?

Don't forget - AUGUST is your month off; no general member meeting! Go out and use that time to enjoy some of the beautiful bounties our state has to offer - hopefully, it won't be too crowded for your enjoyment!

Speaking of getting out:

WHEN: Friday, August 9-11, 2019
WHERE: Gold Lake - Gold Lake Campground
WHAT TIME: whenever you can make it
A rare visit to this potential gem! Gold Lake is just about 1/4-mile bushwhack from Waldo Lake but it is worlds different requiring a completely different road to access it! A monster bug factory with large native rainbow patrolling, this one has the chance owning all who fish it. Luckily, the brook trout are ever present to keep you busy. So much so - there is no size or number limit on the brook trout. All rainbows, however, are C&R only. No motors. Flyfishing only. Barbless adds to the challenge. A nice small campground completes this 100 acre impoundment of Salt Creek. Contact: Andy Andrews
DIRECTIONS: Head east from Eugene on Hwy 58;continue past the Waldo Lake turnoff/sign but just prior to the Willamette Pass summit and ski area there is a small sign for Gold - you might miss it. The road is a hard acute left up the hill when heading east on the highway. if you get to the ski area - you went too far! The gravel road is a few miles of often rough-potholed track but certainly doable in all vehicles; just be patient, the reward is worth it.
WHAT to BRING: a float tube, bug spray and a friend if you wish!
Notice who provided the sign.....

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July at TVTU?

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
WHERE: Cook Park - Tigard, OR [Note the venue change!! You'll be lonely at The Lucky Lab...]
WHERE ELSE: Shelter #3 <<-- CLICK for PDF map
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Food conversation and whatever else may happen - bring your spouse; friendly pooches on leash are allowed too! No speaker at this annual gathering so bring your best handshake and introductory line - find out who else is a member of TVTU! Just a laid back evening down by the river! The grills will be working overtime so bring an appetite - silent auction will be happening. Might have a couple of casting challenges as well - or maybe personal instruction if you ask nicely! Come join TVTU and our friends of Clackamas River Chapter and the ladies of The Stonefly Maidens for this months gathering!
WHAT to BRING: a no frills event - bring a side dish or dessert to accompany the TVTU provided entree. Have a favorite beverage? Bring it along and introduce someone else to your tastes!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June at TVTU??

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House - Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:30 pm [meet-n-greet; 7:00 pm meeting start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Rob Crandall - Deschutes Trout Fishing
Trout fishing the Deschutes River is not without it's frustrations- come join guide Rob Crandall of Water Time Outfitters as he helps reveal the simple tricks he has found to consistently catch the wild rainbows of this impressive canyon. In this presentation, Rob discusses tricks and tactics of various hatches encountered throughout the season from his 25 years of guiding experience.

The July meeting will be the annual TVTU Picnic at Cook Park in Tigard - right on the Tualatin River. We have another combined meeting with our friends of the Clackamas River chapter as we as the Stonefly maidens! The chapter provides/grills and entree and hopes our members and friends share side dishes from their favorite recipes. Please join us on July 10th!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Northern Pike on the Columbia

                                         A 34-inch long northern pike biologists caught in Lake Roosevelt.                                               Courtney Flatt/Northwest Public Broadcasting. 
The fight to save Columbia River salmon could hinge on a major battle taking place in the basin’s biggest reservoir. It pits biologists against a fish: The invasive northern pike.

Northern pike are aggressive. They eat anything in their path – they’ve even been spotted chomping on ducks and bats. That’s bad news for soft-bellied fish, like rainbow trout......

Monday, May 6, 2019

May at TVTU?

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
WHERE: Luck Lab Public House - Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:30 pm [meet-n-greet; 7:00 pm meeting start
WHAT to EXPECT: Josh Linn - Salmon Fly, The Ribeye of the Sky

Josh has been fishing the salmon fly hatch for over 20 years. Over that time he’s come up with some tips and tricks to become more successful. His presentation is focused on changing tactics and breaking old habits. Forget what you think about the salmon fly hatch, throw that old play book out, we’re starting over!
Josh is a native Oregonian who was introduced to flyfishing by his father. Over the years, he has been mentored by a great many anglers and that influence has turned him into a respected angler, guide, and instructor. He has taught hundreds of people to cast and guided many anglers into to their first steelhead.
Josh has spent the better part of the past 20 years chasing steelhead throughout the Pacific Northwest and remote places in the world. During that time he has guided and fished many rivers including the Infamous River X in Alaska, the Deschutes and the Sandy rivers in Oregon as well as more distant locations such as Russia and Los Roques Venezuela.
Over the past decade Josh has worked with major manufacturers such as Rio and G Loomis to develop fly fishing tackle. Recently, Josh held a position at G Loomis as the their National Fly Fishing Sales Manager. Currently, he has a managing role at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing in West Linn. When you are looking for Josh, you will find him in one of two places, the fly shop or on the river chasing steelhead.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DRA announcement

We received a note from our friends at the Deschutes River Alliance and wanted to pass it along; we've been a long time partner of this group and are looking forward to their continued and heightened efforts!


Exciting Transitions at the DRA

Dear Member of the Deschutes River Alliance Community:

In the coming months, you’ll be seeing some exciting changes at the Deschutes River Alliance. We are reorganizing to increase our focus on management for success and growth. Along with the continued growth of our science, legal, and advocacy programs, this reorganization will allow us to place an increased emphasis on public relations. DRA is making these changes to more effectively achieve our mission of protecting the Deschutes River.
These changes come on the heels of our Executive Director, Jonah Sandford, announcing that he will be leaving the DRA to join the Northwest Environmental Defense Center, one of the leading legal advocates for environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest.  Although we hate to see him go, we are probably as excited about this new opportunity for Jonah as the Northwest Environmental Defense Center is.  Jonah has done a tremendous job for the DRA and we know he will be successful in his new position at NEDC.
As we move forward in the next chapter of the DRA, our new Executive Director will be focusing on increasing our capacity in areas...

Friday, April 5, 2019

April at TVTU?

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
WHERE: Luck Lab Public House - Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:30 pm [meet-n-greet; 7:00 pm meeting start
WHAT to EXPECT: Marty & Mia Sheppard

Owner/operators of Little Creek Outfitters and guide will be in the house this month during our combined meeting. That's right - believe it or not another year has passed and this is the month we gather with our friends from The Stonefly Maidens and Clackamas River TU! Come and enjoy the festivities and atmosphere of this gathering of groups!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March at TVTU??

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
WHERE: Luck Lab Public House - Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:30 pm [meet-n-greet; 7:00 pm meeting start
WHAT to EXPECT: Mike McCoy - Euro Nymphing

Through out the years Mike has been published in numerous magazines and books here and abroad. As owner of Snake Brand Guides, Mike manufactures and supplies components for companies and individual rod builders around the world. Mike has been fortunate to have competed at 2 world championships and several qualifying events for Team USA. The presentation will discuss the history of Euro-nymphing and include techniques used in World Competitions. He will also talk about the flies that are especially effective and how to fish these flies.
WHAT: 2019 Westmoreland Casting Pond Stewardship Day
WHERE: West side of the Westmoreland Casting Pond, SE 22nd Avenue and Rex Street, just off of McLoughlin Boulevard.
WHEN:  Saturday, March 16th from 8:30 am until 1200 noon.
WHAT to EXPECT:  Come lend a hand working with the City of Portland Department of Parks and Recreation to clean debris from the pond in preparation for it being filled. The pond is one of the largest casting facilities in the world, and we are fortunate to still have it for public use. Maintenance funds are always in short supply, so our volunteer support is important.

WHAT: Northwest Flytyer and Flyfishing Expo
WHEN: March 8-9, 2019
WHERE: Linn County Expo Center; Albany, Oregon
WHAT TIME: 9:00am - 5:00 pm each day
WHAT to EXPECT: The preeminent gathering of all things fly tying west of the Mississippi! Over 200 fly tyers demonstrating what they do and the why's/how's behind it, fly casting classes and demonstrations, over 60 vendors along with everything else you can think of. Come and mingle with the best of best! Kids welcome!