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!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reminder!!

Don't forget - OUTING this weekend:

OUTINGS!
WHEN: April 15, 2018
WHERE: Lost Lake - CLATSOP COUNTY [this is the lake that was lost out toward the Coast!! It is NOT the lake lost over by Mt Hood!! DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR CAR'S COMPUTER WITHOUT LOOKING AT WHERE YOU WILL END UP!!!]
WHAT TIME: mid-morning - around the launch or on the water....
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy has not changed this season opening event for a number of years - it's close, it has fish and it has some recycled hatchery steelhead to keep you on your toes. Just be sure you find the correct lost lake - might help to CONTACT ANDY if you are uncertain. This hidden gem is just above the Nehalem River off of Highway 26 before Camp 18.
DIRECTIONS: drive WEST on highway 26 and turn off on the road to Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park on the Nehalem River. Just before entering the park, a gravel road (unsigned but known as the Lost Lake Road) takes off on the left. This road travels 5 or 6 miles to a parking area on your right. Just past the parking lot is an unimproved boat ramp.
WHAT to BRING: a friend or kid, your fishing pole, a floating device - whatever you want, it is really laid back experience!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April at TVTU?

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: CANCELLED for April; look for it again in May.....there was a miscommunication with our venue and we have no space at the inn!
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]

OUTINGS!
WHEN: April 15, 2018
WHERE: Lost Lake - CLATSOP COUNTY [this is the lake that was lost out toward the Coast!! It is NOT the lake lost over by Mt Hood!! DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR CAR'S COMPUTER WITHOUT LOOKING AT WHERE YOU WILL END UP!!!]
WHAT TIME: mid-morning - around the launch or on the water....
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy has not changed this season opening event for a number of years - it's close, it has fish and it has some recycled hatchery steelhead to keep you on your toes. Just be sure you find the correct lost lake - might help to CONTACT ANDY if you are uncertain. This hidden gem is just above the Nehalem River off of Highway 26 before Camp 18.
DIRECTIONS: drive WEST on highway 26 and turn off on the road to Henry Rierson Spruce Run Park on the Nehalem River. Just before entering the park, a gravel road (unsigned but known as the Lost Lake Road) takes off on the left. This road travels 5 or 6 miles to a parking area on your right. Just past the parking lot is an unimproved boat ramp.
WHAT to BRING: a friend or kid, your fishing pole, a floating device - whatever you want, it is really laid back experience!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rest in Peace - Lefty Kreh

Lefty Kreh, one of the pre-eminent sport fishermen of his time, died on Wednesday at his home in Cockeysville, Maryland. He was 93.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reminder!!

Jason Photo: Fly FIsh America
GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 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:
Jason Borger - "Nymphing concept"
A non-conventional thought process for approaching nymph fishing, using dry flies as the basis for understanding and success. Not focused on specific techniques, but rather a conceptual discussion that can be applied to many different techniques.
Jason has spoken many time at our meetings and is a great teacher and story-teller; you'll probably recognize the name as he was a tech consultant and stand-in for THE movie.
WHAT to BRING: an open mind and good attitude; don't forget your handshake and introduction! This is also our annual shared meeting with The Stonefly Maidens!

Monday, March 5, 2018

March at TVTU?

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 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:
Jason Borger - "Nymphing concept"
A non-conventional thought process for approaching nymph fishing, using dry flies as the basis for understanding and success. Not focused on specific techniques, but rather a conceptual discussion that can be applied to many different techniques.

Jason has spoken many time at our meetings and is a great teacher and story-teller; you'll probably recognize the name as he was a tech consultant and stand-in for THE movie.
WHAT to BRING: an open mind and good attitude; don't forget your handshake and introduction!

OUTINGS!
WHEN: April through October 2018
WHERE: All over our state
SCHEDULE:
<<<CLICK HERE>>>
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews and Jeff Horton have outdone themselves - more chances for you to get out and see some of our best waters. Join them in exploring many corners of the state on tap this year - a complete NINE trips this year!
Trips start in April but we wanted to get you the list for your calendar......
WHAT to BRING: a friend, a fishing pole, camping gear if appropriate - whatever you want, it is really laid back experience!


http://www.nwexpo.com/

FOR FUN!
WHAT:
Northwest Fly Tyer Expo
WHEN: Friday/Saturday, March 9-10, 2018
WHERE: Linn County Expo Center - Albany, OR
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
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!!

FOR MORE FUN!
WHAT: Introduction to Spey Casting class
WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2018
WHERE: Barton Park - Clackamas River
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Learn the long rod - <<<CHECK IT OUT & SIGN-UP>>>
There is still time to get in on the RTFF Introduction to Spey Casting Class - this 3-hour class is taught by the Royal Treatment crew of Corey Koff, Josh Linn and Nick Wheeler. It is a great way to get started casting two-handed rod.
You can also call the shop for details!!
COST: $75

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Do you recall.....


Hopefully you remember that email from the Oregon Council where TU partnered with Columbia Sportswear and all members had access to the employee store for the month of October?

The effort is a now an annual fundraiser for TU of Oregon - a portion of all purchases by members is donated back to the Oregon Council to support state level activities including paid administrators/coordinators, state projects, project development and chapter development - all in Oregon. This gives TU great strength in Salem.....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Don't forget....

FREE FISHING WEEKEND!
WHEN: February 17-18, 2018

WHERE: State of Oregon! Anywhere and everywhere that water is open to fishing/catching.
WHAT TIME: Legal Daylight Hours [unless some warmwater spots are open...]
WHAT to EXPECT:
Fishing without tags or licenses is allowed for anywhere and anything that is open - all other rules remain in place - limits, species, closures etc. This is not quite free-for-all but it is a great chance to get someone the introduction everyone deserves. Including entire family units! Just follow the other rules - regulations are ONLINE.
ODFW has been authorized by the state to schedule for up to 8-free fishing events in a year in hopes that this will provide opportunity for clubs and individuals to introduce folks into outdoor activities that they may not generally be interested or be unable to afford.
WHAT TO BRING: a friend! This is a great opportunity to introduce someone on the "cheap". Enjoy!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Don't forget!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT:
Chris Santella - "The Tug is the Drug"
Chris combines some readings from his latest book, The Tug is the Drug, and some of his original fly fishing songs. His peripatetic lifestyle and eye for entertaining details--even those that have little to do with the act of throwing flies at fish--will make you look at fishing in a whole different way.
WHAT TO BRING: a friend and extend your hand! Some coin for liquid refreshment and a slice.....Enjoy!
Chris and a fish....image stolen from the web because nobody sent a pic for use.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

February at TVTU?

Waters may be dropping early this month - but if it warms too much we're likely to get some melty and that emerald green that we all look for will begin to turn milky white....let's hope it doesn't stay that way!

In the meantime, what is there there for you to do? Plenty! From member meetings with Chris Santella to some great classes with our friends at Royal Treatment Fly Fishing. Check us out:
Chris and a fish....image stolen from the web because nobody sent a pic for use.
GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT:
Chris Santella - "The Tug is the Drug"
Chris combines some readings from his latest book, The Tug is the Drug, and some of his original fly fishing songs. His peripatetic lifestyle and...