Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 C4C - it's a WRAP!

C4C Crew extraordinaire: Jerry, Jon, Peter, Phil, Kat and Paige!
The final tallies are in and many THANKS are due! Christmas for Coho tree collection for 2108 is done and done.

We had great volunteers and collected a good number of trees to repurpose into salmon/steelhead habitat.

Total number of trees collected came in at....

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Last Weekend - Recycle your Christmas Tree!!

ECOCYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!!

Christmas 4 Coho
 

WHERE:
NW Flyfishing Outfitters [10910 NE Halsey Street, Portland]
&

Decommissioned Bolton Fire Station [6000 Failing Street]
[near Royal Treatment Fly Fishing on Willamette Drive]

WHEN:  
January 13th, 2018
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
WHAT to EXPECT: 
The annual TVTU collection project where used Christmas trees are collected and turned into fish habitat is returning for 2018!! 
Gather up that tree from the living room and coerce your neighbor into giving up his; bring $10 per tree and turn them into something good!
No flocked trees accepted; no tinsel or ornaments on your trees.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Member meeting this week!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Marc Williamson
- "Flyfishing Central Oregon Lakes & Rivers"
In this presentation, Marc shares photos of many of the popular lakes and rivers in the Central Oregon region...specifically within a short distance of Sunriver. He will discuss techniques, patterns, and equipment for fishing this area; also, locations to stay and eat.
WHAT TO BRING: a notebook to so you don't forget all the great info before you get home!  A few coins for some liquid refreshment and a slice or two and you're good to go!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Christmas Tree Recycle - 2018!!


ECOCYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!!

Christmas 4 Coho
 

WHERE:
NW Flyfishing Outfitters [10910 NE Halsey Street, Portland]
&

Decommissioned Bolton Fire Station [6000 Failing Street]
[near Royal Treatment Fly Fishing on Willamette Drive]

WHEN:  
January 6th and 13th, 2018
[TWO SATURDAYS ONLY] 
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
WHAT to EXPECT: 
The annual TVTU collection project where used Christmas trees are collected and turned into fish habitat is returning for 2018!! 
Gather up that tree from the living room and coerce your neighbor into giving up his; bring $10 per tree and turn them into something good!
No flocked trees accepted; no tinsel or ornaments on your trees.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Could use a few more hands....

As of 12.14.17 we could us a few more hands - why not help out? "Shifts' are usually about 4-hours though if you want to hang for the entire collection day you are certainly welcome to. Side benefit is that both our collection spots are next to our favorite fly shops - you can step inside and visit during the day! No sales pitches or anything else that really needs to happen - receive and stack trees, take and record some basic information and the collection fee. Plus, you get to gather and gab with fellow TU'ers.....it's not all that difficult but the rewards are many! Please sign up with MIKE GENTRY today.

C4C VOLUNTEERS!!!
WHEN: Saturday, January 6 & 13, 2018
WHAT: CHRISTMAS for COHO Tree Collection
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT:
This is our yearly conservation project - the one that starts it all for us here at TVTU! Two weekends in the new year gather with a few of your fellow TVTU Chapter members to collect gently used Christmas trees from the public. We have two collection sites in the metro area where we gather trees and stage them for removal to project sites.
Low key effort - basically meet and greet the public, take their trees, collect the fee, and place the tree on the pile to go to the Clackamas River. Each location is adjacent to our favorite fly shops in town so you can venture into the shop to warm up and browse.
We can use your help! Sign up for one of the shifts today!
MORE INFORMATION/SIGN-UP: contact MIKE GENTRY.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

REMINDER!!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rob Crandall
- "Spring Fishing Opportunities"
Here in the NW we have so many great fisheries. Rob  is going to guide us around the state to some of his favorite spring fishing opportunities. Along the way he will offer tips and strategies for us to make the most of upcoming early season trips. Featured highlights: Lake fly fishing strategies, Deschutes River Spring hatches, Fly Fishing for Shad and Spring steelhead opportunities.
WHAT TO BRING: a friend and your best conversation! A few coins for some liquid refreshment and a slice or two and you're good to go!

Monday, December 4, 2017

December at TVTU?

Not sure what the water will look like - though it will most likely be dropping - but this week is due to be our first of typically two week-long 'winter' breaks that we are afforded every year so we hope that you are able to take advantage and get out a bit before the Holiday season grips you completely! Oh and take some gloves because the temps are due to be chilly.....Care to warm up a bit? This what we have on tap for this month!

Image of Rob stolen from his website: Water Time Outfitters!
GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House; Multnomah Village
WHAT TIME: 6:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Rob Crandall
- "Spring Fishing Opportunities"
Here in the NW we have so many great fisheries. In this presentation, Rob features some of his favorite spring fishing opportunities and offers tips and strategies for anglers

Friday, November 10, 2017

November Edition "The Trout Line"

NEWSLETTER POSTED!
Jerry, in his last flash as editor, has published his last edition of the The Trout Line. For years, he has tirelessly assembled the newsletter and improved its' content, appearance and layout. Jerry has decided he wants to focus more on his Veterans programs and will be leaving the newsletter staff [his staff of one....] to play a larger role in coordinating those efforts both locally and nationally - we don't find fault in his priorities! So to Jerry - we lift an Arnold-Palmer and salute his years of dedicated effort and THANK him graciously!!


Please thank Jerry the next time you see him at an event!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The post-Marmot Sandy River...

ODFW fish biologists (left to right) Rob Dietrich, Todd Alsbury, and Danette Faucera, run a sein net through the Sandy River to collect spring Chinook for two years after Marmot Dam was removed, and a fish trap at the facility was also destroyed. Later on, ODFW used portable weirs to do this job as fish management evolved. (ODFW file photo

Ten years after Oregon’s largest dam removal, salmon and steelhead rebounding on the Sandy 
Thursday, October 19, 2017

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Ten years ago a new era of salmon and steelhead recovery quite literally started out with a bang when Marmot Dam was removed from the Sandy River.
More than a ton of high-grade explosives were detonated, taking off the face of the 47-foot high concrete dam.

At the time, it was the largest dam breach ever attempted. Portland General Electric, owner of the dam, figured it would be more cost-effective to remove the structure than upgrade it to meet new federal re-licensing standards.

In July 2007, in a highly publicized event, PGE blew the concrete face off its dam on the Sandy River. For the next three months, large backhoes with pneumatic hammers pulverized, drilled, pulled apart and hauled off the remaining pieces of the dam. On Oct. 19, a rainstorm swept away the backfill that had accumulated behind the dam, making the Sandy totally free-flowing again,...