Monday, September 30, 2013

Round Lake Brown    -J. Price
Round Lake 2013

Not certain how many people may have tried to make the trip earlier this month to Round Lake – but apparently I missed out on the caravan to the lake on the assigned date [at least I was the only waiting in the lot for others never having before - you see this was my fifth try.......

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September Member Meeting – recap

We’ve talked about providing some sort of recap for the various meetings we have for the Chapter throughout the year – thought this month might be a good time to try and start that. Obviously, we don’t want to tell the whole tale and give away everything but perhaps some highlights will provide enough background to pique the interests of some and show that many people – organizations, speakers, members and chapter organizers – work diligently to bring issue of interest to our members.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Circle Creek Off Channel Wetland Complex major construction finished


I just received some photos from Doug Ray, our intrepid Restoration Specialist/Member at the Coast, who has been working hard constructing the newest Off Channel Wetland Complex on the North Coast Land Conservancies Circle Creek property. Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited was able to secure a grant from Trout Unlimited's Embrace A Stream program to help fund this important work. Major construction is complete and there remains some hand grading and lots of native species planting to do. TVTU will be working at the site on November 2nd. If you are not already on our e mail volunteer list and would like more information about participating in this work, please contact me, Michael Ellis at







Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 26 - October 1
Fall River, Central Oregon

Next weekend you will find TVTU members on the Fall River! Fall River Campground will be the spot to stay and keep warm by the campfire with tales of tails! This small 12 site campground out of La Pine has been the TVTU home-away-from-home for the popular Fall River outing for a good number of years and is a nice spot to base camp - with open camping sites there is room to share as well.

Friday, September 20, 2013

ODFW R/E Position - CLOSING!!

Application deadline is September 25, 2013 for the volunteer Board Member position available with the ODFW Fish division Restoration and Enhancement program. The available position is one of the three Sportfishing seats. A chance to have a voice on how programs monies are spent.....last chance coming up if you or someone you know has some time and inclination!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013 Pacific NW Fly Tyer Rendezvous!!

November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you have never been to the PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLY TYERS RENDEZVOUS you really should put this little gem on your November calendar! The Rendezvous is organized by The Flyfishing Arts and Conservation Society – a non-profit consortium of local fishing and conservation groups - that wanted to share the burdens to organize an event that while entertaining and informative could serve as a way to boost club funds through donations and auctions. Featuring over 30 tyers this year, the now renowned caterer from – Licensed to Grill – and a large cache of fishing related items for silent auction, the Rendezvous will certainly have something of interest to everyone!

And don’t forget – the meet is now large enough they have MOVED TO A NEW VENUE – the Jackson Armory [near the Air National Guard station at Portland Int’l Airport]. They look forward the extra room and bright lights!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Low flows on the Owyhee......

...means warmer water. Sure the browns may not be natives but they are wild [spawners] and the Owyhee offers some great opportunities. Try to respect these fish and be mindful of the lower water level effects on fishing - not only on the Owyhee but on all late summer trips!
Owyhee River

Thursday, September 12, 2013

News from the Beaver Country

The OSU Beavers will be playing in Utah this weekend BUUUUTTTT if you happen to be in the area of Corvallis for some remote tailgating or whatever, you might check-in on Oregon's newest chapter - Corvallis No. 196 - and see what is happening....sounds like they and some of their friends have a party brewing....

The Bluebacks Chapter of TU, Cascadia Fly Shop
and Corvallis Beer Week
& Polka Party! 

Featuring The Beaver Country Hot Air Band - LIVE!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 11 Member Meeting - Mia Sheppard representing the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership on the effects to Oregon of global warming. Lucky Labrador Public House - Multnomah Village - 6:30 p.m.
Mia Sheppard - Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
[for info]

Monday, September 9, 2013

Breaking News! Read All About It! Read All About It!

September / October edition of the Tualatin Valley TU newsletter is posted and ready for your viewing pleasure! See what's happened, what's happening and A LOT MORE!
State Project  /  TU Outing
Okay members! Here it is - the unique opportunity to 'kill two birds with one stone' so to speak.....and build that good fishing karma!! Enjoy an outing with other like minded TU folks from Clackamas River and Tualatin Valley Chapters AND get in your field time with a volunteer project all in one weekend! This is your advance warning......

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Round Lake Reminder

Don't forget the outing to Round Lake this Sunday - September 8; it's only a day trip so throw the personal water vessel in the car with a lunch and spend a few hours on the water with us! Carpool and/or caravan is a near necessity if you have never been to Round - the train leaves from River City Fly Shop in Beaverton at 8:00 a.m.!

Don't miss it!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cross posting from our Friends / Affiliates at the McKenzie Upper Willamette Chapter [and supporting Caddis Fly Shop in Eugene]:

WaterWatch of Oregon event on the Willamette

Folks, if there’s one conservation group all of us can get behind, it’s WaterWatch of Oregon. These are the folks arguing to protect your rivers. Next week is your chance to meet with the folks who are making it happen, just outside of Eugene.

Event: 2nd Annual Evening on the River with WaterWatch of Oregon
Date: Monday, September 9, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Plan to stop by and join your Friends and Neighbors for an evening on the Willamette River with 
WaterWatch of Oregon:
  • Learn about WaterWatch’s ongoing efforts to protect rivers and streams in Lane County and throughout Oregon.
  • Hear the latest information about the great work WaterWatch is doing to protect our precious McKenzie River water rights.
  • Share what you think are the major challenges facing our local rivers and streams and learn how WaterWatch can help.
Come out to the Middle Fork in Pleasant Hill to share some munchies and music, local beer and wine; and enjoy a fall evening with others who care about water in Lane County.

Use the contact information below and respond before Saturday, September 7th. Provide your email address to receive directions and event updates:
RSVP today by phone (541) 343-3109, text (541) 505-2692 or email


WaterWatch has been a presenter at our Chapter Meetings in the past. If you happen to be in the Eugene area on Monday - or need a reason to be in the Eugene area [as if fishing the McKenzie is not enough] stop by and see what they are up to!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Member Meeting - September

Next week [September 11] at our member meeting at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah village we feature Mia Sheppard who is the field rep for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Mia will present a science based discussion developed with ODFW and the US Forest Service that outlines Climate Change and the direct effects anticipated to the State of Oregon. And just as an aside - Mia runs Little Creek Outfitters with her husband Marty so she would probably be more than pleased to visit beforehand about what is happening on Oregon waterways today!
Hope to see YOU at The Lab at 6:30!