Wednesday, February 26, 2014

“What’d I Miss’ – Feb’s Meeting Recap

So what’d you miss? This annual mixed meeting thing is turning out to be a popular gathering – nearly 25 Stonefly Maidens joined the TVTU group at the Lucky Lab to hear Jason Borger present about Approach & Presentation to trout fishing. Jason spoke at this same meeting two years ago and is resoundingly entertaining. He is a very dynamic and personable speaker with a seeming innate ability to captivate his audiences – no matter how diverse they may be. Jason – the son of Gary Borger – in his own has and is carving his niche in the industry. His fantastic presentation in 2012 revolved around his experience consulting and performing as stand-in [aka Stuntman] for THE movie [yes. That one. Cue the sigh ladies – Brad and Craig – shadow casting – that was actually Jason! By the way – that presentation was a great one as well and if you ever have a chance to hear him retell it – don’t miss it!]. Jason is also an accomplished illustrator – not only penning impromptu images for TVTU members but also doing the illustrating for many of his father’s early books.

But let’s back up a bit……

Monday, February 24, 2014


Miller Lake.................Andy and a new buddy
Continuing to strive to provide all sorts of opportunities and excitement for our members - Outing Director Andy Andrews has published the...

New spots, favorite spots, camping trips, day trips, weekends, weekdays - he has you covered! No excuses not to make one if not all!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

McKenzie Farms donates christmas trees to the Christmas for Coho project

Text and Photos by Michael Ellis

On Saturday, February 22nd, volunteer members and friends of Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited met at Mckenzie Farms outside of Carver Oregon to load and haul more christmas trees to our project sites near Seaside, Oregon.

Friday, February 21, 2014

A different kind of TVTU effort....

....and another one that was not widely known but was deemed by the Board - though admittedly not unanimously - as beneficial overall to the health of the future and respect for the outdoors, wildlife and our local rivers.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Salmonberry River Steelhead Survey Needs Volunteers

Steelhead at Salmonberry Falls
Salmonberry Steelhead surveys are going to start soon. Volunteer to help out with this long running program that provides spawning info on one of Oregon's premier coast range steelhead rivers.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Placing Christmas trees at Chapman Ponds

Phil Hager (l) tosses a rope to Jon Pampush (m) and Melyssa Haeger at Chapman Ponds, Seaside, Oregon.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Comments requested: Fish Screening Exemption

Sure...why not? Send fishes into the fields. Native redbands, daces, lampreys are potentially effected and have been surveyed in the adjacent waters as late as 2007......

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The perfect Valentines Day gift?

Wellll......maybe if you have the right giftee!

Besides providing us with some much needed snow pack, that last wintry influx has gifted those folks who were hemmin'-n-hawin' about trying to get to the F3T last Saturday a has been rescheduled to THIS SATURDAY!

It's settled then - we'll see you THERE!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Oregon Rep on Board: anti-Pebble Mine
Proposed Pebble Mine Plan. In this image, the pit is approximately two
miles wide, while the toxic tailings lagoon covers nearly 20 square miles.
©Bristol Bay Alliance with image from Northern Dynasty Minerals
Yes, that Pebble Mine - it has not quite gone away yet...though, thanks to YOUR comments and activities the plan continues to struggle to get off the ground but the arguments continue. EPA reports are in and assessments have been made and the arguments continue. Backers have pulled out, corporations have removed their support and funding but the argument continues.

Now Congress is once again taking note and taking part - and another Oregon representative is taking part: 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

General Meeting: FEBRUARY!

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
WHERE ELSE: 2nd Floor Meeting Room
WHAT TIME: 6:30 gather; 7:00 program
WHAT to EXPECT: Jason Borger presenting on strategies for trout; covering how trout perceive their environment and how we perceive theirs - how to piece it all together and apply it to fishing. Food and drink are available at the staffed private bar in our meeting room.
WHAT to BRING: good attitudes, a good story, and a chance to meet others of similar interests [oh - and a couple of bucks to buy a raffle ticket or two from that pesky Ron guy who has set up a VERY nice selection of items to win (he really does do a good job....].

We hope to see you there!


TU - both the Clackamas River and Tualatin Valley Chapters - will be manning a booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsman's Show. Folks will be on hand to talk fishing, conservation, some minor politics, and how we help Oregon. Whether you are already a member or interested in learning how you can help out with local efforts please swing by!

The show is at the Portland Expo Center starting today - Feb 5 - and runs through Sunday February 9. Discount coupons are available through the website linked above.

Stop by and chat - we'd love to hear from you! TU is at booth No. 1537 [fly fishing row - Exhibit Hall E].

Monday, February 3, 2014

Women and TVTU? YOU BET!!

Enjoy all the benefits for FREE!
Mom, friend, sister, aunt, wife, partner - great leaders, better friends, best learners, more organized, super patient, all caring and generally the best at fishing!

Take advantage of the ongoing Women's Introductory Membership today!