Friday, January 31, 2014

Here's a fun one! If you've never been but want to be inspired by some good film efforts check out the touring films at the...

Monday, January 27, 2014


WOW!! - what a C rA ZY month of January we had! TVTU was REALLY busy collecting and staging and placing Christmas trees at our Necanicum Projects - and Doug Ray, The Man of Seaside Conservation, was named by Field & Stream as a Hero [we already knew that though! What a CHAMP!] - we hosted Field & Stream at a collection weekend to film a web video for their Hero for a Day program and our very own local celeb - Grant McOmie, with his trusty video man - Jeff Kastner - came to film the project for an upcoming show....BUT:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Tom Wolf found this goody.......
Gold Ray Dam ca. 1912    Southern Oregon Historical Society  <click for History>
With Rogue River dams gone,
chinook salmon make a splash
Three years after the second of two dams were removed, Oregon’s Rogue River is “just alive with fish” spawning upstream, says a wildlife biologist.

Medford Mail Tribune

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Rowing just upstream of what used to be Gold Ray Dam last month, biologist Pete Samarin saw so many fall chinook splashing wildly within the Rogue River’s gravelly riffle that he was lucky he didn’t get drenched.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January Meeting - What'd you miss?

With the rivers finally on the rise due to the recent rains, our January meeting found around 28 members at the Lucky Lab Public House. Though the room was far from capacity – Erle gladly welcomed 4 new attendees [we appreciate seeing the new faces] and several returning faces! We’re glad everyone could make it and hope you found it worth returning!

Read on for more......

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Christmas for Coho day 3

Text and Photos by Michael Ellis
except where noted

TVTU volunteers transfer trees collected at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop into  the drop box at Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters. From left: Erle Norman, Peter Gray, Mark Rogers, Erin Conway, and Jeff Price.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Do you know this guy? You should!!

WANTED! For excessive enthusiasm.....

Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas for Coho Day 2, with Field & Stream

By Michael Ellis

Jeff goes over some details with the Field and Stream crew at Royal Treatment Fly Shop. Fm. Left: Jeff Price, Jay P. Morgan, Videographer,  Bob Marshall, Conservation Editor/Host, and Jeff Hymes, Producer.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Be a part of it -  bring by your tree

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas for Coho tree collection day one

By Michael Ellis  

The first day of tree collection went really well this year. Due to the hard work of the Christmas for Coho committee and our great volunteer workforce we collected over 200 trees at the two sites! We filled three 40 yard dumpsters with trees which will be hauled to the coast this coming week for us by Recology Oregon.

The first tree of the day at Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters was brought by Doug Hunt (r) of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders shown here with TVTU member Doug Ray