Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January at TVTU!

Here we go!  The new year is upon us and we're looking for a good one! We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable time during the holidays this year and that TVTU can be a part of your 2015. Good luck with all your resolutions!

Kicking off the year here is what TVTU has in store for the month.............

Latest issue has been posted on the TVTU Website for your reading and viewing pleasure: November/December of The Trout Line - ENJOY! Thank you so much to Jerry Lorang and the other contributors for another yearlong effort!

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Bernie Taylor - "Timing the Salmon & Steelhead"
I met Bernie this past weekend at the kick-off weekend for C4C - a well spoken and amiable decades long TVTU member, Bernie notes we often travel long distances in pursuit of salmon and steelhead only to learn that we were too early or late for the run. We flog the water in earnest, hoping that one fish will ascend to the river to meet our call. We ask if it is the environment, such as a lack of rainfall, or the fish’s inability to tell time that resulted in our misfortune. They were there on the same day last year.... Author Bernie Taylor studied this question while researching his book Biological Time. What he discovered in the process was that all plants and animals have their own sense of timing. They are never early or late, only on a different clock than we measure them against.
In his program, Taylor shows that the salmon have precisely timed movements, and critical events such as spawning, that can be calculated to almost the day. His program chronicles the life of a salmon and weaves in stories of how native peoples gauged the strength and movements of the runs. This program is not only helpful for the angler who is looking to better plan his fishing excursions but also for the conservationist interested in learning more about the nature of animals. The presentation goes beyond the right flies and terminal tackle, delivering an extraordinary perspective on how these animals navigate time and space.
Bernie Taylor is a widely traveled lecturer and writer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Fly FishermanAmerican Angler, North American Fisherman as well as publications in Japan, Australia, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.  He is the author of two books: Big Trout (2002) and Biological Time (2004).
Some of Taylor's earlier work can be found by clicking < here >.
WHAT to BRING: a story, an appetite, a friend - even a willingness to volunteer - meetings are rather informal, so put out your hand and offer a smile! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.
WHAT: Christmas 4 Coho
WHERE: NW Flyfishing Outfitters [Portland] & Royal Treatment Fly Fishing [West Linn]

WHEN: January 10th and 17th, 2015
WHAT to EXPECT: This is a now annual TVTU collection project where used christmas trees are collected and turned into fish habitat - please contact Michael Ellis and sign-up for a few hours effort!
If you cannot or do not want to volunteer - at least gather up that tree from the living room and coerce your neighbor into giving up his, bring your $10 and turn it into something good!