Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October at TVTU?

Well Fall has arrived - just not quite the rains and cool temps we were expecting - but the trees are definitely thinking about turning colors and so are our anadromous denizens of the state! Last month we heard a bit about searun cutthroats; they should be coming into the rivers hard with some rain - right now most seem to be loitering enthusiastically in the estuaries and tidewaters or holding in deep pools.

Here's a few things you can do to kick off Fall.....
WHERE: Metolius River [Central Oregon]; Camp Sherman Campground
WHEN: October 2-4, 2015 
WHAT to EXPECT: This is a special event - once again the local Chapters of TU will join on the Metolius River to help with the long standing State Project; enjoy a day of restoration effort, campfire time and  be rewarded with a day of Fishing!
Contact: Dick Hollenbeck of Clackamas River Chapter for the latest!

WHERE: Royal Treatment Fly Fishing - West Linn, OR
WHEN: October 3, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Our friend Joel of Royal Treatment Fly Fishing fame is hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” with newly appointed ODFW Commissioners Bruce Buckmaster and Jason Atkinson. This is your opportunity to help shape the future by sharing your vision of our fish and wildlife management with these gentlemen. I hope you will attend and contribute to this discussion, thus helping change this little piece of the world that is so important to all of us.

If you can be there and have a commentator subject for Mr Buckmaster and Mr Atkinson, Joel asks that you leave a comment on his site - it gives them a chance to be prepared for a good discussion....

WHEN: Wednesday, October 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: John Pomplin-"Self-guided Alaska Fly Fishing Adventure"
John will provide his insights into Alaska fishing for silver salmon and the cheap way to get there.
The trip John describes is in Cordova but any of the South Central Alaska towns have similar accommodations. The trick is taking advantage of cheap airfare on Alaska Airlines with their mileage plan, tying your own flies, and being open minded on other ways to fish for Silvers if Mother Nature throws you a curve
WHAT to BRING: a sense of adventure, questions, appetites and friends are all welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland [near the Airport!]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Tyers, auctions, friends, stories and more! This annual effort organized by the Fly Fishing Arts & Conservation Society has it all - and is returning stronger for 2015. Remember all proceeds are distributed among local conservation organizations - including TVTU - for designation to beneficial efforts in the State of Oregon.