Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November at TVTU?

Well, here we are back to the 'normal' Oregon - fall rains! Certainly blew in like a good October storm of old this past weekend - hopefully everyone's favorite rivers got some water and your basements stayed dry!

On a return trip Sunday from Eastern Oregon - one could certainly tell that Mt Hood - and especially the White River system was overwhelmed with rains - the mighty Columbia showed a mix of that famously white lower Deschutes water; it extended from the mouth all the way to The Dalles dam. It was an incredible flow....

Hope everyone's fall starts with a bang - and a coho or steelhead for you. Between the exciting river trips, here's what TVTU is doing this month.............

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WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Tom Wolf-"Comments on ODFW and legislature"
Tom Wolf, executive director of Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited, will cover recent changes at Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Oregon legislature.   He will focus on ODFW- the budget and license fee increases, HB 2402 long term funding and reform, new simplified fishing license regulations, stream closures for temperature.

This is also the annual State of TVTU meeting and will include Board Elections and financial status. Write in candidates are welcome [you might mention it to Erle before the meeting though?!
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.

WHAT: Pacific Northwest Fly Tyer Rendezvous
WHEN: Saturday November 14, 2015
WHERE: The Jackson Armory - 6255 NE Cornfoot Road, Portland
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: A great time for a rainy Saturday...over 40 tyers from around the Pacific Northwest will be at the tables for tying demonstrations and answering your questions; silent auctions and door prizes; manufacturer reps with new products for 2016.

Barbecue lunch available for purchase.

The funds from this adventure are shared among several conservation organizations - including TVTU - and are distributed in their names to conservation groups and projects of their choosing.

WHAT to BRING:  at least $3...and a personable attitude with a penchant for expanding your horizons; consider some added cash for the auctions! And a lunch!