Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December at TVTU?

One down and one to go! With any luck you all had great Thanksgiving holidays and are all safely back without any regrets over that extra piece of pie you ate....

Temps are back to where we expect - or a smidgen cooler even; and so is our rain. Hard to believe it was not all that long ago that we barely had any warm water left in our local streams. Hopefully, this will not repeat and the snow will continue to fall into the new year.

As we hurdle toward the Christmas season - take some time and join TVTU this month.....here's what you can look forward to:
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 2015.
WHAT to EXPECT: We'll join our friends from the Wild North Coast TU Chapter collecting and installing willows and conifers around the riparian edge of the Forest Lake campground dike breach project.
WHAT to BRING: Bring waders, rubber boots, work gloves, layered clothing, and anything else you'll need for a few hours in the field on the coast in December. The work should be less than 3 hours and likely more like 2 if we have a good turnout. WNC will provide tools.
LUNCH and MORE: Then on to fishing and lunch at the Relief Pitcher Tevern for those up for a tuna reuben sandwich [a don't miss in Seaside!]. BRING YOUR PREFERRED FISHING GEAR!! Some of the very best steelhead drifts on the river are present at the project site, and Gary Freeman the landowner, has offered to let any and all volunteers fish from his property for the day - no fee!
Doug Ray, the event organizer, will have local beer available. We should have a good crew so if we get the work done quickly, fishing for early winter steelhead is on, and bobber and egg fishing for Chinook is possible as well.
WHEN and WHERE: We'll meet at Klootchy Creek County Park at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 5 and caravan out to the work site from there. If you need more info, call Jon Pampush at  503-330-7934.

Also  do not forget - C4C 2016 will be January 2nd and 9th this time around. If you have not already signed up CONTACT US! And if you have not joined us - give it a go - bring a friend or meet someone new!
WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Scott Richmond-"The Gold Fly Box"

Thar's GOLD in that thar box! Scott Richmond, creator of Westfly.com and author of nine fly fishing books, describes the GOLD BOX, the one fly box you should take anytime you go fishing. It is not the only box you'll carry, but it is the only box you'll always carry. The GOLD BOX contains only flies that are easy to tie and/or universally available to buy, and they work almost everywhere. Rivers and lakes, saltwater and fresh, trout and bass, steelhead and carp, winter and spring, summer and fall--any water, any place, any species, any season--don't leave home without the GOLD BOX!
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room.
RAFFLE PREVIEW: an 8’ 5/6 wt. fly rod; a High Sierra SOLO Lumbar Pack; Timberland Hunter Commuter bifold leather wallet; 3 Christmas Ornaments; 3 books including one by Cabela’s founders and 2 anglers’ guides to Oregon fishing places; a 5-pack of salmon/steelhead hooks; Duck Dynasty Camo Hydration Bottle; and a 5-pack of salmon/steelhead flash materials - all are great stocking stuffers if you're looking for such a thing!

WHEN: Starting December 2 through the end of the month; BONUS DAY - artist signing reception December 8 - 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Albany City Hall; Albany, Oregon
WHAT to EXPECT: An exhibit of fly-fishing art in Albany, OR. The exhibit will feature paintings, glass, ceramic, fiber and vinyl representations of the sport and fish, as well as vintage fly rods, creels, and hand-tied flies.
There will be a reception on Tuesday, December 8th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Albany City Hall. ODFW's representative Shahab Farzanegan will bring his "River of Fish" to show what one can find in Oregon waterways.