Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ever wondered about....

those really nice molded coolers? Envious of them riding in the bows of some of those guide boats? Really thought you needed one until you choked on the price-tags? Don't get me wrong - they really can have their place but that price tag for a cooler?

Well, someone did a value cost benefit on them....with rankings and reasoning! Besides being interesting to see the comparison - I also learned MANY more manufacturers have entered the market place.....

not really convenient in camp.....

Monday, March 28, 2016

Have some weekday time to spare?

If you have some time on Thursday of next week - why not help out on Derry Dell Creek in Tigard - new Youth Outreach/Restoration Effort....

We still need some help for the April 7th workday at Derry Dell Creek. I know this is a weekday....

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Occasionally we get asked.....

"Where can I learn to fly fish?" Although we have many willing people who can demonstrate and instruct we can't always come up with the best schedule - sure our outings are an opportunity to learn but what about simply starting out? Our friends at Royal Treatment and Water Time Outfitters have teamed up and have a few spots open in a March "Get Started" class....

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Date: 26-Mar-2016

Details: Get started fly fishing! This beginner Introduction....

Friday, March 18, 2016

What'd I miss....March Edition

Almost 30 people ventured out with the pending storms to come hear Marc Williamson expound upon that popular spring creek in central Oregon - Fall River. There were several new faces - some were relations of Marc's but a couple spoke up as visitors including Charlie - a self-described neophyte to the flyfishing world. Charlie explained that he was there as a real estate developer who was meeting client friends but then stayed for the meeting as his interests in flyfishing had peaked after a trip to Yellowstone last summer. It's nice to have someone sit in and a good reminder that the public is always welcome - hopefully you like what you see and join in the fun!

Before he started on that tour, our esteemed Chapter President Erle Norman kicked off with some business type items....

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Another year another quagga.....

These small Quagga mussels were found on a boat that stopped at the Ontario boat inspection station. ODFW photo
Invasive Quagga mussels stopped at the border
March 10, 2016

ONTARIO, Ore –Quagga mussels once again were prevented from entering Oregon and potentially causing millions in damage to our state’s water systems and ecosystems. 

Yesterday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife technicians at the Ontario boat inspection station intercepted a Quagga mussel infested boat last used in Lake Havasu, Arizona which is plagued with these invaders. 

The station just opened March 3.This is the first vessel of the 2016 inspection season found infested with the invasive mussels. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

For you roundball and TU support

It's a different take on the normal March Madness Bracketology.....let us know what you think! Brackets are open until MARCH 16.

  • $5,000+ worth of fishing prize
  • Only $10 to enter
  • 100% of proceeds benefit Trout Unlimited and Casting for Recovery
Learn More About Cheeky March Madness

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Another reminder...

WHAT: NW Fly Tyer and Flyfishing Expo
WHEN: March 11-12, 2016
WHERE: Albany, OR - Linn County Expo Center
WHAT'S it COST: $10 General Admission [free parking] - FREE for youth, veterans, and FFF members
WHAT to EXPECT: The NW Expo has been heralded as the “largest fly tying event west of the Mississippi". Come to the Expo and be part of the crowd of fly tyers and fly fishers building their knowledge and seeing old friends.  At the Expo you will have the opportunity to:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Don't forget....

GENERAL MEETING - this week!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. Socializing; meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
WHAT to EXPECT: Marc Williamson - "Fishing Fall River"
Marc will share information specifically regarding Fall River as well as discussing some general information that relates to spring creek techniques. Capitalize on your efforts and become successful in what can be very difficult waters. Marc has been a teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, and Professor at Warner Pacific College and continues to teach fly fishing throughout the Pacific Northwest and Montana; he is also an instructor/guide for WaterTime Outfitters.
WHAT to BRING: appetites and friends welcome! Food and beverages are available for purchase - second floor banquet room. A little cash for the raffle?

Friday, March 4, 2016

What'd I Miss....February Edition

The February Madness Member Meeting went off without a hitch again this year – well attended with the ladies of Stonefly Maidens Club [wives/girlfriends/fellow TU members of the finer sex take note and consider meeting the Ladies of the Stonefly]. About 50 persons were in attendance for the finer business of TVTU and to hear Rick Hafele.

The Stonefly ladies started it off...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March at TVTU?

Hope you enjoyed our annual February weather break last week - what a time!! Cannot wait until July 4th when the Oregon summer officially begins! Lots going on these next few so lets get on with the information sharing!

Speaking of Summer - Andy Andrews, the TVTU explorer has released the 2016 TVTU Outing schedule.....