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.....
...join him and other members on some of the nicest and more productive waters of the state. Trips include day trips as well as long weekend campoutings. The first outing is Lost Lake [CLATSOP COUNTY] in April....

Beyond that for the March we have:
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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?

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:

When: Saturday April 2, 2016
Where: Glenn Otto Park - Sam Cox Building
What Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What to Do: *Registration Deadline - March 30 [end of business day]
What to Expect: training will be hosted by the ODFW Aquatic and Angling Education Program and is open to anyone 18 years or older interested in becoming a volunteer fishing instructor. Saturday’s training will cover all elements of program’s curriculum including basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources and water safety. Participants also will learn about events and other volunteer opportunities in their area.

Jack Morby, besides being a long time TVTU member, is also a member of the NW Steelheaders and included his contact for those interested in finding out what the program is about:

*Registration for Training: contact Ciera Strickland, 503-NineFourSeven-6004 or <<EMAIL>> and provide your full name, email address, and contact phone number.

WHAT: Salmonberry River Redd Surveying
WHERE: on the Salmonberry - CONTACT BELOW for more info
WHEN: April 17; May 1, 15, & 29 for 2016
WHAT to EXPECT: In 1996, the Salmonberry was identified as the only river in Oregon with a healthy run of wild winter steelhead. And, despite massive damage from a 2007 storm that saw significant road failures and landslides, the river still produces some of the best runs of wild steelhead.
Volunteers from NW Steelheaders and Native Fish Society have been collecting steelhead spawning survey and temperature data from the Salmonberry River since 1993, complementing and expanding on ODFW's data that goes back to 1973. Without all the hours put in by dedicated volunteers, there would be a far less complete picture of abundance cycles, run timing, and fish distribution in the Salmonberry.
COST: just your time! This is NOT a TVTU function but our members have enjoyed participating in the past - contact Ian and tell him you're with TVTU and want to join the fun! If you would like to spend some fun and important time on the river contact Ian Fergusson [503.TwoEightEight.2025] or email Ian Fergusson.