Monday, January 30, 2017

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2017
WHERE: Aladdin Theater - Portland
WHAT TIME: 4:00 p.m. [early show & 8:00 p.m. [evening show]
WHAT the COST: $15 advanced or $18 at the door

F3T is back for 2017 - tickets are still available from some local fly shops [Royal Treatment, Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters & Orvis at Bridgeport]. Always a good time; the early show has been a bit more family oriented than the later showing in years past.

The Bluebacks [Corvallis TU Chapter] are sponsoring the event in Corvallis - donation proceeds will go to that chapter. Their showing is FEBRUARY 18th.
Shown and preview information available HERE.

Friday, January 27, 2017

A Fun Little Story....

of opportunities missed. From the Sioux City Journal via the guys at MoldyChum:

The girl, the trout and the bikini (or, How my career as a professional fly fisherman swam away)

Larry Myhre

The Yellowstone River hurtles out of Yellowstone National Park and cascades down a series of steep boulder studded runs and rapids before spilling out onto a gradual plain where it's currents slow and wind through a virtual pastureland paradise in the shadow of the Absaroka Range.

The place, in fact, is called Paradise Valley and if you are a fly fisherman and die and go to heaven you will spend eternity in a place such as this. Cutthroat trout reign supreme here with a sprinkling of rainbows. The big river's currents are strong and tumble relentlessly northward before crossing Interstate 90 near Livingston, Mont., and then turn east on a mission to the Missouri.

It was in the late 1970s that I found myself here for the first time, casting the dry fly and letting the willing cutthroat delude me into thinking I was better than I was.
I had visions of becoming a professional fly fisherman....

Friday, January 20, 2017

ODFW moves to protect Redbands spawners...

Sprague River closes to all fishing Monday, Jan. 23
Jan. 19, 2017
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Sprague River near Klamath Falls will close to all fishing beginning Monday, January 23 through April 21, 2017.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the emergency regulation today in order to protect spawning redband trout from the stress and mortality associated with fishing pressure and handling.

The redband trout spawning in the Sprague River spend much of their lives in Upper Klamath Lake and move into the river, up to 91 miles (one way), to spawn. Fish then return to the lake to recondition and most will spawn again, some up to six times.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Done for 2017!!

Christmas for Coho tree collection for 2017 is in the books. We have some coordinating to do with ODFW and others before placement areas are determined for our river systems but look for word soon.

In the meantime, thanks to all those who organized and volunteered with this great effort - though hampered by the weather, we took in several hundred trees!! The organizing crew of Peter Gray, Lori Day, Andy Andrews, Paige Wallace, Jon Pampush and Mike Gentry did another great turn this year. We also saw many returning faces from our volunteers - THANK YOU ALL!

Also special thanks to our sponsor sites  Royal Treatment Flyfishing of West Linn and Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters of Portland. We really appreciate all the things these folks help us out with - please help them out when you can! Besides being great supporters they are fine shops.

Thanks to the RTFF crew January 14th - especially Mike Gentry, Michael Swinarski and host Joel LaFollette.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Last Chance!!

That's right - this Saturday is your last chance for 2017! If the weather kept you trapped last Saturday, this SATURDAY JANUARY 14th, will be your last shot of turning that Christmas tree into salmon habitat. Bring your tree by either Northwest Flyfishing Outfitters or the retired fire station next to Royal Treatment Fly Fishing and help out our salmon friends [they'll need it after the ODOT salt injections....]. Don't forget to stop in and visit our favorite local fly shops while there.

More information available from the
TVTU Facebook Page

Thank you for your support and remember this benefits everyone -
the Fish, the Fisherman, and the Future!


January 11th General Meeting has been CANCELLED:

We have eleven inches of snow at my house near Multnomah, and it is still snowing.  So, I have decided to cancel the meeting. Snow arrived at the wrong time, again!

I hope you read this and stay safe at home. 


Friday, January 6, 2017

January at TVTU?

YIKES!! So much for our typical Oregon sunshine! Now we get solidified 'sunshine' and the associated re-education of how to drive when our rain turns to a more tangible product. Hopefully, everyone has been warm and dry and if you ventured out your waders were leak-free and your cleats held firm. Our local weather prognosticators are claiming we'll be back to our temperate wet selves just in time to meet this next week - in the meantime, enjoy the newsletter in front of the fireplace!

The latest issue is on the internet via Jerry our diligent editor/assembler - check out what your chapter has been up to!

WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
WHERE: Lucky Lab Public House [Multnomah Village]
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Jeff Morgan-Winter Flyfishing for Trout

Well, you have no excuses now - we have the winter weather and now a presenter who can give you the tricks and secrets of why winter fishing is different than your typical fishing [and it is not just how to keep...