Saturday, March 4, 2017

March at TVU?

Days are getting longer and we can experience again the last of the waning daylight as we leave the office at the end of a day - this means the end is near! It also means our unsettled and crazy Oregon spring weather is coming - you think you've seen it all this winter? Wait until it all comes in just one day - nothing like crazy weather days in our state! The best steelhead, springer, and trout days are coming and with our snowpack this year, our waters may be good shape for time to come...until then, what are we doing? And better yet - what are YOU doing......

NEWSLETTER!
Jerry our esteemed [and retiring] newsletter editor has assembled the latest copy  - check it out and see what your chapter has going on!

PS - have some ideas or talents and time to help with the future of the TVU Newsletter? CONTACT US! We want to keep to keep Jerry's ideas moving forward...we could really use the help!

GENERAL MEETING!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 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: Ben Walczak/ODFW - Wild Steelhead Locally

Often between a  rock and a hard place, ODFW representatives often catch a load of poo for many th
ings - fish management is certainly one of them. Come and meet Ben Walczak, a hard-working assistant district fish biologist. Ben will be providing a comparative update on the Sandy and Clackamas River systems. The Sandy is ten years post dam removal with intensive large scale restoration activities; the Clackamas is seven years post dam re-licensing. What is this teaching us about winter steelhead and management actions to meet conservation goals and provide a fishery? How have these management changes altered the fisheries in both basins? And more...
WHAT to BRING: an open mind and good attitude; don't forget your handshake and introduction!

OUTINGS!
WHEN: April through October 2017
WHERE: All over our state
SCHEDULE:
<<<CLICK HERE>>>
WHAT to EXPECT: Andy Andrews and Jeff Horton have once again crafted a season of day and weekend trips across our state. Join them in exploring many corners of the state and some of our finer waterways. On tap this year - in addition to the 6 fishing gatherings - is a follow-up to a project at Gold Lake. After too many years, the regulatory sign donated and installed to protect wild rainbows and the trophy fishery at Gold will be replaced. Read more HERE.
WHAT to BRING: a friend, a fishing pole, camping gear if appropriate - whatever you want, it is really laid back experience!



FOR FUN!
WHAT:
Northwest Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo
WHEN: Friday/Saturday, March 10-11, 2017
WHERE: Linn County Expo Center - Albany, OR
WHAT TIME: 6:30 p.m. [with 7:00 p.m. official program start]
WHAT to EXPECT: Lots - <<<CHECK IT OUT>>>

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:

WHAT to BRING: a kid - one adult gets in for free if you drag one along - GET THE COUPON HERE.

MORE FUN!!
WHAT:
Northwest Flyfishers Annual FISHERMAN'S GARAGE SALE
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017
WHERE: Glen Otto Park on the Sandy [Sam Cox Bldg]
WHAT TIME: 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
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.
WHAT to BRING: $6 for breakfast [8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.]; parking and admission is FREE. Buy, sell trade inside....<<<INFO>>>

FOR THE CALENDAR:
Upcoming outreach projects for the year - if you can spare some time and help put a face to TVTU please join us:

May 12-13: Sandy River Spey Clave - come join the fun and represent TVTU.
May 20: Tualatin River Bird Festival - the newly founded Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is open for the day; come greet visitors and help share TU.
July 27-30: Clackamas RIver TU Kids Camp - looking for day and weekend counselors to help out. Background check is required so early sign-up is necessary.
July and August: Tualatin Riverkeepers Kids Daycamps - a couple of Wednesdays and Fridays for introductory stream and fishing classes.

Care to join in on the fun? Please CONTACT US!