President's Column - Jan/Feb 2017

My thanks to our many donors.  Your generous and positive response to TVTU’s recent request keeps our chapter financially strong and sound, and able to fund its operations.  This allows our chapter to support our volunteer activities.  In January we will start 2017 by calling forward volunteers for the sixth year of Christmas for Coho; our largest conservation/outreach project and one of the best.  (See page 6.)  We will have more volunteer opportunities during the year, including outreach, kids fishing camps, and conservation projects on local waters.


I must admit that I have been a fair-weather fisherman for many years.  The last time I fished in the winter was about ten years ago on a cold, but memorable, March day.  It was about 35 degrees with wind and rain all day; the wettest day I have ever seen on the Deschutes.  I did actually catch one fish that day, but decided that was just not much fun.  With our warmer climate, I have been rethinking my avoidance of winter fishing and looking for a good chance to restart it.  Jeff Morgan’s winter fishing program at our January meeting will give me some ideas, and I hope to see you then.


I am really looking forward to the February meeting with Dave Hughes and his Tenkara program.  I don’t know if he can top his last appearance, but it will be an interesting evening.  Don’t miss it!