The Trout Line Newsletter - April 1, 2019


April 1, 2019


Welcome to The Trout Line Newsletter! This is our Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter newsletter that will be coming out twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

  NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo

We had a great time at the expo and our TU Youth Booth was very successful.  At the TU Youth Booth we had 12 vises setup for kids to learn how to tie flies.  We gave the kids fly boxes so they could put their flies in them and not have the flies get attached to somebody or something.  I am not sure if some of the flies that were tied will catch fish but they were very pretty and sparkly.  We had about 21 kids tie flies and when they completed their fly they received a raffle ticket for a fly tying kit that was put together by the River City Fly Shop in Portland.  Thank you Don for a wonderful complete kit and the little girl who won it was so excited.  Vicki Fields and Karen Hans volunteers from the ODFW brought the casting mat, practice rods, bug identification kits, and fish identification kits for the kids education.  Thank you for everybody who volunteered at the booth for either passing out material or helping teach the kids.  I can't wait for next year!



   Come Join Us on the Board! 

Your Tualatin Valley TU Chapter could use a couple of additional Board members.  The job description is pretty simple.  The Board meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month (some months with no meeting needed) in the downstairs meeting room at the American Legion Hall in Tigard.  Meetings usually last an hour or a bit more.  TVTU has been quite successful in recent years, with projects such as the Christmas for Coho efforts and with good attendance at effective and entertaining Chapter meetings held most months at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah Village.  But we can always use fresh energy and fresh ideas.  If you are interested and would like to come to one of the Board meetings to test the water (barbless hook only), please contact Mike Gentry at or (503) 636-0061.  This is a feel-good volunteer opportunity.

Meetings Location and Dates

Regular chapter meetings are held at the Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 (503) 244-2537.  Food and beverage available.  Social get together starts at 6:30 pm and formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

April Meeting - April 10 - Mia and Marty Sheppard
May Meeting - May 8 - Josh Linn from Royal Treatment Fly Shop - Salmon Fly
June Meeting - June 12 - Rob Crandall, Deschutes Trout Fishing


More Information:

TVTU Website:

Current Board Members and Contact:

TVTU Facebook Page:

C4C Facebook Page: