The Trout Line Newsletter - Dec. 3, 2018


December 3, 2018


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.

  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.
  Christmas for Coho - Jan 5 and 12

Mike Gentry is still looking for volunteers!

From Mike Gentry - First, thanks to all of you who have already volunteered for a shift on our tree collection Saturdays, January 5 and 12.  I am still in need of volunteers to fill slots each day at each location.  For those of you who haven't yet volunteered and can do so, please send me an email ( picking a location (West Linn or NWFFO), date and shift (a.m. - 9:00 to 12:30 or p.m. - 12:30 to 4:00).  I'll do my best to accommodate you; if you can, you might include a back-up choice just in case.

NEW THIS SEASON:  We now have permission to drop trees on the Sundays (Jan. 6 and 13) direct adjacent to two work sites (McIver Park and Rock Creek Confluence) that will have tree placement work days next summer.  That will save a significant amount of extra work; those trees won't have to be taken in January to the Barton storage area and unloaded, and then reloaded and hauled in the summer on the work days.  It will take a bit of extra help to unload and move the trees at the two work areas, so if you might be able to help (or at least will be willing to think about it), please let me know.


Project Healing Waters calendars for 2019



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.

December Meeting Dec. 12 - Jeff Morgan - Traditional wets vs. New Nymphing

Jeff will cover newer nymphing styles, but also covers the many situations where old-fashioned wet fly fishing can be more productive.

January Meeting Jan. 9 - Marc Williamson - The Art and Science of Reading Water

Marc will discuss proven techniques for reading rivers through the four needs of all trout.  He will define the types of lies that are present in a river as well as illustrate why trout choose the locations that they do.  He will cover some specific situations that you may find in moving water.

February Meeting Feb. 13 - Jonah Sandford, Executive Director - Deschutes River Alliance



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