The Trout Line Newsletter - Feb. 5, 2018


February 5, 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.


Thank You!

Thank You Volunteers!  The Tualatin Valley and Clackamas Trout Unlimited Chapters assisted ODFW and the Clackamas River Basin Council on February with placing Christmas trees in an off-channel and alcove area at Chrysalis Farms.  Bill Monroe from the Oregonian was there helping placing trees along with many volunteers.  Clackamas County Government Channel was there to film and as soon as we get notified that it will be airing we will let everybody know.



Project Healing Waters Update by Jerry Lorang

Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited
Veterans Service Partnership with Project Healing Waters

For the last 9 years TVTU has been the sponsor of the Portland/Vancouver Project Healing Waters program through the National TU Veterans Service Partnership.  This partnership offers TVTU the sanction to present programs for veterans and their families to learn the sport of fly fishing and the myriad of conservation issues related to this great sport.

In the course of these 9 years more than 400 veterans and family members have attended at least one of more than 300 workshops, 50 outings, 2 rod building classes, 15 casting clinics and numerous meetings/classes on entomology and conservation.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

While Project Healing Waters was formed to serve disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans, TU Veterans Service Partnership is more inclusive and invites all veterans and family members.  This partnership allows TVTU to serve all veterans and family members while segregating funding that is provided for PHW to Serve the disabled veteran community.  In this way we are serving a larger audience of interested person who serve(d) in uniform.

Attached is our calendar of workshops for 2018.  Soon we hope to add another monthly workshop at the Portland VetCenter on NE Halsey and NE 122nd.  We also hold monthly workshops every second Thursday at Cabela's in Tualatin from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Our schedule of outings and other activities is very fluid.  We will have a schedule available in April 2018, subject to change.

Subject to change is our way of encouraging you to contact Jerry Lorang, TVTU Veterans Service Coordinator for more information.


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.

February 14, 2018

Speaker:  Chris Santella

Topic:  The Tug is the Drug

Chris combines some readings from his latest book, The Tug is the Drug, and some of his original fly fishing songs.  His peripatetic lifestyle and eye for entertaining details--even those that have little to do with the act of throwing flies at fish--will make you look at fishing in a whole different way.  He is the author of 19 books, including Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die.  


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