The Trout Line Newsletter - June 3, 2019


June 3, 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.


Instream Work Days Update
By Michael Gentry

TVTU Chapter volunteers and others completed two work day projects recently that placed and secured about 250 last-season Christmas trees in Rock Creek in Clackamas and a side channel at McIver Park near Estacada.   These instream projects provide cover, sheltered water and food sources for juvenile salmonoids, cutthroat and other fish and aquatics.  If sufficient usable trees remain at the Barton storage area, a summer work day may be planned to augment the ongoing efforts at McIver.  The potential exists for numerous other beneficial placements in the Clackamas basin, if access permission can be obtained from landowners and the various agencies having overlapping jurisdiction over the waters.  If you would like to be added to the group email list used to send out notifications of potential projects, email Mike Gentry at


 Volunteer Opportunity

July 25-28, 2019.  Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Camp.  

15 kids and 8 accompanying adults are signed up.  This is an overnight camp and is held in the  Ripplebrook area of the Mt. Hood National Forest  . . If you can help out for a day, a portion of a day, or the entire Camp, please contact Dick Hollenbeck or Dave Tenney   

All volunteers must have a background check that TU National provides at no expense to us.  If you can volunteer, and have not yet let me know, Dave Tenney will send you the instructions you can easily follow in initiating the background check process.  Silent Auction Donation

July 10 we will be having our annual picnic with a silent auction and we are looking for donations. So start pawing through your libraries, fishing and camping gear and other “stuff” to see what you might be willing to throw in the pot for auction items.  Michael Gentry is organizing it again this year, so let him know in the next couple of weeks if you have some things to donate to the cause and he will be glad to pick them up from you.  Ideally he would like to get started before he leaves for Michigan June 24-30. Please contact Mike Gentry at or (503) 636-0061.  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.

June Meeting - June 12 - Rob Crandell

Growing up on the banks of the Clackamas River, Rob Crandall has an inner calling to chase steelhead and trout.  A fly fishing guide of over 26 years Rob’s love for the sport is clearly evident.  You can find him on the great waters of Oregon like: the Deschutes River, the Clackamas River, the Oregon Coast and many more.  Rob is an active presenter for fly fishing clubs and sportsman’s shows.  Rob is also the past editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal magazine and a has contributed his writing to the FLYFISHER, Salmon Trout Steelheader and Salmon Steelhead Journal.  Rob has also produced several DVD’s with Flyfish TV and is currently a contract fly tyer for Aqua Flies.  You can see more about Rob Crandall and his adventures at: on facebook or see hundreds of awesome photos @watertimeoutfitters on Instagram.    

More Information:

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