The Trout Line Newsletter - June 4, 2018


June 4, 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.

  President's Corner

I hope everybody is getting ready for summer.and making plans to go fishing.  Over the weekend I was able to make a quick stop at Metolius River.  It is a river that I have always wanted to fish but this time I just didn't have enough time.

There is an outing this weekend June 8-10 at Timothy Lake at the North Arm Campground.  Our outings are a great place to meet other members and learn or share fishing techniques.  Evening gatherings are encouraged and the trips often involve one evening where the chapters provide an entree course for a potluck-style barbecue dinner - so share your favorite side dish or dessert with others and enjoy reveling in the stories of the day!  Reservations/RSVP are not required but are appreciated.  Contact Andy Andrews ( for additional information and directions if needed.  Please join us! 

We will have a table along with Project Healing Waters at the Get Outside Festival on Saturday June 9 from 1-6 pm at the Gigantic Brewing Company.  If you are at the event please stop by and say hi. 

Mark your calendars the TVTU annual picnic is on Wednesday July 11 from 6 - 9pm.

The next newsletter will come out on June 18 that will feature the fly of the month by Mike Gentry.  I hope everybody has wonderful month and can get some fishing in.  See you at the next meeting.

Lori Day
TVTU Chapter President


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 13, 2018

Speaker:  Simon Gawesworth

Topic:  Fly Line Talk

Today’s fly fisher is confronted with a myriad of different fly line profiles and types – whether a trout, saltwater or Spey angler. There are so many fly lines on the market, that many fly fishers are left confused by the selection and frequently use the wrong line for a situation.

This talk is designed to give attendees a complete understanding of the importance of fly line design, and how choosing the right fly line can make the worst rod in the world, work perfectly or, if chosen wrongly, can make the best fly rod fail miserably.

Part history, part physics, part chemistry, this talk is packed with invaluable information that anglers (and even non-anglers), will find fascinating and humorous. At the end of the night, attendees will leave with a far greater understanding of fly line importance and knowledge, and a few will even leave with some very useful swag that gets handed out during the talk (fly lines, leaders, hats, tees and such).

Simon's Bio
Simon learned to fish at the age of 6 and took up fly fishing when aged 8, being trained by his father - well known fly fishing instructor and author, John Gawesworth. By the time he left school at 16 to teach fly fishing Simon had become the British Junior casting champion, repeating the feat the next year. In the following years Simon broke seven British casting records and won the adult casting championships three times in succession, representing England in two European and one World Team Championships.
With the collapse of the British Casting Association and the tournament casting scene in the UK, Simon turned his hand to competitive fly fishing. Over the following years Simon represented England in three home internationals (against Ireland, Scotland and Wales), two European championships and five World Championships, culminating in the prestige of becoming the England Team Captain and Manager for the 2003 World Championships in Spain.
During his career Simon has written numerous articles for the fishing press, published two books on spey casting, presented five instructional videos and DVD’s, appeared on numerous television and radio shows, demonstrated casting at fly fishing shows around the world and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on Spey casting and fly casting instruction.
He is a FFF Master and THCI (Two Handed Casting Instructor) certified instructor and also holds the APGAI and STANIC diplomas for Fly Fishing Instruction in the UK.
Simon lives in SW Washington and works for RIO Products, where he designs and tests fly lines, as well as being the Brand Manager for RIO. He conducts fly casting classes and seminars around the world.
Simon is married with two children.


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