The Trout Line Newsletter - November 4, 2019


November 4, 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.





Attend the Fly Tyers Rendezvous


TVTU and four other organizations again sponsor this year’s Fly Tyers Rendezvous on Saturday, November 16 at the Jackson Armory adjacent to the Portland airport. Over forty tyers will display their skills and the silent auction will feature a number of fishing, camping and outdoor items that usually sell for substantially under retail value. Highlighting this year’s list of items are donations from John and Amy Hazel at Deschutes Angler Fly Shop: a 9 ft. 8 wt. Hardy Zephrus fly rod and a Ross Cimarron II 7/8 fly reel, real bargains for the high bidders!



FFACS Second Director Needed 


You might well ask “what is FFACS?” TVTU and several other clubs make up the Fly Fishing Arts and Conservation Society, which puts on the Fly Tyers Rendezvous each November. Each member club receives a portion of the proceeds to distribute to a resource conservation organization (this year ours went to the Deschutes River Alliance for efforts to improve the river quality conditions on the lower Deschutes). The Rendezvous invites a number of skilled tyers demonstrating their talents and includes raffles, a silent auction, and other draws. It is a very worthwhile event.

TVTU currently has one Director (Mike Gentry) on the FFACS Board, and would like to add one more of our members as a Director following the resignation of our second Director after many years of service. The FFACS Board meets three or four times a year to plan and organize the event, so the work load is not burdensome. If any of you might be interested in considering joining the FFACS Board or would like more information, please call Mike at (503) 636-0061 or email him at



TU's Veterans Service Partnership


November 11, 2019

On this Veterans Day, we at Trout Unlimited thank our military servicemen and women, our veterans, and their families for their lives of service. Through TU's Veterans Service Partnership, we invite you to continue that legacy of service and join a ready-made community of passionate conservationists and anglers. For the past 60 years, Trout Unlimited has worked to conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. If you share our passion, or just wish to know more, we welcome you to find your community at Happy Veterans Day from Trout Unlimited!



You don't want to miss the Oregon Council Fundraiser for 2019!

Join us at the EastBurn Public House where their talented chefs will create an inspired 5-course menu, each offering paired and balanced with a different cocktail featuring Crown Royal and Ketel One spirits! Your ticket purchase of $52 gets you a seat for dinner and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase at the event. Oral auction items will include a stay and restaurant credit at the luxury oceanside Headlands coastal lodge and spa in Pacific City and a complete Terry's Custom Spey rod, with reel and line. Raffle items will include a guided steelhead trip on the Sandy River with Mia or Marty Sheppard. We’d love to see you there to help support Trout Unlimited in Oregon!

To purchase tickets click here



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 are available.  Social get together starts at 6:30 pm and the formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

November Meeting - Nov. 13, 2019  - Curt Mykut - Chicken Creek Restoration

Beginning July 2019, a small tributary stream to the Tualatin River, known as Chicken Creek, will be restored to its natural, curving flow at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge’s Atfalat’i Unit. The project aims to restore natural stream and wetland floodplain functions, where the realigned Creek will feed a portion of the Atfalat’i Units once heavily managed wetland impoundments. Anticipated beaver activity in the restored Creek channel will cause water to pond, and in concert with the native vegetation planted by the Refuge, it will result in 280 acres of wetlands and 2 miles of stream habitat supporting a healthy, diverse array of plants, fish and wildlife.  For more information or the latest update: 




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