The Trout Line Newsletter - September 2, 2019


September 2, 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.

 Upcoming Outing

September 19 - 24 - Fall River (Central Oregon)

Our outings are multi-day campouts on some of Oregon's more scenic and productive waters. 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 are camping at Fall River Campgrounds, everybody is responsible for their own campground site.

  Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, September 14th: Lower Sandy River Clean Up


Saturday,  September 21stMt. Hood All Mountain Clean Up

Registration: 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.

September Meeting - Sept. 11, 2019 - J. Michelle Swope - Cutthroat on the Fly! - Where to find them, how to fish for them, and how to care for this amazing fishery.

J Michelle Swope, owner of Olympia Women on the Fly Guide service, and WI coordinator for Washington State Council of Trout Unlimited will be giving a presentation on Cutthroat. We  will cover the emerging studies out of Washington state regarding these gorgeous, mysterious fish. When and where do they spawn?  How far do they travel? How can we fish for them in Oregon?  What is being done to protect these fish that have been with us since the ice age?  Come attend our meeting, and learn more about these anadramous fish, their habitat, where to find them in Oregon, and how to fish for them successfully.   She will also share the most effective fly pattern (according to her) that she uses to fish for Cutthroat in the salt.  Also, meet Duncan, the wonder lab, who is J Michelle's permanent side kick and best boat dog ever. (Duncan says, treats are welcome and encouraged, as long as they are wheat free).


More Information:

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Current Board Members and Contact:

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