The Trout Line Newsletter - February 3, 2020


February 3, 2020


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.


Christmas For Coho - Tree Placement

We are beginning to plan when to place the trees collected during the Christmas for Coho event, and in conjunction with the Clackamas River Basin Council are exploring some ideas.  CRBC has grabbed three days to develop some tree placement plans but the Clackamas area sites and plan details have not been formulated yet.  However, if you want to make some notes, the target days are April 18, May 2 and June 6.  As plans develop, I will send an email to all with details and seeking volunteers.  If you would like to receive an email with the details please email Michael Gentry at


Volunteer Opportunity

Chicken Creek is in the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge and a work day is scheduled for  February 22   to do some revegetation work on the creek.  Natalie Balkam, Habitat Restoration Specialist with Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, emailed Michael Gentry recently and invited him to recruit up to 30 volunteers for the project that day.  Michael is happy to do that.  Here is the background information Natalie gave him.

“The plantings are a part of a huge Chicken Creek restoration project.  This past summer we broke ground and excavated a channel to restore this tributary stream back to its natural route.  This change will allow us to connect several of the wetlands on the refuge and reduce the number of water control structures and human management of the wetlands.  The return to its natural route has increased its length, and the meandering shape allows for diversity in habitats available for wildlife and macroinvertebrates.  The planting events will provide important vegetation along the new Chicken Creek, which will be vital in restoring riparian habitat." If you are interested in volunteering please call Michael at (503) 636-0061 or email him at

  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.

February Chapter Meeting is a joint meeting with the StoneFly Maidens.

February Meeting - Feb 12, 2020  - Rick Hafele - Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams.

Topic: Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams:  This slide show explains what goes on below the surface of streams and how to catch trout with nymphs.  It covers equipment, insect behavior, patterns, and tactics.  Everything you should know, even if you don’t want to know it!




More Information:

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Current Board Members and Contact:

TVTU Facebook Page:

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