We haven’t forgotten about you!
Neither high flows, a computer crash nor sickness could indefinitely keeping us from getting out on the Smith River to conduct steelhead redd surveys!
In all seriousness, we are excited to get out on the river! We have a training planned to keep you safe and maximize your eyes out on the water! The training will be held on the river for some real time experience with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Please plan to join us for one of the following training dates on the Smith:
· March 12th, 10:30am-12:30pm: Returning redd survey volunteers
· March 26th, 10:30am-1pm: Redd survey volunteers
Please register for a training by contacting me (LBeranek@tu.org; 907-205-0974). Carpooling may be an option. Once you are registered, I will provide detailed location information as well as how to best prepare for the training and answer any questions you may have.
Lisa Beranek / Pacific Northwest Volunteer Coordinator
LBeranek@tu.org / 907-205-0974
Monday, March 6th, 6:30 PM – Roaring Rapids Pizza
4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene
Join us for an evening with Dean Finnerty as he shares a presentation about the Smith River. Dean will talk about conservation and restoration work to include:
- Redd Counts
- Tree Planting
- DIDSON/ARIS deployment etc.
And will also share a fishing report along with tips for fishing winter steelhead on the Smith.
The member meeting is open to the public. Invite your friends!
The meeting will be followed by a short board meeting. TU Members are welcome to attend.
Join trained volunteers as we go out to look for steelhead redds in the West Fork of the Smith River. Starting in February, volunteers will walk river sections on a regular basis to collect information that would otherwise be unknown.
Redds are extremely sensitive nesting areas and surveys allow for a better
understanding of steelhead populations for future management without
causing harm to the fish. All of the training will be provided. To learn
more please contact, Lisa at LBeranek@tu.org.
Trout Unlimited works to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries
and their watersheds. Learn more at www.TU.org!
Click here to view PDF flyer.
The Redsides chapter Trout Unlimited #678 Presents
Christmas Island Fishing
by Barrett Christensen
Local Guide, World Traveling Fly fisherman,Fly Tyer extraordinaire.
When: Feb 6, 2017 6:30 Presentation followed by a brief board meeting.
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza
4006 Franklin blvd
While The Redsides chapter of Trout Unlimited is on a summer hiatus from regular member meetings (to reconvene in October), we will be holding monthly board meetings and members are welcome to attend.
Here’s information on our next scheduled board meeting:
When: Monday, June 6 at 7:30pm
Where: Falling Sky Brewing Pour House and Delicatessen on Blair Blvd in Eugene
What: Discussion of volunteer opportunities, potential chapter outings and various administrative items
Join us for a fun and relaxing fly tying night with The Redsides! It’s the perfect time to add some more patterns to your arsenal. Bring your vice and materials or just come hang out and see what folks are cooking up. We’re moving April’s meeting to the second Monday of the month due to the Trout Unlimited Western Regional being in Eugene Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, along with the NCAA Basketball Championship on Monday, April 4. We’ll move back to our regular first-Monday-of-the-month meeting time for the May 2nd meeting. Also, in the interest of space and better lightning, we’ll hold Fly Tying Night at Roaring Rapids Pizza in Glenwood.
See you there!
What: The Redsides April Membership Meeting
When: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7pm
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, Oregon 97403
Please consider joining us for our 3rd annual Smith River Riparian Planting event.
Volunteers from Trout Unlimited and the Smith River Watershed Council will help BLM plant conifers and willow stakes along excavator access roads constructed for wood placement sites on tributaries to the upper Smith River. We will plant sites along Russel Creek, Bum Creek, and North Sisters.
Planting will take place March 30th and 31st. Plan to meet at 9:00 both days at the junction of the Smith River Road and South Sisters Road (BLM Road number 20-8-17.0). See attached map for meeting location or let me know if you need directions.
Bring your own gloves, boots, hardhat, water, and lunch. We’ll provide the trees and shovels. Think sun!
Thanks for your help! If you have any questions, please contact:
TU # 678 The Redsides
By Dean Finnerty
In early February, members from the Redsides and Coastal Cutthroat chapters joined forces with members of Project Healing Waters and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to begin several week’s worth of volunteer work as part of Trout Unlimited’s “citizen science” effort. (more…)
Join us as Tony Overstake—owner and head builder at Eugene’s True West Custom Fly Rods—shares the latest trends, developments and innovations in the world of fly rods. With Tony’s years of experience and passion for the tools and tackle that help us pursue our favorite coldwater fish, you’ll enjoy (more…)
photo courtesy Think Out Loud
With Monica Mullen
February 1, 2016 at 7pm
Join us as local angler and Redsides Vice President Monica Mullen shares tips and tricks for fly fishing Central Oregon’s Wickiup Reservoir. During the past few years, Monica has taken an annual trip to Wickiup to fish for the large, resident rainbow and brown trout that call Oregon’s second-largest reservoir home. At the presentation she’ll share plenty of information on taking advantage of this amazing fishery, including:
● Trip timing and seasonal considerations
● Tackle tips including watercraft, rod, reel and line recommendations
● Information on prevalent hatches and the best flies to carry
● Camping options
● And much more… (more…)