October Meeting

October Meeting

When: Oct 9 at 6:30PM
Where: Roaring Rapids Pizza, 4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene
Dean Finnerty presenting
Topic: Fall Chinook and an update on TU regional activities
Business meeting to follow, members welcome to attend.

September Meeting

September Meeting

September Meeting

Redsides chapter of TU
Roaring rapids Pizza
Sept 11th 6:30

Join us to discuss the future of our chapter:
What are our conservation priorities?
What kind of presentations do you want to see?
Would you like to have fishing field trips
or other social events.

Come join the conversation.
We will have a door prize.


Join The Redsides for a Redd Survey Training

Join The Redsides for a Redd Survey Training

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.

Can’t wait!

Lisa Beranek / Pacific Northwest Volunteer Coordinator
LBeranek@tu.org / 907-205-0974

Field warriors: TU's citizen science

Field warriors: TU’s citizen science


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…)

Fly Rod Trends and Innovations

Fly Rod Trends and Innovations


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…)

October Meeting Information

October Meeting Information


Monday, October 5th, at McMenamin’s North Bank
22 Club Rd. Eugene, Oregon.

The general meeting will start at 7:00PM and the public is welcome. The board meeting will follow directly after the general meeting and TU members are welcome to attend.

Summer is over and It’s time to ramp up the TU meetings again. And on that note we would like to invite everyone to our fall kick off. Also there are some new things in the works from the Redsides this year, including something near and dear to my heart. Our chapter is sponsoring two new Project Healing Waters Fly-fishing chapters. One down in Roseburg headed up by Jeff McEnroe (fish biologist for BLM) and our Eugene/Springfield chapter headed up Chris Matthews ( he is also our new education chair). We have some things to get done, some things to discuss and some exciting trips and volunteer opportunities to come. (more…)

May Chapter Meeting Information - New Location

May Chapter Meeting Information – New Location


Please join The Redsides on Monday, May 4th, at 7:00PM for the last chapter meeting before we break for the summer. The meeting will be held at  McMenamins North Bank, 22 Club Rd. in Eugene (Click here for a map).

The general meeting starts at 7:00PM and the public is welcome. The board meeting will follow directly after the general meeting and TU members are welcome to attend. (more…)

Tree down 1/4 mile above Bellinger Landing

We received this message from Dave Jensen this morning:

April 2 ALERT: There is a new tree down spanning the left channel 1/4 mile above Bellinger. I have notified the Sheriff, and am seeking permission to saw it out. Do not use the left channel.

The Redsides Eat, drink and help your local waters

The Redsides Eat, drink and help your local waters

Raffle flyer.indd

Win a guided fishing trip!

Plus, an Echo Carbon 8’6″ 4wt 4pc fly rod from Caddis Fly
42″ x 12″ x 4.5″ Cabelas Tactical gun case
Cabelas 12″ cast iron deep skillet with lid
Cabelas Gear Duffel Bag 30″ x 14″ x 15″
Gift Certificates from:

Falling Sky Brewing
Oakshire Brewing
Wildcraft Ciderworks
Growler Guys
Agrarian Ales

And More, including an as yet undisclosed item from Home Waters Fly Shop.

Eat, drink and help your local waters

Join us at Falling Sky Sunday, March 29th from 3-7pm.
Kids are welcome!

Tell the Falling Sky folks you’re there to support The Redsides and 25%
of your food/drink bill will be donated to your local Trout
Unlimited chapter.

Win a full-day fishing trip with renowned local guide, Dean Finnerty.
Tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25
Drawing will be held at 7pm.

Falling Sky Brewing Pour House & Delicatessen
790 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402

Hope to see you there!

Raffle proceeds benefit The Redsides chapter of
Trout Unlimited. Need not be present to win.

Download our PDF flyer for this event.