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.

The January meeting has been moved up to THIS Monday!

The January meeting has been moved up to THIS Monday!


Due to the conflict with the Ducks in the National Championship game on the 12th, we’re moving the meeting up to Monday, the 5th (That’s this Monday as in, two days from now).

We apologize for the change, but we don’t think many (if any) people will want to show up at the January TU meeting in the middle of the Ducks National Championship game.

The general meeting will be held at Izzy’s Pizza, 1930 Mohawk Boulevard in Springfield. at 7:00pm.

We also decided that since some people have had trouble making the board meeting at 6:00, we would move the board meeting to after the general meeting. So we’ll convene the board meeting around 15 minutes after the general meeting ends. As always, TU members are all welcome to attend the board meeting.

So to review:

  • We have a new location at Izzy’s Pizza in Springfield
  • The meeting has been moved up to January 5th (day after tomorrow).
  • The board meeting will take place after the general meeting.

Again, we apologize for switching things around on you. Our goal is to settle on a location and meeting day and stick to it. We’ll make some time to hear from you at this meeting and in future meetings, so if you have any questions, suggestions, comments or you just like to hear yourself talk, come out and speak up.

OOPS! Change of venue for the Holiday Party!

OOPS! Change of venue for the Holiday Party!


The Redsides Holiday party (originally scheduled at the Pour House) will be at Falling Sky Brewing House at 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene, on Monday, Dec 8th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

We’ll have hors d’oeuvres available. The Pour House has excellent deli food and boutique beer and cider.