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June Board Meeting – June 6, 2016

June Board Meeting – June 6, 2016


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

April Membership Meeting, Fly Tying Night!

April Membership Meeting, Fly Tying Night!


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

3rd Annual Smith River Riparian Planting Event

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:
Marc Robershaw
Conservation Chair
TU # 678 The Redsides

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…)

Fishing Wickiup Reservoir

Fishing Wickiup Reservoir

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…)

Third Annual Smith River Basin Tree Plant

Third Annual Smith River Basin Tree Plant


The Third Annual Smith River Basin Tree Plant is coming up fast. This is a great opportunity for our local Trout Unlimited chapter to work in conjunction with BLM, ODFW, USFS and PURS to restore stream-side habitat in the Smith River basin. This habitat is crucial for steelhead and salmon recovery. After this planting TU volunteers will have helped plant over 7500 trees in the Smith River basin. Gear and lunch will be provided Dean Finerty TU SW Oregon SCP. Transportation logistics will be arranged once we have a head count. (more…)