Saturday, December 30, 2006

Upcoming TU Winter/Spring Events



Map of 500 E 4th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401-2465, US

Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 Fundraiser
Its time again for our fundraiser which will be held on Sunday, February 11th at 3:00pm. This time it will be held at Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company located at 907 West 3rd Avenue (Third and Adams) in downtown Eugene. Wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvre will be served beginning at 3:00pm. We have some really nice donations this year and will be updating our this website with the various items. If you would like to contribute items to the raffle or silent auction please contact Al Avey at (541) 431-0328. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the door for those who plan on attending the event. This is a great opportunity for all our members to get together and help support local activities that contribute to conserve, protect, and restore McKenzie and Upper Willamette trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds (and win some great gifts to boot).

Major contributors to this year’s event include:

The Caddis Fly
The McKenzie Angler
HomeWaters Fly Shop
G.I. Joe's
Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company
The Angler's Book Shelf
Avenue Auto Works
L.L. Bean

Fly Fishing Film Tour
January 16 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at University of Oregon, Ball Room, Eugene OR

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming to Eugene! Some of the most innovative fly fishing film makers are touring the country with a 90-minute highlight reel featuring trips to Argentina, Mongolia, New Zealand and more.


Steelhead Fishing Clinic: Our first trip of the new year will be a steelhead trip to one of the coastal rivers (Siuslaw, Siletz, or Alsea). The trip is planned for the latter part of January and the selection of river will depend on how the rivers are fishing and the river conditions. For this trip an 8wt rod is recommended along with egg patterns and streamer flies.

March Brown McKenzie Trip: Our next trips will be on the McKenzie river in late February and March. For these trips we will be assisting ODFW with Pit Tag recovery on the McKenzie River. Wand readers will be used to identify wild trout that have been pit tagged. For this trip 4 to 6 wt. rods are recommended with reels that match along with tippets from 4-6X. Floating lines are recommended along with some strike indicators for nymphing. Fly selection: McKenzie caddis (#12-14), pheasant tails (#14-18), hare’s ears (#10-14), prince nymphs (#12-16), blue winged olive dries (#16-20), parachute adams (#14-20), and of course march browns (#14).

We will be using our this website to update the details of these trips.

Meetings: The monthly meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at EWEB in downtown Eugene in the Training Center overlooking the river.