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Merry Christmas From
Trout Unlimited!
December 2022
Next Chapter Meeting

We're Taking December Off!
Enjoy the Holiday season with your Family
Meetings are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!

January Meeting Preview
Ben Clemens, ODFW statewide Lamprey coordinator talks about Lamprey research and their importance in Oregon
Winter Fishing Opportunities
The Deschutes is a favorite destination for steelhead in the fall and early winter.  As steelhead move upriver, the crowds thin, and winter begins to descend on the canyon.  When this happens, trout fishing can be an excellent diversion for those cabin fever days.  
Euro nymphing or fishing under an indicator can bring some great trout fishing in the winter.  Keep an eye out around noon for that Blue Winged Olive hatch and you can also have some pretty good dry fly fishing in the early afternoon.  
Be prepared for some chilly temps, but the dry weather on the east side is a nice break to those dreary wet days on the west side.  
My favorite fly set up is a heavier stonefly or October caddis nymph on the bottom and a smaller fly in the 16-20 size range about 18-24 inches above.  Using tippet rings makes this rigging super easy to change flies.  
On the Deschutes, don't use the dropper weight at the bottom of your indicator or euro rigging.  When steelhead are present, it's not legal to use a weight at the bottom of your presentation.  Use a heavier fly pattern instead.
Fly Shop Focus:
NW Fly Fishing Outfitters
During the winter months, when we think about upgrading gear or tying more flies, our local fly shops can be a great intervention for ideas, gear and materials.  
NW Fly Fishing Outfitters is a great place to upgrade your gear and be ready for winter trout or steelhead!  Jack and the gang are always helpful to new anglers so check out their store on 109th and Halsey in Portland.
Join the CRTU Board
CRTU is currently looking for a newsletter editor.  The newsletter is published monthly and contains news about meetings, outings, restoration work and other important fishing and conservation news in the chapter region.   Contact for more info,
Credit Wild Salmon Center Photo
It's Donation Season!
We know you have many choices for your donation dollars but we hope that you will keep CRTU in mind when you are considering charitable donations this year.  
The CRTU general fund is used to support our Youth Camp in the summer, and our restoration work on the Clackamas and Sandy rivers.  CRTU has no paid staff, so your contributions go directly to our chapter projects.  
If you are a member, you've recieved a letter from RuthAnn about our appeal.  If you are not a member and would like to donate to our chapter, you can:
Send a check to:
405 High CT
Gladstone, OR 97027
Use our secure checkout site with a credit or debit card here:
Thanks and Have a great Christmas Holiday!

CRTU Zoom Meeting


See you in January!



Christmas for Coho Kicks Off
This joint project begins again the first 2 weekends of January.  
TVTU and CRTU will collect Christmas Trees for a $10 donation at Royal Treatment Fly Shop and NW Fly Fishing Outfitters on January 7th and 14th.  Trees will be moved to the staging area at Barton Park on January 8th and 12th.
All of the volunteer slots are full for this event but encourage your friends and neighbors to donate their trees for this benficial habitat project.  
Trees will be placed under the direction of ODFW stream biologists and provide great rearing habitat for juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Lower Clackamas.  
The Following Businesses have Supported our Chapter and the Oregon Council of TU. Please support them with your business.

NW Fly Fishing Outfitters

Royal Treatment Fly Fishing

The Portland Fly Shop

Pelican Brewing

Aquaz Waders

Little Creek Outfitters

Littleleaf Guide Service

WaterTime Outfitters
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