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Camp water is close to home. Here you will find information on stuff happening here in the shop and on our local waters. You'll also find our weekly newsletter feature, Trailer Trash Thursday, a fun collection of fly fishing videos, perfect for a midweek distraction. If you don't get the newsletter, be sure to sign up today!

Nautilus Reels Instagram Contest

Joel La Follette - Thursday, February 11, 2016
If you don't have Instagram how are you going to win a new Nautilus Reel? Instagram is kind of like Facebook without all the drama. You get to pick the people you follow and images you see. You might want to follow @royaltreatmentflyfishing for photos of weekly events or cool stuff that comes through the shop. This month Nautilus is giving away a totally pimped out reel of your choice. Just read the rules and enter today. 

@nautilusflyreels Contest is on. Rules:
--- Take a selfie featuring your local or online @nautilusflyreels authorized fly shop. Picture has to show a nautilus logo or official decal and your favorite fly shop, Royal Treatment Fly Fishing. Tag @nautilusflyreels AND @royaltreatmentflyfishing. Hashtag #mynautilusproshop ---The winner will be picked Feb 28 and the prize is any one reel you want and as customized as you like. BUT do not ask us to do stuff that is not available for sale such as a white reel or 24k gold plated one... #youwin #go #badass #305

Trailer Trash Thursday Banjo Edition

Joel La Follette - Thursday, February 11, 2016

This week's film has everything you need to help you make it through the work week. Banjo music, small stream Steelhead and watching some poor guy chance a flat tire in the dark. See, being at work ain't all bad. Click on the Vimeo logo to go to full screen viewing.

Oath to The Iron trailer from Tyson Vassar on Vimeo.

Trailer Trash Thursday "Keepemwet edition"

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

This week I grabbed a vintage F3T favorite by Bryan Huskey. I'm sure you will remember it fondly.  After the film, take a few minutes to check out Keepemwet Fishing and enter their Instagram contest. You could win a new Scott G2 fly rod! 

Doc of The Drakes- "Hit 'em Again Doc!" 5 min Short from bryan huskey on Vimeo.

As a young child on the Oregon Coast, then another decade in Central Oregon, there aren't many Oregon river banks that photographer and filmmaker Bryan Huskey hasn't scrambled along. The better part of a dozen more years in Boise, Idaho have provided the formative inspiration for his work, particularly photographing fish of these regions.

During a presentation in 2010 he coined the phrase "Keep 'Em Wet" encouraging photographers to get their cameras closer and leave fish in the water. With the rise of camera phones and social media he turned that phrase into #keepemwet, promoting better handling of fish photographed before release. Since then the tag has developed into a movement, and Bryan now devotes his time to promoting this awareness with Keepemwet Fishing. He is also an ambassador for Fishpond USA and member of Scott Fly Rods pro staff.

Winter Trout Trailer Trash Thursday

Joel La Follette - Thursday, January 28, 2016

There is something peaceful about winter that makes those hours spent a field seem so much more special. Winter offers clarity and awakens the senses with it's crispness and chill. Winter brings solitude.

Cold Dry: Winter Dry Fly Fishing from Yukon Goes Fishing on Vimeo.

Une image vaut mieux que mille mots

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. There are times when the words just don't matter. I found this video while doing my weekly search of the Internet and was moved by its beauty and technical perfection. I truly hope you enjoy it.

People We Met - Jean-Philippe Tessier from HOOKÉ on Vimeo.

Trailer Trash Thursday

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, January 06, 2016

This week we take another look at one of the films coming up in the Fly Fishing Film Tour on February 12th. Enjoy!
Tickets are on sale now in the shop.

CHROME - Official Trailer from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.

F3T Instagram Contest!

Joel La Follette - Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is coming back to Portland on February 12th and we are going to give you the chance to score  tickets! Just Instagram your favorite fly fishing photo and you could be a winner. We will be giving away two tickets each week for the Portland show to some lucky hashtagger. All you have to do is follow @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram. Then post your photo and hashtag #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in our weekly newsletter. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter!

There is no limit on the number of photographs you may enter, but all entries must conform to the following rules. 

All images must have a fly fishing theme. 

No fish out of water. Photos of fish out of water will not be eligible for tickets or prizes. Please, keep’em wet.

No pornography. Entrants posting offensive or pornographic images will be blocked and disqualified.

No copyrighted images. Entrants must own and have the right to post images.

Entrants must be followers of @Royaltreatmentflyfishing and @flyfishingfilmtour on Instagram.

All entries must have the following hashtags. #keepemwet #f3tpdx #royaltreatmentflyfishing #flyfishingfilmtour 

Deadline for entry is midnight on Friday, February 12th. Ticket winners will be chosen on Wednesday each week, so get your entries in now.

But wait, there's more! 

Even if you don't win tickets  to the show you still have the chance at some awesome prizes, like this signed print from Bryan Huskey, the man behind #keepemwet and cool swag from Costa, Abel, Scientific Anglers, F3T and more. We are collecting a drift boat load of goodies and will be hosting an After Party at the shop on Saturday, February 13th from 11:00 until 2:00.  All Instagram entries will be eligible and we'll be handing out prizes to  the winners at the party. You must be present to win. The road crew for the fly fishing film tour will be on hand for the festivities to select the winning entries and we will probably have cake. Sounds like a great Saturday to me!

We're not done yet!

To add a little spice we're piggybacking our Instagram Contest with the folks at TU and Keepemwet Fishing. Enter your fish photos in both contests and double your chances of winning! Clink the rules below to find out how you could be fishing a new Scott G2 fly rod and a sporty Waterworks Lampson Litespeed reel. The nice folks at KEEPEMWET FISHING have plenty of other swag they're giving away too.  Double up and win big!  

F3T 2016 comes to Portland February 12th

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Trailer from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.

Christmas for Coho

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

For the last three years, Royal Treatment Fly Fishing has teamed up with the Tualatin Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited and an other area fly shop to collect used Christmas Trees to be repurposed for Salmon habitat. This year we hope to make this program an even bigger success by collecting even more trees. Help us spend the word to all of your non-fishing friends and let's get them involved in this great program. We will be collecting trees from 9:00AM until 4:00PM on two dates this year, January 2nd and 9th. Volunteers will be available at the old Fire Station next door to the fly shop to help unload your Christmas tree and send it on its way to help Coho Salmon. Please make sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, little twinkly lights and squirrels. We can't take squirrels. Our address is 21570 Willamette Drive in West Linn, OR. Please call the shop if you have questions. 503.850.4397

A  $10.00 donation to helps cover the costs of transportation and other related expenses is requested.

Christmas for Coho History

In 2012, the Tualatin Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited began this innovative program that provides a public service while at the same time benefits Oregon coastal coho salmon. It has grown each year, with about 1,500 trees collected last holiday season. The effort has received national and local media coverage, including an award from Field & Stream magazine in 2014 as one of its “Heroes for a Day” ten top volunteer conservation projects.

TU volunteers collect the Christmas trees, haul them to the coast and deposit them into selected backwaters, beaver ponds and wetlands. The trees quickly provide shade and shelter for juvenile coho and a nurturing breeding habitat for invertebrates the fish feed on. Results have been amazing, with thousands of young coho observed feeding and hiding among the trees. This enhanced habitat helps young coho thrive during the critical rearing period before they swim out to the ocean.

What’s Happening with Coho Salmon on the Oregon Coast?

Oregon coastal coho salmon, once numbering over a million strong, declined dramatically in the last half of the 20th century. In 1996 only about 50,000 wild coho returned to their natal spawning streams. The following year, Oregon coastal coho were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Today, coastal coho are coming back – over the last five years an average of over 200,000 wild coho have returned to Oregon coastal streams to spawn, thanks in large part to hatchery reforms, harvest reductions and habitat improvements.

Why Do Coho Need Christmas Trees?

Because they spend a year in their natal streams before migrating to the ocean, juvenile coho depend on healthy freshwater habitats for their survival. These rapidly growing fish seek backwater sloughs, wetlands and ponds with connections to river main-stems where they feed, hide from predators and find relief from strong currents. However, one important habitat component that is often missing from these quiet waters is "woody debris".

Historically, coastal stream channels and backwaters were full of fallen branches, whole trees, root wads and wood dispersed by beavers. But changing land use patterns over the years and the need for floodwater management has resulted in humans cleaning out of much of this material. Christmas trees collected and deposited by TU volunteers are proving to be an excellent substitute for naturally occurring woody debris that is in short supply in coho habitats today.

Give your Christmas Tree a second life. Recycle it for Salmon habitat on the dates listed above.

Catch Magazine's Season Seven DVD

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Just in time for that last minute stocking stuffer, Todd Moen brings us Catch Magazine’s Season 7 DVD. Filled to the brim with fly fishing adventures from around the world, Todd's latest greatest hits collection is spectacular. This DVD is the perfect distraction while winter rain beats against the window. Build a fire, pop some corn, then escape to one of your fly fishing dream destinations. No passport required.

Stop by the shop to pick up your copy today or simply click on this link to buy online.

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