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!
Joel La Follette - Thursday, September 06, 2018
Take a break and do something wild for a few minutes...
Into the wild - alpine fly fishing from Walk & Wade Fly Fishing on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Trout Unlimited is leading an effort to designate a 17-mile segment of the Nehalem River as a State Scenic Waterway to permanently protect its scenic and recreational values. An important milestone in this effort has been reached. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recently released a draft management plan for the Nehalem River that contains rules and guidelines regarding what constitutes acceptable water flows, public access and development in the protected reach. OPRD will hold a public meeting from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. on September. 6 at Astoria City Hall (1095 Duane St., Astoria, OR) and you're invited to attend and provide comments. Additionally, public comment on the draft management plan is being accepted through September 22.
SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT HERE
Trout Unlimited is encouraged by the progress made to date toward designating the Nehalem River as a State Scenic Waterway. The draft management plan contains many encouraging elements that will, among other items, help protect in-stream flows in the Nehalem River. However, other aspects of the draft management lack the detail necessary to ensure that recreational and scenic values will be adequately protected. A robust management plan is needed to both protect the Nehalem River and the outstanding fish and wildlife resources it supports and serve as a guide for similar efforts that will occur in the future in other watersheds.
Please submit comments to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department indicating your support for the Nehalem State Scenic Waterway designation and requesting that the Department adopt a robust management plan that has sufficient specificity to ensure that the Nehalem’s recreational and scenic values are protected into the future.
READ MORE ON THE DRAFT NEHALEM MANAGEMENT PLAN
Oregon Council Chair
PO Box 740, Gladstone, OR 97027
firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-804-9868
Joel La Follette - Thursday, August 30, 2018
Welcome to your morning poetry reading....
Fly-Fishing on the St. Joe from Ben Palpant on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Last fall I volunteered for two Salmon Watch field trips near Mt Hood on the Zig Zag River. The events were educational for the students and very rewarding for me. If you would like to share your love of the outdoors with today's youth perhaps you should sign up to be a Salmon Watch volunteer.
Salmon Watch is an award-winning outdoor environmental education program founded in 1993 that brings middle and high school students outdoors to natural stream sites to witness wild salmon spawning and learn about Pacific Northwest ecology.
This season, Salmon Watch is hosting over 40 field trips with 20 schools at beautiful Pacific Northwest stream sites, getting over 1,500 students outdoors to connect with and learn about the natural world.
Field trips take place on some of our region’s most iconic rivers in Mt. Hood National Forest, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Mid-Coast Range- weekdays during September, October and November.
Four volunteer educators teach on each field trip (avg. 7:1 instructor-student ratio), facilitating the field trip learning stations: salmon biology, macroinvertebrate identification, water quality testing, and riparian observation/nature awareness.
Teaching a field station for our middle and high school classes is fun and rewarding, and who doesn’t love spending a day on the river?
The first step is to fill out their quick, online: Volunteer Educator Application
There are New Volunteer Training Sessions scheduled at Dabney State Recreation Area on Saturday, September 1st and Saturday, September 15th, from 9am to 1pm.
Please email Program Director, Rachel Walsh, to sign up for a training session and to volunteer.
Joel La Follette - Thursday, August 23, 2018
Mousing for big fish has to be on the bucket list of every angler...
Mousing from Tacky Fly Fishing on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Brook Trout are native somewhere...
'Natives' A Fly Fishing Film from Hayden Friel on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Thursday, August 09, 2018
I took my brother fishing once, he broke my Winston rod almost instantly. Well, actually it was my wife's rod. Which is perfect because he was wearing her waders too. I then loaned him my rod and he caught a fish. I'm not sure who was more excited, me, him or the fish. Maybe I'll see if my sister wants to go fishing...
Bro-Sis Small Stream Adventures from TaleTellers Fly Fishing on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Thursday, August 02, 2018
Not many videos pop up in black and white these days, well, not any good ones. Take a break from your chores and enjoy this edition of Trailer Trash Thursday!
Scott Flint - 805 Authenticos from 805beer on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Thursday, July 26, 2018
If this doesn't help you make it through the work day... you're retired. Lucky you.
Summer Adventure Series | Episode 1 from Freeskier Magazine on Vimeo.
Joel La Follette - Thursday, July 19, 2018