For the 2020/2021 meeting season the chapter will hold virtual meetings starting with December 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm. A Zoom link will be posted here and sent via email and postcard to all members. But you don’t have to be a member to participate. All Zoom meetings are free and open to the public. We will also be inviting all Montana TU chapters to join in our meetings.
NEXT MEETING: December 9th
Featuring John McMillian on “Steelhead Techniques and Conservation”
John is the Science Director for Trout Unlimited's Wild Steelhead Initiative. He was raised along the banks of the Washougal River where he was indoctrinated into a fly-fishing family, which eventually
lead to snorkeling, then to college and research, and eventually, graduate school.
Before coming to TU, John studied salmonids for the USFS, Hoh Indian tribe, Wild Salmon Center, and finally, with NOAA/NWFSC as part of the Elwha River dam removal project. His research and monitoring has often focused on the biology, behavior and ecology of steelhead and rainbow trout, with a particular interest in the mechanisms influencing why individual fish adopt particular life history strategies -- such as anadromy and residency – and why such life histories are critical to the resilience of wild steelhead.
As a result, he has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts on steelhead and salmon science and has written books and book chapters about fish and fishing. With TU, he uses his background and knowledge to help educate anglers, identify conservation opportunities, and implement frameworks in our best remaining rivers to ensure that future generations of anglers will have an opportunity to fish for wild steelhead.
Nearly all his free time is spent snorkeling, taking underwater photographs, or fishing the rivers of the Olympic Peninsula.
Few people know steelhead like John and this presentation is going to be a real treat.
You are the best advertisement for our mission.
Next meetings for the 2021 season:
Make Nymph Fishing Work
Presented by Kelly Galloup,
Kelly puts on an incredible Zoom presentation on streamer fishing and you don’t want to miss this one. Kelly has spoken to our chapter twice over the last 10 years, both times setting attendance records.
Presented by Skip Morris, fly tyer master and author of 18 books on fly fishing
Expect great photography, tips and techniques you can put to work and some humor as a bonus!
REGISTRATION IS EASY AND REQUIRED.
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