Last night a contingent of Eugene anglers and conservationists from the Caddis Fly Shop and Trout Unlimited Chapter 678 traveled to Portland to support the Flyfishers Club of Oregon annual auction. The event raised money for the grant given to the McKenzie-Upper Willamette Trout Unlimited — $5000 funding of the McKenzie River hatchery trout removal study.
A big thank you to Kathy McCartney for the wooden fly box, and Mark Lipchick and Monica Mullen for donating flies. The Caddis Fly filled the rest of the box with flies from the shop and the box was donated to raise funds for the auction, along with a full-day guided trip on the McKenzie with two nights lodging donated by Chris.
The McKenzie River was the theme of the evening, with gorgeous etched wine bottles for auction, featuring our special redside rainbow trout. Special thanks to Joe Palanuk and the FCO for getting us involved, helping us land the funding for this year’s event, and bringing the cause of native McKenzie River Redsides to the Portland community.