General Membership Special Meeting: March 23, 2017

We are privileged to have Elke Littleleaf join us to discuss fishing the Deschutes and more significantly the issues affecting the River’s future.  We also have a very short business matter which amends the Chapter bylaws to reflect our name change to Deschutes Redbands. See our updated chapter bylaws at the link below.
PDF iconDeschutes TU Bylaws - Redbands.pdf

All TU members and the general public are invited.

Elke Littleleaf owns Littleleaf Guide Service with his wife Alysia. They are members of the Warm Springs Tribe and guide the 39 miles of the Deschutes which borders the reservation. Elke and Alysia have built a national reputation as fishing and river guides specializing in steelhead and redside fishing “on our side”.  Elke will share information on flies and techniques including the infamous “bow cast” which is a must for all salmon fly fanatics facing overhanging trees and no room to backcast.

More to the point…TU is a conservation organization. Elke is a tireless conservationist on issues affecting the protection of the Deschutes and Columbia River Gorge. We will hear his perspectives on stewardship of the River and his experiences in opposing Nestle’s water bottling project and oil/coal trains along the Deschutes and in the Gorge. Elke and Alysia also went to North Dakota, participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest. He walks his talk and we look forward to an informative discussion with Elke.   

All are invited, refreshments will be served.  Hollinshead Barn is located at 1235 NE Jones Road 97701 in Bend.  For more information contact Herb Blank at 541-312-2568.