The mission of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds.
"Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself." -Art Neumann,TU Founding Member,1959
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Your Help is Needed to Protect the Delaware Fishery:
Twice in the past two months, severe reductions in releases from Cannonsville Reservoir have resulted in abnormally low flows and large sections of dry riverbed on the Upper Delaware River. River management must be improved to prevent this situation from recurring in the future. By clicking on the link below, please take action to encourage the decision-makers in New York State, New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to find solutions that benefit the health of the Delaware River and its outstanding trout fishery
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Wet Flies - Beyond the Swing - Fishing page
Our next general meeting will be on November 16. Our guest speaker will be George Daniel. George began fly fishing at age 6 while growing up in Potter County, PA and credits Joe Humphreys for the bulk of his knowledge along with many national and international fly fishing professionals. He has been seen on ESPN and OLN while competing in the Great Outdoor Games and the Fly Fishing Masters. George is a two time US Fly Fishing Champion and a former member of Fly Fishing Team USA. He is employed by the TCO State College Fly Shop. He authored the book "Dynamic Nymphing" and presented a program on that subject to our chapter several years ago. He has recently completed a book on streamer fishing which will be the subject of his presentation.
November's Fly of the Month
In keeping with the subject of this month's guest speaker our fly will be a streamer, the Clouser Deep Minnow which is generally just referred to as a "Clouser." Designed by Bob Clouser around 1987 to use for small mouth bass fishing on the Susquehenna River of Pennsylvania, this pattern is today one of the most-imitated and most-used flies in saltwater, and has also inspired freshwater versions for bigger trout. The original Clouser Deep Minnow evolved from traditional bucktail streamers. The Name Clouser Deep Minnow was coined by Lefty Kreh, who claims to have caught over 87 species of game fish on this pattern.
At most general meetings we feature a "fly of the month" and everyone is encouraged to participate. By going to the page entitled "Flies and Fly Tying" you will find a recipe for the fly including any special tying instructions. Bring in at least two and you will receive a raffle ticket for each fly. Those who have not tied a fly for the raffle can purchase tickets for a dollar a piece. The winning ticket gets half of all the flies submitted while the other half is retained by the chapter.
Clouser Minnow tied by Tim Flagler
Fly Tying Stuff Needed
The MHTU is in need of restocking the supplies for its fly tying school. Before we end up spending money we thought we’d first solicit donations from members. So, please look through your collections of fly tying supplies and see if you have any of the following items that you’d be willing to give to the chapter to be used in future fly tying classes.
- Hackle Pliers
- 8/0 and 6/0 tying thread in black, pale yellow/cream, brown, gray
- Hooks – dry fly and nymph #12 and #14, streamer #10
- Bobbin Threaders
- Head Cement
- Tinsel – oval and flat, gold and silver
- Buck Tails – black, yellow, red
Your donations will be appreciated and will enable to Chapter to reserve more money for conservation efforts while ensuring that an adequate stock of materials for future fly tyers is on hand. There will be a collection box at the membership meetings where you will be able to drop off your donations.
Programs Planned for
Upcoming General Membership Meetings
November 16 - Guide George Daniel will present a program on streamer fishing
December 21 - Annual Christmas party
January 18 - Guide Rod Rohrbach will present "Techniques for Tough Trout"
Chapter meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the American Legion Post 1302, 55 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. 845 471-4641
From the east or westoff Rt 44, turn left from the east, or turn right from the west, at the light near the Purple Parlor Car Wash. Go 2/10 mile on Overlook Road then take the first right onto Old Degarmo Road, follow and follow it a short distance, the Legion is on the left behind the softball field.
From the west off Rt 44, go 4/10 mile past the light at Adams Fairacre Farm. At the light by the Purple Parlor Car Wash turn right. Follow same directions above after turning onto Overlook Road.
For a expanded view of the area see the map below.