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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Our speaker this month is Henry Ramsey of Ramsey Flies. Henry lives in Pennsylvania and has been involved with fly fishing for 35 years. He is a is a guide, a custom fly tier and designer, an author, instructor, and photographer. His presentatation will be "Matching Major Eastern Hatches, New Patterns for Selective Trout" which is also the title of one of his books published by Stackpole / Headwater Books and released in January 2011.
Henry will arrive at 6:30, an hour before the usual start time, to tie some of his patterns.
John Waldron to be Honored
Long time chapter member to be awarded the Lee Wulff Conservation Award by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center. Click on the link below for details and also see photo of the arwards ceremony.
At most general meetings we feature a "fly of the month" and everyone is encouraged to participate. By going to the 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.
This month's fly is the October Caddis Soft Hackle. This caddis fly is the last major caddis hatch of th year. Its a big bug deserves to be your fly box if you plan to be on the stream during the coming weeks.
October Caddis Soft Hackle
Programs Planned for Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Adam Franceschini will discuss fly fishing in Alaska.
Adam is a year-round Professional Guide, and spends his summers guiding for Tikchik Narrows Lodge located in Bristol Bay Alaska. Over the past seven years he has used his boat handling skills, as well as his excellent indicator nymphing techniques, to help him catch some of Alaska's massive leopard rainbow trout. He Joined the Orvis field and product testing team in 2009. Moving back to the Northeast in 2009 Adam served as head guide for Housatonic river Outfitters the past 4 years. As well as spending late fall days guding clients on the Salmon river and its tributareys for great lake steelhead. While spending most off days fishing and exploring the upper Dleawere system. Adam now guides for West Branch Anglers in Hancok N.Y. April-May and returning in the fall.
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Ed Ostapczuk will give a presentation based upon a book he wrote entitled Ramblings of a Charmed Circle Flyfisher which relates stories about the Catskills based upon his fishing these streams since 1969 and also includes Cecil Heacox’s Outdoor Life articles on the "Charmed Circle." He will touch upon fishing these streams, and especially the Esopus Creek which is five minutes from from his home. Ed has been a member of TU since 1969 and was one of the founding members of Midhudson TU.
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.