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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Connetquot to Reopen - this page
John Waldron Honored - this page
Mile A Minute Vine Discovered in Duchess = Conservation page
Guide 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 and his excellent indicator nymphing techniques to 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 guiding clients on the Salmon River and its tributarles for Great Lakes steelhead he spends much of his free time fishing and exploring the upper Delaware system. In the spring Adam guides for West Branch Anglers in Hancock N.Y. during the April and May time frame.
Connetquot to Reopen
Governor Cuomo has announced that the trout hatchery in Connetquot State Park will reopen.
This park noted for its trout fishing was closed several years ago due to a contamination of IPS, a disease fatal to trout and salmon. The plan is to rebuild the hatchery with trout fishing to begin in late 2016 or early 2017. Those who have fished this Long Island spring creek remember it as the as the "Disneyland of trout fishing" because of the shear number of fish that could be caught in a single day. Click on the link below to read the details:
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.
The November fly is an egg fly, Eggs Over Easy, which is tied by Tim Flagler for Tightline Productions. We've featured this pattern in the past, but with brown trout now spawning and rainbows feeding on their eggs this is a good time to be fishing this easy to tie pattern.
Eggs Over Easy - tied by Tim Flagler
Programs Planned for
Upcoming General Membership Meetings
The December meeting will be our annual Christmas party.
Still to be scheduled:
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.