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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Recently Added Articles / Changes
G. Hogweed Eradication Progress - Conservation page (be sure to read this)
Some Featured Auction Items Added - Stewardship Dinner page
The Correct Way to Release Trout - Fishing Page
Fishing Wet Flies - Fishing page
Stewardship Dinner Planned for March 27th - Stewardship Dinner page
Youth Opportunites for 2015 - Youth page
Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock Program for 2015 - Youth page
Video of BOJC weekend - Youth page (within BOJC announcement)
Frank DeGrazio is a licensed New York State fishing guide and an avid fly angler. For about last 20 years the Croton Watershed has been his home waters, especially the East and West Branches of the Croton River. He is a guide and fly tier for The Angler's Den fly shop in Pawling, New York. He loves to fly fish for a variety of species and is often found chasing trout, salmon, steelhead, carp, stripers, and bass just to name a few. Frank enjoys traveling around New York and New England fishing a great deal in fresh or saltwater from the shore or his kayak. He is also known as "Hendrickson Spinner," and is an active contributor to a variety of fly fishing social media outlets including his new venture on www.theflypatch.com. He has written fly fishing articles for Live The Wildlife TV Show’s online magazine. His website is www.hendricksonspinnerflyfishing.com. He is a high school special education teacher by trade, which provides him with lots of time to fish and pass on his knowledge to others.
Frank's presentation will cover the Croton Watershed focusing on the East Branch of the Croton and the West Branch below Croton Falls Reservoir. He will also touch upon a few of the other rivers that are all a short distance away. Frank has developed and used many successful seasonal “go to flies” that he will share during the presentation. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about one of Southeastern New York’s little treasures.
Fly of the Month
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.
Recently we've seen several flies which use the color purple. While I cant think of may fly that is actually colored purple I have read that this color sometimes appears to attract trout when the usual colors aren't garnering any interest. You might want to try this one.
Programs Planned for
Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Tom Gilmore will present a Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwaters, Great Trout Waters from Maine to Georgia. He will introduce you to the "world-class" tailwaters located close to all of our major eastern cities from Maine to Georgia. You will discover that you don’t have to get on a plane to fly to the Rockies or even more exotic destinations to tackle trophy trout. His program will reveal where to find them practically in your own backyard.
During his research, Gilmore explored over one hundred eastern tailwaters and selected the top 40 which he felt were truly "world-class." He shares the secrets, hotspots, hatches, and areas of easy access to the East’s best tailwaters. Tom has first-hand fishing knowledge of each river and information from his detailed stream logs, stretching back over four decades. He shares his experiences, anecdotes, detailed descriptions, as well as tips and tactics from regional experts for fly fishing success on tailwaters.
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.