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 Next General Meeting Programs Planned for Upcoming Membership Meetings
Conservation Rod Raffle
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TU at Pawling High School's Earth Day Event - Get Involved page
Blending Your Own Dubbing - Fly Tying page
Looking for a canoe? - see the Forum page
Tiny Flies that Get It Done - Fishing page
AuSable Trip Planned - Fishing Trips page
May 20 Steelhead and salmon guide Loren Williams will talk about fly fishing the Salmon River and a combo with King Salmon "outside of the box."
Unless otherwise indicated Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited general meetings are scheduled for 7:30 pm on the third Monday of each month at the American Legion Hall on Overlook Road in Pougheepsie. Non-members are invited to attend. Directions to the hall are located at the bottom of this page.
May 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 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 fly for April will be the Charlie's Mole Fly.
Programs Planned for Upcoming General Membership Meetings
The June meeting will be a fly tying session. Tyers are asked to bring their own tools and matierials and demonstrate tying their favorite flies. Non-tyers are invitied to come, watch, and ask questions.
The July meeting will be casting in the yard folowed by a swap and shop in the meeting room. Join your fellow members casting on the lawn. Its a good opportunity to ask some of our more experienced casters to help solve some casting problem you may have, or demonstrate the qualities of a new rod that you may have acquired. Bring fishing equipment, fishing books, etc. that you would like to swap or sell. For those that are hungry, hot dogs will be served.
There will be no meeting... go fishing.
Guide Mike Heck will be presenting a South central PA spring creek round-up. He will discuss various spring creeks: Falling Springs, Yellow breeches, Letort and Big Springs; and cover stream tactics, hatches and patterns to match them. He will also bring along his flies and books.
He has been fly fishing the beloved Cumberland Valley streams since boyhood. Once Mike got his PA drivers licenses it was "game on". Days out of school would be spent on the many great spring creeks in the area. Mike was blessed to have been able to learn the art of fly fishing on some of the hardest and most famous spring creeks in the country. He has been doing so for over thirty years. Mike is a graduate of Penn State where he acquired a degree in Forestry.
Mike Heck is the author of, "Spring Creek Strategies" and also helped with, "Tying Dry Flies". He also had articles published in Fly Fisherman, American Angler and Fish and Fly Magazine. Mike has appeared in the TV show, "Road Trip USA", a Discovery channel show that aired across Europe.
Now of days, Mike operates an Orvis Endorsed professional guide service for the Falling Springs, Letort, Yellow Breeches and many other South Central PA trout streams. Mike is an innovative fly tyer with several patterns credited to his name.
Eric Stroup (details not yet available)
Joe Rist, chapter member and licensed guide, will present a program on wade fishing the West Branch of the Delaware.
2013 Conservation Rod Raffle
This years Conservation Rod is an Orvis Access rod, 8 foot and 6 inches, 5 weight, mid flex. It comes with and Orvis Access III large arbor reel with 5 weight floating line and backing. Tickets are a dollar each or 6 for five dollars. They are available from board members, at general meetings, or by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced at the annual Stewardship Dinner on October26.
Cane Rod Building Class Announcement
Have you considered owning a bamboo rod? The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum & Center in Livingston Manor will be holding a rod building class in June 2013. Taught by experienced rod makers the class, the bamboo and tools will be provided along with breakfast and lunch each day, plus accomodations. For further information contact the center at (845) 439-4810. The evenings will be open for fishing on the Willowemoc.
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.