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 Fix the Clean Water Act - Conservation page
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When Drag Is Desirable - Fishing page
Caddis Pupa... What Color and What Size? - Fishing page
The July meeting will be our annual casting and swap & shop meeting. If you feel you could improve your casting take the opportunity to cast with experienced casters and work out the kinks. If you've got a rod you'd like to demonstrate, bring it along. Also, if you have equipment, books, materials and such that you'd like to sell or trade bring that along too. We will have the usual fly of the month to raffle off.
July 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.
This month's fly is Fran Better's Ausable Wulff. This fly is one of the best attractor patterns around which can pull trout up to the surface when other patterns aren't producing. It was designed for the rock strewn tumbling streams of the Adirondacks so it floats really well, and it imitates a range of insects.
Programs Planned for Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Summer Recess - There will be no board or general meeting in August.
Scheduled for this fall:
Ed Ostapczuk will give a presentation based upon a book I 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.