he 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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March 17 Tom Gilmore, author and fly fisherman will present a program entitled "Fly Fisher's Guide to the Big Apple, Great Waters Within a 150 mile of New York City. Tom is a dedicated environmentalist and is a former president of the New Jersey Audubon Society. He resides in Pennsylvania. He will take an in depth look at favorite streams in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Gilmore has fly fished extensively in both fresh and salt water, is an author of a number of fly fishing books and has been a contributer to a number of fly fishing magazines. He has given presentations to numerous TU chapters.
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.
March 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 this month is the Bird's Nest, an old fly introduced in the fifties that remains productive and for that reason it continues to be tied. It is neither a nymph nor a wet fly but something in between, a hybrid.
Programs Planned for Upcoming General Membership Meetings
Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall a researcher with the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies will present a program discussing the impact of antibacterials on our waterways. In particular, her research has identified Triclosan as the driving force in the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers. She has noted that triclosan disrupts aquatic life by changing native bacterial communities and is linked to the rise of resistant bacteria. Dr. Rosi-Marashall has an artificial indoor stream which she employs to support her studies. Many of us have probably heard some vague comments about this issue and this presentation should help provide a better understand it.
Chuck Williams will provide a presentation on fishing in Yellowstone National Park, particularly with respect to fishing Slough Creek. Chuck is a retired architect and a licensed NY State Guide who fishes around a hundred days per year. Locally he fishes Croton Watershed, the Housatonic, the Willowemoc, the Beaverkill, both Branches of the Delaware, and Ausable in the Adirondacks. While he is primarily a dry fly fisherman he fishes nymphs about 30% of the time. The first part of his presentation will be a movie of his last trip, and then he will discuss how to plan a trip, making reservations, how to get there, and where and when to go. Chuck emphasizes that this is not a luxury trip with the main expense being the trip out there and the car rental.
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.