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Yates to explain winter fly fishing


Guide, author and Trout Unlimited leader Jeff Yates will describe how to safely and comfortably enjoy fly fishing during the winter at the next regular meeting of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

YATES-JAN-2013-WALKINGThe meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m., at Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave. in Black Rock.

President of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, board member of Friends of Mianus River Park, life member of Trout Unlimited and the Housatonic Fly Fishers Association, Jeff is also a member of the American Museum of Fly Fishing and the Catskills Fly Fishing Center and Museum. When he’s not guiding or fishing, Yates is leading river restoration projects or planning fishing and conservation events and clinics.

Information can be found at www.flyfishingct.com, or on Twitter and Facebook.

Next meeting Jan. 21 at new site

TU-BCCThe January meeting of Nutmeg TU Chapter 217 will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave. in Black Rock. The center is less than ¾ of a mile from Fayerweather Yacht Club, also in Black Rock.

Entrances to Burroughs Community Center are located off Fairfield Avenue and Ellsworth Street. Off-street parking, illuminated and monitored by video, is available.

The meeting will be held in the lower level of Burroughs Community Center.

As Jan. 21 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, time will be taken to honor and reflect upon Dr. King’s life and work.

Permanent sites for board and regular meetings is being sought, and feedback about holding future meetings at Burroughs Community Center is needed from members to help in that selection.