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European Nymphing simplified, Membership meeting September 20, 2016.

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European Nymphing has become very popular as of late. With all the different styles out there it can be confusing on what you need and how to get started. Shawn Kelly from Orvis Darien will be discussing the best tactics to use to get out on the water and be effective immediately. After a two-year journey of just “Euro Nymphing” he has learned what the essentials are for this style of fly fishing.

Shawn began fly fishing at a young age, chasing trout on the waters of Connecticut and New York. With the help of a local pro shop, Shawn ventured into saltwater fly fishing, and his passion for both sports hasn’t stopped growing. Shawn enjoys fishing the waters of Long Island, Westchester, lower Fairfield County, and upstate New York. Shawn comes to Orvis Darien from Orvis Yonkers, where he holds the position of Fishing Manager.

Join us at 7 P.M. in Vazzy’s Restaurant at 513 Broadbridge Rd, Bridgeport, CT, for pizza and our September speaker.

Calendar of Events for August and September 2016

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, August 23rd, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.

Fishing on Saturday August 13th is free if you obtain your one-day license from DEEP.  Yes, the one-day license is Free.  Obtain a license here: https://www.ct.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales

Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, August 20, 2016, on the upper Housatonic River.  You can join in the bass fishing fun as suggested by Jerry Goldstein by registering at the Minus River Chapter site: Mianus Trip http://www.mianustu.org/upcomingevents/chaptercalendar.html

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, September 13, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

The general meeting will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7 PM at Vazzy’s Restaurant at 513 Broadbridge Rd, Bridgeport, CT 06610.

Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, September 24, 2016, upstate on the Housatonic River.  Our trip leaders will be Chuck Petruccelli at chuckp@optonline.net or Dave Ader at dader1776@gmail.com or Dave Edgeworth at eggsofan@hotmail.com.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, September 27, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events, fishing and tying.

A Fishing Meetup is planned for Sunday, Feb 21, 2016.  Meet at the pull-off parking area near Park Ave and Buck Hill Rd, Easton, at 10 AM. Bring your small stream fishing gear, water, snacks, and dress appropriately.  Contact Chuck Petrucelli for questions at chuckp@optonline.net .

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, Feb 23, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, March 8, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

TU Nutmeg meeting, Tues, March 15, 2016, 7 PM at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT.  Our speaker will be announced before the meeting.

First Annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo, March 19th, 2016:  Long Island and Art Flick Chapters of TU, in partnership with the Long Island Fly Rodders, the Salty Fly Rodders, River Bay Outfitters and The Fisherman Magazine, are conducting the 1st Annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo on March 19th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn – Plainview, Long Island, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY 11803.  The event will include many fly tyers, guides, outfitters and manufacturers, along with presentations & films on fly fishing and fly casting.  Admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children under 18 with a paid adult.  For additional information, call Paul McCain, Expo Coordinator, at 516-415-7748.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, March 22, 2016, 7 PM Trumbull.  Contact Chuck MacMath at cmacmath59@yahoo.com .  The fly tying group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per session to cover the cost of materials.  Email Chuck with questions or additional information.  All are welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fishing outing by RSVP on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  The club will return to Limestone Trout Club for a full day with lunch included this year for $30.  Contact Rich Rosen at RHRosen@aol.com for questions and to reserve your spot.  Only 30 spots are available.

 

Landing big steelheads and browns

Derrick Kirkpatrick

Derrick Kirkpatrick of CTFishguides will give a presentation on fly fishing for large brown trout and steelhead in New York and Pennsylvania at the next regular meeting of Nutmeg TU Chapter 217 on Tuesday, Octt. 16.

The talk will cover proper dress and equipment, as well as the techniques needed to have a successful lake tributary outing.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Fayerweather Yacht Club, 51 Brewster St. in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Free pizza.

Derrick’s background includes working for the Orvis Company and Cabelas.

He is pro-staffed by Hatch, Sage, Reddington, Rio, Hardy/Greys, St. Croix and Simms.

He attended Colorado guide school at the number one endorsed guide school in the country.  He also writes bi-weekly columns for The Fisherman magazine and has appeared in other magazines.