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Calendar of Events for September and October 2016

Fishing outing for Saturday, September 24, 2016, upstate on the Housatonic River is postponed.  At a later date, our trip leader will be Chuck Petruccelli at chuckp@optonline.net .

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.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, October 11, 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, October 18, 2016, 7 PM at Vazzy’s Restaurant on 513 Broadbridge Ave, in Bridgeport, CT.  Our speaker is scheduled to be Paul Dinice.

Fishing outing for Saturday, October 22, 2016 on the Pennfield Reef. Trip leader will be Ed Grzeda, eegrzeda@gmail.com.  More information will be available next month.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, October 25, 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 for July and into August 2016

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, June 28, 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, July 12, 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 is planned for Saturday, July 23, 2016, on the Farmington River has been canceled.  

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, July 26, 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.

Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, August 9th and 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 outing is planned for Saturday, August 20, 2016, on the lower Housatonic River.  Jerry Goldstein will be our team leader.  You may reach Jerry Goldstein for questions or RSVP at jerryg@attygoldstein.com.

Make the Most of Your Fishing Season with Patrick Fowler on April 19th

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Nutmeg TU will hold its monthly meeting at 7 PM at Marissa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St, Trumbull, CT, just South of where I-25 crosses Route 111.

Patrick Fowler will be breaking down the 3 types of streams in CT and the best time of year to fish them.  We will look at specific techniques for each location and the best patterns for each.  Patrick will go over gear specifics as well.  The presentation will focus on CT streams that are accessible to every angler.  After the presentation members will have a much more comprehensive understanding of how to fish CT to make the most out of a season.

Making the most out of your fishing season will cover stocked streams, wild streams, and tail-waters.  The three fundamental types of streams each offer their own unique challenges.  Patrick will focus on when, where and how to fish each stream effectively using a strategy developed specifically for the state of Connecticut.  In addition, he will cover the varying conditions to be expected on Connecticut’s trout streams and how to adjust angling approaches for the day to day fluctuations in trout behavior.

The focus of this presentation is to enable the audience to maximize time on the water.  By knowing what streams to hit when, and knowing how to fish them when you get there, you will cut down on the learning curve and you will have much more productive time on the water.

Patrick has worked for Orvis for over two years and was recently voted onto the Nutmeg TU board as Conservation chair.  He has a Bachelors degree in environmental science with emphasis on wildlife policy and fish biology.  He attended the University of Tasmania Australian Maritime College graduate school in their Aquaculture program with emphasis on salmonid biology and behavior.  A New England native, Patrick has been fly fishing since the age of 12 and has fished extensively throughout the state and beyond.

Published April 2, 2016.

Tuesday Meeting Features Tony Ritter from the Upper Delaware River Area

Delaware river

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Nutmeg TU will hold its monthly meeting at 7PM.  We have a new location at Marissa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St, Trumbull, CT, just South of where I-25 crosses Route 111.  Tony Ritter is going to share some history on the Upper Delaware River that contributed to the creation of the great tailwater fishery.  And he will tell us some of his tips, and techniques to improve our success for fishing this water.  Along the way we will learn some of the best locations and suggested flies that work well.

Tony has operated a driftboat fishing guide service on the Upper Delaware River and West Branch Delaware for twenty-two years. He specializes in wild trout on one of the best tailwater rivers in the United States located in the Catskill / Pocono Regions of New York and Pennsylvania.  He is licensed by the National Park Service, the NYS DEC and the Pennsylvania FBC.  Between his days on the river teaching new clients casting, and making their day one to remember, Tony is also an elected town councilman for the Town of Tusten in Narrowsburg, NY and has chaired the Upper Delaware Council’s Water Use Resource Management Committee since 2011.

The Upper Delaware River is one of the few rivers in the eastern United States that supports a wild trout fishery with both rainbows and browns. It also has an American Shad run in the spring since there are no dams on this river and is free flowing to the ocean for 270 miles. Besides wild trout and shad, Field and Stream magazine has stated that this river also has one of the five best smallmouth rivers in the United States as well as holding an ample supply of walleye.

The Delaware River is located in a beautiful valley located between the Catskills and Poconos and is two hours northwest of New York City.  Deer, turkey, bald eagles, bear, mink, red tail hawks, beavers, and osprey are not uncommon sights while fishing on a river charter throughout the season which runs from April through November.  There is no industry in the river valley thus the water is clean and well oxygenated, resulting in varied hatches of caddis, mayflies and stoneflies for trout to feed on, as well as many more insects and minnows.

His fly patterns, articles, blog and real time river data can be found at:

www.delawareriverfishing.com

www.catskillmountainflies.com

www.gonefishingguideservice.com