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Calendar of Events for January and February 2017

The general meeting will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT.  Dick Fincher will discuss the wooden, handmade plugs he creates and sells through Westport-based Phase II Lures when he visits Nutmeg Trout Unlimited Chapter 217.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, January 24, 2017, 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.

A Trip Meetup is planned to The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ, for Sunday  January 29, 2017.  This is the largest all fly-fishing show in the world – Shop and demo all the newest tackle, research your next dream trip, watch tying and casting demos and talk to industry-leading manufacturers and guides.  This is a great way to shake off some cabin fever.  The show is held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ – approximately a 2 hour drive from Fairfield.  Meet at the Fairfield Train Station Commuter Lot (Unquowa Rd) at 10 AM to carpool or just meet at the show.  Admission is $18, parking is free.  Show hours for Sunday are 9:00 A – 4:30 P.  For more information go to www.flyfishingshow.com.  Contact Ed Grzeda at eegrzeda@gmail.com with any questions.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, February 14 and 28, 2017, 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, February 21, 2017 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT. The Speaker will be announced later.

Fly Fishing Film Tour, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, Bow Tie Marquis 16, Trumbull, CT.  Join friends and fellow anglers and conservationists from the Candlewood, Mianus and Nutmeg Chapters of Trout Unlimited for a fun night of fishing films and camaraderie! The Film Tour will be held at the Bow Tie Marquis 16 in Trumbull with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each online or $30 at the door with all proceeds benefitting the conservation and education work of our local Trout Unlimited chapters here in Fairfield County!  Buy Your Tickets Online (The last two years have sold out).

Last year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour event sold out faster than we could have imagined and this year’s screening will be even bigger and better! Be sure to buy your tickets online in advance to guarantee your seat.  If you’ve never been to an “F3T” showing, you’re in for a treat. You will watch dozens of incredibly shot, exciting fishing and conservation films while enjoying a few cold drinks and fun raffles and door prizes.

Be sure to round up your friends and fishing buddies for a fun night out. While tickets may be available at the door the night of the screening, we can’t guarantee anything. Last year we had to turn away dozens of people.

Some films include graphic language and situations which may be inappropriate for younger viewers. Parents are advised to decide whether to bring their fishing-fanatic children to the event.

To get a sense of what you’re in for, click here to watch movie trailers from the tour!

The February Fishing Meetup will be on the Mill river, weather permitting. More Details to follow.The general meeting will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT. The Speaker will be announced later.

 

Dec 20, 2016, Annual Potluck Dinner at Port 5.

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On December 20, 2016, Nutmeg TU will have the Annual Pot Luck dinner and a Fly Tying Contest!  The doors open at 6:45 PM at the Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St, Bridgeport, CT.  Your dish to share needs to feed 6 to 8 and last names beginning with A-F are asked to bring an Appetizer, G-L are asked to bring a Salad, M-R are asked to bring a main dish, S-Z are asked to bring a dessert.  Please RSVP to http://www.nutmegtrout.org/event/december-potluck-dinner-raffles-contests/ so we know how many tables to set up, and how much fly tie materials to provide.  If you have any questions, contact jerryg@attygoldstein.com.  Yes, the cash bar is available for beverages.

Contest Contestants will need to bring their tools and thread.  All the materials for each fly will be provided.  There will be a specific fly for each round of the contest. And there will be prizes for each round of tying.  When you RSVP, let us know if you want to enter the fly tie contest.

There will be silent auctions for various prizes from Orvis, Patagonia, and Complete Angler that include gift cards, Tenkara fishing rod, Winston rod, a local fishing trip with Rich and more. And there will be bucket raffles for gift cards, a fishing vest, Orvis rods, DVDs on fly tying, nymphing techniques, books, flies, and more.  So, bring your cash or check book to take advantage of these great prizes. Or, mail in your check to our treasurer at Nutmeg Chapter Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 1594, Fairfield, CT 06825

 

Underwater Photography and FlyFishing Gear with Jerry Goldstein

jerry-fluke-fishing-002 If you ever wanted to peek below the surface of the water and get a photo or video of fish in their natural state this month’s Nutmeg Trout presentation is for you.  Nutmeg Trout Co-President Jerry Goldstein, will be presenting his well-received Underwater Photography presentation at the November 15 Nutmeg Trout meeting.  Using relatively inexpensive digital extreme underwater cameras that can be fully outfitted for about $150.00 you can take awesome underwater pictures and videos, bringing home your fishing experience.

While Goldstein has only been fishing a few years, he has taken to it avidly.  Goldstein enjoys fly and spin fishing for bass, salt water fishing on the Long Island Sound, angler kayaking in many of Connecticut lakes and rivers, and travels all over the state fly fishing.  When he is not fishing, or spending time with his family, Goldstein runs a successful law practice out of Shelton, CT.  For over 28 years Goldstein has been protecting the rights of his clients in the Connecticut courts.  In his spare time, he also enjoys computers, music, and, mostly, being with his wife and son.

Along with the Underwater Photography presentation Goldstein is also giving a short presentation on Outfitting Yourself to Fly Fish & Angler Kayak Inexpensively.  Like any hobby fly fishing’s and kayaking’s costs can add up.  You can go out and buy a $400 to $1,000 fishing rod but, if you are just taking on the hobby or wanting to introduce a friend or family member, that price may be way too steep.  Goldstein will be teaching those attending how to find cost effective alternatives to the big price tagged fishing gear.

Kayaking adds an extra dimension to fishing that allows you to venture far beyond where waders let you venture.  You can spend thousands outfitting yourself for kayak fishing or find out what inexpensive alternatives are out there by coming to this presentation on Tuesday November 15, 2017 at 7 pm at Port 5 Navel Veterans Hall, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT.  Pizza will be sold along with a cash bar.  Bring a friend and share the fun.

Calendar of Events for November 2016

Our Nutmeg Chapter outing for planting native shrubs on the Mill River is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Meet us after 8:30 AM on Congress St in Easton/Fairfield just East of the Sport Hill Rd (CT Route 59) and the Merritt parkway interchange.  Bring your shovel, work gloves, water, wear clothing appropriate for the weather and boots for the soft sand or mud areas. We are adding the rest of the plants in the area that we planted in the Spring.  Contact Phil Jacques if you have questions at apjacques@optimum.net. Everyone is welcome and we need your energy!

Fishing outing is planned for Sunday, November 6th, after a visit to Art of the Angler in Danbury, CT, area.  Our trip leaders are David Ader at dader1776@gmail.com, Ed Grzeda at eegrzeda@hotmail.com, Rich Rosen at rhrosen@aol.com.  Meet at the TU booth at Art of the Angler at noon or meet at Devil’s Glen Park, 150-164 Valley Forge Rd, Weston, about 12:30 to 12:45 pm.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, November 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.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

The General meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7 PM at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, CT.  Jerry Goldstein is to be our speaker and he is going to share information on underwater photography as well as tips on how to outfit yourself for fishing without spending your whole paycheck. Yes, there will be pizza and a cash bar.

A Fishing outing is planned for Saturday, November 19th with the Mianus Chapter on the Naugatuck River for Atlantic Salmon and a cookout near Campville, CT.  Contact Jeff Yates of Mianus TU, jyates@mianustu.org., or 203-216-7078.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, November 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.  Everyone is welcome, beginners are encouraged to attend.  Vises, tools and materials are available if needed.

Fly Tying at Chuck’s, Tues evening, December 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.