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Paul Dinice will Speak at the October Meeting

Paul Dinice will share his expertise on Fly Fishing for Stripers on the Housatonic at the next meeting of Nutmeg Trout Unlimited Chapter 217 on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The meeting will be held at The Original Vazzy’s, 513 Broadbridge Road, Bridgeport, and is open to the public.  Pizza and a cash bar are available.

Dinice, 62, is a lifelong Derby resident who began spin fishing and fly fishing at a very early age, thanks to an uncle who took all the family kids fishing on his one day off a week. In 1980 Dinice’s fishing focus turned exclusively to fly fishing. In 1985 he made his first foray into salt water fly fishing.

He is a member of virtually every fly fishing club and organization in Connecticut and involved in environmentally based organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Connecticut Audubon Society, and the Coastal Conservation Association. His home organization is the Housatonic Fly Fisherman’s Association, and for 35 years he has written the Fly of the Month for the HFFA newsletter and website. His closer crab” pattern appeared in the 2012 Winter edition Fly Tyer Magazine.

Dinice contributed photographs and writings about fishing the Housatonic to the book Over-Winter Striper Secrets by Capt. Al Anderson. He has also organized numerous small fly fishing expos in Connecticut. Dinice is a member of the Derby Inland Wetlands Commission and has been employed by the Town of Orange as the Zoning Administrator for the past 36 years.

The Oct. 18 presentation to Nutmeg TU will focus on the Housatonic River. Learn how an angler can catch trophy trout at the foot of the Berkshires, then travel an hour south to the river mouth between Stratford and Milford and catch striped bass the same day. The slide show covers fishing locations on the “lower” Housy from the Ousatonic Dam in Derby to the Long Island Sound. Dinice will cover river access points, fishing gear, flies/baitfish imitations, fishing techniques, and an array of photos of successful fishermen. He will have a limited number of  A Guide to Stripers n the Housatonic.cape-cod-8-12-to-8-16-b-019

Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited 217 encompasses Fairfield, Westport, Weston, Easton,  Redding, Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford and Shelton. Its mission is to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, particularly in local rivers such as the Saugatuck, Mill, Aspetuck, Pequonnock and Farmill. More information can be found at nutmegtrout.org.

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 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 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.