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Spin and fly tips coming Feb. 19

Tristan WilganTristan Wilgan of Tristan’s Fishing Guide Service will share tips both spin and fly fishermen can use on local rivers at the next meeting of Nutmeg TU on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport.

The meeting will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a fly tying demonstration by Erick Peterson. (Click here for more.)

A sophomore at Western Connecticut State University, Tristan puts clients on trout on rivers around Fairfield County, as well as the Farmington and the Housatonic. He guides for Housatonic River Outfitters and also leads spin and fly fishing trips for smallmouth bass on the Housy.

Click here to watch an interview with Tristan on Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network, which was hosted by Nutmeg TU members John Kovach. The video starts 1:22 in.

Nutmeg Chapter 217 of Trout Unlimited meets the third Tuesday of each month from September to May at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport, Conn. Meetings are open to all. Pizza is available and drinks may be purchased from Port 5. There is no charge for admission.

 

Zambello to share tips on fishing New England’s seasons

Lou Zambello will discuss “Tactics to Successfully Fly Fish each of the Northern New England Seasons” at the March 18 meeting of Nutmeg TU.

Maine guide and author Lou Zambello will travel to Connecticut Tuesday, March 18, to discuss “Tactics to Successfully Fly Fish each of the Northern New England Seasons” at the next meeting of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Port 5 Naval Veterans, 69 Brewster St., in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Like all Nutmeg TU meetings, Zambello’s talk is open to the public.

Zambello recently published a book, “Flyfishing Northern New England’s Seasons,” available at amazon.com.

Zambello has fly fished northern New England for more than 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide for over 10 years, guiding primarily in the Rangeley area.

He worked at LL Bean for more than 14 years and got the opportunity to fish with and learn from a number of fly fishing legends, such as Dave Whitlock and Dick Talleur.

He has traveled throughout the United States and the world to pursue his passion including Labrador, Newfoundland, Russia, the Bahamas, the Southeast U.S., Southwest U.S., Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and other destinations.

Lou writes a monthly column for the Maine Sportsman magazine and will soon appear in other fly fishing magazines.

He has several other book projects in the works including a how-to catch trophy brook trout book.

Lou has been fortunate enough to catch a number of salmonids exceeding 8 pounds, including brook trout, Atlantic salmon, brown trout, steelhead and rainbow trout.

Lou’s wife, Lindsey, and their three children all fly fish.

More information about Lou Zambello can be found at http://www.mainelyflyfishing.com.

Information about Nutmeg TU Chapter 217 can be found at nutmegtrout.org.