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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 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.

Fishing the Housatonic River with Rob Nicholas

November 12, 2015.  Nutmeg TU will hold its meeting at 7 PM on Tues, Nov 15, at Port 5.

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Since 1993, Rob Nicholas (owner / head guide) has been guiding and teaching the sport of fly fishing to all skill levels from beginner to expert on both the Housatonic and Farmington rivers, as well as some lesser known, smaller streams. Rob is a full time guide on the Housatonic and has over 30 years of fly fishing knowledge and experience here in the Northeast, western states, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina.  Rob became a Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructor in 1993.  While usually the dry fly enthusiast, Rob is also well versed in nymphing and streamer techniques during non-hatch periods.  He has tied some of his own flies specifically designed for the fishing the Housatonic and Farmington Rivers.

Rob is going to share some of his knowledge about fishing the Housatonic at our general meeting at 7 PM on Tues, November 15, at Port Five, 69 Brewster St, Bridgeport, CT.

From Ron Merly’s desk, October

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19 inch wild Housatonic Brown Trout

The fishing in both the fresh and salt water has been consistently in consistent. With the constant high pressure, no rain and not much barometric fluctuation, the fish and the fishing has been a bit unpredictable. Out in the salt, anglers are having great days with the false albies and the stripers…. other days, nothing in sight. Blackfishing has been a bit better. Very little consistency out there.

In the streams, the Housy, Farmington and Mill Rivers are really the only fishable streams as everything else is dried up. We are currently suffering more than a 6 inch deficit in our rainfall for the year and the Housatonic is dropping quickly. The Naugatuck River has been stocked with salmon but with no water, it’s not much of a challenge.

Hopefully, we’ll soon get the much needed rain.

Ron M.