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Nutmeg TU visits the Church Pool

Josh Lockwood, grandson of Nutmeg TU member Phil Jacques, landed this fish, held by Nutmeg TU member Dave Edgeworth, who guided the recent trip to the Farmington.

Nutmeg TU member Dave Edgeworth recently led a trip to the Farmington River, starting at the famous Church Pool.

Josh Lockwood, grandson of Nutmeg TU member Phil Jacques, landed an 18-inch trout with a hook jaw, estimated to weigh about 2 pounds.

More outings on the Farmington are coming soon.

Nutmeg visits Limestone Club

Nutmeg TU held its annual trip to the Limestone Club in Canaan, Conn., Wednesday, May 23.

Nutmeg TU held its annual trip to the Limestone Club in Canaan, Conn., Wednesday, May 23.

Thanks to Limestone Trout Club for hosting Nutmeg Trout Unlimted’s annual day of fishing the Limestone ponds. A great time was had by everyone.

Special thanks to our Limestone host Dean Keister, who also put on a fish feeding demonstration to show us how they keep the trout at Limestone healthy and fed in still water ponds.

Tristan Wilgan is hooked up during Nutmeg TU's annual visit to the Limestone Club Wednesday, May 23.

Tristan Wilgan is hooked up during Nutmeg TU’s annual visit to the Limestone Club Wednesday, May 23.

Also thanks to our lunchtime chef, Ken Sabol, both of Limestone and a member of Nutmeg Trout Unlimited, for a great meal.

The annual Limestone Trout Club trip is always well attended and highly anticipated and enjoyed. Limestone Trout Club is a great bargain to join for those looking to fish big trout. For more information and to check out their new and massively informative website go to www.LimestoneTroutClub.com.

If you missed Nutmeg member Ed Grzeda’s expert angling techniques at Limestone yesterday you can get another chance to learn from him this Saturday. Ed will be leading our fishing for stripers on the Housatonic this Saturday at 11 a.m. off the Audubon Center at Milford Point. For more information on joining this trip, and to sign up, go to http://www.nutmegtrout.org/fish-lower-housy-saturday/.

Nutmeg demos casting, awards rod at Monroe derby

Nutmeg TU members attended the 15th annual Monroe Police Fishing Derby Saturday, May 16, at Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park.

After Monroe Police awarded prizes to the kids who caught fish, the chapter held a drawing for a fly fishing combo. Jerry Goldstein presented the prize to the winners, the Gordon Family of Monroe.

Fred Lord led a fly casting demonstration, giving some hands-on instruction toAngelo Palange and Angelo Palange, Jr.

Nutmeg TU members and participants watch Fred Lord demonstrate fly casting at the 15th annual Monroe Police Children’s Fishing Derby.

 

Learn to fly fish for shad May 15

Sonny Yu will explain catching shad with a fly rod at the next meeting of Nutmeg TU Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Briidgeport.

Sonny Yu will explain catching shad with a fly rod at the next meeting of Nutmeg TU Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Briidgeport.

Sonny Yu will share his passion for Fly Fishing for American Shad at the next open meeting of the Nutmeg Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Port 5, 69 Brewster St., Bridgeport.

The talk is open to anglers of all styles, spin or fly, and one need not be a Trout Unlimited member to attend.

The annual American Shad run is historic in Connecticut and many anglers look forward to it each spring. The shad swim up the Connecticut River and its tributaries and anglers await opportunities to hook into these aggressive fish which would test their backing.

Sonny grew up fishing, and his love for the sport brought him to the Chicopee River in Western Massachusetts, where he encountered fly fishing and American shad. He purchased a fly rod combo, slowly learned the essentials of fly fishing, and never looked back.

Sonny has written an ebook to share his passion to chase American Shad with the fly rod. His ebook contains all the essential information which includes detailed instructions and maps to successfully catch shad with a single-handed or two-handed fly rod. In addition to his ebook, Sonny also offer shad flies and guide service during the shad run, and enjoys introducing others to the fishery.

At the end of the presentation, Sonny will hold a free drawing and one lucky angler will have a chance to win a copy of his ebook and a half dozen shad flies.

More information about Sonny Yu and his fishing adventures can be found through his website, http://www.flyfishingshad.blogspot.com./