Paul Dinice will give a presentation, Fly Fishing for Stripers on the Housatonic, at the Milford Point Coastal Center on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The cost is $8 for CAS members, $10 for non-members. Payment may be made the day of the presentation by cash or check.

The classroom is limited to 50 seats. Space may be reserved by calling the Milford Point Coastal Center at  203-878-7440.

“The Housatonic is a very unique and beautiful river,” Dinice said. “Where else can you catch trophy trout at the foot of the Berkshires and then travel an hour south to the river mouth at Stratford/Milford and catch striped bass all in the same day.

Dinice is a 64-year-old resident of Derby who began spin fishing and fly fishing at a very early age. He lives close to the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers and has been exclusively fly fishing since 1980. He is a member of several environmental organizations, including Trout Unlimited and the Connecticut Audubon Society. He is also a member of the Derby Inland Wetlands Commission and has been employed by the Town of Orange as zoning administrator for the past 38 years.

His “home” club/organization is the Housatonic Fly Fisherman’s Association. For the past 35 years he has written “Fly of the Month” section of the HFFA newsletter and website.

He has contributed to a book entitled “Over-Winter Striper Secrets” by Captain Al Anderson. His contributions included photographs and writings which were incorporated in the section on fishing the Housatonic.

His “closer crab” pattern appeared in the 2012 Winter edition Fly Tyer Magazine. Dinice has organized numerous small fly fishing expos in Connecticut.  

This presentation will cover:

  • Fishing locations on the “lower” Housatonic, from the Derby dam to Long Island Sound
  • River access points
  • Fishing gear
  • Flies, bait, and fish imitations
  • Fishing techniques
  • Photos of successful fishermen  

He will also hand out a limited number of “A Guide to Stripers n the Housatonic”.

The Coastal Center will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m. April 22.






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