Please join us for this informative presentation.
Our March meeting presenter will be Lou Zambello. Lou is a guide, instructor, writer, speaker and columnist from Maine. His presentation is titled, “How to catch trophy wild and native brook trout”. His latest books are, Fly fishing northern New England seasons, and Fly fishing guide to northern New England. His website is www.mainelyflyfishing.com.
Please join us for this informative presentation.
Bill Keister to be February Speaker with a program on Lake Fishing for Trout, Strategies and Tactics
At our February meeting, Bill Keister will present his program on Lake Fishing for Trout, Strategies and Tactics
Bill is a Federation of Fly Fishers certified Master Casting Instructor . He ties his own flies and makes most of his fly rods. He has caught trout and salmon in Labrador, Newfoundland, Kamchatka, the Kola Peninsula, Alaska, Chile and three additional Canadian provinces and fifteen US states. Each spring he catches 200-300 fish nymphing on Connecticut’s Salmon River.
For a stream angler Lakes can be a mystery. If you can read the water streams have a lot to tell you. Lakes tend to keep their secrets. But there are ways to crack the code. The presentation is based on experience gathered in trout lakes in Connecticut and Vermont as well as wild lakes in Argentina and Chile. The roles of a trout as both predator and prey and its effect on angling approaches will be discussed. Where trout are likely to be found in lakes based on season time of day and light conditions is covered. Methods for getting a fly to these locations will be discussed. Finally flies and equipment will be covered.
Please join us on February 12th for this great program. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
Informative Presentation for January Meeting! "Dam Removal - The Challenges of Restoring Fish Passage - Opportunities within the Quinnipiac River Watershed "
Phil Moreschi is a partner in the engineering firm of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., with headquarters at 146 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT 06040, and offices in New England, South Carolina, Virginia and New York. He is a civil engineer with 36 years of experience working in the water resources field, with over 34 of those years in the area of water resources engineering. As the Chief Wetland Engineer at the CT DEP and then the Principal Engineer in charge of Connecticut’s Dam Safety Program he was responsible for establishing a wide range of water resources regulatory policy in Connecticut.,
Phil will talk about Dam Removal in general, the challenges and the measures to address the challenges. He will provide some case studies to give you a sense of how these projects can vary, and also talk about fish passage on the Quinnipiac and the dams that remain on the main stem and the major tributaries.
Please join us on January 8th for our regular monthly meeting and this informative presentation.
Happy Holidays! This is just a quick reminder that we don't have a December meeting. Please look forward to information on what's happening in January. Stop back soon for info!
Tonight we will have a presentation on wild trout by Steve Culton. See: http://www.flyaddict.com/forums/showthread.php?8152-Stalking-Wild-Trout-on-Connecticut-s-Small-Streams-by-Steve-Culton.
Starting in September our membership meetings will be held at the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association building at 540 Oregon Road in Meriden. We will also be changing the day of our meetings to the second Thursday of the month.
This move will provide our chapter the opportunity to partner with QRWA in youth education and environmental initiatives. For 30 years the QRWA has worked to conserve the Quinnipiac River and its watershed through education & outreach, advocacy, science & monitoring, conservation & restoration, and recreation & public access. The QRWA is currently sponsoring two trout in the classroom tanks and has plans for more youth education activities.
Another benefit is that their newly renovated building is located on Hanover pond and adjacent to the Quinnipiac River. This will provide fishing opportunities for our members before the meetings. Also the date change will allow our members to attend fly tying classes with the Housatonic Fly Fishermen's Association.
At our first meeting on September 11th we will have a presentation on wild trout by Steve Culton. We will have some great guest speakers and programs at our upcoming meetings and hope to see many of you there.
Directions to QRWA headquarters:
Take route 1-691 west to exit 6 and merge onto Lewis Avenue
Turn right onto West Main Street
Turn left onto Centennial Avenue
Continue onto Oregon Road
On March 20 Angus Boezeman will give a presentation on "Strategies for Fishing the Upper Connecticut River". Angus has been guiding in the Pittsburg, Hew Hampshire area for nearly 30 years. Angus is the man to call if you are planning a trip on the Upper CT River.
Angus will give a game plan to strategically approach the river. This approach can also be applied to any river you want to fish. His presentation will also include information about the various stretches of river between the Connecticut Lakes in the Pittsburg area, including the various seasons, species, hatches, flows and more.
Thursdays meeting will also include chapter announcements, raffle, and a light dinner (Jambalaya and cornbread). Drinks and refreshments are available before the meeting while it lasts. The doors will open at 6:15 pm, and the meeting begins at 7 pm sharp.
We hope to see you at our meeting on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the Wallingford Rod & Gun Club.
Our meeting will feature John Springer's brand new program on the Missouri River and the Madison River. John has been fishing those rivers in Montana for over twenty years and he is prepared to show you his latest trips from the summer and fall of 2013.
Thursdays meeting will also include chapter announcements, raffle, and a light dinner (pulled pork). Drinks and refreshments are available before the meeting while it lasts. The doors will open at 6:15 pm, and the meeting begins at 7 pm sharp.
In 2008 the Hamonasset Chapter commissioned James Prosek to paint a Farm River brown trout to raise awareness of our fish passage project on the Farm River. The project is moving forward to the fundraising stage. We need to raise money this year for construction in 2014 and we have fewer than 20 prints remaining.
HCTU also hopes to sell the original painting and remaining 5 artist proofs.
The limited edition prints (Limited to just 50) are being sold for $200 each.
We need to raise money this year for construction in 2014 and we have fewer than 20 prints remaining.
Our chapter will also be raffling off a framed print in April. Only 50 tickets will be sold for a $5 donation each. Now is your chance to get one - or take a chance and win one.
If you want to buy a ticket for just $5 or inquire about the original painting, print or artist proofs, contact Kevin fuller at 860-632-2171 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or come to our meeting to enter the raffle..