- The speaker for our March 8th meeting will be Page Rogers. She will give a presentation on “Fly Fishing Martha’s Vineyard”.
Page began fly fishing at the age of 8 on the tiny streams of central Connecticut under the watchful eye of her Dad. She landed her first trout a little over a year later on the Couginchaug River. While in her teens she and her father began to pursue stripers and blues on the fly in the waters around Martha’s Vineyard and Long Island Sound.
Completely self-taught, she began fly tying in the early 1980’s and soon was creating her own patterns to match the sand eels and silversides common in the waters of southern New England. In 1994 she became the first woman tier signed by UMPQUA Feather Merchants into their royalty fly tier program. In 1995 she received the Harry & Elsie Darbee Award from IFFF. Her flies and techniques are documented in numerous books, articles and videos (Hooked on a Fly Tying series). Her flies are commercially produced by Umpqua Feather Merchants, and are available, or can be ordered, at any UMPQUA dealer.
Page continues to enjoy tying at fly fishing trade shows and at club meetings, and sharing her knowledge of saltwater fly fishing on the east coast. She currently is on the Pro-Staff at: Abel, Tibor, Patagonia, Simms, Action Optics, LL Bean, Ross and Scientific Anglers.
Please join us for a great presentation and good fellowship! We'll be having some pre-St. Patrick's day food, so bring your own beer (Irish or otherwise.) Food will be available at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7:00. We hope to see you there.
16th ANNUAL HAMMONASSET CHAPTER TROUT UNLIMITED YOUTH EDUCATION DAY
SATURDAY May 12, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm Rain or Shine
IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TEACH A CHILD ABOUT FLYFISHING AND COLD WATER CONSERVATION THEN YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN US FOR:
-FLY TYING -FLY CASTING -ASSISTING WITH A TROUT STOCKING -FISHING FOR TROUT IN STOCKED POND
AND MUCH MORE …
NOTE THAT IT IS CONNECTICUT FREE FISHING DAY - NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED
This year, our event will be held in conjunction with the CT DEEP’s “Free Fishing Day” and the annual “No Child Left Inside” Event at Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford, CT.
There will be fishing (lead by CARE instructors) and fish related educational activities (organized by the CT State Parks Division). There will also be fish stocking, fishing, fish cooking, and educational games and activities all focused on fish.
DO NOT MISS THIS GREAT DAY OF LEARNING & FUN! No Pre-registration needed!
This event will be held at Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford, CT. The day will start at 9 am and run thru 4 pm. Parents are encouraged to stay for the entire event and encouraged to fish with their children as part of “CT Free Fishing Day”. Bait, hooks & rods will be supplied to those who need them.