HCTU October 8 Monthly Program, Presented by Paul Dinice.
Paul Dinice lives a stone’s throw from the Housatonic River and Naugatuck Rivers. He began spin fishing and fly fishing at a very early age, all thanks to an uncle who took all the family kids fishing on his one day off a week. In 1980 his fishing focus turned exclusively to fly fishing. Paul made his first foray into salt water fly fishing in 1985. Paul is a member of virtually every fly fishing club and organization in CT.
Paul is also very involved in several environmental organizations such as Trout Unlimited, Connecticut Audubon Society, and the Coastal Conservation Association. . His “home” club/organization is the Housatonic Fly Fisherman’s Association. For the past 30 years Paul has written “Fly of the Month” section of the HFFA newsletter and website
Paul has contributed to a book entitled “Over-Winter Striper Secrets” by Captain Al Anderson. The contributions included photographs and writings which were incorporated in the section on fishing the Housatonic.
Fly Fishing for Stripers on the Housatonic
The Housatonic is a very unique and beautiful river. 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. The slide show covers fishing locations on the “lower” Hous from the Dam in Derby to the ocean. It’s one of the premiere salt water fly fishing destinations on the east coast. It’s also one of a handful of locations which host winter-over striped bass. His presentation will cover river access points, fishing gear, flies/bait fish imitations, fishing techniques, and an array of photos of successful fishermen.
There will be a limited number of handouts “ A Guide to Stripers on the Housatonic” at the meeting.