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Trip Signup Now Available

Trip coordinator Ed Poulton has put together a great lineup this year. All of these trips have limited availability. Check them out:

  • Trip #1: Connetquat River State Park, Oakdale, NY | Monday, March 30, 2020. This is a day-trip. Fishing from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. $50.00 per person Limited to 15 anglers. Our chapter has exclusive use of the park.

  • Trip #2: Deerfield River, Shelbourne Falls, MA | May 15-17, 2020. $355.00 per person, double occupancy, staying at The Red Rose Motel. Price includes lodging on Friday and Saturday and a guide to float the Deerfield on Saturday (lunch and beverages included) but DOES NOT include your guide's gratuity. Trip limited to eight (8) anglers.

 

  • Trip #3: Lake Placid, NY | June 14-17, 2020 to fish the Saranac and AuSable Rivers. $200.00 per person, double occupancy, staying at the Lake Placid Summit Resort Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Trip limited to eight (8) anglers.

 

  • Trip #4: Connetquat River State Park, Oakdale, NY | Friday, September 25, 2020. This is a day-trip. Fishing from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. $50.00 per person Limited to 15 anglers. Our chapter has exclusive use of the park.

 

Holiday Party  a Great Success

Our annual Holiday Party at Orvis, Yonkers was a great success.  We had a great turnout and all enjoyed food, beverages and a great speaker, Harry Desmond.  Many folks got in some Christmas shopping and Joe Raguzin was the lucky winner of the rod raffle.

 
 

Dinner Raffle Tickets now on Sale

This year the pre-dinner raffle features the all new

Thomas & Thomas Contact 10ft, 3wt, 4-piece nymph rod
with
Newly Redesigned Lamson Guru 1.5 II Reel
and
Rio FIPS Euro Nymph Line
Limited to 75 tickets at $30.00 per ticket.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS


The drawing will be held Saturday evening, March 14, 2020
at the Chapter's annual dinner.
You need not be present to win.

For more information call Bob Wesolowski at (914) 646-0449.

 

Fly Tying  February 12

For almost 15 years a group of us has gotten together every month to tie. Some years we tied in kitchens, other years in empty classrooms and some years in fly shops after normal business hours. We now have new, permanent space on the 2nd floor of Emanuel Lutheran Church and we invite you to join us.

 

We welcome tyers of all skill levels and meet the second Wednesday of every month starting around 6:45.  Sometimes we tie to resupply our own inventory. Sometimes it has been a while since we last tied and we need an easy way to get back into it. Sometimes we need help tying a new pattern. Sometime we need to get ready for an upcoming fishing trip. 

 

Whatever the reason, we look forward to seeing you. For questions or comments contact Bob Wesolowski at 914-646-0449 or bob.wesolowski@verizon.net .

 

DEC Stream Management Plan - Update

On November 4, several chapter members attended DEC's information session at Orange County Community College. The presentation and

Q & A session that followed outlined DEC's new plan for inland trout stream management. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Today, 20 different sets of regulations govern New York's trout streams. DEC wants to reduce this to five sets of regulations where each regulation is based on a set of clearly defined stream characteristics. 

  • The plan will divide all trout streams into "reaches". Each "reach" will be governed by one of the five sets of regulations mentioned previously. 

  • The state-wide trout season will run from April 1 to October 15. All streams will have a daily creel limit. The rest of the year, October 16 through March 31, all streams will be open for fishing and all streams will be catch and release. 

  • DEC wants to complete the draft plan by December 31 with implementation scheduled for April, 2021.

We hope to get details of the five proposed regulations over the next few weeks.

 

January 23, 2020: Chapter meeting - Pat Dorsey, The Blue Quill Angler - Fishing Colorado's Tailwaters

 

January 24, 2020 - January, 26, 2020 - The Fly Fishing Show, Edison, NJ.

 

February 20, 2020: Chapter meeting - Annual Fly Tying Night.

 

March 14, 2020: 41st Annual Dinner, Pleasantville Country Club

 

March 19, 2020: Chapter meeting - Tom and Dan Harrison, Harrison Anglers - Fishing the Deerfield River.

 

April 16, 2020: Chapter meeting. Speaker TBD.

May 15-17, 2020: Overnight chapter trip to the Deerfield River

 

May 21, 2020: Chapter meeting. Speaker TBD.

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