NEWS & EVENTS
Note: Monthly Meetings are held at 7:00PM at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd in Pleasantville, unless otherwise noted
John Field, November 21
Sometimes getting a few extra feet on your cast or eliminating some drag on your drift means the difference between a good day and a great on. Join us at our next chapter meeting when casting instructor John Field discusses trout hunting strategy, casting, a drag-free drift and speed and depth control for sunken flies.
John Field is a writer, conservationist, FFI Master Casting Instructor. John was a cameraman and co-producer of Hunt for Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg. He is past-president of the New York City Chapter of Trout Unlimited and past president of the ACA (American Casting Association). John is author of two books; Fly-Casting Finesse, Skyhorse Publishing, 2015 and ACA's Beginner's Guide to Fly Casting, Skyhorse Books 2018. He is currently working on another book titled, Trophy Striped Bass on the Fly, Stackpole Books, (coming in 2020). John's feature articles have been published in Fly Fisherman Magazine and many others. Visit his website, www.fieldflyfishing.com.
New Board Members Elected
CWCTU elected board members and officers for two year terms at the October 17 meeting. The returning officers are: Dick Scordato, President; Bob Wesolowski, Vice President; Les Gulitz, Treasurer; Carl Swanson, Secretary; Harry Kerrigan, Veterans Affairs; Mike McGovern, Meetings; Joe Raguzin, Meetings; and Ihor Szkolar, Trout in the Classroom. New members of the board are: Roger Baumann, Conservation, Greg Golinski, Inspector; Laura Grose, Membership; and Ed Poulton, Trips.
We thank retiring board members Max Madole and Christian DeWailly for their years of service.
Fly Tying November 13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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
Newly Redesigned Lamson Guru 1.5 II Reel
Rio FIPS Euro Nymph Line
Limited to 75 tickets at $30.00 per ticket.
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.
November 13, 2019: Pre-dinner raffle tickets go on sale.
November 13, 2019: Fly Tying, Emanuel Lutheran Church
November 21, 2019: Chapter meeting - John Field
November 23-24, 2019: International Fly Tying Symposium, Parsippany, NJ
December 19, 2019: Chapter meeting - Harry Desmond, Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishers - Fishing the Upper Housatonic River. Meeting to be held at Orvis, Ridge Hill.
January 30, 2020: Chapter meeting - Pat Dorsey, The Blue Quill Angler - Fishing Colorado's Tailwaters
January 31, 2020 - February, 2, 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.