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Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Classes This April

We are very pleased to announce that our Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Classes are resuming this April.  This year for the first time we are partnering with the Westchester Parks Department and holding the classes on four Saturdays at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

The Fly Fishing class is geared to first time fishers or to anyone who need to brush up on their skills.  The Classes will be held from 8:30 to 12:00 on April 13, 20, May 4 and May 11.  The classroom work will be at the WPA Gallery at the entrance to Ward Pound Ridge.  This is an ideal location since we can easily go straight to the stream for the on-stream instruction, and students can stay after class to continue fishing.

The Fly Tying Class will be held at the same venue from 12:30 to 3:30 PM.  Our Fly Tying Class is unique due to the detailed presentation and instructions that are really unsurpassed.  It is ideal for anyone new to fly fishing who would like to learn more about flies, or to fly tyers who would like to improve their techique under the guidance of truely expert tiers.

No equipment is necessary for either class.  The fee is $150 for each class with all proceeds going to the conservation and education programs of our Chapter.

Please help us promote these classes by letting anyone you know who might be interested.

TIC Release Volunteers

Volunteer for Trout Releases!!!

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Once again, we need volunteers to assist with trout releases at Ward Pound Reservation.
Students who have raised trout from the egg stage in October to fingerlings will be coming up to
WPR to release the young trout to their natural environment. Volunteers help collecting and identifying macroinvertebrates to show students what their released trout
will feed on. The day typically starts at 9:30 and goes to about 1 pm.  To volunteer click on the button below. 
You will see a list of dates, schools, grade level and number of volunteers needed.  Please double check the times as some schools may arrive earlier or stay later with extended
activities. Be sure to check back frequently as updates will be made as more schools schedule
their releases. Afterwards, you can fish the local streams!

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43rd Annual Dinner Wrap-Up

 

 

                 The Annual Dinner was held on March 8 and it was a success by all accounts.  The food, companionship and prizes were all top notch.  The Chapter awarded Lilli Genovesi our Teacher of the Year Award for her outstanding contribution as the director of the Trout in the Classroom program for over a decade.  Steve Morrison was awarded the Member for the Year Award for his long term generosity and support of our Chapter.  

We also had some very happy prize winners.  The winner of the pre-dinner raffle for the Hardy Ultralite LL 9'9", 4wt, 4-piece rod, Ultradisc 3/4/5 reel and line was Jim Battaglia.  The winner of the First Prize at the dinner was first-time attendee Ray Farrington.  Ray's prize was a liquor basket valued at over $1500.  The Second Prize was won by long-time attendee Rob Johnson.

 



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Member of the Year Steve Morrison

Teache of the Year Lilli Genovesi being presented her award by Ihor Szkolar, TIC chair

Ray Farrington with his First Prize Liquor haul.

Rob Johnson with his new rod

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New Stream Guide Published

The new, expanded, and completely revised Fly Fishing Guide to the Croton Watershed is now available.  The new guide has color maps and illustrations and much new content.  The maps in the guide are based on Google Maps so you can view locations and directions referenced in the guide on your mobile phone.  The Guide is available at local fly shops or buy it here online.  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.  The price is $25.00.

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New Trips Announced

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Meet and join fellow club members at one of the upcoming chapter fishing trips.  Trips are open to all CWCTU members and if designated, their guests.  Please review trip cancelation policy before registering.

 

Connetquot River State Park Preserve (CRSPP)

 

A perennial chapter favorite!  Private access to CRSPP for a full day for those registered. Open to CWCTU members and guests and limited to 15 anglers.  Two trips are scheduled:

 

April 17, 2024

October 10, 2024

 

West Branch Angler Resort (WBA)

 

Fish one of the best rivers on the East Coast with access to a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River.  This trip is limited to 6 CWCTU members and guests, the limit of the reserved CEO cabin. September is an exciting time on the river with opportunities for dry, nymph, and streamer techniques for Brown and Rainbow Trout. Contact trip administrator if trip becomes full and you would like to be waitlisted. 

 

September 20-22, 2024

 

Register for all trips here

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