Catskill Mts. Trout Unlimited Meeting Wednesday February 20, 2013 Gander Mountain Lodge, Kingston

Meeting- The Regular Business Meeting will begin approximately at 7:15 PM. A tying demonstration will begin approximately at 6:15 PM by our guest speaker. He will demonstrate and tie caddis nymphs that are useful on the Housatonic River. After his presentation and then a brief business meeting we will have a raffle of several items. One being a book entitled “About Trout” by Dr. Robert Behnke. Please make an effort to support these speakers by attending the meeting.

Guest Speaker Bio: Adam Franceschinni, a year-round professional guide and head guide for Housatonic River Outfitters, will provide a presentation on fishing the Housatonic River. He is a field tester for Orvis and has fished the American west, the Amazon, and in Alaska where he guides at Tickchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay area during summers. Adam began guiding on the famed rivers of western Montana, where he quickly learned how to navigate a drift boat on big water. Since then, he has guided on the San Juan, where the well-known Baetis hatches helped him refine his sight nymphing skills, and the Amazon basin of Brazil, where he chased peacock bass on the fly. Over the past five years he has used his boat handling skills, as well as his excellent indicator nymphing techniques, to help him catch some of Alaska’s massive leopard rainbow trout. In 2010, Adam was named Head Guide at Housatonic River Outfitters. Growing up just 15 miles from the Housatonic, Adam has fished much of the local waters. Guiding wading trips, drift boat trips, and instructing classes, Adam has made a home, once again guiding on the water he where learned to fish.

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