Learn to Tie Flies with Trout Unlimited
This area is not only the birthplace of fly fishing in America, it’s also the birthplace of fly tying in America. Join us to learn this local craft.
This course teaches novice or beginner fly tying. You will learn how to tie well-proportioned and well-constructed flies for trout fishing. In addition, you’ll learn to tie some of the most effective flies for local streams, and many of the basic tying techniques used on hundreds of flies.
Topics to be covered are:
- how to select the proper hooks for most flies, including streamers, nymphs, caddis and dries;
- the proper use of the appropriate tools used in fly tying;
- materials & material selection, handling, storage and uses during fly tying.
Materials and supplies furnished. Equipment for beginners is available.
Come and learn Fly Tying with our Patient, Helpful and Expert Instructors
No Experience Necessary!
When: Two hour classes meet Thursday evenings from February 23-March 23, 7:00-9:00
Where: Gander Mountain in Kingston
Cost The 5-week course costs $75 for adults. $50 for youths 16 and under. Individual classes are $20.
To reserve a spot register online ( EventBright Link) , contact Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrew Higgins at 845-802-3861.
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Attached is CMTU January newsletter. Information on our winter fly fishing and fly tying classes, angler parking, and health of our Catskill creeks are some of the highlights.
CMTU Newsletter January 2017
Note: Due to the very recent change in ownership at the Hudson Valley Mall we were not able to confirm our meeting room reservation in time for the January meeting with the new owners. See you in February.
Thank you to everyone that came out to the party.
I have posted a couple of photos from the event and a copy of the pork-cutlet-recipe made by Fritz Sonnenschmidt.
Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited Annual Christmas Party
Date: Thursday December 15th 2016
Time: 6:15 – 9pm
Location :Fair Street reformed Church
209 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
The evening will have a pot luck buffet. We would encourage you to let Ron Urban know items you are bringing or plan to bring so we have a variety of delectable foods and desserts. The chapter will have breads, meat and cheese platter, condiments, coffee and condiments. So to see if your dish is not duplicated or if you’d like to see what can be brought, as mentioned, contact Ron Urban by phone: 845-339-5938 or email at: Ronsgonefishing@aol.com. Bob Sills has committed to bring an assortment of sodas.
As always, we are fortunate to have our guest Grand Master Chef, Fritz Sonnenschmidt, from the CIA presenting a culinary demonstration of his liking. This year he plans to do something different. He will be making Russian Christmas Pork Chops with Tea Eggs and Caviar.
Wow, this sounds like something to see how he makes his creations. He will probably have a couple of his Autographed Recipe books to be part of our raffles. Yes, you can be assured we will gather up some items for our Bucket Raffles.
Thursday December 1st 2016 from 6:30 – 7:30pm Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited will be at Keegan Ales Brewery in Kingston NY.
“Trout T’Ales” is chance for members and local anglers to gather, have a beer and talk about the season.
Please join us and bring a friend. For more information please contact the chapter email email@example.com
This month’s speakers will be Leslie Zucker from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, and Adam Doan, of Ulster County Soil and Water, both representing the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program.
Leslie and Adam will be speaking on projects that the AWSMP is pursuing in the Ashokan Watershed and on current conditions in the Esopus Creek in general. This has been a traumatic year for our beloved Esopus Creek. As many of you know, DEC recently closed fishing on the Esopus below the portal due to low-water conditions. The high temperatures and low flows we’ve had this year raise lots of questions about how DEP has been managing the system. Leslie and Adam both have a great deal of knowledge and expertise on the watershed, so please come out to hear the latest on Esopus Creek and to ask those questions.
We also will have a guest fly tyer this month Evan Kitner starting at 6:15 PM.
November’s ’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of JCPenny) map
In case you missed it the DEC has closed fishing ion the Esopus Creek through the remainder of the season to to the drought.
This month CMTU’s conservation committee Chairman and chapter Vice President, Ted Hoover, will give an update on ongoing Black Creek Project.
The Black Creek project is a multiyear study in collaboration with John Burroughs Association to determine the feasibility of a sustainable wild brook trout population within the Black Creek watershed and leverage the results of this study for future conservation activities. In addition to discussing Black Creek, Ted would like to discuss general conservation committee priorities within the chapter and get member input.
October’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of JCPenny) map
Here is a copy of the October newsletter.
CMTU October Newsletter
Don forget to send in your reservation for the 2016 CMTU Conservation banquet.
Click here details on the event.
We are now allowing online reservations . Click here to make your reservations online and buy raffle tickets.
If you prefer to send through mail print the attached pdf, complete and mail in the registration form in the below.
cmtu-banquet-invite-2016 pdf version
AWSMP Family Fun and Fish Day was rescheduled to Saturday, October 1st from at Kenneth Wilson State Campground (859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY). It will be held from 11:00am to 1:30pm
AWSMP is seeking volunteers for this event. AWSMP will cover the cost of entering the park and will be provide a free BBQ lunch! NYSDEC will be on hand to provide fishing tackle and bait.
This is a great opportunity to see that happen and to teach some basic fundamentals of the sport. If anyone has any questions about the event or wish to volunteer, please contact: Brent Gotsch, AWSMP (845) 688-3047 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Flyer: family-fun-and-fish-day-2016-flyer_new-date
This month’s speaker will be Troy Haley. Troy is a retired Army Master Sargent who served 23 years in both the Marines (7 Years) and Army National Guard (16 Years). During his time in the service, he was deployed in the first gulf war, Somalia and Iraq war.
Troy will be coming to chapter meeting to speak about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF). Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing began in 2005 serving wounded military service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, PHWFF has expanded nationwide, establishing its highly successful program in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics.
Please note that starting this September the CMTU monthly meeting will be at a new location.
September’s meeting will be held at the Community Room Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston NY (Located near the internal entrance of JCPenny) map
Here is a copy of the September newsletter.
CMTU September Newsletter