CMTU September Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th
Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston
800 Frank Sottile Blvd

Our business meeting will start at 6:30PM. Presentation and training session will start at 7PM.

The meeting will also be online.

Meeting link:

Meeting number: 2634 299 3871

Password: wildesopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

This fall we will our chapter is planning a redds survey on the upper Esopus to collect data on trout spawning locations. At 7PM we will discuss the project and replay a training session by Jacob Fetterman of TU’s Battenkill Home River Initiative lead a training on the TU Redd Survey for smartphones – a community science app to collect data on trout spawning locations to prioritize conservation work.

Here is the link to the training session we will use

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2023 Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited Conservation Sweepstakes

Support the conservation efforts of Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited!

Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sponsoring  a grand prize sweepstakes to be drawn at our year end chapter event on December 16th, 2023. 

Proceeds are used to help fund the projects we organize throughout the year.   

Purchase your tickets here

1st Prize: JP Ross Beaver Meadow S-Glass Adams Rod and Outfit

Beaver Meadow S-Glass Adams Rod and Outfit × 1
7’6″ 3 weight 4 piece S-Glass slow action / COMBO beaver meadow reel & line & leader

2nd Prize: Simms Freestone Sling Pack

Simms Freestone Sling Pack

Color: Black

3rd Prize: Hand Tied Flies from Catskill fly tiers

Fly box filled with dozens of flies tied by local Catskill fly tiers.

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CMTU Night on the Stream

Go Fishing on Wednesday, June 21st

Our June meeting will take place on Esopus Creek. All chapter members and friends are invited to come out for an evening of fishing followed by refreshment at Brios in Phoenicia.

We will meet at Catskill Outfitter’s parking lot at its new location at 6:00 PM. From there, we’ll head out to fish, and we’ll meet back at Brios at 8:30. 

Meetup location : 5579 NY-28, Phoenicia, NY 12464. ( next to Woodstock Brewing) 

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CMTU May Meeting Wednesday, May 17th

CMTU May Meeting Wednesday, May 17
Residence in by Marriott Kingston
800 Frank Sottile Blvd

After a short business meeting our presentation this month will be :

Hudson Riverkeep to Screen Film on Dam Removal 
Maddie Feaster and Matt Best, from Hudson Riverkeeper, will be screening Riverkeeper’s new 22-minute film “One Dam at a Time,” about their habitat restoration efforts in the Hudson watershed. The streams and tributaries entering the Hudson River are fragmented due to thousands of obsolete, man-made dams. These barriers block critical habitat for various aquatic species and pose hazards to both the natural environment and human society. “One Dam at a Time” tells about Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore, revitalize and reconnect the Hudson’s tributaries. The film is designed to build the ‘dam removal movement’ in New York State and restore historic aquatic abundance in the Hudson Valley. After the movie, there will be a question and answer session.

Maddie Feaster is a US Coast Guard veteran, and has worked with Friends of the San Juans in Washington State and Scenic Hudson before coming to Riverkeeper as a Habitat Restoration Project Manager. She has a graduate degree in environmental policy from Pace University. When Maddie is not focusing on habitat restoration, she can be found working with horses at Warrior Ranch Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to healing horses and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Matt Best has an MA in biology from SUNY Oneonta, where he wrote about the life history of the American Shad. He has worked with numerous organizations, including NOAA and the NYSDEC Hudson River Fisheries Unit. With Riverkeeper, Matthew is working on dam removals to restore habitat connectivity for these important migratory fishes within the Hudson Valley. When not working on dam removals, Matthew is an avid hiker and can be found in the Catskills, Adirondacks or White Mountains working on bagging peaks.
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Volunteers Needed for Chapter Tree Planting, Sunday April 30th. (NEW Date)

Due to the all day forecast for rain tomorrow, the day for the Tree planing this weekend has moved to Sunday.   Same location. Same time.

Volunteers Needed for Chapter Tree Planting

Save the date! In celebration of Earth Day and our love of rivers and aquatic critters, CMTU will be hosting a riparian tree planting event on Sunday April 30th­. The event will be held at two small properties along Esopus Creek in the town of Ulster. We are working with the Kingston Land Trust (KLT), which is the owner of the properties, to plant a variety of native trees and shrubs to help revegetate the sites. Additional tasks may include spreading mulch/woodchips and repairing a deer/woodchuck fence that was installed to help protect the young plants while they take hold.

The planting will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, or until we run out of plants. Parking for the event is available across the street at the Orlando Street Ball Park ( and at the Town of Ulster Esopus Creek Access (

Please bring some gloves, planting tools (shovel, pick mattock, etc.), a reusable water bottle, snacks, and your best fishing stories to share with folks while we work! CMTU will have some extra tools and gloves to share. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
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CMTU April Meeting Wednesday, April 19th Residence Inn by Marriott, Kingston 6:30-8:30PM

Note: Meeting to be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott, not our regular location at the Marriott Courtyard.

After a short business meeting our presenter will be Bob Linquist.

Labrador: Land Where The King Still Reigns Presentation by Bob Lindquist

Bob Lindquist is a self – confessed fly fishing fool. He has waded the waters of Long Island with feathered frauds in search of finned friends for over forty years. Bob has fished the Delaware River system and the waters around Albany for another three decades and has built his retirement home on the banks of the Main Stem of the Delaware. In addition, Bob has a blossoming passion for both Atlantic Salmon and Steelhead. Bob has worked with numerous fly fishing industry companies including Whiting Farms, Solarez and Ahrex.
Bob uses his training in mathematics, physics, philosophy and education to form an analytic approach to fly fishing. His work has lead to articles in Fly Tyer, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Fly Fisherman, American Fly Fishing and Japanese Fly Fisherman magazines. He is a recognized fly tyer who has appeared at many shows including those held in Danbury, Somerset, Edison, Lancaster and Marlborough. Recently, Bob has added a passion for photography to his fly fishing and tying addictions. As a retired teacher and coach, Bob uses his public speaking skills to give presentations to clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic and North East regions.


Meeting number (access code): 2631 162 4699

Meeting password: wildesopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

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CMTU March Meeting Wednesday, March 15th Residence Inn by Marriott, Kingston 6:30-8:30PM

Presentation: Euro Nymphing Lessons Learned 
by Mike Malloy and Art Christensen

With the overwhelming majority of a trout’s feeding occurring well below the surface, we often have to set aside the pursuit of rising fish in order to put a bend in the rod. Euro Nymphing  has taken the fly fishing world by storm over the past decade, setting itself apart as one of the most effective ways to catch fish under a variety of situations. Mike Malloy and Art Christensen, two masters of the craft, will talk about the lessons they’ve learned over many years of nymphing.  Mike and Art were both early adopters of nymphing techniques and have kept up with developments in it. So this will be an informative presentation whether you’re just thinking about taking up Euro nymphing or have been doing it for years.
New LOCATION Change in February and March

Courtyard Marriott is remodeling the room where we usually meet, so this month’s meeting will be held across the street at the Residence Inn by Marriott. 
Address: 800 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401

To Access the Meeting Online
CMTU March Chapter Meeting
Hosted by Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:30 PM | 2 hours | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 2630 294 4890
Password: wildesopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

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Access code: 263 029 44890
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Chapter Meeting, Wednesday February 15th, 6:30 PM

This month after our regular chapter meeting, Pat Crisci, Mid-Hudson TU Chapter Member and Regional VP on NY State Council will Speak about NY State Council Trout Unlimited Activities.

Please note we have a New Temporary Location for the in person Meeting!

Courtyard Marriott is remodeling our regular meeting room. In the meantime, we’ll meet across the street at the Residence Inn by Marriott.

Address: 800 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY 12401 

Online link

When: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 6:30 pm EST
Meeting number: 2633 244 6177
Password: wildesopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

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Winter Fly Tying

Fly Tying and Beer Sundays at West Kill Kingston Taproom Beginning this Sunday (the 15th), CMTU will be holding a weekly fly tying circle at the West Kill Kingston Taproom (602 Broadway in Kingston). Tyers will meet from 1:00 to 3:00. Bring your vice and tie some flies, or just join us for good conversation and good beer. (The Fresh Coat Oatmeal Stout is especially good!)
Tying at the Veterans Office CMTU will also be organizing a tying circle on Sunday afternoons at the Hudson Valley National Center for Veteran Reintegration at 101 Enterprise Drive in Kingston. (That’s Tech City.) Tyers will meet from 1:00 to 4:00 each Sunday starting February 19th. For more information, contact Don Stauss (
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Fly Tying Class

In conjunction with the Hudson River Maritime Museum, CMTU will be holding a fly tying class this spring. It will be a two-day class on March 4-5 from 10AM to 4PM. The course is designed for people who are just starting out tying or who have never tied before. You will learn the basic techniques for tying a wide range of flies, including dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers. We will discuss how flies imitate certain insects, and you will learn about material selection, tool use, and a wide range of techniques.

All tools and materials needed for this class will be supplied. If you already have a fly-tying vice and tools, you are welcome to bring them.

The course will be taught by Andrew Higgins and will take place at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. 

The cost of the course is $100, but CMTU members can sign up at a significant discount. To get the discount, contact Andrew Higgins at

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