Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, December Meeting Announcement

Our next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM.

Note that the meeting will be held in person and  available to attend online.   We ask that you do wear a mask if you attend in person. 

After a brief business meeting and our yearly elections we have a featured speaker,  Jeff Yates, author, guide and Trout Unlimited staff member as we explore the Housatonic River in Connecticut.


  Jeff will lead us on a journey from the tumbling native and wild trout headwaters of this fabled freestone stream, through the more than seven miles of fly fishing only trout water where large buttery browns lurk in the depths. The trek will continue downstream through some incredible smallmouth habitat – where it’s rumored some big carp and pike cruise the shallows – all the way down to the Long Island Sound where striped bass can be targeted on flats at the river’s mouth.   You’ll never look at the “Housey” in the same light.   Jeff is the national Director of Volunteer Operations for Trout Unlimited and has held nearly every volunteer TU position on the board of his local Mianus Chapter and the Connecticut Council. He has been fishing the waters of Connecticut for more than 30 years and has been guiding for nearly two decades. His book, Fly Fishing Fairfield County:” Secrets of Suburban Streams, details the great trout fishing available in the southwest corner of the state. Learn more at www.flyfishingct.com.
Here are the meeting details.

When: Wednesday, December 1st at 6:30 PM

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston NY
500 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, New York 12401

If you are not able or ready to make it in person, you may also join online using Webex Meeting link:

https://catskillmountainstu.my.webex.com/catskillmountainstu.my/j.php?MTID=mb71294fa8a711ec8a4bec7a7ff1d2e9b

Password:

WildEsopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone +1-650-479-3208 United States Toll
  Election Notice
  Our annual election will be held at the December meeting. The following officers’ terms are ending:
  President: Ted Hoover  (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Vice President: Art Christensen, (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Treasurer: Mike Malloy, (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
Secretary: Christa Whiteman (Jan 2020-Dec 2021)
 
Art Christensen and Mike Malloy have been nominated for re-election. Christa has decided not to run for re-election. Ethan Ely has been nominated to become our Chapter Secretary. Ryan Williams, Ron Urban, and Ed Meyer have been nominated for another term on the board.

Based on the term limits in our chapter bylaws, after four years as president, my second consecutive term will end at the end of the year and I will need to step down. Please let the board or myself know if you are interested in this position.
Here is the slate for officers and board members put forward by the Nominating Committee:

President:          Open
Vice President:   Art Christensen
Treasurer:           Mike Malloy
Secretary:           Ethan Ely
Board Member:   Ryan Williams
Board Member:   Ron Urban
Board Member:   Ed Meyer
 
Finally, thanks to all the volunteers who put in the time making the chapter work, and a special thanks to Christa for being our chapter Secretary over the past couple years.

Please also consider becoming active in helping or leading our committees.   It is a great opportunity to get involved.

Here is a list of committees that you may join. Membership Advocacy (chair open) Women’s / Diversity Initiative (chair open) Conservation Veterans Initiative Event Speakers
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2021 Conservation Raffle

Winner of this year raffle is Stuart Leigh!

Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket!


2021 Conservation Raffle Help support the conservation efforts for Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited!


Each year CMTU sponsors a grand prize raffle at our Conservation banquet to help fund the projects we organize throughout the year.


Only 200 Tickets to be sold!
To get your chance on this great opportunity, purchase tickets at our online site before they are all sold.


Grand Prize: Winston Pure Rod 9′ 4 wt & Ross Animas 4/5wt Reel (Retail value $1100)
$10 per Ticket
Awarded at Saturday November 6th,  2021
Only 200 Tickets to be sold!   For more information contact catskillmountaintu@gmail.com.


 

CMTU is a 501c3 non-profit organization

Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Learn more at TU.org.

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday October 20th 6:30PM

Our next chapter meeting will be held online on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 PM.   This will be online only.

Our guest speaker will be Anita Coulton , an Orvis Endorsed Fishing Guide on the Upper Delaware with Cross Current Guide Service. Anita guides on the famed Upper Delaware and will be sharing tips and guide recommendations to up your dry fly game.  She’ll also discuss guidelines for wading and navigating the river safely. Bring your questions and join us for this informative evening!

https://crosscurrentguideservice.com/anita-coulton/

Here is a link to the meeting.

Meeting link:https://catskillmountainstu.my.webex.com/catskillmountainstu.my/j.php?MTID=m689f34c29909865dbe00efb6fbab9c8a

Password: WildEsopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

Join by phone +1-650-479-3208 United States Toll Access code: 2632 154 9662

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Saturday, October 16th: Chapter Day on the Esopus

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CMTU Chapter Meeting Wednesday September 15th 6:30PM

Our next chapter meeting will be Wednesday September 15th at 6:30 PM.   Our guest speaker will be Robert Adams,  Aquatic Biologist, Division of Fish and Wildlife, from the NY State DEC. Bob will be speaking to the chapter on the state of the Esopus Creek and other regional initiatives.    Although we tentatively made reservations at the Marriott Courtyard in Kingston for in-person meetings this fall,  the board has decided to hold this meeting online in September due to recent COVID numbers in Ulster County. 

Here is a link to the meeting.

JOIN WEBEX MEETING
https://catskillmountainstu.my.webex.com/catskillmountainstu.my/j.php?MTID=m8965184c2cae5e070008e53f16917bdc

Meeting password: CatchandRelease

Here is a link to the latest newsletter.

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June 16th: Chapter Night on the Stream

Gone Fishing! Instead of a chapter meeting this month, Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited with be meeting on the Esopus Creek.

Please join us. Open to members and non-members of all skill levels. It is a great chance to meet other members and most importantly fish.   If you are interested, we will be meeting at the Esopus Creel Fly shop  (http://www.esopuscreel.com/) on Route 28 at 6:00 PM on Wednesday June 16th.

Catskill  Mountains Trout Unlimited

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CMTU Chapter Meeting & gear swap Wednesday, May 19th at 6:30PM

CMTU has decided to hold an in person outdoor meeting this month at the Marbletown Town Park!

Please join us!

Location:
Marbletown Town Park Pavilion

(Google Map Address: 350 Tongore Road, Kingston, NY 12401)

https://www.marbletown.net/town-park

For the May meeting you’ll have a chance to trade all that gear and materials you don’t use and those fly fishing books you read long ago for stuff you will use and books you haven’t read.

After the business meeting, we’ll have our  swap event. Everyone is free to bring whatever items they want to swap or buy from other members , whether it’s just a handful or a big box of stuff.  So as you sort through your gear look for items to being to the swap!

We will start with a short business meeting at  6:30,  followed by a gear swap at 7PM  

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CMTU April Meeting Announcement “Virtual” Chapter Meeting Wednesday April 21st at 6:30PM

Our speaker this month will be Evan Bottcher, owner of the Hungry Trout Fly shop in Wilmington NY, located along the banks of the West Branch of the Ausable River  will be our guest speaker this month. Evan will be speaking to use about fishing on the rivers and ponds in the Adirondack North country.

https://www.hungrytroutflyshop.com/

Please join us!

We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30,  followed by Evan’s presentation around 7PM.   You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer. 

Here is the call information

Meeting Information

Meeting link: https://tedhoover.my.webex.com/tedhoover.my/j.php?MTID=mda111b89be16af6d76d6614016e547e9

Meeting number: 142 355 0937

Password: WildEsopus (94533767 from phones and video systems)

Join by Phone

Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access code: 142 355 0937

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Catskill Mountains Trout Unlimited: Earth Day Tree Planting 2021

Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day. In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.

About this Event

Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to help plant trees for Earth Day.

In collaboration with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) and in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited is organizing a tree planting project on Bush Kill, along Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan on Saturday, April 24th, the weekend after Earth Day, from 10:00-2:00.

When: Saturday April 24th 

Time: 10:00AM – 2PM

Where: Upstream from the Town of Olive Town Hall, at 45 Watson Hollow Rd, West Shokan, NY 12494

Contact #: 845-598-4763 (Ted Hoover)

PLEASE REGISTER for the event is you plan to attend. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catskill-mountains-trout-unlimited-earth-day-tree-planting-2021-tickets-148502030571

Park at the Town hall or adjacent town park, then meet streamside , a short walk upstream along Watson Hollow Road for sign in.

Note: We will be following social distancing guidelines for the event. During the event will will ask you to sign in and sign a waiver. Bring your own tools if you can and wear a mask.

CMTU and volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs along Bush Kill in partnership with the AWSMP. The goal of this project is to plant along critical coldwater streams in the Catskill Mountain Region. The planting will help stabilize the streambank along the creek to reduce erosion and provide shade to keep the water cold and clean!

This will be our largest volunteer event of the year for our chapter.

We are looking for at least a dozen volunteers to help. You are not required to be a member.

Jobs include: coordinating volunteers, planting trees, watering, registration table. Please consider taking one day out of the year to help fulfill the mission of Trout Unlimited.

Please join us and bring a friend.


This years event will be dedicated to William Shaw, PhD. ( 1933-2021) A dedicated educator, conservationist, and CMTU board member.

Trout Unlimited is a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Learn more at TU.org.

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“Virtual” Chapter Meeting Wednesday March 17th at 6:30PM





Lindsay Agness, an NYS licensed fishing guide and the Women & Diversity Initiative Coordinator for the NYS Council of TU, will join us as our speaker this month.  Over the years, Lindsay has worked with TU and a variety of other nonprofit organizations to help promote women to join the sport of fly fishing and provide physical and emotional rehabilitation to disabled military service members and veterans through fly fishing.

During Lindsay’s presentation, she will talk about the NYS TU Diversity Initiative and about “Why Diversity Matters?”  Please join us!

We will start with a short business meeting at 6:30,  followed by Lindsay’s presentation around 7:15PM.   You may call in by phone or connect with video access through your computer. 

Here is the call information

Meeting link: https://tedhoover.my.webex.com/tedhoover.my/j.php?MTID=md2e46574bff32e5201dd0d420e371d0b

Meeting number: 182 730 8478 Password: CatchandRelease (22824263 from phones and video systems)

OR
 
Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Access code: 182 730 8478
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