March 2008

Editor: Brian Labowsky (Lumpy)
Newsletter of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug
Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Pictures from the Connetquot Trip (click here for pictures)

 Caddis Looped Wing Emerger FLY OF THE MONTH:
Submitted by Mike Kaklamanos

Caddis Looped Wing Emerger

Hook: # 16-20 curved light wire
Wing: 2 CDC feathers tied loop style
Thread, hackle, and dubbing to match natural

March Meeting

March 5, 2008

Monthly Meeting

Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Association.
7:00 PM




March 5th





April 12th

Upcoming Events

Frank Schilvgen - The topic will be fly-casting. Schilvgen is an expert fly caster and will discuss the various types of casts and when to use them. There will be a question and answer segment of the presentation.

Spring river clean up. We are looking for a coordinator and volunteers. We need to start planning now!

Newsletter Editor - We are in need of someone to take over the duties of newsletter editor. This is a great way to get involved and help your club. See a club officer if you can help.

Fly casting clinic- April 12, 2008 Newtown Bait & Tackle
Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda. Dealer reps, Sage, Thomas & Thomas, Winston, Scott, Temple Fork

Trout Awards 2007 by Bob Gregorski

The following data was edited from the DEP 2007 Fish Awards I received from Bill Gerrish, DEP Senior Biologist.

A total of 49 Trophy Awards were presented to anglers in 2007. There were 26 awards for Brown Trout, 17 for Rainbows, 4 for Brookies, 1 for Tigers and 1 for sea-run Browns.

Here are the weights of the largest of each species and where it was caught and by whom:
Brown (10.2 lbs.) in Saugatuck Reservoir by Wayne Lauro
Brookie (4.8 lbs.) in Broad Brook by Mike Scully
Brown Sea-run (5.6 lbs.) in Saugatuck River by Ron Merly
Rainbow (11.5 lbs.) Salmon River by James Piatek
Tiger (3.0 lbs.) Quinebaug Lake by Deven Slosek

Note: 23 of the browns weighed 5-7 lbs. and one 10.0 lbs.
16 Rainbows weighed 5-10 lbs.

Connecticut Trout Unlimited Website

Our Connecticut Trout Unlimited council has launched a website aimed at helping bring our chapters together statewide. The web site has a large amount of information and links to each chapter in the state. Take a look, it is well worth it.


Chapter “logo” hats are now available for $15.00

Choice of colors Forest green or Safari tan.

Can be purchased at monthly meeting

Membership Renewals:

Recent changes have been made to TU's policy toward membership renewals. Individual chapters no longer receive a portion of each renewal. As such, please send renewals directly to TU national or renew on the website.

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