Newsletter of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
Reminder to everyone the banquet is coming fast (Friday, November 6th) and Domenic needs meal orders and monies from those attending.
FLY OF THE MONTH
Hello to all and my apologies for the delay in a newsletter and updates.
In September we elected a new slate of officers and I Glenn LaFreniere new President requested that all chairmen reply with their duties and weather or not they wished to continue in its capacity. I have heard from Al Concillio on the TIC program and he will remain our leader with that. I also heard from Bob Perrella Jr. about his part in our organization with responsibilities' as Vice President and look forward to working with him. Domenic Falcone and Marty Peterson advised me on the Banquet there is information and updates on it. The other person I have heard from is Mike K. and he has set a schedule for fly-tying and set a location, I have attached the schedule from Mike. Thank you to all for their response and for picking up the ball and running with these projects.
The first item I would like to make sure everyone is up on is the banquet.
for the banquet is Friday November 6th @ J.J. Sullivan's.
The next item is this months meeting will be held @ the Naugatuck Bank as mentioned in my quick note sent out last week. The date for this is the 4th of November; I have asked Domenic to bring a video or two for us to review. This also will be a good chance to meet some of our new officers and possibly pass on some information with regards to committees that you may serve on or are interested in. We will have a board meeting on Wednesday the 11th and that will be @ Hine Bros, Southbury upper office.
The last item to report
on is the State Council meeting from October 28th. The people representing
our chapter were Domenic Falcone and he was re-elected as a State
council Board Member @ large. Steve Farnham our chapter treasure and
myself Glenn LaFreniere, chapter president. There were several important
items discussed with regards to the state and our chapter including
the partnership with the US Army Corps in Naugatuck. The bylaws were
submitted to the state council as well as to a guest from TU. The
VP of Volunteer Operations Bryan K. Moore from VA was on hand and
passed on many updates of things to come. TU national will be coming
out with a master plan for bylaws sometime next September for voting
at the National meeting. A special note on that the TU National annual
meeting will be in New Hampshire next year and all are welcome to
go and participate. It will include developmental meetings and fly-fishing
time in the Waterville section of New Hampshire. We will be getting
more information the date is in September from about the 14th to the
We had a large discussion
on TIC and the positive development role it plays with TU. They state
council through the National will be requesting 15 fly-fishing rods
complete with carriers to run casting classes with and possibly some
spinners that could be used for fishing derbies'.
Again I would like to thank those who have replied to my notes and to discuss the possible opening's we have for membership chair and newsletter.
Report from 9/10/09 meeting with DEP's
by Mike Piquette
The Third Annual Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
Arts of the Angler Show -- "It's all about Fly Fishing"
Ethan Allen Inn, Danbury, CT
I-84, Exit 4
For updates and latest information, check out the Arts link at www.cffcm.net
THE SHOW -- not your ordinary fly show! Featuring seminars, clinics, classes and vendors all related to fly fishing, it is simply all about fly fishing and all proceeds benefit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum. You will find everything related to fly fishing. It's all here in an intimate and elegant setting.
SATURDAY: 9 AM-5 PM, a
special price fixe dinner at 5:30 and a live auction at 7:00 PM
VENDORS will be providing everything you can imagine: the latest and finest in rods, reels and accessories. classic and vintage tackle, equipment, books, fly tying materials, collectibles, destinations, and guide services. Visit over 50 tables, including the Classic Fly Fisherman, Jerry Girard, Whitewater Flies, The Variant, Badger Creek Flies, Richard Bradley Reels, Mike Longuil Fly Fishing Collectibles, Above and Below H2O, Kelly Baker Rods, Carlson Rod Company, MC Fly Fishing, and more.
30+ OF THE FINEST FLY TYERS providing non-stop demonstrations over the weekend: Ralph Graves, David Brandt, Jay 'Fishy' Fullum, Bob Mead, Jack Pangburn, Roger Plourde, Bruce Corwin, Bruce Marino, Leslie Wrixon, George Cherundolo, Greg Belcamino, Harold Williams, Bill Newcomb, William Hrinko, Peggy Brennan, Joe Soma and others...
SEMINARS AND CLINICS -- throughout each day: Fran Verdoliva telling you about the latest in catching Atlantic Salmon on New York's Lake Ontario tributaries. How to select and what to look for in used bamboo rods by Mike Longuil. How to make and understanding bamboo rods with master maker David Van Burgel and a little leader furling with Kathy Scott. Every hour a different fly tyer will provide an up close and personal roundtable fly tying clinic on the floor.
Check on updates and more
SALTY FLIES -- Bob Lindquist, master tyer, saltwater fly fisherman, writer and author will present a two-hour class on tying the most productive salt-water patterns that will last. Saturday, November 14, from 1-3 PM. Course cost: $40
MAKE A MOSQUITO -- Join Bob Mead, the expert on realistic and imitative insect creations, to construct something you will want to slap. Be careful, this one hurts more. Saturday, November 14, from 10 AM- 1 PM. Course cost: $75
WOODDUCK WINGS -- Handling and making wood duck wings is not as hard as you may make it. Dave Brandt, Catskill Fly Tyer, will show you the tips and techniques to make wings that will make you smile. This one-hour mini course is just that. Saturday, November 14 from 3-4 PM. Course cost: a ten$pot
WET FLIES THAT WORK -- Ralph Graves will not only show you how to tie wet flies, but beautiful wet flies. He is the master. Patience will prevail, but when you are done, you will be proud. Learn the proper steps for proper presentation. You won't be disappointed. Sunday, November 15 from 9:30-1 1:30 AM. Cost 40 bucks
A VERY SPECIAL CLASS -- The Reel Deal- A Primer for Practical Reelsmithing by Michael Hackney In this one-hour seminar, Michael will show prospective reel smiths how they can build functional and attractive brass fly fishing reels using only hand tools and an electric hand drill! Attendees will get an overview of the materials and tools used, as well as Michael's proven reelsmithing techniques and reel design. Each attendee will leave armed with knowledge, materials and tools lists, and a full-scale set of reel drawings and templates. This program will be offered on Saturday, November 14 from 10-11 AM and Sunday, November l5 from 1 - 2 PM-. Course cost: $50
MOUNTING FLIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT with Ted Patlen. Do you have a favorite fly or flies that you always wanted mounted in a shadow box? Here is your opportunity to learn from Ted Patlen. Ted will take you though each step to professionally mounting and have you leave with all the necessary materials to DIY. Class includes mounting materials for 1-6 flies and class fee is based on how many flies you want to mount. This course is available on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 - 3 PM. Cost per fly: 1 fly $20, 2-3 flies $30, 4-6 flies $40.
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