January 2010

Newsletter of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
Trout Unlimited

Publisher: Cathy Unger
Contributors: Dom Falcone, John Ploski, Mike Kaklamanos

Monthly Meeting January

Monthly Chapter meeting Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00 PM a the Naugatuck Savings Bank, 87 Church St., Naugatuck, CT.

Coming Events


Once again the fly tying season is upon us. The Naugatuck/Pomperaug chapter of Trout Unlimited will be holding fly tying classes Wednesday evenings at the Southbury Stop & Shop from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on the following dates.
       January 13, 20 and 27
       February10, 17 and 24
       March 10, 17, 24 and 31
Classes are free and open to the public. If you have your own gear bring it. If you don't have fly tying supplies, vise, hooks, hair and feathers, you can use ours. ...... Now is the time to fill your fly box for next season!!!! Stop & Shop is off exit 15 West/East on rt. 84.


Fly: Dennis Collier, Photograph: Hans Weilenmann

Hook: Daiichi 1150 or TMC 2488 – size 18
Thread: Yellow UTC 70
Rib: Gold Lagartun wire – X fine
Body: Yellow thread
Wing: Fluorescent white Antron – use ½ the amount desired for final wing and double back
Legs: 4 or 5 strands of ginger Antron


President's Letter


Chapter 281 News

Hello to all. Welcome to some new members is in order, they are Betty Getch, Carol Haskins and Kathleen Favoccia.

Reminder, the January meeting will be held at Naugatuck Savings Bank, 87 Church St., Naugatuck, CT, the first Wednesday of January(6th)at 7 PM. We have a light agenda and will be welcoming Eileen Johnson. She will have her husband's fly tying supplies for sale so bring your Christmas cash.

I hope everyone was able to sit in on the informational meetings with regards to our local watershed.

Fly-tying continues on the months of January and February, the schedule will hopefully be posted again in the Town Times.

The board members should all try and attend the January board meeting. Bob Gregorski has some information to bring before the board as well as the funding for the Jacks brook project is ready. We have to do the work and we will be reimbursed. I also have some other information for the board back from TU National and the Army Corps joint efforts.

Again , I would like to thank those who have replied to my notes and to discuss the possible openings we have for membership chair and newsletter chair.

Tight Lines,


Glenn LaFreniere
Chapter President


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.



Trout Unlimited's Mission

To conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watershed.