Newsletter of the Naugatuck-Pomperaug Chapter
Trout Unlimited

Publisher: Cathy Unger
Contributors: Marty Petersen , Dom Falcone, Bob Gregorski, Glenn LaFrenier,.Marty Petersen, Bob Perrella, Karen Petersen, and Al Concilio,

Monthly Meeting

The December meeting has been canceled. We will have a board meeting on the second Wednesday in December at 6:30 p.m at Hine Bros. for review of the banquet and a short discusion on the grant for Jacks Brook and the possible writing of a grant for the Pomperaug. I would say the meeting will be 1/2 hour and then the board can go and resume the normal fly tying class.
For further information call Dom Falcone at 860-274-4103 or or visit

Bob Perrella’s (Johnny Trout Seed) ---Trout Incubator System (TIS)

The system uses the water from the heat pump heating and cooling system that runs 24 hours a day 365 days a year, free clean potable water at 56 F being released into the Pomperaug River a quarter mile up stream of the Conference Center in Southbury. So the system utilizes the water coming from the 8 inch pipe into the incubator and the trout hatch from eggs and swim into the river at there own pace and grow up to be caught by (Man or Woman Fisherman).

On Nov 18, 2010, ten boxes were each filled with 120 eggs

Every thing about this TIS is Green and Clean and does not cost $ to the State or the Tax Payer; it just utilizes the forces of man to the Good to Nature.

The DEP can monitor the Results.

If you wish more INFO, contact --- Johnny Trout Seed 203-264-1758

Trout eggs have hatched & fry feeding off yolk sacs.

Annual Banquet/Fund Raiser

The annual fundraisers for the Chapter are the Banquet, Main Raffle, Bucket Raffle and Silent Auction. There was no Main Raffle in 2010. The 2010 fundraiser was a huge success. Chapter president Glenn LaFreniere thanked all who financially supported the Chapter. Dominic Falcone and Martin Petersen co-chaired the banquet and fundraisers. Bob Perrella and Sarah Valentino assisted Dom and Marty with obtaining donations. Their diligent efforts and our generous contributors resulted in a increase in the Chapter’s treasury. Dominic Falcone, Martin Petersen, Steve Farnham and Glenn LaFreniere worked on the Bucket Raffle and Silent Auction at the Banquet. The Chapter looks forward to these fundraisers in 2011 for its 34th Anniversary.



Please Support Our Generous Contributors

Orvis, Avon, CT
Up Country, Pine Meadow, CT
Stop & Shop, Naugatuck, CT
Viso Bello Day Spa, Middlebury, CT
TU National Headquarters, Virginia
Stop & Shop, Watertown, CT
Fly Rod & Reel magazine, Maine
VRM Co., New Jersey
Bradshaw’s, Oakville, CT
Dom & Louise Falcone, Oakville, CT
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Meriden, CT
Brookside Inn, Oxford, CT
Fishing Factory, Southington, CT
J. Stockard Fly Fishing, Kent, CT
Cabela’s, Nebraska
Housatonic Outfitters, Cornwall, CT
Marty & Elaine Petersen, Naugatuck, CT
Jeff & Joyce Stedner, Oxford, CT
L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME
Mario’s Pizza, Oakville, CT
Big Y, Naugatuck, CT
John J. Sullivan’s Restaurant, Ansonia, CT
UNI Thread, Canada
Hine Brothers, Inc., Southbury, CT
Chatfield Hardware, Southbury, CT
Bob Gregorski, Middlebury, CT
Karen Petersen & Stephen Colton, Southbury, CT
David Petersen, Oxford, CT
Wapsi Fly Tying Materials, Arkansas
Giuseppe’s Italian Pizzeria, Naugatuck, CT
Walmart, Naugatuck, CT
Ed Dearborn, Woodbury, CT
Heritage Village Country Club, Southbury, CT
Marie’s Country Furnishings, Southbury, CT
Stop & Shop, Southbury, CT
New England Stream & Field, Middlefield, CT
Gayle O’Neill Antique Jewelry, Southbury, CT
Classic & Custom Fly Shop, Pleasant Valley, CT
Roseland Pizza, Derby, CT
Bob Perrella, Southbury, CT
Marla Blair, Ludlow, MA
Pomperaug Golf Club, Southbury, CT
Valentino’s Day Spa, Prospect, CT
Shawn Britton
Al Concilio, Beacon Falls, CT
Mel Monde, Southbury, CT
Harvest Grill, Beacon Falls, CT
Antonio’s, Beacon Falls, CT
Sara Valentino, Beacon Falls, CT

Special Recognition Award –At the banquet, Chapter president Glenn LaFreniere presented Al Concilio with a plaque on behalf of the Chapter. At the top of the plaque there is a TU logo. Underneath it says:

Presented to
Alan J. Concilio
In appreciation for outstanding
volunteerism and dedication to the
and to the goals of the
Naugatuck/Pomperaug Chapter
Of Trout Unlimited
The Board of Directors

Fly Tying Classes

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. November 10, 17 & 24 and December 8, 15 & 22.

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.


During the 2010 session of the General Assembly, legislation was approved and signed into law in April reducing many of the fees for sportsmen’s licenses and permits. This was followed in June by legislation authorizing a credit to be applied against the fee for any 2011 sportsmen’s license, permit or tag when purchase of a license, permit or tag had been made at the higher prices in place between October 1, 2009 and April 14, 2010. The credit amount will be the difference between the higher amount paid during that time period and the amount set by the new fee structure established April 14, 2010. For information about these credits, please visit the DEP website license fees and credits page:

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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