New 12/14 - Posted December Stream Lines Newsletter
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New 12/12 - Broodstock Salmon Stocking Slideshow - See Below.
New 12/10 - November Chapter Meeting Slideshow - See Below
New (11/30 - Pheasant Tail Spider (variation) See Fly Tying page
New (10/9) - Atlantic Salmon Stocking Slideshow. See Stocking page
December 11, Shetucket Salmon Stocking Update
The Shetucket River in Sprague was stocked with large Broodstock Atlantic Salmon (average weight was 10 lbs. with the largest fish being around 15 lbs.) thanks to the efforts of the CT Fisheries and the following TVTU volunteers: Phil Sheffield, Tim Pindell. Morgan McGinley,Glenn Levasseur, Sam Orr, Ray Schaefer, Don Avery, Rick Romagna, Charley McCaughtrey, Jim Valuckus, and Gary Lussier. This was the last salmon stocking of the year.
A reminder that the daily creel limit is now one (1) salmon per day. Please note this area has specific regulations for this fishery. Most notably, fishing is limited to the use of a single fly or artificial lure with a single free swinging hook (no treble hooks). Details are on page 28 of the 2018 Angler's Guide. Also, a Trout and Salmon Stamp is required to Fish in this area. Good Luck!
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TVTU Holiday Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, December 18th, 6-9 pm
Featured Presentation: George Jacobi - "A Season at the Grand Canyon"
Long-time Thames Valley TU member George Jacobi is an artist and writer who contributes often to this newsletter. He is also a member of Joshua's Trust, CT Audubon, and CTRI. George wrote the first article on Connecticut's Willimantic River No-Kill Area for Fly Fisherman in 1976, and his last published essay, "The Persistence of Memory" is now on the blog of the American Museum of Fly Fishing. You saw it here in the October issue of Streamlines. His song "Time to Dream", which some of you have heard on a Thames Valley Chapter Housatonic camp-out, appears as a poem in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Fly Fisher.
Born in sight of the Housatonic River, he's fished from Labrador to the west coast. George was a tackle sales rep for most of his career.
In 2016 George and his wife were Volunteers at Grand Canyon National Park from July to October. His job was to write a blog to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Park Service, which detailed his joyful immersion in the canyon/desert ecosystem.
At the December meeting he will read essays and stories from the blog that focus on nature and wildlife, illustrated with a 'slide show' of mostly his own photographs from the 3 ½ month experience. A change of pace for Thames Valley TU, this program should be interesting for us outdoors folks.
Chapter Fund-raising Raffle 2018
Drawing will be held at the December 18th meeting
Cabela's Theorem Fly Rod and Ross Evolution LT Fly Reel Outfit (Value $655)
Cabela's Theorem Fly Rod (9ft, 4pc, 5wt) - With Generation-II nano-silica resin and a high modulus graphite blank, Burl wood reel seat with high-polish aluminum hardware and a modified western cork handle. Rod case & Lifetime Guarantee
Ross Evolution LT® Fly Reel #2 (4-6 wt/4.2oz) -
Conical drag eliminates start-up friction; Heat-dissipating drag material; Triple redundant radial pawl engagement; Aluminum alloy construction; Quick release locking spool; Oil impregnated bronze bushing; Stainless steel spindle; Easily converts for right or left hand retrieves; Quick release locking spool. Rated for freshwater or saltwater duty. Manufacturer's lifetime warranty. Made in USA. Includes: Cortland Precision Finesse WF5F Fly Line
Thames Valley TU is continually working on our Mission of conserving, protecting and restoring our cold water fisheries in the Eastern CT. This takes a lot of resources... man-hours and money. Please help us raise funds for current and future projects/events.
Raffle tickets are only $15 each. The drawing will be held once we have sold 50 tickets. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are available at our monthly meetings and through the Chapter's Board of Directors members. Or, send a check payable (with name, address & phone#) to: Thames Valley TU Chapter 282, P.O. Box 211, Hanover, CT 06350. A ticket will be mailed back to you and recorded.
Free Family Membership Upgrade Extended
We are pleased to launch a new Free Family Membership Upgrade offer to any existing Trout Unlimited member -- for a limited time only! By signing up and adding the names and information for the family members living in your household at www.tu.org/familymembership, you will enjoy the benefits of a TU family membership for the duration of your regular membership for free. These benefits include:
• Ensuring your family members feel that great sense of belonging to the nation’s leading trout and salmon conservation organization.
• Additional family members can expect to receive communications and invitations to local, statewide and national events and activities, like for example one of our dozens of chapter-hosted women's specific fly fishing seminars or youth fishing days.
• A complimentary copy of Stream Explorers magazine for any youth under age 12.
All members of your household will be able to create a unique member profile on www.tu.org to engage in our online community, join discussion groups, access member-only content such as the digital version of Trout Magazine and more…
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