Note: New Meeting Location
Our meeting location will be at the Franklin Firehouse on 5 Tyler Drive (just off Rt 32) in Franklin. See Chapter Events page for details
New 1/26 - Ledyard Fly Tying Class - See this page
New 1/25 - JAN Meeting in a Nutshell - See this page
New 1/13 - TIC Egg Delivery Slide show. See Education page
New 12/11 - January Streamlines - See Newsletters
New 12/13 - Mickey Finn and new Fly tying Info See Fly Tying page
New 11/6 - TVTU Awarded $53.5K Grant. See Below
New 10/23 - October 22 Salmon Stocking - See this page
TVTU Awarded Grant for Planning for Fish Passage at Papermill Pond Dam (CT)
Project: Papermill Pond Dam, Little River, Sprague, CT
Grantee Matching Funds: $63,280
Total Conservation Impact: $116,780
The project will conduct an engineering alternatives analysis, prepare designs, and commence pre-application consultations with federal and state agencies to advance installation of a fishway on the Papermill Pond dam, Sprague, Connecticut. It will set the stage for how to address a large barrier that has obstructed fish migration to Long Island Sound for over 150 years.
Ledyard Fly Tying Class
John Preston and Bob Walsh are conducting an "Fly Tying for Everyone" course at the Ledyard Bill Library. The class meets four Saturdays 1:30 - 3:30pm starting January 18th.
Participants will learn about the basic tools and techniques needed to successfully tie flies. Patterns will be selected that will be easier for beginners, and cover key fundamental skills for tying most flies. Each class will usually involve the students tying 2 to 3 different patterns depending on complexity and participant skills. No prior tying experience is required and subsequent classes would build on skills learned in prior classes. Students are welcome to bring their own tying tools if they have them, but all required tools and materials will be provided by Thames Valley Trout Unlimited.
As you can see, they have had an enthusiastic turnout.
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Our Annual Flies & Pies... Is Coming!
February 18th 6-9pm
Come Visit TVTU at the CFFA Expo
We will be attending the 2020 CFFA Expo Feb 1st, 9am - 3pm. Come learn who we are, what we do and how you can join us make CT watersheds better. In addition, we will offering fly tying materials & other items for sale at bargain prices. Join us at the Best Fly Fishing show in CT.
January Meeting in a Nutshell
Tonight Thames Valley Chapter 282 Darby Hittle who presented " Eastern Lake Ontario Steelhead Fishing ."
He presented well and had some good engagement afterwards. With 25 years of experience fishing that region, he had a lot of personal experiences and advice to give with the topics ranging from where to eat and stay, to fishing tactics and tackle, to finding "out of the way" tributaries when the water or fishing pressure is high.
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Thames Valley TU Chapter's Mission: To conserve, protect and restore Eastern Connecticut's trout and salmon and their watersheds.
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