Spend a great evening with friends and members of the Thames Valley TU Chapter at our annual “Flies & Pies” Fly Tying Clinic, Tuesday, February 21st at the Bozrah Firehouse, 239 Fitchville Rd in Bozrah starting at 6 p.m.
Our expert tiers will teach you how to tie their favorite local fresh & saltwater patterns. This event is perfect for kids and families; and, we'll have all the gear and tools you'll need to get started… bring your own vise and material if you like. Even if you've never tied a fly before, come for the camaraderie, refreshments, fishing information and more…
The fly tying clinic is great for kids and entire families - kid-friendly patterns and instruction will be available. Stop by for an hour or stay longer to learn… you're sure to have a great time. No matter what your skill level, there will be something for you at the Annual Thames Valley TU "Flies & Pies" Fly Tying and Fishing Tag Sale. Help support our chapter and win some great prizes. Free door prizes! Come in from the cold and join us for an informative, fun evening. As always, our events are open to the public. Pizza “Pie” and refreshments will be available.
Win a Cabela’s/Orvis Fly Fishing Outfit!
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
The Cabela’s/Orvis outfit consist of a highly rated 7’ 4/5 wt., 3 pc. Cabela’s CGR Fiberglass Fly Rod (MSRP $130); an Orvis Battenkill II Fly Reel (MSRP $109); and an Orvis Access WF4 Fly Line (MSRP $59). This is a terrific small stream trout outfit that you will enjoy time after time on your favorite trout stream.
Raffle tickets are only $10 each. The drawing will be held once we meet our goal of $600. 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.
Thank You for your Support
Thames Valley TU Membership Meeting Location Change
Due to circumstances beyond our control the location of our meetings has changed to the Bozrah Firehouse, 239 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT for the rest of the season (November through May). This location is close to where we use to meet. Below are the directions to the Bozrah Firehouse. In addition, you can get online detailed directions from the "Chapter Events Page" section.
From the East: Follow CT-2 W to Bozrah. Take exit 24 from CT-2 W. Turn right onto State Hwy 608/Fitchville Rd; Destination will be on the right (about 0.9 miles)
From the West: Follow CT-2 E to Bozrah. Take exit 23 for CT-163 toward Bozrah/Montville
Turn right onto CT-163 N/Haughton Rd; Continue to follow Haughton Rd; Turn right onto State Hwy 608; Destination will be on the left
STATE SET TO ELIMINATE THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Governor's Bill Repeals the Statute Enabling CEQ Staff and Volunteer Members to Be Dismissed
Hearing Is on Friday in Appropriations
There has never been a more important time for independent reporting on science and the environment. The federal government is pulling down its science pages and silencing staff at the Environmental Protection Agency.
In Connecticut, the entity that can be counted on to report to the public, without bias, on the overall condition of our environment and natural resources is the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). It is also the one place a citizen can go with a complaint about environmental management and be sure of getting a fair hearing and helpful response. CEQ also provides policy makers with carefully researched recommendations for changes in law and regulation.
All this is done for $174,000 per year. We estimate that CEQ saves the state many times more that amount in staff time, legislators' time, consultants' fees, and litigation. The elimination of CEQ does not make financial sense.
Connecticut has always valued facts, science, and the protection of natural resources. CEQ represents and implements those values. Let's stand strong.
On Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building, the Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on the conservation portion of the budget (H.B. No. 7027 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2019, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR).
Email your testimony OPPOSING these cuts to APPtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Include your name and town.
The tri-chairmen of the Appropriations are: Sen. Paul Formica, Sen. Catherine Osten, and Rep. Toni Walker.
Rivers Alliance will also be testifying in opposition to the proposed 50 percent cut in funds that benefit towns across the state through the Community Investment Act, as well as cuts in funding to DEEP, which is already drastically understaffed.
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TVTU Fly Tying Classes - Saturdays, February 4th to March 25
Thames Valley TU will be conducting "free" Fly Tying classes from 9:00 to 11:00am at the Fish Connection, Route 12 in Preston, CT starting Saturday, 4 February, 2017. The classes will run 8 Saturdays ending March 25th. We will supply materials and equipment, bring your own vise and equipment if you like. Classes open to the public. Course outline by Merril "Doc" Katz. Instructors are Phil Sands, Merril "Doc" Katz, Bob Walsh and John Preston.
WHY EVERYONE SHOULD JOIN TROUT UNLIMITED
Hank Patterson explains why...
Trout Unlimited Farmington Valley Chapter
19th Annual Banquet
Friday, March 24th, 2017
The USS Chowder Pot IV Restaurant
165 Brainard Road – Hartford, CT - 6:00 P
M Reception (Cash Bar) - 7:00 PM Buffet Dinner
Live & Silent Auctions – Great Bucket Raffles – Special Raffles - Angling and Sporting Equipment – Guided Fishing Trips –Home Accessories - Artwork – Custom Rods –Flies, Flies, Flies! ...and much more!!!
$40 Per Person
Tickets may be ordered online at www.fvtu.org
You must reserve your seats no later than March 22nd. Questions? Contact Don LaChance
Dlachanc1@cox.net or (860) 666-3447.
"On the Rise" Newsletter –
January Issue Offers Events, Ideas and Inspiration
TU's Women's Initiative was launched in 2011 to address the concern that only six percent of all TU members were women, while at the same time women made up 36 percent of all anglers in the U.S.
Since the initiative was started, we continue to see incredible growth in our female membership and dozens of new women leaders stepping up in our chapters and councils!
The January edition of the Women's Initiative Newsletter "On the Rise" is designed to share the best practices and lessons learned by your fellow volunteers in recruiting, retaining and engaging women in TU and in leadership roles.
In this issue you will find special features on:
Fly Fishing Not Just For Men...
If you enjoyed the video above here are a couple more that might interest you: The Way It Began and Anna and the Shark
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 the 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...
Thames Valley TU Chapter's Mission: To conserve, protect and restore Eastern Connecticut's trout and salmon and their watersheds.
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