Welcome Back!

posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:44 AM by Mike Balogh   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 9:44 AM ]
We are kicking off our 2016/2017 opener with a presentation covering the WEST BRANCH OF THE FARMINGTON RIVER, a classic tail water in north-western Connecticut. There is something for everyone on the Farmington: Classic dry fly pools. Mysterious pockets for nymphing. Spirited runs to swing wets and streamers.

Our presenter and guest speaker will be Steve Culton, a teaching guide who has been fishing Connecticut’s Farmington River for over 40 years. If you are interested in learning new methods, fishing new flies, or just expanding your general knowledge base, all while being introduced to the Farmington, Steve Culton is for you. Don’t miss this, come meet with friends and enjoy!

Over the next few weeks, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities in store for all. During the first half of October, we again will deliver rainbow trout eggs from the Pequest Trout Hatchery to about 21 participating TIC schools. I will coordinate this season’s TIC program, so please contact me, if you are interested in helping. Furthermore, on October 14, a group of students from the Pope John Paul High School in Sparta plans to spend a day at the Sparta Glen Brook planting additional trees and participating in various conservation activities. We are in need of chapter members to be present in support of this ongoing effort in the Glen. Also in October on a Saturday yet to be determined, we are looking for Chapter Volunteers do help with some in-stream remedial work, such as repositioning rocks and small boulders that are believed to have been shifted by local youth over the summer, while cooling off in the Glen. 

Last but not least, Rich Egge has generously offered his time and talents to become our next Chapter Vice-President, succeeding our ever so committed John Nordstedt. Thank you Rich! We will place Rich’s name in nomination for confirmation by the membership at the September 21 chapter meeting. 

A warm welcome back to all, after these long, hot and dry summer months.

Willi Huber