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November 2010

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General Meeting - Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Anthony Mauro presents
“Blue Collar Conservation”

Please join us as we host Anthony Mauro, Chairman and Co-Founder of the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, a leading grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to environmental stewardship. Anthony's presentation will center around his latest book "Color the Green Movement Blue", describing some of his remedies for environmental health. This so-called "blue collar conservation" is defined by Anthony as:

1. appreciating the intelligence designed into ecosystems

2. participating in angling and hunting as a means of practicing conservation and

3. uniting outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen to educate others and advance the conservation movement.

Anyone signing up for membership in the NJ Outdoor Alliance this evening will receive a free copy of the book "Color the Green Movement Blue" . All profits from sales of the book will also be donated to the NJ Outdoor Alliance.

CJTU Fly Tying Demo

Dunellen Public Library
November 22, 2010
6:30 - 8:30 pm

2011 CJTU Fly Tying School

Enrollment starts at the October meeting!

More info here

Point Mountain Stocking

Bob Mack, John Burgess, and I were on hand at the Musconetcong Point Mountain Trout Management Area to meet the stocking truck which arrived at about 8:30 AM. We requested that the 4x4 wheel vehicle provided by the Hunterdon Park Service loaded up their aerated tank and met us at the first bend down river.

Those who are familiar with Point Mountain know this as the beginning of the first real good stretch below the home site area. Normally we start our stocking further up river from this point to gain a more even distribution of fish but we were told that we only had about 150 brook and browns to stock.

From this point we moved down river placing about 12 to 14 bucket loads of fish at the more easily accessible locations. Some of the brook trout were in the 3 to 5 lb range. The fish we stocked were in relatively good condition since we did not have to enter the water to revive any. Primarily this was the positive result of the stocking vehicle making two trips back to the truck. We felt in this case our stocked fish were in a better condition because of less crowding in the tank prior to us placing them in the water. We ended our stocking at the beginning of the "S" curves just below the wide area that is scheduled to be reworked.

In all we had a great day stocking and then left to fish the Pequest that afternoon. A big thank you for the efforts of our very able volunteers.

Rich Post

President’s Letter

November 2010

I can't believe it is November already; this year has really past by quickly. As we move into the cooler months there is still plenty of fishing to be had. In my opinion some of the best fishing of the year is taking place right know. During the last few weeks the fishing has been great, though there have been some challenges like falling leaves in the water. Depending on where you are fishing, this problem should be coming to an end. I am starting to notice a lot of spawning activity on some waters, which is always a good sign. Our trout need all the help they can get to successfully reproduce. Please help them out by not fishing directly to spawning fish, also try to to disturb them when they are one their redds by avoiding wading through areas that are being used for fish for spawning.

Now that the weather is turning cooler many fly fisherman are doing less fishing and more fly tying. If you are a fly tier you may be interested in attending the 2010 International Fly Tying Symposium taking place at the Double Tree Hotel on November 20th&21st. Speaking of area shows, CJTU will have a presence at two local shows after the first of the year. The first show is the New Jersey Outdoor Sportsman Show at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ. The dates are January 13th - 16th. We are always looking for volunteers for this show to help out with the children’s fly tying. If you can tie some a wooley bugger please consider coming out and lending a hand, we’ll even get you free admission into the show if your working at our booth. The next event is the Fly Fishing Show, taking place at the New Jersey Convention Center in Somerset, NJ. The dates for this show are January 21st - 23rd.

We will be kicking off our annual fund raising efforts shortly. This year we will be raffling off a trip for two to the Delaware River, which will include guided floats and lodging. The tickets will be sent out by mail to everyone on our mailing list. When you receive the tickets please consider supporting your chapter by purchasing a few tickets. As usual tickets will also be available at our meetings and shows. We will also be running a separate raffle for the “Ultimate Trout Fly Selection”. This collection of consisting of hundreds of flies that have been tied by our members is up for grabs. Chances to win will only be a dollar apiece and will be sold at all meetings and shows through March 2011. We will also be giving away a fly or spinning outfit (winners choice) at the NJ Outdoor Sportsman Show so remember to stop by our booth and pick up a ticket for a buck.

I’m up against a tight deadline but I wanted to mention the NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year contest, which took place this Saturday at the Raritan Inn. This funding raising event for TU and various watershed associations was a blast. I don’t have the time or the space for all the details so look for a full report in next month’s MainStream. There is not much to other news to report. The Point Mountain Project is still in a holding pattern. That will wrap it up for this month. Get out there and fish before the water gets hard!

Fly of the Month

“BWO Wet Fly” by Ron Ruskai

BWO Wet Fly

Click here for the recipe !