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June 2012

News & Events

Remember that our June meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of the month instead of the second.

General Meeting - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Note: Because the June program will be an outdoor presentation, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm on the lawn.

Andrew Moy

“Spey Casting”

At age 4, Andrew Moy was introduced to fly fishing through his cousins in Norway over 30 years ago.  Andrew’s now lifelong passion has lead him to an addiction; casting and fishing with two-handed rods. In search of two-handed water, Andrew has traveled to the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Gaspe’, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and throughout the Northeast in search of Atlantic salmon, steelhead, trout and striped bass.

Andrew is also owner and operator of Tight Lines Fly Fishing in Parsippany, NJ from where he offers a full line of fly fishing equipment, fly tying materials, travel, guided fishing and classes in both single and two-handed (spey) casting.  As an extrodinarily patient instructor, Andrew always looks forward to his next lesson or demostration where he can teach the art of fly fishing and casting.

American Legion Hall
137 New Market Road
Dunellen, NJ
Meeting starts at 8 PM - Non Members are always welcome!

President’s Letter

June 2012

For many folks in New Jersey trout season is winding down. Unfortunately our state's trout waters are hit pretty hard during the warmer months. Yes, we do have some small, wild trout streams that can hold temperature enough to support year round fishing, but what they cannot support is fishing pressure. So those in the know do not speak these streams and hopefully they remain well guarded secrets. For the rest of us it's time to give the trout a well deserved rest, and turn our attention to other species.

Fortunately Mother Nature has provided us with some well needed moisture and cooler temperatures. Hopefully, the trend will continue. Low summertime flows and high water temperatures can put a lot of stress on trout. When fishing during this time of year please remember your thermometer. If the temperature is 70 degrees or higher give the trout a break and fish somewhere else or go play some golf!

Just a reminder, we do not have general meetings scheduled during the months of July and August. In addition, our June meeting occurs on the third Tuesday of the month instead of the second. This month the folks from Tightlines Fly Shop will be back to give a presentation on Spey Casting. We will be starting the meeting a little early so we can take advantage of the daylight and get some casting demonstrations in. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm outside of the meeting hall.

We are still waiting word on some of our restoration projects like Point Mountain. Since we do not have general meetings during the summer we will share information about these projects through the Action Alert e-mail system. If a work detail develops we will recruit volunteers via e-mail. Please consider lending a hand if the call for volunteers goes out.

New Jersey's Cold Water Conservation School starts up at the end of the month. This excellent program teaches children all about our cold water resources and what they can do to protect them. Volunteers from TU chapters across the state volunteer their time to teach children all about the ecosystem, the fish and how to catch them.

We have begun collecting items for next year's flea market at the Pequest Hatchery. If you have any used fishing, hunting or camping equipment you would like to donate tonthe chapter bring it to a general meeting. This year's flea market was a bit of an experiment, but it turned out to be profitable for us. We would like to build on that success for next year!

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer season and I look forward to seeing everyone at our September meetings.

Tight Lines,

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by Ron Ruskai


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