News & Events
General Meeting - Tuesday, April 9, 2013
“Spey Casting & Fishing for Steelhead on the Salmon River”
Presented by Dave Hess
Dave is a native of the Lehigh Valley area of PA where he grew up fishing the local spring creeks. After retiring from a career in law enforcement, Dave went to work for Tight Lines Fly Fishing in Parsippany, NJ. He has fished extensively throughout the west in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Utah and British Columbia. His latest passion is swinging flies for steelhead in the Lake Ontario tributaries and in the western US.
Tuesday, May 14
Brian Cowden presents his annual
This weekend will be the official start of the the 2013 Trout season. I say "official" because many anglers enjoy fishing for trout year round. Fortunately we live in a state where that is possible. For most fisherman the ritual of opening day is steeped in tradition. Many have traditional waters they fish, even specific pools on rivers. The rivers are crowded, often too crowded, but we put up with the company. Fortunately, things will thin out in a few weeks and solitude on the water will once again be possible. Whatever your ritual is, get out there and fish this weekend.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the CJTU volunteers who braved the chilly March weather to help out at the Pequest Open House event at the Pequest hatchery last month. I also want to thank all the folks who donated gear for us to sell at this year's flea market. We raised just under a $1000.00 dollars for the chapter.
There is still no official word on the status of the Point Mountain Restoration work. Many of the hurdles that were in front of this project have been cleared and we are hopeful that 2013 will be the year we start this important stream rehabilitation project. We will keep everyone informed as we move through the spring. If work is going to take place this year it can not start until after the 15th of June. In regards to the Trout Conservation stretch at Point Mountain, CJTU volunteers along with folks from Hunderton County Parks assisted the state in stocking trout along the entire section of river.
In this month's Main Stream you will see a special notice in regards to our June Meeting. We are doing something a little different this year. We will be hosting a BBQ for all members and their guests. The meeting will be taking place on the THIRD Tuesday of the month instead of the second. We will be at the same location but will be using the grounds outside. There will be plenty of food and prizes so come out and join us. You find all the details in this newsletter.
The folks from Tight Lines Fly shop will be giving a presentation entitled “Spey Casting & Fishing for Steelhead on the Salmon River” at this month's general meeting. They always provide great presentations so be sure not to miss it. For our Capsule Classroom this month we will have Darrel Luty, a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Fly Casting Instructor, as our guest presenter. He currently is a sales consultant in the fishing department at Efingers and helps customers pick out fly rods and new casters get started. As a result, he is quite experienced in watching a caster for a brief time and then suggesting improvements in casting technique. His Classroom session will consist of briefly watching the fly casting of any of you who wants to participate and then suggesting a few ways to improve. These sessions start prior to the start of the regular meeting so be sure to get there early and take advantage of this opportunity to "tune up" your casting.
That is going to be it for now as I still need to prep for my Opening Day ritual of a stream side campout. Nothing like waiting until the last minute...
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