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May 2013

News & Events

General Meeting - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Brian Cowden

Brian Cowden presents his annual
"Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative Update"

Brian Cowden is on TU’s Eastern Conservation staff serving as the Coordinator for the Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative in northwest New Jersey. He has been a life long conservationist active in causes related to New Jersey’s outdoor pursuits. His interest in conservation led Brian to become an active TU volunteer running Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program as state-wide coordinator. Later, Brian joined TU’s New Jersey state council as vice chair. After 20 years in corporate sales, Brian joined the Eastern Conservation staff in February 2008. The Musconetcong Home Rivers Initiative is designed to work closely with landowners and non-profit, local, state and federal agencies, as well as performing public outreach and education to protect and restore the beautiful Musconetcong River and its tributaries in this 158 square mile watershed that drains into the Delaware River. When not working in the “Musky”, Brian is known to follow his Brittany through the grouse and woodcock uplands or fly fish for trout or striped bass. Brian resides with his wife and daughter near the upper Musconetcong watershed in northwestern New Jersey.

Remember that the June meeting will be a picnic held in the grove behind the American Legion building.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6 pm to 9pm
More Details Here

Tuesday, September 10

Jay "Fishy" Fullum"

Pre Meeting Capsule Classroom

Capsule Classroom is taking a little break, this month and next.  We will return in September with tips, tricks and techniques to enhance your time on and off the water.

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

President’s Letter

May 2013

I hope everyone has been getting the enough time on the water this year. As for myself, it has been one of those seasons were there always seems to be something to get in the way of fishing. That's about to change. As soon as I finish typing out this newsletter I am hopping in the car and heading down to the Shenandoah's for 5 days of trout fishing with tenkara gear, then I am heading directly to Grand Lake Stream, Maine to chase landlocked salmon and smallmouth bass.

Unfortunately, all this fishing is going to cause me to miss next weeks meeting. We will have Brian Cowden as our guest speaker to give us an update on T.U. activities in the state. Hopefully we will be receiving some good news about our Point Mountain channel restoration project.

I want to take this opportunity to invite everyone out to our June meeting. we are doing something a little different this year. We are dropping the format of our regular meeting and instead we are going to host a BBQ. Before and after every meeting a lot of socializing takes place and often folks are reluctant to take their seats at the start of the business meeting. Our June meeting will give you an opportunity to catch up with friends, enjoy some good food, and have the opportunity to win some great prizes. No business, no speakers, just a good time with friends. The meeting date in June is different from our regular meetings. We meet the THIRD TUESDAY instead of our normal second Tuesday. So mark your calender for June 18th. We will be satrting at 6pm and the festivities will run to about 9 or so. If the weather permits we will be outside in the pavillion at the rear of the building.

I have a some unfortunate news to share with everyone. Long time member and director Leon Cheeka suffered a stoke earlier this week. He is currently hospitalized and we are hoping for the best. Please keep Leon and his family in your prayers.

Looks like I have to cut this short, my ride to Virginia just rang the doorbell. Its time to head out and strech a line. Take care and I'll see you next month.

Tight Lines
Bart Lombardo

Fly of the Month

“Golden Catskill Streamer ”
by Ron Ruskai

Golden Catskill Streamer

This Pre-1950’s N.Y. streamer is a great all around minnow pattern, and is a good sucker young-of-the-year imitation.

Click here for the recipe!