News & Events
General Meeting - Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Annual CJTU Fly Tying Night
Our January meeting will be our 4th Annual Fly Tying Night. We are asking all our members who tie flies to grab your vise and some materials and come out and tie one on. Some of the chapter's best tiers will be on hand showing off their favorite patterns. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on instruction if your are a novice tier. Our more experienced member would be happy to work with you and provide some one on one instruction. We will be starting up a little early with most of the tiers setting up around 7:30pm. Our business portion of the meeting will be very short and our tiers will be there all night. Even if your not a fly fisherman or fly tier this is a great evening out to socialize. There will even be some donuts and coffee on hand. Break that cabin fever and come on out and tie some flies with us.
February 11, 2014
Captain Paul Eidman
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
“Not Just Trout”
2014 Fly Tying School
Classes start on January 21!
This President's letter is coming to you from the floor of the Garden State Outdoor Sportsman's. I am here with a number of our dedicated volunteers attempting to spread the word about Trout Unlimited. Unfortunately the first two days of this show has been extremely slow. At least I am getting my fly boxes filled up as I am one of the tiers at our booth. My thanks go out to all those that have volunteered to help out for this show. Despite the low turnout, so far the has been a success for us, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers. There is currently some brisk activity taking place selling tickets for our fund raising raffle as I type away on my ipad.
We will be attending one more area show this month. The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, NJ is the biggest show of its kind. It will take place January 24th through the 26th at the NJ Expo Center in Somerset, NJ. We will have a booth in the lobby area so if you are attending the show stop by the boot he and say hello. We will be raffling off a fly rod donated to the chapter by Bob Jacklin of Jacklin's Fly Shop in West Yellowstone, Montana. Our thanks go out to Bob for his extraordinary generosity. If you ever find you way out to West Yellowstone his fly shop is a mandatory stop!
Our fly tiers will also be at Efingers Sporting Goods every Saturday this month. Stop by and check out what's going on. If you need more of an incentive they are running a tremendous sale on fly tying materials. If you are TU member you can save thirty percent on fly tying materials and vices! A sale like that does not come around to often (it runs to the end of the month).
Winter is in full swing, and this time of year is a great time to tie flies for the upcoming season. If your interested in learning about this fantastic extension to you fly fishing be sure to attend this month's meeting. Our January meeting is our annual Fly Tiers Night. Everyone is encouraged to bring their materials and tools for a night of community fly tying. This is a great opportunity to learn from tiers of all skill levels. Expert to beginner, everyone is welcome! Coffee and donuts will be served, and the business portion of the meeting will be kept to an absolute minimum to allow for more opportunities to socialize.
If you looking for learning even more about fly tying, consider signing up for one of our fly tying classes. The classes take place every second and third Tuesday for 5 sessions starting in two weeks. Look for additional information in this newsletter.
For those that we're interested in seeing Ozzy's presentation that was cancelled in December you'll be happy to learn that he has been lined up for April. I'll have more information on other upcoming speakers in our in next month's newsletter.
I'm going to keep this short, things are actually getting pretty busy here at the booth so it's back to work for me. Stay warm and remember the water can't stay hard forever...
Fly of the Month
“Thread-Bodied Parachute Baetis”