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January 2014

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General Meeting - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Annual CJTU Fly Tying Night

CJTU 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

Paul Eidman

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“Not Just Trout”
Wendell 'Ozzie' Ozefovich

Not Just Trout answers the question “Why do we love to fish?” It includes the most picturesque and unique clips of trout in their liquid environment together with other creatures, flora and fauna – both above and below the water’s surface – that were encountered over many years while fishing and filming the underwater world of trout.

Also included are the transformations that wild brook trout go through from the color change in early autumn, to the actual spawning sequence -- and I must include, lots of laughs.

Here is a video link:

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

2014 Fly Tying School

Classes start on January 21!
There is still time to sign up.

  • Beginners Class
  • Intermediate Class
  • Tyers Workshop

The format for this years workshop classes will be something new. Each night will be devoted to a particular insect that has local importance during our trout season. We will be teaching how to tie the nymph, emerger and dry for each insect. As allways, all you need to bring to class is your vise and tools. Materials will be provided for workshop participants.

  • Jan 21 Blue Winged Olive
  • Jan 28 Quill Gorden & Little Black Stone
  • Feb 18 March Brown
  • Feb 25 Hendrickson
  • March 18  Sulphur & Caddis

The Fly Fishing Show

January 24 - 26, 2014

Efinger's Annual Fly Tying Sale!

Now through January 31st

20% off Regular Price on Fly Tying Materials, Hooks, Tools & Vices. There is an additional discount of 10% for all Trout Unlimited members for a total discount of 30%

Fly Tying Demos at Efinger's

From the members of of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited
Saturday Jan. 11 & Saturday Jan. 18
10am - 3pm

This will be a fun opportunity to see some of the best fly tyers in the state showcase their artistic skills. After the demo is over you can take advantage of the huge savings in the Fly Tying Department. Coffee and Donuts will be served in the morning

President’s Letter

December 2013

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...

Tight Lines
Bart Lombardo

Fly of the Month

“Thread-Bodied Parachute Baetis”
by Bill Ninke

Thread Bodied Parachute

Click here for the recipe!