News & Events
General Meeting - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer
Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer, also known as the Fly Fishing Rabbi, will guide us on an exploration of the the spiritual side of casting a fly. With pictures, discussion and readings from his book, Fly-Fishing; The Sacred Art, Rabbi Eisenkramer will share what fly-fishing has to teach us about reflection, solitude and the wonders of the natural world. Topics will include: fly-fishing and harmony, fly-fishing in Argentina, a pilgrimage to Montana, conservation and fly-tying.
Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer is the co-author, along with Rev. Michael Attas of Fly-Fishing The Sacred Art: Casting A Fly As A Spiritual Practice. He writes a blog, The Fly Fishing Rabbi and is a contributor to Trout magazine and Reform Judaism magazine. Rabbi Eisenkramer is the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Shalom in East Brunswick NJ and he fishes the cold water streams of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
American Legion Hall
Pequest Open House
Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, 2016
Trout in the Classroom
In early December CJTU's TIC Coordinator and star filmmaker, Ozzie Ozefovich invited me to join him as he was asked to present a program on underwater stream photography. Eugene Pirog, teacher at Bridgewater-Raritan High School who has a TIC tank in his classroom, wanted his students to get a great look at what trout do in the wild. Ozzie with his underwater photography has quite a reputation. Oz invited me because I live nearby and am part of his TIC team.
The program was scheduled for a Thursday but Ozzie insists on checking out the equipment and setting before he gives his presentation. So we descended on the school on the previous Tuesday. Eugene took us to the auditorium where we checked out the computers and AV equipment. Everything was working fine but we could not try to project the video onto the auditorium screen because students were on the stage setting up for a play that was to begin on Thursday.
So when we came back on Thursday we were informed that plans were suddenly changed. We could not use the auditorium because of the play. They shunted us of off to a large classroom which fortunately had some AV equipment. Of course, we had never tested it on Tuesday. Thank goodness it worked fine. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because there were about 70 students who would have been probably scattered in the auditorium that holds 500 students.
The presentation was great and the students as well as some teachers and assistant principal enjoyed it immensely. I've seen it several times before but it never loses its great appeal. Maybe you know some school that might be interested. If so, contact Oz and let him know.
Cold Water Conservation
Rich Post - Cold Water Conservation Co-Chairman
As I write this article for Mainstream on February 3, the rain is falling and the snow is disappearing. It makes me think of stocking the Musconectcong Point Mountain TCA which will start in late March, weather and river conditions permitting. Any CJTU members that are interested in joining our stocking team must be a NJFW registered volunteer. Go to the NJFW website and fill out the volunteer member application and submit it with a passport size photo. NJFW will return a badge with your photo on it to identify you as a volunteer.
We currently have 12 active team members who help out with the 4 to 5 spring stockings and the final one that occurs in mid-October. Most of us are gray haired fishermen who do not move as quickly as we did in past years. So the more members we have available make it that much easier for us to accomplish our work. We work together in two man teams to evenly distribute the fish throughout about a 1 mile section of river, keeping our own safety in mind. We put a lot of effort in keeping the fish healthy during the process of their move from the stocking truck to the river. This is a good way spend time with people who share your same interest and by doing so enhance a cold water fishery that all can enjoy.
February Fly Tying Sale and Demonstration at Efinger’s
CJTU fly tiers will be conducting fly tying demonstrations every Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm during the month of February at Efingers.
Efinger’s fly tying sale: 20% off all fly tying materials including vises. TU members get an additional 10% off. That’s 30% off your fly tying materials.
Fly of the Month
“Craven’s CDC Comparadun”