Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Episode 12 – Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine

Episode 12 – Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine
Scott Hed from The Sportsmans Alliance for Alaska joins us to give the up to date on the Pebble Mine issue in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.  Then, Adam Franceschini, whose guiding operations span the entirety of North America, including Bristol Bay, tells us why Bristol Bay is now considered “home”for him


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 18 2014

”Perhaps the best fly fishing in the East” – Lefty Kreh speaking on the South Holston River

This is one river that should be on your 2014 fishing list!  I will be at the South Holston River Lodge both at the Fly Fishing Show in Marboulgh, MA, on Saturday January 18th so stop by and see us.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Meeting- The Regular Business Meeting will begin approximately at 7:15 PM.  A tying demonstration will begin approximately at 6:15 PM by our guest speaker. He will demonstrate and tye caddis nymphs that are useful on the Housatonic River. After his presentation and then a brief business meeting we will have a raffle of several items. One being a book entitled “About Trout” by Dr. Robert Behnke. Please make an effort to support these speakers by attending the meeting.
Guest Speaker Bio: Adam Franceschinni, a year-round professional guide and head guide for Housatonic River Outfitters, will provide a presentation on fishing the Housatonic River.  He is a field tester for Orvis and has fished the American west, the Amazon, and in Alaska where he guides at Tickchik Narrows Lodge in the Bristol Bay area during summers. Adam began guiding on the famed rivers of western Montana, where he quickly learned how to navigate a drift boat on big water.  Since then, he has guided on the San Juan, where the well-known Baetis hatches helped him refine his sight nymphing skills, and the Amazon basin of Brazil, where he chased peacock bass on the fly. Over the past five years he has used his boat handling skills, as well as his excellent indicator nymphing techniques, to help him catch some of Alaska's massive leopard rainbow trout. In 2010, Adam was named Head Guide at Housatonic River Outfitters. Growing up just 15 miles from the Housatonic, Adam has fished much of the local waters. Guiding wading trips, drift boat trips, and instructing classes, Adam has made a home, once again guiding on the water he where learned to fish.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 is off and running in a BIG way!!

                 2013 is off and running in a BIG way!!

Hear are some shots sent to me for some of the Tikchik Narrows Lodge  family.

                                       Photo By Andrew Fitzhugh TX.

Photos By Tony Marcucci MN.

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 20th @ 6:15 PM 2013

Founded in March of 1963 the Catskill Mts. TU Chapter is the longest running in New York. Approaching there 50 year anniversary in TU. Their history included the likes of Art Flick and Lee Wulff. Come join me as I tie some of my GO TO Flies and talk about how you can use them to be successful on the Housatonic River.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 18th, 2013
General Meeting @ 7:30 PM

 Guest Speaker will be Adam Franceschini from Housatonic River Outfitters with a presentation on fishing in that region of Connecticut (Housatonic, Farmington, etc.).   Guest fly-tier begins at 6:30

Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited's mission is to conserve, protect and restore the Capital Region’s trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

Monthly General Meeting at New Location:
Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12206

All Are Welcome, Free Admission

Friday, January 25, 2013

A-to-Z Streamer Clinic with HRO Head Guide Adam

Adam is our Housatonic River Outfitters Head Guide and a veteran Alaskan guide (still guides there every Summer), and has guided also in Brazil & out West. He has fished extensively in many different places, and is rapidly becoming a Great Lakes Steelhead addict. Adam is the real deal, a local guy who eats, sleeps & breathes fishing and guiding. Come Join Adam On Saturday March 16th for a 5-6 hour clinic covering the A- Z of streamer fishing. Part of the clinic will be an indoor power point covering flies, holding lies and leader construction for both large rivers and small streams. And the second half of the clinic will be streamside where Adam will cover stream approach, body positioning, casting and fishing techniques. Normally this time of year we see challenging fishing conditions for many- cold & often high water, but you will walk away from this clinic with the knowledge and confidence to catch fish on streamers in various condition on any river, big or small. He will show you some of his specialized methods, leaders, riggings & flies that he uses to consistently get his clients into fish. Learn how to read the water and adapt to the conditions. Benefit from his years of experience, he truly is a student of the sport and loves to teach it to others. Clinic cost will be $75, paid in advance, non-refundable, rain or shine. Call the store at 860-672-1010 to book a spot.

Meeting location: At the Shop Saturday March 16th 2013 9:00am Start

Housatonic River Outfitters
24 Kent Rd  Cornwall, CT 06754
(860) 672-1010

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