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