IT’S SPRING!

EVER FISH “THE WORM HATCH” FOR STRIPERS IN RHODE ISLAND IN MAY??

COME LEARN ALL ABOUT IT AT GBTU’S APRIL 24 CHAPTER MEETING!!!

GBTU’s April 24 Chapter meeting offers you the chance to hear a very special program from a very special friend of GBTU.

Join us for what promises to be a very entertaining and informative program on “Dry-Fly-Fishing the Elusive Worm Hatch for Striped Bass Along Rhode Island’s South Shore,” presented by Alan Erdossy of Broadside International.

Among his many other enterprises, Alan has been orchestrating this trip for area anglers for many years now and will fill us in on the timing, the equipment, the techniques – and, of course, the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of this unique fishing experience which we are lucky enough to have right here on our doorstep.

In addition, as he always does, Alan will supplement his program with “related short subjects,” including an update on the highly-successful VT Trout Camp for Teens (vermonttroutcamp.com), of which he is one of the “founding fathers,” and to which we at GBTU contribute so generously every year.

Alan Erdossy, along with his partner Angus Boezeman, constitute, without a doubt, a New England fly-fishing institution.   Together, as joint proprietors of Broadside International, they have conducted fly-fishing schools throughout New England, and provide guiding and trip outfitting services not only throughout the Northeastern states, but also across the Canadian Maritimes and even as far as Labrador. 

 Fly-fishing has always been a central passion for Alan since his earliest years.  Yet his background and life experiences are broad, varied and in many ways unique, comprising the life of a world-touring actor, entrepreneur, fund-raiser, and patron of the arts, just to name a few.  As a result, Alan’s programs not only always deliver solid content for New England anglers, but they are also sure to reflect Alan’s uniquely competent and entertaining style.

So, whatever you do, save the date and don’t miss GBTU’S April Chapter meeting on “Striper Fishing the Spring Worm Hatch in Rhode Island” with Alan Erdossy!  See you there!

Date:   Monday, April 24, 2017

Time:  6:00 Doors Open     7:00 Meeting Begins

Place:  Drumlin Farm   Route 117   Lincoln, MA

Come early and participate in our Casting Clinic with Pat Grenier at 5 p.m.!


February Chapter Meeting Recap: A Special Evening with Lou Zambello, Guide and Author at Union Street, Newton                 

The February Chapter meeting was a great way to break the winter doldrums and get ready for the coming prime time fishing.  Held at a new venue, Union Street in Newton Center, over 50 chapter members – many attending for the first time – mingled over appetizers and drinks.  We hosted Lou Zambello from Maine – one of New England’s best guides – who presented on his new book, “Flyfisher’s Guide to New England.” 

Taking us from Maine to Massachusetts, Lou shared his favorite spots to fish – from the very local right outside of Boston to the more rugged U.S. reaches near the Canadian border.  To everyone’s delight, he covered the lesser-known New England waters.  In addition to the “where,” Lou also covered the “how” and “when” – walking us through productive fly patterns for these areas, as well as the best seasons to fish them.

Lou also signed copies of his fabulous new book, Flyfisher's Guide to New England. Lou Zambello has fly fished northern New England for over 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide for over 15 years, guiding primarily in the Rangeley area. Lou worked at L.L.Bean for more than 14 years and has fished with many renowned anglers. His website, which contains his blog, photos, videos, and more at www.mainelyflyfishing.com.

Lou has published two books: Fly Fishing Northern New England's Seasons, How to Fish Ice-out, Hatch Season, Summer, the Fall Spawning Run, and Winter-- a "how-to" book of tactics and techniques to successfully fish each of the seasons.

His new Flyfisher's Guide to New England is a guide to thousands of waters in New England - with maps, GPS coordinates, and detailed information. Lou also writes a bi-monthly flyfishing column for The Maine Sportsman Magazine and has written for Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. He has several other book projects in the works including a book on how-to-catch trophy trout.


FEBRUARY 2017 Chapter meeting

Join us on Monday, February 27th

A very special speaker at a special location!

Lou Zambello at the Union Street Pub, Newton MA

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Join us on a winter evening to celebrate the joys of fishing in New England.

Please join us at the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting on February 27th, featuring Lou Zambello, inspiring New England Fishing guide and author, who will tell us the "Best New England Locations to Catch Trophy Salmon, Trout, Bass, and Pike - and a Few Tricks for Success!"

Lou will also sell and sign copies of his (fantastic!) new book, Flyfisher's Guide to New England.

Please note: The meeting is at a new and exciting venue – the Union Street Pub, 107 Union Street, Newton Centre.  The Pub is easily accessible via the MBTA's Riverside Green Line (Newton Centre stop) and by the MassPike and Route 9.

GBTU will provide light snacks. You can also order off the menu and partake of the pub's great beer selection and other offerings. A donation at the door (in an amount of your choosing) is most welcome to help cover the costs of the meeting, and enters you in the raffle at the end of the meeting.

Come join us for a great evening of fishing talk, fun, and yes—beer!

Lou Zambello has fly fished northern New England for over 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide for over 15 years, guiding primarily in the Rangeley area. His e-mail is louzambello@gmail.com. Check out his website which contains his blog, photos, videos, and more at www.mainelyflyfishing.com

Lou has published two books: Fly Fishing Northern New England's Seasons, How to Fish Ice-out, Hatch Season, Summer, the Fall Spawning Run, and Winter-- a "how-to" book of tactics and techniques to successfully fish each of the seasons.

His new Flyfisher's Guide to New England is a guide to thousands of waters in New England - with maps, GPS coordinates, and detailed information. Lou also writes a bi-monthly flyfishing column for The Maine Sportsman Magazine and has written for Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. He has several other book projects in the works including a book on how-to-catch trophy trout.

Lou worked at L.L.Bean for more than 14 years and had the opportunity to fish with and learn from a number of fly fishing legends such as Dave Whitlock and Dick Talleur. He has traveled throughout the US and the world to pursue his passion including Labrador, Newfoundland, Russia, the Bahamas, the southeast US, southwest US, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah, and many more. Lou has been fortunate enough to catch a number of salmonids over 8 pounds including brook trout, Atlantic salmon, brown trout, steelhead, and rainbow trout.

Union Street Pub is located at 107 Union Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459. Ph: (617) 964-6684.

Bring a friend; bring two friends. Make a friend! Questions? Please email TUGreaterBoston@gmail.com


 

january 2017 CHAPTER MEETING 

SALTER BROOK TROUT:  Brendan Annett, Buzzards Bay Coalition

Please join us for the Greater Boston Chapter of Trout Unlimited chapter meeting on January 23, 2017 (and not January 30) at Drumlin Farm, Lincoln. Our speaker will be Brendan Annett, Vice President, Watershed Protection, of the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

Brendan will discuss his involvement over the past 15 years with scientific research, protection and restoration of the remaining salter brook trout streams on the coast of Massachusetts.  Challenges and recent successes in protecting watershed resources around Buzzards Bay will be presented.  Special emphasis will be given to recent efforts to protect the unique and important group of salter streams that flow to the Westport Rivers Estuary at the west end of the Bay.

Last year, with your support, GBTU and other New England chapters raised significant funds to help the Buzzards Bay Coalition protect critical land and water resources around Angeline Brook, a Westport salter stream. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how your involvement with GBTU is critical to protecting our cold-water resources.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a regional conservation organization based in Southeastern Massachusetts focused on protection, management and restoration of watershed lands and waters.  Brendan was previously the Director of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Cape Cod.  He began his career working on Pacific Salmon restoration with university research groups, government agencies and a private consulting firm in the west.  Brendan has a degree in Water Resource Management from the University of Vermont and earned his Master’s in Biology from Boston University while studying the conservation biology of salter brook trout at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. 

The meeting will include a social hour and light dinner, the guest speaker, and door prizes. We expect to have several skilled fly tiers who will be happy to share their expertise with you and demonstrate techniques or introduce to the fly tying.  Come and learn, refine your technique or share your knowledge. Equipment provided. No experience necessary.

Doors open at 5:30 and the presentation will begin at 6:45.  Bring a friend!

Refreshments will be served.

Your Donation enters you into the raffle for door prizes.

LOCATION: DRUMLIN FARM, Lincoln


November 2016 chapter meeting

FISHY TALES: Stories from the “Experts"

Please join us on November 28 for a lively evening of camaraderie, fish tales, raffle of an Orvis rod and other items of interest!

GBTU’s November program provides an opportunity to hear about fishing as it was in 2016 from a fireside panel of chapter members - young and old, some with local knowledge and some with international exploits. This is a great opportunity to wrap up 2016 with its challenging drought conditions and to compare fishing notes with like-minded members.

The annual Chapter business meeting will be conducted. Elections for Officers and Board Members for 2017 will take place.  We will also recognize Chapter Service on the part of our dedicated volunteers, including those who participated in the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) program and introduce YES staff.

Our panel, moderated by Helen Silver, consists of:

  • Fishing the Swift River with Garry Crago: Reflections of a master nympher
  • Fishing in and Around the City of Boston with Bill Pastuszek: Secret spots revealed!
  • Fishing Central Pennsylvania: Victor Collela and the Spring Creeks of Pennsylvania
  • Jim Miller and Fishing for Icelandic Salmon

Doors open at 5:30 and the presentation will begin at 6:45. Bring a friend!

Refreshments will be served.

Your Donation enters you in the raffle for door prizes.

LOCATION: DRUMLIN FARM, Lincoln


OCTOBER 2016 CHAPTER MEETING

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON TU’s UPPER CONNECTICUT “HOME RIVERS” INITIATIVE!

GBTU’s October 24, 2016 program will provide an excellent opportunity for you to hear the latest – directly from the top – about a project that goes to the heart of TU’s Mission in the core of our New England region. 

Join us for a comprehensive overview/update of the Upper Connecticut “Home Rivers” Initiative from TU Project Coordinator, himself, Joe Norton.  GBTU has been a strong supporter of this project, donating funds that have provided Joe and his team with computer equipment vital to this important effort.  In return, Joe has always been willing to spend time with us at GBTU to keep us updated on his progress on the river that so many of us so love to fish.

On this update visit, Joe’s presentation will focus on the following:

  • Some brief background on the damaging legacy of logging, log-drives and instream crossings,
  • An overview of project work that’s been done, specifically, on Indian Stream, one of the Upper Connecticut’s major tributaries,
  • A general update on “Home Rivers” restoration work done to date, and;
  • An inside look at upcoming projects throughout the Upper Connecticut watershed.

GBTU’s partnership with Joe over the years has been one of our most gratifying relationships, and is continuing to result in strong progress against TU’s Mission and Vision.  So don’t miss this opportunity to show your continued support and learn the latest about the successful restoration of the beautiful Upper Connecticut River.

Date:   Monday, October 24, 2016

Time:  6:30 Doors Open     7:30 Meeting Begins

Place:  Drumlin Farm, 208 S. Great Road (Route 117),  Lincoln, MA01773 (directions)

Come early!  Refreshments will be served!