The mission of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds.
"Take care of the fish and the fishing will take care of itself." -Art Neumann,TU Founding Member,1959
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A Note to Customers of Amazon.com
Without any cost to you, you can donate funds to your TU chapter when making purchases on Amazon.com and we would like you to consider using this mechanism to help us raise funds. The Amazon website has a feature which will allocate 0.5% of your purchase to an organization of your choice. This money is not added to your invoice but comes out of their profit, as away of giving back to the community. When completing your Amazon order you will encounter the "AmazonSmile" box which asks what organization you would like to name as the recipient. Please enter "Mid Hudson Trout Unlimited" and the Amazon donation will be given to our chapter.
Fly Fishing Western Massachusetts Rivers
Guide Ken Elmer will present a program on fishing the rivers of western Massachusetts. Ken has had more than a decade of experience guiding and fishing these waters. He lives in Northampton, Mass. and is the main contributor to the Miller's River Fly Fishing Forum. He guides on the Swift, Millers, Ware, and the East Branch of the Westfield Rivers. He is the former president of the Deerfield and Millers River Chapters of Trout Unlimited, and is the former chairman of the Miller's Watershed Council.
January Fly of the Month
January's fly of the month is a hot spot nymph. Hot spot flies were developed by tiers from eastern Europe to give trout an enticement, something that would trigger trout who may not otherwise pay attention, to take notice of a fly.
At most general meetings we feature a "fly of the month" and everyone is encouraged to participate. By going to the page entitled "Flies and Fly Tying" you will find a recipe for the fly including any special tying instructions. Bring in at least two and you will receive a raffle ticket for each fly. Those who have not tied a fly for the raffle can purchase tickets for a dollar a piece. The winning ticket gets half of all the flies submitted while the other half is retained by the chapter.
Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph tied by Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions
Fly Tying Stuff Needed
The MHTU is in need of restocking the supplies for its fly tying school. Before we end up spending money we thought we’d first solicit donations from members. So, please look through your collections of fly tying supplies and see if you have any of the following items that you’d be willing to give to the chapter to be used in future fly tying classes.
- Hackle Pliers
- 8/0 and 6/0 tying thread in black, pale yellow/cream, brown, gray
- Hooks – dry fly and nymph #12 and #14, streamer #10
- Bobbin Threaders
- Head Cement
- Tinsel – oval and flat, gold and silver
- Buck Tails – black, yellow, red
Your donations will be appreciated and will enable to Chapter to reserve more money for conservation efforts while ensuring that an adequate stock of materials for future fly tyers is on hand. There will be a collection box at the membership meetings where you will be able to drop off your donations.
Chapter meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the American Legion Post 1302, 55 Overlook Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. 845 471-4641
From the east or westoff Rt 44, turn left from the east, or turn right from the west, at the light near the Purple Parlor Car Wash. Go 2/10 mile on Overlook Road then take the first right onto Old Degarmo Road, follow and follow it a short distance, the Legion is on the left behind the softball field.
From the west off Rt 44, go 4/10 mile past the light at Adams Fairacre Farm. At the light by the Purple Parlor Car Wash turn right. Follow same directions above after turning onto Overlook Road.
For a expanded view of the area see the map below.