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"The wildlife and its habitat can not speak, so we must and we will" 

Theodore Roosevelt

 
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~  JANUARY 2019  ~

      
 
A happy and healthy New Year to all.  In the past year as a T U chapter, together, we achieved many accomplishments in new directions. As your President, I can only hope for the love and support I have received in 2018 to continue so we can bring Art Flick to new heights in the future.  All had a great time at our holiday party.  The food and desserts were great!  We're still trying to figure out how Joe D'Ambrosi (flounder Joe) won the fly rod that John Vatalaro donated but who cares we sold plenty of rae tickets.
 
We are starting the new year with Ed Zero as our January meeting speaker.  He will be giving a presentation on his fishing trip to the Canadian Rockies where he was in pursuit of Cutthroats and Bull trout.  It is guaranteed to be entertaining and educational…a program not to be missed.  Pizza and Hot Dogs at 7:00 PM, meeting starts 7:30 PM.  We need your support, so bring a friend.
 
Please note February's meeting will NOT be on the second Tuesday because of Lincoln's BIRTHDAY, an alternate date to be announced*.  For February's meeting, Bob Lindquist will be speaking on fishing for Labrador Atlantic Salmon.  It will be great!
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Paul Puma, President 
 
 
  *UPDATE:  Meeting date will be Monday, February 11th 2019.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Doors open at 7:00 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y.
 
 

Posted 11/7/2018***  
     WEST BRANCH ANGLER RESORT TRIP WEEKEND SET FOR JUNE 7th.~JUNE 9th. 2019

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MEMBER'S WEEKLY GALLERY...

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     January 5th. 2019,  In the New Year AFTU members & friends not letting the cold of winter bring on a case of "Cabin Fever".  Member Tom Walsh shares with us a recent Saturday morning image of our Fly Tying group busy studying the tying method for a Woven Body nymph pattern by AFTU Fly Tying Instructor Doug Ernst. 
 
 
 

 

IN THE SPOT LIGHT... "Youth Education"

SEEKING A NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS…

AFTU BOY SCOUTS/GIRL SCOUTS COORDINATOR Michael Barger has thus far had a busy fall working with both of these organizations to coordinate or facilitate programs which seed or support a potential new generation of Environmental Stewards for the waters & fisheries that are so dear to us.  Mike was delighted to be approached earlier this summer by a young man by the name of Aiden Donnelly who was already heavily engaged in Eagle Scout Projects focused on protecting the natural environment, and in need of outside support to sustain his merit work.  Aiden's most recent environmental work was in the Recycling of Monofilament Fishing Line.     
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 ***NEWSWORTHY...  

  

Posted: 12/11/2018 by CNN Wires

“EPA announces new definition of waters protected under Clean Water Act”  “We need more protections, not less, when it comes to clean water,” said Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association, in a statement.   >>>READ FULL STORY<<<

 

    

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NEWSDAY reports on "YAPHANK LAKE DRAINING HALTED AFTER SEDIMENT FLOWS INTO CARMANS RIVER"... >>>CLICK TO READ<<<

 NEWS12 Long Island TV : "Environmentalists: Lake project has 'significant impact' on LI's native trout"...>>>CLICK TO VIEW<<< 

 Long Island Advance: 11/15/2018  "Locals request 'Gate Keeper' group for river restoration"  story by Randall  Waszynski ...>>>CLICK for story<<<

 


 

  ***2018 STREAM IMPROVEMENTS ...

June 14, 2018
Reported by: Tony Ertola
 

Your tax deductible contributions at work…

Four coir logs were installed today by AFTU volunteers at “The Island” in Southaven County Park between blinds 11 and 12. The log diverter that has been present for a great many years had deteriorated to the point where the river was flowing over and through it rather than being diverted into the small pool on the opposite side of the island. The installation of the coir logs immediately improved the flow through the pool. The additional benefit of the coir logs is that they will trap seeds floating down the river and vegetate with native plants and trees. This will provide shade and protection for the brook trout from predatory birds.

With additional contributions we will continue to improve the habitat for our native brook trout on the Carman’s River.

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 "COLLECTIVE THINKING MINDS, RESOURCES & EFFORTS MAKE IT HAPPEN" 

    REPORTED AUGUST 29, 2018 BY AFTU PROJECT LEADER TONY ERTOLA

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 >>>CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PICTURE GALLERY<<<

    ***CONGRATULATIONS TO PROJECT LEADER TONY ERTOLA, THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS AND THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE RECONSTRUCTION OF E WING DAM DEFLECTORS A REALITY IN 2018!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON A JOB WELL DONE!!!***

-->READ MORE ON THE COMPLETED WING DAM DEFLECTORS FROM OUR SUPPORTING CONSERVATION PARTNERS  "THEODORE GORDON FLYFISHERS" AND THEIR VICE PRESIDENT OF CONSERVATION, CHUCK NEUNER...>>> SEE PAGE 12 <<< ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHER CONSERVATION INITIATIVES THE GROUP SUPPORTS.  WE ARE EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR ORGANIZATIONS LIKE TGF.

 


  ***MARK YOUR CALENDARS...

 

   MAKE THIS THE YEAR YOU LEARN A NEW CRAFT... COME JOIN THE GANG ONE SATURDAY MORNING, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!  

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   LEARN MORE...   >>>TELL ME MORE ABOUT FLY TYING<<<

 

 HAS THE GRAY OF WINTER FINALLY GOT TO YOU?
HOW ABOUT AN ANGLING PRELUDE TO SPRING 2019...
ATTEND THE LONG ISLAND FLY FISHING EXPO AND GET A DOSE OF THE ART OF FLY FISHING & ALL THINGS RELATED... 

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   IT'S JUST WHAT WE DO...

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                                                                                                              Art Work Donated by James Prosek


 

 

Newsflash

 

*Angling Humorist   >>>Hank Patterson Explains TU To Some Newbies<<<

  

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:      

* READ THE LATEST MONTHLY CHAPTER NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED 1/4/2019... >>> JANUARY 2019 RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<