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 ROD RAFFLE... PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT STREAM IMPROVEMENTS, FUTURE RESTORATION WORK ON "E WING DAM" & YOUTH EDUCATION


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***TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE... A CHANCE TO WIN A BAMBOO FLY ROD WHILE SUPPORTING  LOCAL STREAM IMPROVEMENT WORK***

Special raffle... featuring a beautiful Paul Young taper Bamboo fly rod. The rod is crafted from an imported blank donated by Chapter member Tony Ertola, and beautifully assembled & finished with premium components by Chapter member Doug Ernst. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. Only 50 tickets will be sold. Proceeds to benefit Stream Improvements & Youth Education projects. Contact Paul Puma for Tickets/Donations...*email: Paulpuma50[at]yahoo.com / Phone: (631)766-8866 or obtain at a Chapter Meeting.


***JUNE 2018 ELECTIONS... CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW OFFICERS

PAUL PUMA(PRES.), GEORGE COSTA(V.PRES.), MITCH FINE(SEC.) & JOHN VATALARO(TRES.)


***CONGRATULATIONS TO TRAVIS VISCO ON WINNING JUNE'S WEST BRANCH ANGLER RESORT WEEKEND RAFFLE.  THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE FUND RAISING RAFFLE EVENT...


 

   

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~  JUNE 2018  ~

REFLECTIONS... 

     

As I write my end of term President’s Line, June is nearly here and the trout fishing is at season’s peak on the Carmans River.  The Sulfurs, Brown Drakes, Cahills, Olives & Caddis are all hatching, and the fish are now rising throughout the river.  Along the river, Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and the river itself is lush & green, and vibrant with life.  Fishing can be good throughout the day but soon it will become just mornings and evenings.  We’ve been blessed this year with great water levels. 

It has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as President of this chapter this past year.  It’s been very rewarding for me.  So many of you have stepped forward and helped out sharing your time, knowledge and energy with me, the kids in our community, and the membership.  It has been a productive year for our chapter. We accomplished some stream work and plans are in place to rebuild the wing dam at E- Gate this summer.  We are looking at late July into early August. I hope to have definitive dates by the June 11th chapter meeting.  We have also increased community youth involvement through participation with the Boy Scouts of America. Next year we plan to involve the Girl Scouts of America.

At the June chapter meeting we will have an interactive discussion about our chapter’s accomplishments this past year and where we wish to go in the coming months and years.  The AFTU Board will build a strategic plan based on what you, the members want to do.  The participation of AFTU members is what has sustained the chapter for the last 35 years.  It is YOUR participation that will keep it going.

June is our annual elections.  Please consider taking a position as an officer or a member of the Board of Directors.  You do not need any previous experience as we help each other learn and get things done.  The only requirement is enthusiasm and a willingness to work with others.  We have a great group of volunteers that work well together and would like to fill all positions.  If you do not wish to occupy an official position, you can still step forward and head a new project or get involved in an existing one. We have a great time doing things together on and off the river and with the youth groups.  Bring your ideas and enthusiasm and let’s make a plan.  Bring a favorite food dish, beverage, or desert to share if you can, and bring your spouse or a friend too.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

 

     Tight lines!!

        Tony Ertola,  President

 

   


  

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                                                                                                                                             Artwork Donated to TU by James Prosek


  STREAM IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY...

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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  IN THE SPOTLIGHT…  "AFTU MEMBERS RETURN FROM WEST BRANCH ANGLERS RESORT..." 

    Gallery of member images... <"((((></  

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   PHOTO: TONY ERTOLA     "GREEN DRAKE DUN"

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   PHOTO: GUIDE STEPHEN SHEN     "DOUG ERNST ON A WB FLOAT TRIP"

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   PHOTO: GUIDE STEPHEN SHEN     "JOE JOHNSON WB FLOAT TRIP"

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   PHOTO: MATT BEZINSKI     "SON ADAM'S FIRST FLY FISHING CAUGHT FISH ON WB ANGLER RESORT'S PRACTICE POND" 

 

  

 
 

Newsflash

 

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

* LAST CASTS... Charles (Chuck) Kosciuk  June 1st. 2018 - Read "Chapter Rememberance" written by George Costa on Page 3 of June 2018 Red Quill Newsletter.  Our deepest condolences to the Kosciuk Family & Friends in your loss.

 

* READ THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS... >>>JUNE 2018 RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<