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


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


 

   

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~  MAY 2018  ~

A Late Spring... 

     As I write the May President’s Line, it is April 29th and Spring has finally arrived here on Long Island.  It has been a cold & wet season so far which is not so good for the fisherman, but is good for the trout.  The water level on the Carmans River is good with all of the rain that we have had the last two months.  Hatches on the Carmans River have been sporadic at best.  Surface activity of feeding trout is really just starting.  In the next few weeks, Southaven County Park will again become lush and green in all its splendor.  It is a beautiful place to fish!

Sadly, April was also accompanied with the passing of Gil Bergen, the long-time manager of Connetquot River State Park.  He was hired there in 1945 before the property was donated to New York State.  “Friends of Connetquot" are currently in the process of collecting funds for the creation of a memorial honoring his work in Preservation & Conservation of the park lands and the fostering of outdoor activities.  More to follow in the Chapter’s newsletter.

Bob Lindquist will be at the May meeting tying up some of his favorite trout flies. Bob is a professional fly tier and has spent many years fishing the Carmans River. It will be a great evening. We will also have some food again this month (hopefully) so bring a dish or desert to share if you can. We will be selling raffle tickets for the awesome bamboo fly rod to raise funds for stream work on the Carmans River.

 See you at the meeting or on the River!
 

     Tight lines!!

        Tony Ertola,  President

 


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                                                                                                                                             Artwork Donated to TU by James Prosek


  IN THE SPOTLIGHT“PAYING IT FORWARD” AFTU volunteers recently spent an evening with BSA Troop 204 at the Millers Place High School educating them about the works of TROUT UNLIMITED, and introducing them to Fly rod casting, Fly Tying, Knot Tying, and a planned field trip in April to the Connetquot River State Park where the young scouts can cast their flies, be close & up front with the natural environment, and witness the importance of Clean, Cold water associated with the fisheries.  (Photos: Courtesy of Ron Kee)

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"APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS" ... On a cold cloud filled winter like spring morning Tuesday, April 3rd., BSA members from Troop 204 & Leaders/Parents joined members of AFTU in cooperation with the Connetquot River State Park to try their hands at fly fishing as promised.  The cold morning had action slow to start but as noon approached the fish became much more active & cooperative for the young would-be anglers.  Photos below capture some of the scouts in action and successes  on the day... and perhaps one day future River Stewards!

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