Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited

                             aftu header text_li map_384x116.jpg

     

*<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*

 

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

Theodore Roosevelt

 
*<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*     *<")))))><*  

 


   

    word art3_presidents line logo with fly line_629x108bordered.jpg   

~  FEBRUARY 2019  ~

      
 
As I drive past the lakes and ponds in Suffolk County that are partially frozen over, I am sure your minds and hearts are on that favorite river in pursuit of the elusive fish that dreams are made of.  Now is a great time to catch up on some reading, some fly tying, and taking care of those rods and reels that served us so well.  I have a very good friend that even lubes his lines, but that is another story. 
The first meeting of the New Year was awesome.  Mike Barger and Ed Zero were outstanding.  Out of every passionate sportsman evolves a dedicated conservationist, you may hear me repeat myself on this from time to time.  Here are a number of them: Mike Barger is working with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Ward Melville H.S. and is trying to connect with the PAL.   John Vatalaro is our Treasurer and in charge of Trout In the Classroom (TIC).  Lyle Finger is putting a program together to welcome our new members and is in charge of fishing at Connetquot.  Doug Ernst does a great job teaching us how to tie flies on Saturday mornings.  He is always working with someone on the river at Connetquot and don't forget his successful trips to the Delaware each year.  George Costa is doing a great job taking pictures of river projects and making sure the conservation news gets out good or bad.  Tony Ertola is the back bone of our river work and has accomplished more in months than has been done in years.  Mitch Fine is the quiet one, our secretary.  George Sudlow is my moral support. I recently appointed Joe D'Ambrosi in charge of our rae drawings. We might not see Phil Kee often, however, he is hard at work on our Website.  Let's not forget Gary Saunders with that fresh hot coffee we all desire.  They all need your support whether it's your acknowledgement or reaching out to help them.  They only need a few hours a month to lighten their load.  You can find their contact information in the Red Quill.
Thank You for your continued support…
Tight Lines,
Paul Puma, President.
 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 

Save dates...

We need a few able bodies to sit at the Art Flick tables for the fishing shows coming up where we can pass the word about Art Flick T U.

Ward Melville Fishing Show March 2

Long Island  Fly Fishing Show March 16

Let's not forget our river clean up on the Carmans River.  It is a great day to get out on the river with a friend or family member and learn about the river.  Tony Ertola will be installing some very light,  not heavy,  Coir Logs in the river which make some great fishing spots, don't miss out!!! Clean up and river work March 23

 Paul

 

 640x378_morgan lyle to speak at mays chapter meeting_ver2.jpg

 

 


 

MEMBER'S WEEKLY GALLERY...

       aftu fly tying_1-5-2019_img_0167.jpg
     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.     
                                                            183x124_button.jpg
   


 

 ***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<<<

 

    

                                                        374x_newsday article_lower lake halted_11-11-2018.jpg 

*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.

    640x360_coir log project 1.jpg
    PHOTO: TONY ERTOLA
    640x1131_coir log project 2.jpg
    PHOTO: TONY ERTOLA

 


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

    REPORTED AUGUST 29, 2018 BY AFTU PROJECT LEADER TONY ERTOLA

      4b_report e wing dam completion rpt png_tony ertola.png

 >>>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 WILL TRULY BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU TOO CAN DO!  

   640x781_fly tying ad copy_2019.png

   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... 

  liffexpo poster 2019_ver2.jpg 


 

POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2019

 dec advance notice1_2-4-2019.png

 dec advance notice2_2-4-2019.png

dec dates for great lakes fishery reg survey_feb2019.jpg

 

 
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  640x_nys parks commissioner-acting_erik kulleseid.jpg 

  

 

   IT'S JUST WHAT WE DO...

    621x442b_embrace a stream_james prosek_file0525.jpg  
                                                                                                              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 2/4/2019... >>> FEBRUARY RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<