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Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited



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                                                                                                                                                                    Artwork Donated to TU by James Prosek


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                                                                  ~  JUNE 2016- PART II  ~ 


With the Summer solstice just days away, Art Flick TU in recess until September, I have a few thoughts looking both forward and backward.  It has been a great season!  We had some wonderful times; the West Branch fishing trip, the 1st. Long Island Fly Fishing Expo, the Carmans River clean up, Saturday mornings at the library tying flies with Doug Ernst & hours spent at The Roast afterwards “shooting the breeze”. Thanks Doug for your patience and teaching skills. Not to leave out our Saturday morning regulars; Jeff, John, Ralph and our guest tier Phil. A few events did not happen, but nothing is certain and “the best laid plans of mice & men often go awry” (the usual excuses). 

Look for George Costa’s email regarding the summer Connetquot River Fishing & BBQ outing, as soon as he gets a date confirmation he will let everyone know. The cost will be $25.00. 

Our monthly meeting guest speakers were all great!  Chris, Chart, Amy from USGS, Paul, Craig thank you for sharing your knowledge, and enthusiasm.  Let me thank the many members who have reached out a hand to help other members by sharing with them their skills and understanding of fly-fishing. Those efforts are appreciated. Next year’s meetings are already in the works; a presentation on Didymo is in the plan, as are other program ideas to keep our meetings interesting, informative and entertaining.  If you have something to offer, do not be shy!  We learn best from each other!  A ten to fifteen minute presentation is most welcome.  It is a great chance to polish up on your verbal skills and show off your expertise in a comfortable surrounding with friends. 

I would like to extend a word of congratulations and appreciation to the current board of AFTU for a wonderful and successful season. We elected two new members to the Board at the June meeting; John Vatalaro as Board member and Paul Puma as Vice President.  Welcome aboard! We appreciate your volunteering, and we wish both of you the best in your new positions. 

For me, every day is a new adventure. I have been on a voyage of discovery. For those who know me professionally I can be an exacting pain in the butt.  I live by a simple motto “you never stop learning, no matter how much you know there is always more”. Therefore, I will be around listening, observing and taking in as much as I can. I hope that in the fall I will have fresh tales of stuff I’ve learned. The best is yet to come.  Before I wander off somewhere to idle away the rest of the summer, I wish everyone a healthy & safe summer!  

Tight lines!!
        Tom Walsh,  President


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Photos of the Week... In The Spot Light  


  AFTU congratulates new members Thomas Russo and his dad Tom on “Thomas’s 1st. Fly caught Trout”.
Now, that is the kind of youthful grin we like to see! Keep up the great team work!! Tom thanks for sharing
the occasion with us.

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   AFTU members share "Home Pool" at the West Branch Angler Resort on a Saturday Night!
As luck would have it, summer conditions came early to the area making the fading light of the
day the "Witching Hour" on each day of the trip... Photos are through the camera lens of member Chris Ariola.

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  ... Floating the river always provides an opportunity to locate some big heads, if patient.  The Kee brothers remained two additional days
to float the upper WB with friend & guide Stephen Shen as he closed out his 2016 season on the upper Delaware River system and prepared
to return to central New York where he continues to guide on the Great Lakes.  There was no disappointment on the day... just a lot of sitting
time... Photos of the many fish fought on Classic tackle that rose to surface flies... 
















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


*06/18/2016- View Eastport South Manor School "TIC" Release into Kahler Pond... 

*06/18/2016- Added .pdf copy of the JUNE2016 issue of the Chapter's newsletter  "The Red Quill".