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 ROD RAFFLE... PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT STREAM IMPROVEMENTS, RESTORATION 0F " WING DAMS" & YOUTH EDUCATION

 

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***   WIN A BAMBOO FLY ROD WHILE SUPPORTING  LOCAL STREAM IMPROVEMENT WORK... MAKE IT YOUR CHANCE !   ***

Special raffle... featuring a beautiful Bamboo fly rod (Paul Young "Perfection" taper  rod ~7'6"  2/2 for 4 weight line with bag & tube). 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 projectsContact Paul Puma for Tickets/Donations...*email: Paulpuma50[at]yahoo.com / Phone: (631)766-8866 or obtain at a Chapter Meeting.

 

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***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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~  SEPTEMBER 2018  ~

OUR NEWEST PRESIDENT'S LINE COMING SOON... 

     

   


                                                                                                                               

   ***IS IT TIME FOR A SUMMER BREAK???... It's that time of year to get those thermometers out and check water temperatures... Our friends at the NYS DEC remind us of what warm weather means to the TROUT and our favorite pastime...


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  ***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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PROJECT UPDATE... Project Leader Tony Ertola reported that the reconstruction of the Wing Dam at Gate E river access was completed on schedule, Friday morning August 17th.  He stated that the local denizens of this section of the river were already  enjoying the habitat improvement of flow & water depth.  Pictured below is the new wing dam's completion...   Congratulations to Tony, all participants and Organizations involved in the success of this project coming to fruition. 

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PHOTO: Down river view of completed Wing Dam deflector set- CARMANS RIVER, SOUTHAVEN COUNTY PARK

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PHOTO: East side river wing dam deflector down river view- CARMANS RIVER, SOUTHAVEN COUNTY PARK

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PHOTO: West side river wing dam deflector down river view- CARMANS RIVER, SOUTHAVEN COUNTY PARK

 

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

 


   WE SAID "NO TO FRACKING UPSTATE BY OUR WATERSHEDS"... TIME TO PROTECT WHERE OUR RIVERS FLOW...

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     >>>SIGN GOVENOR'S PETITION_SAY NO OFFSHORE DRILLING New York COAST<<<

 


    THE BRAGGING BOARD...

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   AFTU President Paul Puma with his Canadian Guide showing one of the many Bull Trout landed while visiting our
  northern neighbors this summer...

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   AFTU member Craig Woody's favorite pastime... an Alaskan summer adventure.  Here shown with a fresh Pacific Salmon.
  We can't wait to hear more about his adventure when he returns...


 

  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" 


  ***MARK YOUR CALENDARS...

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                                                                                                              Art Work Donated by James Prosek


 

 

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 SUMMER CHAPTER NEWS... >>>JULY 2018 RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<