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 Coming Events, Meetings & Things To Do...   Last Updated:  July 16, 1618 / 17:00 EST (PGK) 

 **July-  Summer Recess... (No Chapter Meetings or Events scheduled)... Please be SAFE and return energized for Fall  :-)

**August- Summer Recess... (No Chapter Meetings)... Please be SAFE and return energized for Fall  :-)

**August 6-17, 2018- "CARMANS RIVER IMPROVEMENT"...Anticipated start of reconstruction work on "E Gate Wing Dam".  AFTU volunteers needed to partner with, and assist NYS DEC crews.  Contact Project Leader Tony Ertola for details and volunteer work dates.  Email: tonyertola[at]gmail.com or Telephone: (631) 680-8019. (Note: Replace [at] with @)

 **September 11,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting. First Chapter meeting after summer recess.  Come catch-up on news at Art Flick TU, and share/exchange some of your summer adventures & fishing tales with your fellow Chapter members.  Guest Speaker/Program: TBA. Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

**October 9,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting. Planned Guest Speaker/Program: Jeff Yates/ "Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Connecticut".  Jeff is the Director of Volunteer Operations for Trout Unlimited, Owner of Fly Fishing Connecticut LLC- a fly fishing lessons and guiding business in and around Fairfield County, CT, and Author of the 2011 book, Fly Fishing Fairfield County: Secrets of Suburban Streams - a 200-page angler's guide to the 20 rivers in Fairfield County.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<< 

 **November 13,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting. Guest Speaker/Program: TBA. Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

**December 11,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting. Guest Speaker/Program: Annual End of Year Holiday Celebration. Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<


  (NOTE: STARTING IN 2018 THE MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING WILL MOVE TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.)

  2018 Monthly Chapter Meeting Schedule

 Monthly Chapter meeting is the SECOND TUESDAY of every month , except for July & August, or as otherwise noted.  All Monthly Chapter meetings begin at 7:30 PM at the Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center", 39 Montauk Highway, Blue Point, New York 11715, Telephone (631) 363-5139.   Rec. Center, Blue Point  

2018

January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July (No Meeting- Summer recess)
August (No Meeting- Summer recess)
September 11
October 9
November 13

December 11 


    

 2018 Monthly Board of Directors Meeting Schedule 

Planned Monthly Board of Directors meeting is the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month, unless otherwise noted by Chairman.  Meetings are held at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library in the lower level meeting room facilities.  Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. and end at 9:00 P.M.  All active Art Flick TU Chapter members are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.  For more details contact Board of Directors Chairman Tom Walsh.  Patchogue-Med Library

 

2018
January 3
February 7 
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July (No Meeting - Summer Recess) ***Confirmed date- Thurs, July 19th at 6:30PM.  Location: TBD by Paul Puma Starbuck's Café(Sunrise Hwy&Waverly ave.)
August (No Meeting - Summer Recess) ***New meeting scheduled for August 7th at 6:30PM.  Location:  TBD by Paul Puma
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

  (NOTE: BOARD CHAIRMAN TO CONFIRM MEETING CALENDAR DATES.  PLEASE CHECK BACK.)


2017/2018 Fall/Winter Fly Tying Schedule  

The Saturday morning fly tying sessons start at 9:30 AM and finish by 12:00 PM noon.  The sessions are held at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.  Check at one of the Library Service Desks for the week's meeting room assignment for the "Art Flick Trout Unlimited" group fly tiers.     Patchogue-Med Library 
    
Oct. 14, 21 & 28 
Nov. 4, 11 & 18
Dec. 2, 9 & 16
Jan. 6, 13 & 20
Feb. 3, 10 & 17 
Mar. 3, 10, 17(canceled due to LIFFExpo 2018) & 24(canceled due to Spring Carmans River Clean-up) 

2018 AFTU CONNETQUOT RIVER "CLUB DAYS" SCHEDULE

   On the planned dates the Park is closed to the Public, and is at the "exclusive" use by AFTU members & guests to explore this historic Long Island Spring Creek.  Contact AFTU Director Lyle Finger for further information, reservations or questions. (email: Lnfinger[at]yahoo.com)

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 Past Events...

 **January 9, 2018(TUESDAY)-  First monthly Chapter meeting of the New Year.  Evening Program:  "Pot Luck Dinner...bring a dish!"  "Agenda: AFTU...the path forward."  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

 **February 13, 2018- Monthly Chapter meeting.  The evening features a "Gear & Tackle Swap Night", bring your excess & unused equipment for trade/sale/or give away before the next season. Chapter member ,John Horner, will be at the fly tying vise demonstrating his fly tying craft.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

 **February 20, 2018- AFTU Connetquot River State Park "Club Day" fishing.  On the date, Park is closed to the Public and is at the exclusive use of AFTU chapter members in attendance.  Contact Board Director Paul Puma for more information.  

 **March 13, 2018- Monthly Chapter meeting.  The evening features guest fly tier Chuck Neuner, who's spent a lifetime angling the areas streams & rivers.  Come see what favorite patterns Chuck prefers...  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<< Please note that the Art Flick TU Chapter meeting for Tuesday evening March 13th has been canceled. Brookhaven Town is closing its community centers due to expected inclement weather.

**March 17, 2018- 3rd. Annual Long Island Fly Fishing Expo.  Location: The Radisson Hotel, Long Island- 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge New York 11788.  Show Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM followed by Film Festival 5:00 PM onwards.  Come visit us at the AFTU booth. http://www.longislandflyfishingexpo.org/ 

**March 20, 2018- AFTU Connetquot River State Park "Club Day" fishing.  On the date, Park is closed to the Public and is at the exclusive use of AFTU chapter members in attendance.  Contact Board Director Paul Puma for more information.  See details below...

**March 24, 2018- "Save the date"...  Saturday for "Annual AFTU Carmans River Spring Clean-up & BBQ".  Meeting location: Southaven County Park Campground Pavilion off of River Road, Yaphank NY.  Anticipated Starting Time: ~8:30 AM. CANCELLATION NOTICE:  DUE TO THE SPRING NOR'EASTER SNOW STORM SATURDAY'S SCHEDULED CARMANS RIVER CLEAN-UP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE YEAR.   PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS YOU CLEAN-UP THE SNOW AROUND YOUR HOMES.  BE SAFE!  AS AN ALTERNATE TO THE ANNUAL SPRING RIVER CLEAN-UP, PLEASE CARRY A TRASH BAG WHEN FISHING THE RIVER AND REMOVE ANY TRASH AS YOU COME UPON IT.  EVERY PIECE REMOVED HELPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  THANK YOU.

**March 27, 2018- "AFTU Youth Education Program with Boy Scouts of America".  AFTU volunteers to teach fly casting & fly tying on the evening.  Location: Miller Place.  Volunteers needed, contact Pres. Tony Ertola to sign-up, or sign-up at the March Chapter meeting. 

**April 1, 2018- "April Fool's Day"... and OPENING Day of  2018 New York State Trout Season!

**April 3, 2018- Planned "BSA/Youth Fly Fishing Education" day at Connetquot River State Park.  Interested AFTU angling instructor volunteers contact Pres. Tony Ertola for details & signup

**April 7, 2018- "Belmont Lake Spring Fishing Festival", Belmont Lake State Park, West Babylon N.Y.  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  A Free Family Fishing Day in the Park with family oriented activities.  https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27123.html CANCELLED BY NYS DEC DUE TO IMPENDING INCLEMENT WINTER TYPE WEATHER ON SATURDAY

**April 10,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting. Guest Speaker:  Evening features AFTU Member/Secretary Mitch Fine with a program on Saltwater Fishing Opportunities On Long Island- including sea-run trout.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

 **May 8,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting.  The evening features guest fly tier Bob Lindquist.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<< 
         
“Bob Lindquist is a self – confessed fly fishing fool. For forty years, Bob has pursued the fish of Long Island with feathered frauds, as well as those of Delaware River system. Recently, Bob has developed a passion to spey fishing for Atlantic salmon and steelhead to complement his love of technical fishing and the fury of the salt.
          Bob uses his training in fly tying, mathematics, physics, philosophy, photography and education to form an analytic approach to fly fishing. His work has lead to articles in multiple magazines. When trout season closes and the salt shuts down, Bob enjoys delivering presentations about all things fly fishing related. In addition, he is a recognized fly tier who has appeared at many shows throughout the Northeast.”
 **June 1-3, 2018-  Chapter Fishing Trip weekend to West Branch Anglers Resort, Hancock NY.  Contact Trip Leader Doug Ernst for trip details & reservations.  Speak with Doug at a chapter meeting or via email:  dougsbugs2[at]gmail.com... SOLD OUT

**June 8-10, 2018- TU Northeast Regional Rendezvous, Lake Placid, New York.  Contact: Pres. Tony Ertola for details if interested in attending. 

 **June 12,  2018- Monthly Chapter meeting.  Starting time: 7:30 P.M.  Last chapter meeting before Summer recess.  Program: AFTU Updates & Annual AFTU Leadership Elections.  Location: Town of Brookhaven "Henrietta Acampora" Recreation Center- Blue Point, N.Y. >>> Rec. Center, Blue Point <<<

**June 23-24, 2018- "Take-A-Friend Fishing"... On these two dates New York State Governor Cuomo has announced "Free Fishing Days" in the state, so why not expose/mentor someone to the beauty of our precious local Cold water fisheries and the stewardship of AFTU. 

 

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<<<