Art Flick Chapter Trout Unlimited

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Our Chapter hosts regular fly tying sessions for anyone interested in learning how to tie their own flies or wishing to enrich or share their fly tying experience.        

The group meets the first three Saturday's of each month from 9:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. noon at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library during the late fall and winter months ( see schedule of planned dates for 2017/2018 listed below ).  Also, on an impromptu basis the group frequents the local coffee house, The Roast, across from the Library on Main Street after a morning's tying session for some fresh locally roasted & brewed coffee, and where more tall fish tales grow before all venture off for the balance of the day's chore list...
 
It doesn't matter if you are a beginner, novice or professional, everyone is welcome to join in on both the knowledge exchange, and the fun of hand crafting one's own flies to catch... <"(((((><.   <"(((((><   <"(((((>< 
 
 

Our members will happily share fly tying materials needed for the weekly lesson, and will share equipment with those new to the craft if needed. So, come join the group one Saturday morning, and try your hands at crafting a few of your own Trout flies to use on your next angling adventure. 

PS.  Our crew can tie all matter of flies!  Just ask!!  

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Our 2017/2018 Fall & Winter fly tying dates at the Patchogue-Medford Library.  Check with a Librarian for weekly room assignment... We hope you can join us!  


       Fall/Winter  2017/ 2018...  Fly Tying Lesson Date Schedule:
 
Oct. 14, 21 & 28  
Nov. 4, 11 & 18 
Dec. 2, 9 & 16 
Jan. 6, 13 & 20 
Feb. 3, 10 & 17 
Mar. 3, 10, 17 & 24 
 
       ~Weekly fly patterns to be announced via email~  note: If there are any specific requests or topics for a given Saturday, Please contact one of the leaders listed. 
 
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      Image: Sample Weekly Fly Pattern  
 
For program questions, contact Douglas Ernst: Email at  dougsbugs2[at]gmail.com
  

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PHOTO: Doug Ernest Exhibition fly tier at 1st. Long Island Fly Fishing Expo

 
     Fly Patterns to help keep the fingers busy tying flies before, during & after the fishing season...
 
Below are Links to several videos with a sampling of flies tied during the group's weekly morning sessions.  We hope these videos inspire you to join our group.
 
 

 

 

Newsflash

 IN MEMORIAM…

    It is with sadness to report the recent passing of AFTU member Joe Brescia on November 30th 2017. We will miss Joe’s smile & enthusiasm at Saturday morning fly tying sessions, and his laughter on the annual West Branch trip. Our condolences to his family & friends. For those wishing to add a few words of comfort an “obit tree page” has been set-up in his memory… >>>Joseph A. Brescia<<<

 

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

* READ THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS... >>>DECEMBER 2017 RED QUILL NEWSLETTER<<<