Fly Tying Classes Session 1

02/10/2014 - 18:00
02/10/2014 - 22:00
Fly Tying Classes 

The Monadnock Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer Fly Tying Classes at the Cheshire County Fish and Game Club in Keene, NH. Fly Tying is directly related to the education mission of Trout Unlimited. We use fly tying to teach people about natural resources, entomology, and of course how trout relate to their primary food source. We use fly tying as a social event, and as a way to connect with youngsters and adults alike. Most of all, we do it because it's fun! The Fly Tying classes will start by teaching basic techniques on simple patterns for the first few weeks. The remaining class time will be determined by the participants and their choices. This could involve tying zonkers, dry fly patterns or classic New England streamers for example. The chapter will supply materials and have tools available for class use. The first five week session will be a Beginner's session and will run from Monday, February 10 to March 10. We'll start at 6 pm and be done by 9m or so. An Advanced session of 5 weeks will follow. The second session will be Monday, March 17 and  March 24, then Mondays from April 7 to April 21. Each session will have a range of tiers and we will work with each student to help them along. The fee for each 5 week session is $75 for adults, $50 for CCF&G members, $25 for students and veterans.The cost for one session only is $15 for adults, $10 for CCF&G members and $5 for students and veterans.  Contact Mike Elkavitch, to sign up or to get more information.

files/Fly Ty Poster 2014.pdf

February Meeting - Knots and Leaders

02/20/2014 - 18:30
02/20/2014 - 20:30

The February Meeting will feature a discussion on what knots to use, how ot tie them and some of the tools available for doing these tasks. We'll also discuss leaders and their contruction.

See you there, February 20 at the Dublin Public Library, starting at 6:30 pm.

Deerfield Trip in June

06/12/2014 - 10:00
06/14/2014 - 10:59


The next Monadnock TU Field Trip is coming together! The trip is planned for June 12 - 14. There is a cabin being reserved and the tentative plans are for a day of floating with the Harrison's with wading for those who wish to do that. The float trip would be in half day parcels subject to the number of people who wish to go. Lew, Larry, Ed and Tim are working on getting this together. As more information is ready, we'll send it out and post it here.

A nice Deerfield rainbow.


January Meeting with biologists discussing climate change and trout populations

01/16/2014 - 18:30
01/16/2014 - 20:30

Hi all,
The January meeting will feature
Eric Orff and Loren Valliere, of the National Wildlife Federation, discussing climate change and the effect on trout populations. The full description is below. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm at the Dublin Public Library. Hope to see you all there!

Today, if you were asked what the biggest threat to wildlife species might be, what would you say? Biologists Eric Orff and Loren Valliere would strongly agree that the biggest conservation issue we’re all facing is climate change, and they’re coming to Monadnock Trout Unlimted to discuss this very issue. New Hampshire itself is already feeling the effects of pollution that contributes to climate change. Strange weather patterns and changes in our seasons are affecting our very way of life, and conservation groups across the country are urging people to notice the many signs and act on addressing the climate issue. The National Wildlife Federation is reaching out to sportsmen & women about climate change and it’s impacts on wildlife, because lawmakers want to hear from these groups in particular. Biologists will discuss current research that includes serious declines in moose and shrimp populations, movement trends in bird species, problems with cold water streams and trout, and the many signs of climate change effects. Together, we can look at some of the evidence in our own state, discuss some of the upcoming issues and related threats, and take action to reverse our negative impacts on our wildlife species.

Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, MA

01/17/2014 - 10:00
01/19/2014 - 17:00

The annual Fly Fishing Show will be in Marlborough, Ma. starting on Friday, January 17, 2014 and going through Sunday, January 19, 2014. As the dates get closer we'll see if there is any interest in carpooling and a group going down there.

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