The April meeting will be Thursday, April 18, at the Dublin Public Library. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm and is free and open to the public. The meeting will feature a presentation from Bruce Kozlik who runs Outcast Custom Rods, in Newport, NH. He will talk about the rods he builds, both spinning and fly. His work is outstanding and you can view it at www.outcastcustomrods.com. See you in April!
The March Meeting will be on Thursday, March 21. The meeting will begin at 6:30 at the Dublin Public Library. The meeting will feature John Magee, from New Hampshire Fish & Game, who will talk about various projects he is involved in. These include stream restorations (Nash Stream, Indian Stream…both are TU projects with Joe Norton and Jim MacCartney) and other TU projects that Colin Lawson is doing (culverts in the Piscataquog River watershed for example, chop and drop projects that Colin has done…there was one in Acworth last November). Also a lake habitat project in Harrisville Lake in 2013 – this is specifically for warmwater fish,and stream restoration work on Warren Brook in Alstead which will benefit trout in the Cold River and somewhat in Warren Brook. Come out and see what is happening in the region as the snow fades away!
The only fly fishing show in New Hampshire will be March 2 and 3 at the Pelham Fish and Game Club, Pelham, NH. This is a nice show, plenty of dealers, lots of seminars and demonstrations. For more detailed informations and directions, please go to
mmerimacktu.org or pelhamfishandgame.org
The February meeting will feature a presentation from Tom Harrison, of the Harrison's Guide Service. They guide on the Deerfield and other rivers in Central Massachusetts. The meeting will begin at 6:30 in the lower section of the Dublin Public Library. We'll do some informal fly tying at 6, before the meeting. Below is some information from the Harrison's website.
The Harrison's Guide Service
To provide you with a float trip that you will not soon forget. My brother Dan and I have guided 4 years in Montana and two years in Chile. Our loyalty remains here in western MA where we have guided the past 5 seasons. We grew up fishing rivers around the area and would love to share a day on the river with anyone who is interested in seeing the Millers or Deerfield. If you have never fly fished before or if you are a veteran of many tight lined battles, let us show you the rivers we have grown to love from the comfort of our Aire fishing rafts.
The January meeting will feature Jim Norton of the New England Guide Service. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the lower section of the Dublin Publin Library. Below is a preview with information on Jim Norton.
Monadnock TU Chapter # 333
FLY FISHING NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LARGE RIVERS
The Androscoggin, Connecticut, and Pemigewasset Rivers offer an accessible, affordable option to anglers seeking a quality fly fishing experience.
Highlights include the Alder Fly hatch on the Androscoggin River, Atlantic salmon on the Pemigewasset River and dry fly action on theConnecticut River.
Jim started New Hampshire Rivers Guide Service and is a licensed New Hampshire guide and member of the New Hampshire Guides Association.
Jim is the author of Granite Lines published in 2010 and has written columns for over twenty years; his column now appears monthly in the New Hampshire Outdoor Gazette.
Jim spends the majority of his time guiding on New Hampshire waters and has fished from Alaska to Newfoundland.
Jim is a featured speaker at shows, clubs and events throughout New England; conducts Fly Tying seminars and the Northeast FlyFishing School.