I would like to thank everyone at the Narragansett TU Chapter for the opportunity to speak at their meeting last night. OK, so the power went out right when I was supposed to go on. Not to worry. We just gathered round the old laptop for what I dubbed “The Powerless Powerpoint” and had at it. Last night’s presentation was “The Eastern Brook Trout – New England’s Wild Native.” If you’re interested, I’ll be doing the same presentation February 20th at the FRAA monthy meeting.
February is a busy month:
Saturday, February 9, 9am-2pm, Wet Flies and Fuzzy Nymphs class at UpCountry Sportfishing in New Hartford, CT. Contact the store at 860-379-1952 to enroll.
Saturday, February 16, 10am-2pm, Wet Fly Tying Demo at The Compleat Angler in Darien, CT. This is a free seminar. I’ll be tying traditional spiders, winged and wingless wets, and fuzzy nymphs. Come down and say hello and let’s talk wet flies and wet fly fishing.
Saturday, February 23, Noon-3pm, Wet Flies and Fuzzy Nymphs class at River and Riptide in Coventry, RI. Contact the store at 401-392-1919 to enroll.
Thursday, February 28, 6pm-8pm, Flatwings and Bucktails Tying Demo at the Saltwater Edge in Newport, RI. This is a free seminar. I’ll be covering the basics of flatwings and color mixing with bucktails. If you love sparse, traditional, impressionistic striper flies, you’ll want to be there.
For small stream/wild brookie fans, I have an article appearing in the upcoming March/April issue of American Angler titled “Upstream, Downstream, Small Stream.” It’s about different tactical approaches to small streams, topwater and subsurface.
March, I’m going fishing.