We've had a good water year on the Housatonic River and the fishing, both for Smallmouth and Trout, is very good. Mid-day seems good for Smallies. A yellow wooley bugger brought three to hand yesterday. As the evening hatch builds there was a mixed bag last night -- #18 olives, a small pale fly (#... [ READ MORE... ]
Ron Merly, author of Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut will discuss spin fishing for trout at our September meeting. Ron will discuss methods and techniques used to catch larger trout as well as how using a spin rod will greatly improve the fly-fishermen's techniques and success. Meeting is on... [ READ MORE... ]
Fished from 4 p.m.- dark. Sulphurs came off sproadically until about 8 at which point things started to heat up. Had good luck on small Olive and Yellow flies (#18 #20) as well as beetles and a pheasant tail dropper. Fished 7x and had a bunch of break offs. Better luck on 6x.
The Candlewood Valley chapter has worked for over a decade to improve water quality and trout habitat on Deep Brook in Newtown, Connecticut. Sadly, both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Newtown were responsible for oil spills into the brook in 2003 and 2004. The long term impact of those... [ READ MORE... ]
On Saturday, June 28th CVTU will have a work party on Deep Brook to do some pruning on the trees we planted a few years ago and remove invasive plants that have sprung up amongst them.
We will start at 9 a.m. and will meet at the parking lot in front of Reed Intermediate School (3 Trades Lane,... [ READ MORE... ]
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CVTU President: Steve Zakur... [ READ MORE... ]
Prepared by Kit Kechejian, TIC leader for the Candlewood Valley chapter.
Video of Trout In The Classroom - CVTU
On Tuesday, February 11th we're welcoming Steve Culton to present on Fishing and Tying Wet flies. Wet fly fishing is a very effective method of getting cautious trout to take a fly. That said, it's a bit of a forgotten art. Steve is the master of this art authoring articles and books on the subject... [ READ MORE... ]
This video was created via a partnership of local interests. Complete info on the viewing and meeting can be found at the link below.
I'm slowly getting familiar with the new website and it's features. I'll post something in our next newsletter regarding the functions that I'm learning about and what I think is useful.