Recently, Pemigewasset Chapter members began a series of fly tying classes for students at the Mt. Prospect School. Here's a write-up that we got back from the school after the first session:
SOLVE 12102014 fly tying.pdf
The blast of a siren, a high-pitched scream, the laughter of children and dozens of bobbers hitting the water at once echo off the hills. Cascades of children’s primary colors form a kaleidoscope of colors that are reflected in the blue water of Cocoran Pond. “I GOT ONE—I GOT ONE” a small girl, in... [ READ MORE... ]
FINS & FEATHERS
There are thousands and thousand of fly patterns. Everytime some one ties a different fly; they get to name that pattern. I have named all of my original flies, e.g. Special K an attractor bucktail, P-Square a nymph containing peacock... [ READ MORE... ]
FLY TYING THROUGH THE AGES
No one knows for certain who, where or when the first fish was caught on a fly. There are records dating back to the third century. The philosopher Aelien tells us in his De Natura Animalium about Isaac from Macedonia, who reached into his... [ READ MORE... ]
On June 14, we posted a blog entry "Small World & Good Karma". That was a story started by Lyn Vignola, A Pemi TU member who is an instructor for the "Let's Go Fishing" program run by NH Fish & Game.
Lyn was volunteering at a youth fishing derby run by and for the benefit of the Lincoln/... [ READ MORE... ]
The FUNdamentals of Fly FIshing class at Waterville Valley, NH successfully completed it's final session on June 21. The class was run by a group of Pemi TU members who are instructors in the NH Fish & Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" program.
The final day consisted of instruction and... [ READ MORE... ]
Today was a busy day for Pemi TU. We had 3 volunteers at a youth fishing derby in Lincoln NH. We also had members in Waterville Valley teaching session 3 of a 4 session class we call FUNdamentals of Fly Fishing. Lyn, a trained instructor for the NH Fish & Game (F&G) program called "Let's... [ READ MORE... ]
FLY TYING KIT
The excitement grew as I sorted thru the individual packages contained in the Fly Tying Kit that I received for my birthday. Can’t remember exactly which birthday it was but I know I was still in grammar school.
I do remember being pretty exited examining... [ READ MORE... ]
FUNdamentals of Flyfishing
a 4 day class
Saturday, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 2014: 9 am – 1 pm
At The Waterville Valley Recreation Department
11 Noon Peak Road.
Presented by the NH Fish and Game Department,
Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FLY-FISHING will cover Basic Fly-... [ READ MORE... ]
A FLY FOR ALL SEASONS
I stepped into the river below a deep pool and cast upstream to the head of the pool. The line fell gently on the water with a curve to the right, keeping the leader away from the fly. The fly floated high and dry for a few feet and WHAM, a... [ READ MORE... ]