Columbus day weekend will we be having a BBQ at the Raritan Inn. Here will will have some great food as well as an opportunity to fish the South Branch of the Raritan River that flows through the Inn's property. This is an event only open to Hacklebarney members and the exact time is still being determined.
Our trip to the Brodhead Creek is scheduled for Saturday, May 13. We will meet in Creekview Park. If you google 1 Serfass Lane, Stroudsburg, you will see the park. Drive all the way down Serfass Lane and you will see a large dirt parking lot past the baseball field. We will meet there. I plan on being there at 8 a.m. (and possibly earlier). There are a few other parks to the north of Creekview which provide good access to the Creek, including Yetter, Brodhead Creek and Pine Brook Parks.
Lunch will be at Siamsa Irish Pub, located at 636 Main Street (570.421.8434). It is highly recommended by local Stroudsburg folks.
March Madness is an amazing event which will be held March 19, 2017 at the Pequest Hatchery. Here TU partners with Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery to tie flies for the wonderful men and women who have given so much for our country as well as the strong survivors of breast cancer. This is a day long event and along with tying flies there are an ample number of prizes to win as well as great food. If you can't make it we ask that you send some flies to a member who will be attending.
The next chapter meeting will feature Henry Ramsey, author of Matching Major Eastern Hatches. A writer and tyer, Henry always reveals nuggets of information that help me on the river. I cant wait.
Also the chapter will vote on the new president, vice president and board, sp make sure you attend!
Chris Wood, the TU CEO, will be making the first area appearance that I have ever known to have happened.
Since this is such a momentous occasion, we adjusted the date of our monthly meeting to accommodate Chris' schedule.
This is your chance to meet Chris and ask any question you have about our great organization.
Mark your calendar!
Tony will be joining us on April 14th and talking about the Upper Delaware system including such topics as its history, tips and techniques for both boaters and waders and water politics of the river.
I fish the "Big D" often and always want to know more. Join Me on the 14th.
Rich Thomas from TU will be speaking on the state of affairs within our organization.
Cliff will be speaking on his recent trip to Mexico, where he ignored his wife and fished day and night for Tarpon.
The March meeting will be with Tom Gilmore, the man who wrote the Flyfisher's Guide to the Big Apple. He will be speaking on Tailwater fishing. This is one guy who knows the hot spots and tricks. This is a presentation I'm looking forward to.
James Jindal, formerly of Tight Lines, will be speaking on Saltwater fly fishing. I tried this at the hook with Bill Sjovall last year and it can be a real rush.