We will be guided on the Rockaway by Sam Sandus, a member in our chapter. He knows the river like the back of his hand and will put you on fish.
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.
Every year Potbellies, in downtown Rockaway, hosts a river clean up. You will meet on Jackson Ave in the parking lot by the second dam. This is a great time to bond and teach young family members about the importance of keeping rivers clean.
Every year at the Whippany River clean up we are able to collect a mammoth amount of trash which is imperative to protecting the Whippany river and what's downstream. If you have time we highly reccomend attending.
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.
Good News, Our banquet for this year is going to be held at Forte's Pizzeria (486 NJ-10 Randolph, New Jersey). The date will be Sunday March fifth, which is the first Sunday in March. We hope to see all of you for a great time with some pretty cool prizes and trips to win.
For all our fellow outdoorsman, Ramsey outdoors is having their cabin fever event on February 25, 2017. Here a plethora of gear will be discounted to members of TU. This is a great way to stock up for the upcoming spring season.
Our fly tying classes will run from February 4, 2017 to March 4, 2017. The price is $40 and is really worth the price. There are beginner classes (supplies are provided) as well as advanced classes to meet the needs of all tiers (bring your own supplies).
The Somerset fly fishing show starts January 27, 2017 and ends January 29, 2017. It is a great time to learn new techniques, buy cool products, and bask in the glorious past time of fly fishing.
1st meeting of 2017 with guest speakers Tim Flagler and Mike McAuliffe.
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!
We will be joining with Morristown Parks and Rec to do a clean-up on the Whippany River on 9/24 at 9am. If you can make it, everyone will meet at 5 Burnham Road. The cleap-up commences promptly at 9am, so dont be late.
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!
And the beat goes on! Hacklebarney will be showing people how to fly fish for its 13th year!
Tell your friends, there is no better way to get such an immersive experience for such a great price.
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.
It will be held on MARCH 13th at Forte Ristorante (486 Route 10 West in Randolph NJ at 4:30pm.
Tom Gilmore will be joining us on a topic that will be memorable. I just dont what it is yet.
Bob Romano will be speaking on fishing Maine.
Guest tyers will abound at this meeting showing off the latest patterns and creative shortcuts.
This is the annual Christmas raffle and pot luck dinner. Bring a tray of your favorite recipe to share with all the other trout nuts and for God's sake, dont forget the checkbook!
Ed Van Put, author of Trout Fishing in the Catskills, will be speaking on what you ask? Catskills trout!
Henry Ramsey is speaking. I have seen Henry before and he is a rockstar. Make sure you attend this meeting, as he will be speaking on Terrestrials.
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.
Dave Hess of Tightlines will be speaking on Steelhead Fishing in Oregon.
Dave will be speaking at our April meeting. I caught him last year and he was very informative on fishing in Montana.
I expect another great presentation on a separate topic.
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.
Our mainfundraising event of the year, to be held at The Exchange a restaurant in Rockaway. The address is 160 East Main St.. There will be great auctions and raffles. Be there.
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.
This is your chance to see some of the best tyers around show off their skills. Feel free to bring your vice.
I met Mike at the fly tying meeting in January. Great guy, metalhead and guide. Works at Ramsey Outdoor and for Regal vices. Should be an interesting time.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: I had this date wrong in the calendar. If you saw the posting originally, the real date of this meeting is 6/12! Thanks Mike D for pointing this out.