Focused on fly fishing and fly tying for people of all skill levels in Connecticut.
At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, East Hartford, CT, the CT Fly Fisherman’s Association will present an exciting and informative program by licensed U.S.C.G. Captain, Ray Stachalek on Salt Water Fly Fishing Techniques.
Captain Ray’s Topic: Tuna Helper – Have you ever had your fly reel drag cooked by a screaming albie? – The ultimate adrenaline rush! Man vs. tuna on light tackle!
Ray Stachalek is a nationally recognized salt water fly tier and New England fishing guide, specializing in catching trophy size saltwater fish on a fly. With 55 years experience on the water and captain of Cast a Fly Charters for the past 17 years, Captain Ray is well versed in the most effective light tackle strategies and techniques. He has published many articles and photographs in Fly Tyer Magazine. Most recently, his newest Squid-Sicle pattern is a hot item up and down the New England Coast. He is a member of the Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer Team, the largest fly distributor in the nation. Please join us to learn how you can catch trophy tuna in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
At 7pm on Wed. Nov. 12 the CT Fly Fisherman’s Assoc. will present a program by Ron Merly on sea run brown trout. Ron has been fishing the trout streams of New England and beyond for more than 45 years. He holds the current Connecticut state record for sea-run brown trout, is the author of Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut and has served as president of the Nutmeg chapter of Trout Unlimited. Ron has been fly fishing since age 5 and is a talented fishing guide and teacher. Our meetings are free and open to the public at Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Drive, East Hartford, CT.
CFFA’s October 8th Meeting Features Lake Fishing
Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Drive, East Hartford
Our meetings are free and open to the public.
For a stream angler Lakes can be a mystery. If you can read the water streams have a lot to tell you. Lakes tend to keep their secrets. But there are ways to crack the code. Our October speaker has had lots of experience with trout club lakes in Connecticut and Vermont. He has also fished lakes in Argentina and Chile. You may not be able to fish in any of these sights but his experiences may help you to see below the surface of the next lake you encounter.
Bill Keister will talk about the basic nature of trout in lakes, how they relate to cover, light, temperature. He will touch on the predator/prey roles and how this affects the angler’s approach. Food items will be covered. Methods of fishing dry flies on, in and trapped under the surface. Fishing various depths of water with floating, slow sinking and fast sinking lines casting and trolling will be discussed. Even the place of the lowly bobber will enter the discussion. Finally equipment will be covered. As always questions and comments will be welcomed throughout the presentation.