19th Annual Banquet – Friday, March 24th 2017

Tickets no longer available for purchase online.

Please Contact Don LaChance for last minute ticket orders – 860-666-3447

Save the date! Join us at the Promenade Ballroom at the  USS Chowder Pot IV for our 19th Annual Banquet!

6 PM Cocktail Reception

7 PM Dinner and Auction

Save the date and tell your friends!


20 Great Places to Fish in New England That You May Not Have Heard Of – Thursday, February 16th

Location: Farmington Community Center

Come learn about 20 great places to fish in New England from Lou Zambello, Author and Fly Fisher. Tired of going to the same old places? Want to add more destinations to your list? Don’t miss Lou’s presentation!

Doors open at 6:30pm and the presentation will begin at 7:00. Food and beverages available for purchase. All are welcome! Bring a friend!

The Farmington Community Center is located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville



The Little Things 2.0 – Thursday, March 16th

Location: Farmington Community Center

Join us for a great evening with Steve Culton who will tell us about “The Little Things 2.0!” Doors open at 6:30 for social time before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Food and beverages are available for purchase. The meeting is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!


They say that 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish. If that’s true, it’s not because those 10% are supernaturally gifted angling demigods. It’s not because they are lucky. It’s because they do a lot of little things that other anglers don’t. As a guide, I have the opportunity to observe how people fish. I see their mistakes as well as their triumphs. When I’m fishing, I am constantly making adjustments and trying new approaches. That’s what The Little Things is all about – seemingly minor factors that can make a big difference in your fishing.

Steve Culton is a Farmington River guide, professional fly tyer, and outdoor writer. His work has appeared in American Angler, The Drake, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Eastern Fly Fishing, Fly Rod & Reel Online, and Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. You can see more of Steve’s work on his website, currentseams.wordpress.com.

The Farmington Community Center is located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville

Trout In The Classroom

Trout in the Classroom is a conservation-oriented environmental education program for elementary, middle, and high school students. Through the school year, students raise trout from eggs to fry and then release them into approved cold water streams and lakes. This act of raising, monitoring, and caring for young trout fosters a conservation ethic within participating students and promotes an understanding of their shared water resources.

Are you a teacher that would like to know more about the Trout in the Classroom program?  Please contact Carl Swanson at carl.swanson@comcast.net or at 860-605-9249.


Project Healing Waters

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing:  (PHWFF) is a program started in 2005 at Walter Reed Medical Center to help disabled veterans heal through fly fishing. There are over 160 programs nationally in support of our veterans. Our chapter along with the Candlewood chapter has been supporting a program at the Newington VAMC since May 2012.  We support a group of over 20 veterans with monthly sessions of fly tying, casting instructions and on water fishing outings. Volunteer help is always appreciated and anyone interested in supporting our program can contact Jim Iannone 860-916-8082 jdiannone@comcast.net.  More information is also available at www.projecthealingwaters.org. FVTU is proud and honored to offer this program to veterans in the Hartford area.

2015-2016 Stats

  • Currently we have 81 vets signed up for the program with about 20 attending monthly meetings on a regular basis
  • Currently we have 75 volunteers signed up with 20 attending monthly meetings on a regular basis.
  • Last year we had 3 outings with the vets and volunteers
    • Zak’s Landing located in Riverton, CT
    • Limestone Trout Club located in New Canaan, CT
    • Dr. Schildgen’s Pond located in Litchfield. CT


AN URGENT CALL FOR INSTRUCTIONAL VCR TAPES AND DVDs – If you have any instructional VCR tapes or DVDs on fishing and/or fly tying subjects, please consider donating them for the program to use!