Special Notice! Oct 11 Chapter Meeting


Date Change for October Meeting

Thursday Oct 11, 2018
2nd Thursday of month
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Back Nine Tavern
Stanley Golf Course
245 Hartford Rd.
New Britain, CT 06053
All are Welcome
The Farmington Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is pleased to invite members, family, friends, guests and the public to our October Chapter meeting, kicking off the upcoming chapter year. We are especially happy to welcome Abbie Schuster as our guest speaker Abbie will be talking about striper fishing at Martha’s Vineyard, Ma.

Chapter Elections

Guest Speaker
Chapter Annual Business & Elections Meeting
The Farmington Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced the following list of candidates for Officers as proposed by the Chapter Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 annual year.
John DiVenere  – President
Don Lachance  – VP
Richard Mette – VP
John Ferrantino – Secretary
Jeff Belrose – Treasurer
Nominations will be taken from the floor for any position by any chapter member in good standing. All members in good standing will vote on the final ballot presented during meeting.
Guest Speaker
Abbie Schuster
Striper Fishing Martha’s Vineyard
Meet Abbie;
     I was born and raised in New England and grew up fishing these waters, which provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge and passion for this sport. I learned to fish on Martha’s Vineyard when I was young and also spent many years fishing the rivers and small creeks of Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
I attended University of Montana, which only fueled my fly-fishing addiction, so it was a natural choice for me to become a fly-fishing guide.  In 2011 after completing Sweetwater Guide School I started guiding in Montana and since then have not looked back. I have guided in Washington and Alaska and have fished waters abroad.
To me there is nothing better than giving the gift of fly fishing to a client. Every trip will be an opportunity to not only catch fish but expand and grow your knowledge. My goal is to have every client leave with life long memories, a stronger passion for fly fishing and conservation and a greater understanding about this sport. I am a certified Maine guide.  Other certifications included CPR, First Aid, swift water rescue USCG captain.