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General Meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Rob Shane
TU Mid-Atlantic Organizer

Protecting Wild Trout

Trout Unlimited has been working to protect populations of wild trout in the Delaware River Basin since 2011. The approach has been three fold: 1) protect existing populations 2) discover new populations and 3) restore extirpated or threatened populations. Rob will give a rundown on how TU has been successfully achieving its goals, thanks in large part to volunteer efforts, and our plans to continue this process into the future.

Rob Shane is the Mid-Atlantic Organizer for Trout Unlimited working out of his home in East Stroudsburg, PA. He spends most of his time travelling to meet with chapters and outdoor groups to spread the word about TU’s efforts and gather support for key legislative priorities.

Rob Shane



Meeting Location

American Legion Hall
137 New Market Road
Dunellen, NJ

Meetings starts at 7:30 PM
Non Members are always welcome!


 

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Central Jersey TU Schools
2017 - 2018 School Year

Purnell School, Pottersville
Bright Beginnings, Learning Center Piscataway
Spotswood High School, Spotswood
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren
Monroe Township High School, Monroe Township
Alexander Batcho Intermediate School, Manville
Van Holten Primary School, Bridgewater
Angelo L Tomaso Elementary School, Warren
New Road School, Parlin
Middlesex County Vo-Tech, East Brunswick
Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy
Edmund Hmieleski ECC, Perth Amboy
Bridgewater Raritan High School, Bridgewater
Warnsdorfer School, East Brunswick



Central Jersey Trout Unlimited 2019 Fall Banquet

Saturday, October 19th 2019 at 6:00 pm


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The members of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited Request the pleasure of your company at our 2019 Fall Banquet.

The evening will include a delicious meal, raffle prizes and time spent with friends and supporters of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited.

Please join us as we celebrate our continued efforts to conserve, protect and restore the coldwater fisheries of New Jersey.

Save the Date:

October 19th, 2019


For information contact: Marsha Benovengo at 732-780-7185 or casabeno@msn.com

Saturday, October 19th 2019 at the Grillestone Restaurant
2377 U.S. Highway 22 West
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Cash Bar Drinks 6pm, Dinner at 7pm.

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June 2019


General Meeting



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

CJTU Picnic Meeting

Picnic

Don't forget to get in on this year's B-B-Que Meeting on Tuesday June 18th, 5 pm at the American Legion Hall 137 New Market Road in Dunellen, NJ. Just $ 10 gets you all-you-can eat with soft drinks, and the very reasonable cash bar is always available inside the hall.

If you plan on attending the Picnic meeting, please contact John Wester at johnnwester@gmail.com so he can have some idea of how many people to expect.

Remember that June 18th is the third Tuesday in June!

Pre-Meeting Fly Tying Program

There will be no pre-meeting fly tying this June. We all want to enjoy our picnic. Pre-meeting sessions will resume at the September 10th regular Chapter Meeting




Meeting Location
American Legion Hall
137 New Market Road
Dunellen, NJ
Meeting starts at 7:30 PM - Non Members are always welcome!

President’s Letter



Bart I hope everyone has been enjoying this fantastic spring weather. The rivers are in prime shape, there are loads of bugs and the best fishing of the year is now! I have had the pleasure of being on the water almost every day this week (I love retirement!). There has been good spinner falls every evening with a variety of mayflies, offering good dry fly fishing. Fellow chapter member Lou Digena reported good topwater action using a variety of patterns finally settling on a stimulator which did an excellent job imitating the numerous stoneflies that were on the water this week. I took a different approach to success by fishing soft hackles in a traditional down and across presentation during the day and fishing them directly upstream in the evening when the fish were rising. You have a lot of options when it comes to catching fish, now is the time to do it. Get out there before the water warms, and we need to turn our attention to other parts of the country or other species.

There is not much going on at the moment with CJTU as we have wrapped up most of the season’s activities. We recently gave two fly casting classes. One with LL Bean In Freehold and one at the Pequest Hatchery were participants were able to apply their newly learned fly fishing skills on the trout in the hatchery pond! Looking forward to the fall we may have more work lined up on Anderson Brook, as we move forward with that project designed to protect the wild fish living there.

All in all, it was an excellent first half to 2019, and we look forward to the second half. As you may already know, we do not hold regular monthly meetings during July and August. Our regular meeting schedule on the second Tuesday of the month will resume in September. Speaking of meetings our June meeting is our annual BBQ, and it will be held on the THIRD TUESDAY of June. This event is open to all members and their families. You can find more information on our Facebook page and in this newsletter.

I’m keeping things short and sweet this month. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer and I look forward to seeing some of you at the BBQ next week!



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Central Jersey Trout Unlimited 2019 Fall Banquet

Saturday, October 19th 2019 at 6:00 pm


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The members of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited Request the pleasure of your company at our 2019 Fall Banquet.

The evening will include a delicious meal, raffle prizes and time spent with friends and supporters of Central Jersey Trout Unlimited.

Please join us as we celebrate our continued efforts to conserve, protect and restore the coldwater fisheries of New Jersey.

Save the Date:

October 19th, 2019


For information contact: Marsha Benovengo at 732-780-7185 or casabeno@msn.com

Saturday, October 19th 2019 at the Grillestone Restaurant
2377 U.S. Highway 22 West
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Cash Bar Drinks 6pm, Dinner at 7pm.

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Fly of the Month

Dorothea Pheasant Tail Nymph

Tied by Bill Ninke

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You’re on the South Branch in late Spring with the sun almost down. You’ve had good fishing to the larger Sulfur mayflies earlier in the evening. But it’s now time for the smaller sulfur, the Dorothea. Do you go to a size 16 dry or emerger? Not quite yet.

The swirls you are seeing are the trout taking drifting nymphs. It’s time for fishing a nymph which rides slightly under the surface. A regular Pheasant Tail will work. But the special Pheasant Tail described here works even better. The Dorothea nymph is mottled in shades of gold and brown so a nymph made with the fibers from the tail of a Golden Pheasant gives an exact color match, much better than the rusty brown fibers from the tail of a Ringneck Pheasant. The legs of the Dorothea nymph are speckled so darkish fibers from a Partridge match exactly. Again better than the tips of Ringneck tail fibers. The hook chosen is a heavy wire 4XS model in size 12 which has a shank length equal to that of a normal size 16 hook. The increased hook gape helps in hooking and holding larger trout.

The nymph is fished with a small foam indicator (half a white Palsa) attached about a foot up from the nymph. The hook weight combines with the indicator to cause the nymph to drift about 6 inches below the surface. So tie this nymph and fish with the described system and you’ll have swirls of delight.



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