March 8th: Fly Fishing the Croton Watershed with Frank DeGrazio
• February 8, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us as Frank DeGrazio discusses fly fishing in the Croton Watershed north of New York City, with a focus on the East Branch of the Croton, and the West Branch below Croton Falls Reservoir. He will also touch upon some of the other small rivers of this system which comprise part of the New York City water supply. The abundance of various food sources for the wild and stocked brown and rainbow trout, combined with fishing pressure, can at times can make these rivers technical even for the experienced angler. Frank’s vast knowledge will shorten the learning curve for the newcomer, and sharpen the skills of any angler. He will be discussing regulations, access points, safe wading, hatches, equipment and rigging techniques that are successful on these little gems. Frank has developed and used many successful seasonal “go to flies” that he will share during the presentation. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about one of southeastern New York’s little treasures.
Frank is a licensed New York State fishing guide and an avid fly angler from Carmel, New York, where he lives with his wife and two children. For about last 20 years, he has called the Croton Watershed his home waters. Frank is a high school special education teacher by trade, which provides him with lots of time to fish and pass on his knowledge to others, and he is also the Guide Manager for the Angler’s Den fly shop in Pawling, New York. Frank is also known as Hendrickson Spinner, and is an active contributor to a variety of fly fishing social media outlets including his new venture on www.theflypatch.com. He has written fly fishing articles for Live The Wildlife TV Show’s online magazine. His website is www.hendricksonspinnerflyfishing.com
The meeting is free and open to members, guests and the general public. It is held at Stony Hill Fire Department, 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel and starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 7 p.m. for pizza, soda and some good conversation with fellow anglers. Don’t miss out on the raffle too.