May 10th: Pike, musky and bass on the fly with Steve Pogodzienski

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May 10, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us on May 10th as local guide and big-fish guru Steve Pogodzienski breaks down how to catch pike, musky, and bass on the fly. Steve will go through everything we need to know to start successfully targeting these predators on our local waters — from rods, reels, lines, and leader systems, to fly selection and matching your flies to rod weights and action. He’ll also cover optimizing your line selection based on what type of water you’re fishing, and also adding general tactics and strategies for these fish based on time of year and water conditions.

Steve, who is also known as “Pogo,” has been fly fishing for predator species for seven years, although he cut his teeth on fly fishing for trout and steelhead. Now, however, pike, musky, and bass have become his new obsession, and he guides for these fish on the Housatonic River as well as on various lakes in Connecticut. Steve will also be guiding in the fall in Wisconsin for Brad Bohen’s Musky Country Outfitters. Pogo lives in Sharon, Connecticut, a whole mile from the famous covered bridge in West Cornwall, and he is a Fresh Water Hall of Fame record holder on the fly for a 32-inch walleye caught on the Flambeau River in Northern Wisconsin three years ago.

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.