March 14: CVTU Conservation Update and Fly Raffle

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March 14, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn all about our local conservation efforts and how you can help us grow!
CVTU works hard to improve the rivers we all love to fish, and in the year ahead, we’re ramping up our efforts to make a bigger impact.
Join us Wednesday evening, March 14th to learn all about our ongoing conservation work to protect and restore our area streams. Conservation Chair Joe Hovious and fellow board members will give an update on our planned projects for the coming year, how they’ll help improve our streams and how you can help make them happen!
The chapter meeting is held the second Wednesday of each month at the Stony Hill Fire House at 59 Stony Hill Road in Bethel. Doors open at 7 p.m. with pizza and drinks and the meeting begins at 7:30.
Chapter Meeting Features New Monthly Fly Raffle
The fly raffle is new to CVTU and is a fun way to see the creativity of our fly tiers. It is about sharing patterns and contributing to the club community. No one is expecting to see expo quality flies. This is more about exposure to new ideas and techniques that might make your tying sessions or trips to the stream a little more productive. Fly tiers of all experience are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
Here’s how it works:
  1. Submit eight flies for the raffle at each monthly meeting. Six will go towards the raffle and two will go into a master fly box for the 2019 banquet.
  2. Bring your flies in a small plastic cup or other small container with your name written on it.
  3. Fly recipes or links to videos are optional.
  4. If you don’t tie flies, you can submit store bought flies.
  5. When you drop off your flies at the beginning of each monthly meeting, you will receive a raffle ticket.
  6. The person whose ticket is pulled at the end of the night wins all of the raffle flies for that monthly meeting.
  7. One entry per person per meeting.


Each Month Will Feature a Different Fly Theme:
March: Favorite early season trout flies
April: Hendricksons (dries, emergers, nymphs, or spinners)
May:  Caddis (dries, emergers, pupae, larvae, etc)
June: Raffle #1: Sulphur dry flies
Raffle #2: Striped bass flies
(Join either or both raffles)