Trout Unlimited is a national organization dedicated to protecting and improving cold water fishing resources. Our local chapter is a key building block and our local members volunteer their time, money and energy to improving cold-water fishing resources in New Hampshire. Almost all members love fly fishing, and related activities, such as fly tying.
Membership Meeting April 11, 2017
Returning from a recent trip to Breckinridge, Colorado, Merrimack River Valley Chapter Vice President Chris Hunt will give a presentation on fly fishing the Fryingpan, Yumpa and the Blue River for Browns and Rainbow Trout.
Chris will be giving a brief rundown of the techniques, flies for each river, also he touch a little on the town of Breckinridge and the skiing opportunities in the area.
Fly fishing the Gold Medal water of Frying Pan River:
One of the world’s most renowned tailwater fisheries, the Frying Pan River is located in Basalt, is known for its ease of wading, year-round hatches and trout that often exceed ten pounds.
The Yampa River:
Springs and heads west to the confluence of the Green River. Along its journey this gold medal Trout fishery melds into a warm water fly fishery inhabited by Small-mouth Bass and Large Northern Pike. Most of the Water west of Craig is accessible by boat only. The Pike fishing on the reservoir is AWESOME!
The Blue River:
The most famed Colorado fly fishing stretch of the Blue is the tail water below Lake Dillon is designated Gold Medal by the state. The fish of a lifetime may be holding below the dam. Trout over 24-inches are frequently seen.
Meetings are held at Sweeney Post of the American Legion 251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH.
Guests and potential members are always welcome. The regular meeting starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm and usually lasts until around 9:00 pm.
Fly Fishing Workshop Series – 2017 Schedule
“Let’s Go Fly Fishing for Trout” is a series of classes designed to introduce people to the “quiet sport” of fly fishing. The classes are designed for beginners as well as people that want to expand their fly fishing skills.
There is no charge for the classes, however space is limited and pre-registration is required. Families with children 10 years of age and older are encouraged to register and participate. Class topics will include equipment, flies, cold water fisheries, strategies, fly tying and fly casting.
Although the course focuses on coldwater fish (i.e. trout and salmon), the basic skills are applicable to fly fishing for bass, panfish and saltwater fish species.
All materials are provided from fly tying equipment to fly rods and reels. Classes are a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on, demonstrations and multimedia presentations.
A Fly Casting Instruction session for all students will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 – 11am at Lake Massabesic. Rods will be provided.
The course is sponsored and supported by Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Instructors are certified by the Fish and Game Department “Let’s Go Fishing” program and are members of the Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
March 22 & 29, April 5 & 13, 2017
Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester, NH
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
To register call 603-626-FISH (3474) or visit www.AmoskeagFishways.org
March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017
Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
To register call 603-485-6092 or visit http://www.HooksettLibrary.org
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 – 11am at Lake Massabesic
Fly Casting Instructions
Rods will be provided if needed
Merrimack River Valley Chapter is a affiliate supporter of the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation
2017 Youth Camp
Youth Trout Camp is conducted by the NH Trout Unlimited State Council and its chapters throughout the state. The five day camp teaches appreciation through the art and science of fly fishing. The Youth Camp is for ages 14-17 years of age.