These events are obviously pre-Covid, but provide a view of the types of activities we’ve been holding.
Frost Gully Brook Walk – October 27th, 2019 9:00 – 12:00 Noon
Meet-up location to be announced.
Wear your hiking boots and bring your hiking sticks for a morning on Frost Gully Brook. Frost Gully holds special interest to our chapter for its capacity of holding salters in its lower reaches. We’re working with Maine TU to remove four dams along its path to better provide migration and spawning opportunities for the salters. This visit will be to familiarize ourselves with the Burr Pond Dam and its immediate surroundings in Freeport . Consider this a scouting mission for a work day to be scheduled in the spring of 2020.
Entomology and Fly Tying Nights – December – April, 2019 6:00 – 8:00PM
Upstairs at Joshua’s Restaurant, 123 Maine Street, Brunswick
Ever wonder why you tie that pattern that way? Join us for these informative evenings led by our own Eric and Selene Frohmberg. Eric will present a selected insect each month, presenting its lifecycle, and then Selene will lead the tying of that fly. Tyers will be provided with the recipe’s ingredients in plenty of time to stock up on the materials. The upstairs room at Joshua’s has plenty of outlets and good stout tables for your vises, but you might want to bring an extension cord for your light.
If you just want to hang out and tie, that’s cool, too. Looking forward to seeing you there!
March Brown Madness – March 7th, 2020 – 8:00 – 12:00 Noon
Coastal Enterprises Institute, 30 Federal Street, Brunswick
On Saturday March 7th from 8:00 – 12:00 noon at the CEI building, 30 Federal Street: Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited will once again host its late winter fund raiser and cabin fever reliever: MARCH BROWN MADNESS 4.
We’ll feature 2 great guest speakers, professional fly-tying demonstrations, program booths, hot coffee, cold drinks and Frosty’s donuts. BUCKET RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTION, DOOR PRIZES, FISH STORIES: Net proceeds from our annual fund raiser will support a scholarship for one student to attend the 2021 MAINE TROUT CAMP and a fall weekend outing for 4 young fly-fishers!!
Author, columnist, blogger, Registered Maine Guide, LOU ZAMBELLO will present: Fly Fishing Northern New England Through the Seasons, exploring the techniques, tactics, and fly selections most effective for catching trout and salmon throughout the fishing year. Included will be how to fish ice-out, the smelt run, sucker spawn, hatch season, the dog days of summer, and the fall pre-spawning run.
Lou has chased and caught salmonids all over the globe.
Spring Fishing Trip
Watch this space for further information about a day trip to some cold water fishery for our members, their families, and friends!